PHONE: 204.745.2045 | [email protected]
Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada

Brown Catherine orig photoCatherine Frances Brown (Fleming)

Feb 20, 1928-April 2, 2016

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Fran Brown.  After a brief hospital stay, mom passed quietly with family by her side , in the early hours of April 2.  Mom was predeceased by her father Thomas Errol Fleming, and by her mother Elna Elvira Fleming (Carlson).  Mom is survived by her lifelong love and husband of nearly 64 years, Glenn, and by her sister Patricia Lewis (Ed). She is also survived by her children, Gordon Brown (Mona), Stan Brown (Carolyn), Sharyn Last (Richard), Terri Webber (Harold), Ross Brown, and Nancy Clarke(Perry) along with her adored grand and great grand children.

Mom was born in Deloraine , and grew up on the family farm near Mountainside. She attended Normal School in Winnipeg where she earned her teachers certificate, and went on to teach at her first posting in Mountainside. Her teaching lead her then to Fairfax, and then on to Sperling where she would meet, fall in love and later marry her husband Glenn in 1952.

They raised their six children on the Brown's Family Farm.  Times were not always easy, but mom raised us to have strength from family, and from her we learned what was of greatest importance. Mom was involved in numerous community activities and groups in and around Sperling during that time.

In 1980 mom and dad embarked in a new adventure, designing and building a home at "The Hill" near Roseisle, Manitoba.  The house and yard become mom's next labour of love .  The property evolved into such a place of natural beauty, with flower beds shaping and defining the landscape at every turn. Mom and dad spent 35 extremely happy years at Roseisle, before very recently moving to Meadowood in Carman.  They quickly turned their new space into a home, with mom anxiously thinking about what she would plant in their small garden out front as soon as the ground could be worked.

Mom enjoyed extensive travel opportunities, with dad and family, within Canada and abroad, including such places as New Zealand, Alaska, Germany, Florida, England and Scotland, and the list goes on.

Our family would like to extend our most heart felt thank you to the staff at Carman Memorial Hospital, for the incredible care and consideration given not only to mom, but to dad and our family during this very difficult time.   Also to Dr. Holmes for her continued care over the years. Thank you to Doyle's Funeral Home for taking care of the arrangements.

A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.  

We will count the Lady Slipper blossoms for you mom.

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