Harold Charles Brown (Brownie)

December 3, 2020 2 Condolences Print Obituary

October 6, 1936 - November 28, 2020

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Harold Charles (Brownie) Brown on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at the age of 84 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis, daughter Sandra (Ken) Ausmus, sons Dave (Lisa) Brown, Neil (Barb) Brown, seven grandchildren and many extended close family and friends.

Harold was predeceased by his parents, Hollis and Melvina, brother, Spike (Rudolph), his sister-in-law, Betty, and brother-in-law, Alvin.

Harold was the second son of Dr. Hollis and Melvina Brown. He was born and raised in Edmonton, grew up in the Spruce Avenue area and attended Victoria High School. He met and married the love of his life, Phyllis. They married and were blessed with three beautiful children.

Harold was a big family man and was actively involved with his wife or children's activities. Whether he was at a hockey rink, dance competition, ball diamond, or craft show, he was always there supporting.

Harold was a painter by trade, working at NAIT for many years and then as a paint inspector for the Government of Alberta. In his youth, he enjoyed curling, hunting and camping with his family. He spent many hours volunteering in the Delwood community where they lived for 55 years, coaching hockey, calling BINGO, running the talent shows or working the rink shack store. After retirement, Harold and his wife were able to spend many winters travelling south to get away from the Edmonton cold.

In his later years, Harold spent time attending St. Michael's day program where he met wonderful people and developed some special friendships.

Harold had a zest for life. He thoroughly enjoyed attending the many family gatherings where he would take great pleasure in "skunking" someone in crib. He always had a joke to tell and loved to make people laugh. He will be missed by many and his memories will be cherished forever in hour hearts. Rest in Peace Harold.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Harold to the Arthritis Society.

Due to COVID-19, restrictions no service will be held at this time, but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

  1. Dear Neil and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was just an awesome person. Early morning hockey or soccer he was always there to give us a ride and provide us tips. He will be greatly missed.

  2. On behalf of the staff and volunteers of the Arthritis Society, we were very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends during these difficult days. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We express our gratitude to be named as a recipient of gifts in Harold’s memory to help support of Canadians living with arthritis.

    With sympathies,
    Trish Barbato, President & CEO of the Arthritis Society

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