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Born: Sep 02, 1938

Date of Passing: Oct 03, 2017

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MERVIN (MERV) EDWIN BROWN Merv passed on October 3, 2017, aged 79 years. Darin Hoffman, Funeral Director, in care of arrangements. Mosaic Funeral Chapel, 1839 Inkster Blvd., (204) 275-5555
Publish Date: Oct 12, 2017

MERVIN (MERV) EDWIN BROWN September 2, 1938 - October 3, 2017 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Merv Brown, our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, at the Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, with family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Sidney Brown, and will be deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, June; his children, Jeff Brown (Eva), Steve Brown (Melanie), Cindylou Garcea (Danny); and grandchildren, Daniela, Isabella, Julia, Madison and Matteo. Merv was born in Winnipeg. He married the love of his life, June Schwartz on August 6, 1960 and moved to Brampton, Ontario for a short time. When they returned to Winnipeg, Merv went on to work for Bowes Co. Ltd., excelling in sales early on and eventually working his way up to General Manager. Merv was an avid sports enthusiast. In the early years, he could be spotted most evenings either in the stands at his kids' sport games, or coaching Junior Hockey for the West Kildonan North Stars as well as community baseball. To be surrounded by family meant everything to Merv and he loved nothing more than to sit back in his favourite chair and watch his grandchildren play and carry on. The family pets also brought him great joy in life: Duke, Amy, Brandy, Fortune, Hannah, Ariel and Lambert. In the later years, Merv enjoyed regularly meeting up with his coffee gang in the mornings. Most evenings, he could be found throwing his hands up in the air at whatever professional sports game happened to be on the TV. Merv was a man with great honour and integrity, and an inspiration to us all. He will truly be missed. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Health Sciences Centre GH7 for their care and kindness and for making his last days as comfortable as possible. Donations in memory of Merv can be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 301 - 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4C6. In keeping with Merv's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of Merv's life will be held at a later date. My dear husband, Dad and Poppa, we love you. May you Rest in Peace. For online condolences or to light a memorial candle please log onto 1839 Inkster Blvd. 1006 Nairn Ave. 204-275-5555
Publish Date: Oct 7, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 12, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Mr. Brown was a true gent. He was a fixture around the ball diamonds of the North End. He left a positive and lasting impression on me as a young man. My dear old dad, Walter, used to speak so highly of Merv. Peace to the family. Larry W - Posted by: Larry Weremiuk () on: Oct 12, 2017

  • Merv was a great man. Not only a jokester, he was a man of integrity who loved his family through and through, no matter what. He was a great conversationalist, someone you could talk with about anything and everything. He had strong opinions and said what he meant. Loved visiting with him (Lambert misses his Grandpa;) to watch hockey and football and especially Grey Cup games. He had to have his pastrami and pumpernickel bread and he always thought he knew where to get the best kielbasa. From day one, Merv made me feel welcome into the family and I am forever grateful , I hope he knew that. You are missed by all of us. Be at Peace. "I did my best, it wasn't much I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you And even though it all went wrong I'll stand before the Lord of song With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah" -Leonard Cohen - Posted by: Eva (Daughter In Law (Jeff Brown)) on: Oct 11, 2017

  • Such a nice man Always impeccably dressed , gentle and polite I knew Mr Brown or more specifically Merv Brown from the North End Matheson and Main - all the way back to my days of Riverview Ambulance where he was a regular fixture Merv was a most honorable and gentle man The one story i recall - when he got a bit hot under the collar - was when he working with a supervisor in far off north eastern Ontario The supervisor was superstitiously taking notes at each call - Merv recognized it was so speak "take away his customers' He told the supervisor - quite angrily - if you don't put that .... book away I am going to drop you off in the middle of no where in the cold winter and you can walk back to Winnipeg That was Merv's humor As I said what a nice man who always left the best of impressions - Posted by: Kenneth Burdyny (Friend and acqaintance) on: Oct 07, 2017

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