Brown Ivan - orig photo

 Brown, Arthur Ivan

May 29, 1918 – August 30, 2014

Ivan, formerly of Miami and Carman, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on August 30th at the age of 96. He moved from Carman to Tsawwassen, BC at the age of 90 to be closer to his family.

Ivan was born and schooled in Roland. He is predeceased by his wife Dorine (Sharpe) in 2006, his daughter Marilyn, and his ten siblings, Edna, Stella, William, Douglas, Gordon, Herbert, Ethel, Bertha, Dorothy and Olive. Ivan is survived by sons Glen (Liz) and Kelvin (Wanda) and daughter Carol. He has seven grandchildren: Josh, Alicia, Stefan, Andrew, Gornel, Sarah, Rory and great granddaughter Maren Dorine.

Ivan joined the RCAF on June 6th, 1940. Ivan and Dorine were married at Fort   Macleod, Alberta, on August 15th, 1942. He sailed for Greenock, Scotland in December 1942. As an engine mechanic on Halifax aircraft Ivan was with No. 1659 Heavy Conversion Unit, based first at Leeming and then later at Topcliffe. He returned to Canada on July 31st, 1945.

The Browns farmed in the Sharon district near Miami and Ivan drove a schoolbus for 23 years. He was active in minor baseball, the Boy Scouts, a 30 year member of the I.O.O.F. and served as local representative of the Manitoba Farmers’ Union.

In 1988 Ivan and Dorine sold the farm and retired to Carman. They continued to be involved in many community activities. Ivan was a Legion member in both Miami and Carman. He bowled, curled, golfed, square danced and played horseshoes for many years in his retirement. Ivan always liked to tell a good story. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held on September 12th at 2:00 pm at the Carman United Church. Interment will take place at the Miami Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Carman Palliative Care, Box 610, Carman, MB R0G 0J0.



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