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BROWN, Joan Francis

October 14, 1936 – Flin Flon, Manitoba
October 11, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Joan Brown, beloved wife of Melvyn Brown of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Joan spent many years, working for the City of Calgary, Police Department until her retirement. She was an avid curler both as a participant and a spectator. She was a long time season ticket holder and faithful fan of the Calgary Stampeders. Mom will be remembered for sharing her knowledge and trivia in so many areas. She will be missed.

Besides her loving husband, Melvyn “Chic”, Joan is survived by her children and their spouses Kelly and Kim Honey, Paige and Dave Gerlitz, Dean Brown; grandchildren Brendan, Brittany, Morgan and Erika; as well as sisters Ione Longmore and Myrna Waldroff.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the loving and caring staff at the Intercare Southwood Hospice.

At the request of the family there will be no memorial services. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Joan Brown, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY

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  1. My condolences to the family. May you be comforted by God at this difficult time ~ 1Peter5:7

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  2. Bye Cuz. Condolences from the Longmore boys to your family.

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  3. Gerald and Anna Brown :

    Happy memories of quality time spent together at Wasa Lake, camping and fishing in the East and West Kootenays, and her welcoming us into her home on our visits to Calgary. Joan was a terrific sister-in-law and we shared many happy times together over the years. She will leave a void in our lives.

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  4. Joan was an ever present stabilizing force within the B District later 4 District office, Calgary Police Force later Service ,She literally ran the entire front end from her desk with ease and confidence that could calm down a minister. She had a rare talent in dealing with people always tempering herself to the situation and individual. Joan was more of an acquaintance at work but her professionalism made her stand out from the rest.

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  5. Celia Monilaws :

    I know there are no words that can be said at this time but I want you all to know that you are all in my heart and in my prayers. My memories of Arden, Joan, and your family will be forever. Love Always.
    Celia Monilaws.

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  6. I am very sad to learn of Joan’s passing. She worked for me when I was the Inspector in charge of E District (now 1 District) Joan was friendly, pleasant and an excellent secretary and nothing was too much trouble when I gave her rush jobs. Please accept my condolences, I am sure she will be missed by all who knew her.

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  7. Jim and Donna Bergen :

    I just want to echo the words of Glenn Arnold. Joan was one of those dedicated civilian employees of the Police Service who ensured that the “behind the scenes” work got done. Donna and I became friends with Joan and Chic during our time in B District and attended many a district party together.
    Our deepest condolences to Chic and his family

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  8. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Remembering all the good times with Joan, Arden and all in curling and just in friendship. Thinking of you all. God Bless.
    Jane and Del

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  9. Bob and Cheryl Beatty :

    We are very sorry about the loss of Joan and extend condolences to Chic and everyone in the family.

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  10. Gerry Borbridge :

    Joan was one of very few civilian staff who I was fortunate to have work with me in District One . Chic and family it is important that know that her work was exemplary. Organized , intuitive and always able to make sure things were done. I have told many people that Joan and her compadre Rene made my job easy in managing the District. Truly a fine person and as a close neighbor my heart goes out to Chic and all the family.

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