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BROWN, Marnie (nee Watson)

April 17, 1936 – March 1, 2013

Margaret Anne (Marnie) Brown, beloved wife of the late William Brown passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the age of 76 years.

Marnie was born and raised in Calgary and met her husband Bill Brown in Hawaii and were married on May 3, 1958 in Calgary. She worked in banking until her daughters were born. She stayed at home looking after her family for sixteen years after which she returned to work in the oil and gas industry. Marnie’s life passion was her family and she enjoyed sharing their lives with her brothers and sisters and their families. The most important in her life were her grandchildren, she made sure to have a bowl full of jelly beans for them when they came over. Marnie was the best Nana and her memory will live on in the hearts of her grandchildren forever.

Margaret is survived by her two daughters Jacquie Brown and Ken Clayton of Calgary and Maureen Brown and Jong Jay of Calgary; four grandchildren Isabelle and Kole Clayton ( 9 yrs & 4 yrs) and Sarah and Emily Brown Jay (10 months & 2 months). She is also survived by her brothers and sisters Bob and Nancy Watson, Sandra and Spencer Nichols, John and Ingrid Watson and Bill and Irene Watson. She was predeceased by her husband William Brown and parents Helen and Alec Watson.

A celebration of Marnie’s Life will be held at her home on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978,

In living memory of Marnie Brown a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Carole Peteherych :

    We were sorry to hear about Marnie. We all went thru elementary & junior high- friends and neighbors – good times. Wishing you love of family & friends & special memories at this difficult time.
    Carole Peteherych and Laurie Mader (the Haworth girls)

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  2. Bill and Sheila Clapham :

    Our sincere condolences to all Marnie’s family.
    Marnie and I went to Rideau from Grade 2 in Miss Glasford’s room through grade 9.
    It seems like only yesterday.

    Bill Clapham

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  3. Dorothea Schaab :

    Jacquie and Maureen and families please accept my condolences on the death of your dearest Mother. I enjoyed our visits when I worked with your father. They were such a great couple.

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  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time….such fond memories of your mom and dad.

    Lee Brown, Shannon, Pat and families

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  5. I understand how hard and so sad it must be, because I too feel the sadness, and your loss. Marnie was such a great long time friend. May our heartfelt sympathy and knowing others share your loss of your dearly beloved Mom and wonderful Nana help comfort you today.
    Love Always,
    Maylena and family.

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