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Born: Jun 21, 1949

Date of Passing: Jan 12, 2022

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S/Sgt. (Ret.)

June 21, 1949 - January 12, 2022

Steve peacefully passed away on January 12, 2022 at Vita and District Health Centre at the age of 72.
He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 38 years Joanne (Jody); his three children, Mark (Taryn), Jonathan (Kamini) and Bethany (Darcy) Wall; grandchildren, Miqaela, Scott, Kennedy, and Willow; his mother Bernice Brown and mother-in-law Shirley Pippy; siblings, Susan (David deceased) Fox, Richard (Joanne) Brown and Paul (Denise) Brown; his uncle Gary (Pauline) Love, sister-in-law Sue (Ferd) Bernjak, and his nieces and nephews.
Steve is predeceased by his father Neill Brown and father-in-law Murray Pippy.
He joined the RCMP in 1969 and retired after over 42 years. He was a very active member in the community, volunteering, refereeing hockey, coaching his children's sports and was president of Kirkfield Westwood Community Centre.
The entire family would like to thank the staff at Vita and District Health Centre for their wonderful care and compassion during his short stay.
Due to the current pandemic the family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Arrangements Entrusted to:
Morris Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (23 entries)

  • Our sympathy goes out to Jodie , Bethany & the boys. Steve was a wonderful, kind & caring friend . We have many great memories of Steve from when the girls played fastball together. Our thoughts are with you . - Posted by: Syd, Karen Church & family (Friends ) on: Jan 26, 2022

  • Joanne and family. I am sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I was a troopmate of Steve's (July '68 - Feb '69) and hadn't seen Steve since we all shook hands ands went our separate ways from Regina. I note one of the messages referred to Steve as "sleepy" - that brought back memories. He was a good man to be around and I know you will have great memories and stories to tell of him in your lives. Darrell McFadyen #26773. - Posted by: Darrell McFadyen (Troopmate) on: Jan 19, 2022

  • Sending our sincere condolences to Jody and family. Steve will always remain close to our hearts. We have so many great memories at Winnipeg Beach and at each other’s homes. Steve, you were a true friend and we will miss you so much. Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻❤️ - Posted by: Pat, Brian and Family (Friends) on: Jan 19, 2022

  • I had the privilege of working for Steve in "D" Div. HQ for many years. He was a kind and patient man. He had faith in us and all our differing abilities. His willingness to let us run with our ideas without needing to micro-manage was what I admired most. Yet he was always there to lead when needed. He was well respected by all those who he dealt with. My deepest condolences to Jody, Mark, Jonathan, Bethany and all his family in their time of loss. Rest In Peace Steve! - Posted by: Angie Kaufmann (Co-worker) on: Jan 19, 2022

  • Always thought highly of Stephen. Will Miss him, and asking about how he is doing. Will be thinking about you all. XOXOX - Posted by: Marjorie Norquay-Cochran (Friend of the Fmaily) on: Jan 18, 2022

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to the Brown family. Steve was a very kind and wonderful man. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to manage a girls fastball team with Steve. May wonderful memories of Steve live in your hearts forever! Our deepest condolences! - Posted by: Lynda & Merv Bilinsky (Friends ) on: Jan 18, 2022

  • Worked with Steve (sleepy) in Winnipeg Drugs. He was a great mentor and friend.Thanks to Steve and Harry’s recommendation his father in law (!Murray Pippy) married Rick and I in our backyard in Winnipeg.RIP Steve. Condolences to Jody and family - Posted by: Mary Ellen Doig (Work / friend) on: Jan 18, 2022

  • Judi and I were saddened to learn of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jody and family as you grieve the loss of a husband, father, and grandfather. We worked with Steve in the RCMP HQ building during the 80's and early 90's. I have so many fond memories of working with Steve during our time in the Winnipeg Drug Intelligence Unit , and hanging out a hockey rinks watching Steve officiate games. Such a gentleman and always focused in his work portraying a positive attitude. Rest in peace Steve... - Posted by: Shane & Judi Devlin (Friends/Co-Worker) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Steve was a great member of the KW Community and he will be missed. - Posted by: Paul Schroeder (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to Jody and all of Steven’s family. Steve and I were in training together Troop 11 68/69. Very fond memories of those good old days and the fact that Steve was always someone who could be relied upon as a friend. Don Miller #26758 - Posted by: Don Miller (RCMP Training Troop 11 1968/69) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • R.I.P. Thank You for Your 40 Years of Service - Posted by: RUSSELL GLEN MCRAE (Stranger) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Norma and I extend our sincere condolences to Jody and family - Steve and I worked together on Winnipeg Drug Section and became great friends, as did all his co workers. We have fond memories of Steve joining us at the cottage at Pelican Lake and on several camping trips. One camping trip in particular brings a smile to my face. Steve forgot to set up his tent so 1:00 or 2:00am he crawled in our small tourist tent with Norma and I and our sons Jamie and Ryan and slept across the doorway. Everyone got up in the morning climbed over Steve to get in and out of the tent. Rest in Peace Sleepy. - Posted by: Wally& Norma MacLeod (close friend and coworker) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • My condolences to Steve’s family and his friends. I only knew Steve through work, however he was a sincere, and compassionate member of the RCMP. - Posted by: Cliff Halaburda (Co worker ) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Rest In Peace, Good man! Honoured to have known you and your wonderful wife! - Posted by: Tara fagnan (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to Steve’s family. Worked with Steve and will always remember during an awards ceremony, where Prince Edward was in attendance, and Steve was doing security, Steve made sure I could talk to Prince Edward and actually used my phone to take our picture. After, I found out that the Prince’s own detail were the only one’s who were to direct who Prince Edward was to talk to. I will always feel very thankful to Steve for that opportunity. Once again my sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Allison Arnott (Co-worker) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to the Brown family. Take care. - Posted by: Barb (Wilson) Hoyt (Brown family friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to Jody and all of Steven’s family. So many memories of family reunions at the farm and visits to the Grand Lake cottage. So proud of my first handsome cousin in the RCMP. Rest easy Steven, you served your country family, and community long and well. - Posted by: Dorothy (Brown) Connors (Cousin ) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • We grieve to learn of Steve's passing. Jim and Steve worked together and became very close friends in the 70s during their R.C.M.P. postings in Winnipeg at that time. I remember Steve as a very humble, genuine, caring friend, always available at a moments notice for whatever one might need. He was a regular at our dinner table for several years and often joined us on many family and friend outings in Manitoba plus holidays on the St. Lawrence River near our homesteads in Gananoque, Ontario. We have so many great memories of early times together and we will treasure them forever. We send loving thoughts and deepest condolences to Steve's family. Steve will remain forever in our hearts xo - Rose - Posted by: Jim and Rosanne Butler (Longtime friends) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Our condolences to Jody, Bethany and the boys. We have many fond memories of Steve through fastball when our girls played together. He will be missed. Brian, Lori & Jessica Libby - Posted by: Brian, Lori & Jessica Libby (Friends) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • I worked with Steve (Sleepy) for several years while on the Winnipeg Drug Section. I always appreciated his dry wit and insight into the days events. Steve was one of the good guys. Rest in peace Sleepy. - Posted by: Mike McTaggart (friend/co-worker) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • I have fond memories of Steve from our ringette days together as parents. A very good and principled man. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Don (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • So sorry to hear about Steven's passing. I have fond memories of Steven when we visited our grandparents. - Posted by: Elinor Brown MacFarlane (Cousin) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Condolences to the family, he will be missed. - Posted by: Donna Clark (Cousin) on: Jan 15, 2022

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