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Born: Apr 16, 1954

Date of Passing: Jul 06, 2018

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ROBERT JOHN BROWN It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and brother, Robert, at his home, on Friday, July 6, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Doreen, daughter Dana (Ryan) Heroux, and his grandpuppies, Baylee, Charlee and Hank, brother-in-law Ken Swaikoski, brothers, Ricky Brown, Tom Jr. (Darlene), Tim (Valene) and Kelly (Jess), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth, and sister Rita Brown. Dad was born in Whitemouth, MB on April 16, 1954. He began his career working for Manitoba Hydro, he then began working as a mechanic for various companies, Century Motors, Canadian Tire and Ford Motor Companies, as well as teaching mechanics in various northern communities. His last few years were spent in construction with Manshield. Dad enjoyed the outdoors, building hot rods, snowmobiling and drag racing with his daughter Dana and working alongside his best friend and love of his life Doreen. There was not one thing they couldn't do together. He also enjoyed the many garage sales, auctions and bargain finds with his great friends, Wayne and Fran James. We would like to send a special thank you to sisters-in-law, Kim (Bert) de Bruijn and Deb Bryk, and niece Stacey Regula for helping with Dad's care during his time of need; as well as to the Beausejour and Oakbank RCMP Detachments and EMS for all the care shown to our dad and family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour. In honour of my dad, if you have a hot rod or favourite old car, bring it for a cruise. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory may be made to the Winnipeg Boxer Rescue, SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour (204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2018

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Sorry to see him gone. I started work with him the winter of 72 on the 2 grid lines between Seven Sisters and the Ontario border-230kv. It was a great time! We started with about 10 grunts by the end, we were the only 2 left. Big thanks to the crew, Larry Austin, Jim Beterich, Merve McCorister, Holms the Reaualt brothers, Sanderson and the bandit Glesbe and many others. The best job I had in my life, I learned alot about distribution and line construction . I ran into him about 30 years ago and he had not changed much, still full of fun. I am sure everyone will miss him. - Posted by: Ernie Tod (co worker) on: Jul 21, 2018

  • Robert brought many happy times to so many people. He will be forever missed and remembered. My sincere condolences to Doreen and Dana. - Posted by: Joy Stodgell (Sister-in-law) on: Jul 13, 2018

  • My thoughts and prayers to Doreen and family. I have fond memories of watching the drag races in Gimli and Nicholas having the opportunity of being a passenger in Robert's race car. Jackie & Nicholas (Kamloops, BC) - Posted by: Jackie Proceviat (Friend/cousin) on: Jul 11, 2018

  • So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you. - Posted by: Louise Desrochers (Friend) on: Jul 11, 2018

  • So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Take care Doreen and Dana xxoo - Posted by: Rose-Marie Delorme (Friend of family) on: Jul 11, 2018

  • So sorry to hear about Robert, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. - Posted by: Tina (Co-worker of Doreen ) on: Jul 11, 2018

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