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BROWN, Charles Franklin  - Passed away peacefully in his 85th year, on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family in the Town of Uxbridge, Ontario.

Charles (Charlie) was born in The Forties Settlement in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to parents Austin Judson Brown and Roxanna Beatrice Veinot.

Charlie was one of 13 children who all grew up in Nova Scotia and went on to settle all across Canada. Charlie moved to Toronto, Canada and married the late Frances Anne Louisa Jones, had two children Keith and Kathryn and resided in Rexdale, Ontario.  

Charlie worked for Goodyear Tire and the Borough of Etobicoke as a Roads Inspector and Project Supervisor. He was an active member for many years at the Fidelity Masonic Lodge where he served proudly as Master and Past Master. He was also an active member at the Kingsway Shrine Club. Charlie and his wife Frances were married for 56 years and spent many happy hours at their cottage in Minden, Ontario. He loved to golf, euchre, play darts and renovate everything he could get his hands on. He also loved to play around with his backhoe up north and was always working on something with the help of his grandchildren Matthew and Candace.

Charles is preceded by his loving wife Frances, his mother and father, 10 of his brothers and sisters and grandson Christopher. Charles is survived by his children Keith (Gian) and Kathryn (Chris), grandchildren Matthew, Candace, Stephanie and Melissa and great granddaughter Victoria. He is also survived by his dear friend and companion Elsie Tyndale and her family. He leaves behind his oldest sister Nina, and his youngest sister Beatrice.

Charlie spent many hours in the service of others including family, friends and neighbours. Instead of flowers Charlie would hope that you would do a random act of kindness for someone in need, in his name.

Our sincere thanks to the caring Doctors and Nurses at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital that made his final days as comfortable as possible.

Everyone who remembers Charlie is asked to celebrate his life in their own way by rising a glass of their favorite drink and toasting his truly memorable personality.

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