Sunday, May 07, 2006

Rest in Peace - Mrs. Brown

One of my next door neighbors from the place where I grew up, just passed away. They've been great neighbors for 35 years, if you can believe it.

Mrs. Brown was a combination of strong and friendly. I always thought of her as being totally confident and in control and quite intelligent, too. At the same time, she was very friendly and easy to make friends with.

It's always bittersweet when someone passes away. On the sweet side, you get to speak with family of the deceased person, who you may not normally keep in touch with. This evening when I spoke with her husband, son and daughter, both of who are in my age group, I felt really happy to speak to them. There's no reason why we don't keep in touch except for the fact that people naturally drift apart as we each find our path's in life. Sometimes, out of sight is out of mind.

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R. MERLE BROWN Mrs. R. Merle Brown, aged 65 years, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2006 at home in Pinawa, MB. Merle was born on March 10, 1941 in Pontnewydd, Wales. She immigrated to Kingston, ON, Canada in 1966 with her husband Colin. In 1970 she later worked for AECL as a lab technician from 1978 until she retired in 1998. In retirement she pursued her love of travel including trips to her favourite spots of Las Vegas and Mexico. She is survived by her husband Colin, daughter Eleanor, son Alexander (Christine), grandchildren Leah, Roxanna, Irena and Abigail, her sister Shirley from Wales and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father and mother Alfred and Millicent Jones.

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