With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him slowly fade away,
Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest, we had to say goodbye today,
But for loving you, we are blessed.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
William (Bill) Stewart Brown
Bill was born April 23, 1929 at Shoal Lake, the eldest son of Tom and Jean Brown. He was a skilled athlete, winning many awards while in school. He was asked by the Brandon Wheat Kings to come and play for them, unfortunately, his coach would not give him his release, as the team was playing for the Junior B Championship of Manitoba.
When he was 18, he joined the Manitoba Power Commission, which later became Manitoba Hydro, and worked with the company for 41 years. Bill became a lineman, working around Virden, setting poles and stringing lines for all the oil wells.
He joined the Masons in 1967 and he was the Worshipful Master in 1976. Bill took up bowling and golfing, 2 sports he really enjoyed, going to Clear Lake.
We were fortunate to travel to Weslaco, TX for a few winters, spent time in Arizona and visited the Grand Canyon and travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada. We travelled to Nashville to the Grand Ole Oprey, New Orleans and to Hawaii, a place he thought was just wonderful!
A life well lived!
Bill was predeceased by his parents and brother Tom, of Sault Ste. Marie.
Bill leaves to mourn his wife Donna, son Doug (Susan) of Ponemah, MB and son Gerry (Carol) of Minnedosa. 2 grandchildren Dominique (Garett) Hampton of Minnedosa and Brenden (Megan) Brown of Kemnay, MB and his 3 great grandchildren Tucker, Cassidy and Everett. Also left to mourn are sister-in-law Pat Brown and family of Sault Ste. Marie, brother Gordon (Francis) Brown of Carmen, MB and many nieces, nephew and cousins.
A private family burial has taken place with interment in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Rev. Kathy Platt officiated. White’s Funeral home of Minnedosa was in care of arrangements.
Donna and family wish to express their appreciation to all the staff of the Minnedosa Hospital and Minnedosa Personal Care home for the wonderful tender, loving care that each one of you did for Bill.
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