Passed on: February 27th, 2016
DONALD HARTLEY BROWN
September 2, 1926 – February 27, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Hartley Merle Brown of Moose Jaw, on Saturday February 27, 2016, at the age of 89. Don enjoyed puttering in his yard growing his garden, planting flowers and visiting with his friends and family, in which there was no shortage of teasing to go around, and no witty comment left unsaid. He was always a joy to be around and could make anyone laugh. In his younger days he enjoyed fishing and hunting and always kept busy, as he owned and operated several thriving business and was known by many. He was predeceased by his wife Marian, great-grandson Augustus James, parents Austin and Roxie, brothers Harley, Fayne, Clifford, Robert, Leith and Dale; sisters Ella and Shirley; brothers-in-law Oran, Lloyd, and Jim; sisters-in- law Annie, Frances, and Bette; Marian's family Lucy, Madge, Robert, Phineas, Frank, Lillian, and Ken. To celebrate his life, Don leaves his best friend and partner since 2009, Shirley Chilson, daughter Marlene (Barry) Barnett, sons Phineas Brown (Alana Welscher) and Ronald (Paulette) Brown. Don also leaves grandchildren Russell (Jennifer), Bobbi-Jo (James), Kelly-Rae (Tylor), Kerri (Kevin), Terri (Matt), Jonathan, Matthew, and Joshua; great-grandchildren Justyn, Logan, Sarena, Jackson, Austin, Bailie, Emerson, Jordan, Jamie, Jessie, Cole, Liam, Abigail, Ayden, Marsha, Tyler, Ryan; sisters Lois Lewis, Nina Moody, Beatrice (Carl) Reeves; brother Charles (Elsie) Brown; brothers-in-law Ashton Reeves and Dave Lowe, and sisters-in-law Arleen Brown, Jennie Trask, Elsie Lowe, and Justine Lowe. As well as Don will be dearly missed by Shirley's family: Deborah (Garry) Freeman of Moose Jaw, Peggy Hutchinson of Medicine Hat, Valerie (Alan) Gorin of Indian Head Sk., son Blaine Hutchinson of Victoria BC, and Kerry (Anita) Hutchinson of Moose Jaw and daughter-in-law Lucy (Mike) Winkler of Moose Jaw, and numerous grandchildren and great -grandchildren. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Don was a kind and generous man and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. The Funeral Service will be held at W.J Jones & Son Chapel on Friday March 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Della Ferguson will officiate. Interment will take place at Sunset Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Humane Society, Box 1658 Moose Jaw, S6H 7K7, would be appreciated. In living memory of Don, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries).
Stephanie Lowe Funeral Director