Arthur H. “Art”
Art was predeceased by his wife Nettie
April 18, 2022
at his residence
A graveside service will be
held at Austin Cemetery
at a later date.
Donations in memory of Arthur may be made to Killarney service for seniors
(c/o Killarney Turtle Mountain Municipality) Box 10 Killarney, MB R0K 1G0.
Arthur Harold Brown
August 30, 1941 - April 18, 2022
On April 18, 2022 Arthur Harold Brown left his earthy home to be with his Heavenly Father at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 18 days.
Art was born August 30, 1941 in Winkler MB., the eldest son of Harold and Marie Brown (Wiebe). He was raised in the Pine Creek District and received his education there. He then went on to study at Winkler Bible School and it was there that he met the love of his life Nettie (Dyck). They were married May 24, 1964. In the early years Art & Nettie lived in Winnipeg where their first son was born. They moved to Killarney in 1967 and went into farming at Lena just outside of Killarney and their second son was born there. But his love of the ‘big rigs’ called, and they moved back to Winnipeg where he spent many years behind the wheel of a truck until health pulled him off the road. After dabbling in construction, he went to work for Nettie’s nephew and at this point made the decision to sell the acreage in Stonewall, make the move to the Minnedosa/Brookdale area and continue helping on the farm. It was during this time that he expanded his model train collection which was quite impressive. He loved to show visitors how it operated but please don’t touch.
When Nettie’s health declined, they made a final move to Killarney to be closer to family and enjoy some much-needed rest. The residents at Royal Manor became friends and he often spoke fondly of the ‘house mother’ Jennifer. They enjoyed a trip to Hawaii with Jonathan and Tara, travelled to BC and Swan River to visit family. He was happy to have had the opportunity to do a ride along in the combine with brother-in-law Dwayne and was amazed at the changes in the harvesting technology but was not brave enough to try his hand at the wheel. After Nettie passed away, he filled his days with lending a hand to family and friends with anything he could and building model airplanes.
Art is survived by his sons Jonathan (Tara) of Calgary AB, James (Selma) of Niverville MB, grandson Seaver Brown (Haley) of Winnipeg MB, great-grandsons Finnigan and Tom, brothers Robert (Debbie) of Killarney MB, Al (Kathy) of Rugby North Dakota, and sisters Pat of Chilliwack BC, Shelly (Dwayne) of Swan River MB and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Art was predeceased by his wife Nettie, grandson Alexander, granddaughter Cassidy, parents Harold and Marie Brown and brother-in-law Robert Gordon.
He took his role as head of the Brown ‘clan’ seriously and although he was a man of few words was always willing to share a story of his trucking years, listen and give advice. Art we will miss you terribly but you’ve earned those wings. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace.
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