Ardith Dorine Brown

April 6, 1923 ~ November 11, 2006

Ardith Dorine Brown of Carman, passed away at the Carman Memorial Hospital on November 11, 2006. 

She is survived by her loving husband Ivan; her children Glen (Elizabeth) of Edmonton, Alberta, Kelvin (Wanda) of Ladner, B.C., and Carol, of Prince Rupert, B.C., grandchildren Josh, Alicia, Stefan, Andrew, Gornel, Sarah Chi, and Rory; her sister Rhea Livingston, of Carman, Manitoba; one sister-in-law Bertha Holmes of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dorine was predeceased by her daughter Dr. Marilyn Brown (1999), and siblings, William, Vietta, Marguerite, Georgina, and Elton. 

Dorine was born in Miami Cottage Hospital to George and Margaret Sharpe of Sharon District. She was educated at Sharon and Miami Schools and completed her Gr. 12 in Roland where she met Ivan. Her first job was teaching at Mount Nebo School for a year. She married Ivan on August 15, 1942, three months before he went overseas with the RCAF. 

Dorine worked at Winnipeg Airport as a parachute packer for #5 Air Observers School. Near the end of the war, she was in Washington D.C., living near the White House, working for the British Admiralty Office as their ships were redeployed to the war in the Pacific. 

After the war, the Browns farmed near Miami, MB. Dorine, in addition to raising four children helped with the farming and driving the school bus. She worked as a librarian at the Morden Collegiate from 1970 to 1974 and also found time to help establish the Miami Museum. At that time, she wrote and published an early history book called “Pembina Country”. 

In 1988 Ivan and Dorine sold the farm and retired to Carman. Dorine continued to be active in the Legion Auxiliary, Square Dancing Club “the Carman Bar 8’s”, and recently the Carman Active Living Centre. She also loved to play bridge and made many new friends. 

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carman United Church. Interment will take place at the Miami Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carman Active Living Centre or to a charity of your choice. 


I'd like the memory of me, 

To be a happy one. 

I'd like to leave an afterglow, 

Of smiles when life is done. 

I'd like to leave an echo, 

Whispering down the way, 

Of happy times and laughing times

and bright sunny days. 

I'd like the tears of those who grieve, 

to dry before the sun, 

Of happy memories that I leave 

when life is done 

Doyle’s Funeral Chapel, in care of arrangements.

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