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Obituary for Maxwell Brown

Maxwell  Brown
Brown, Maxwell Edwin
August 31, 1926 – May 22, 2018
Passed away at the Palliative Care Unit at the Dr. Leonard J. Miller Center on May 22, 2018, after a brief illness, Maxwell Edwin Brown, Retired Postal Employee, at the age of 91. Predeceased by his parents Haiman and Alberta (Miller) Brown, brother Ralph and sister Lillian. Leaving to mourn his wife, Sadie (Oake), who was by his side to the end, sons Edwin (Mary), Robert (Elizabeth) and Gary (Wanda). Also leaving to mourn his sister Sylvia Garza in Houston Texas, brother-in-law Harvey Oake (Ada), 5 grandchildren, Stephen (Leona) and Melissa (Jonathan Murphy), Adam (Cheryl) and Andrea (David Nixon), and Nicole (Joseph Wonnacott) and 8 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Aaron Brown, Parker and Colton Brown, Tyler and Ashley Nixon and Jayda and Caleb Murphy, also many nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks to the 3rd floor doctors, nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit, Dr. Leonard J. Miller Centre for their care and compassion. Max was born St. John’s and raised on Bell Island and LeMarchant Road in St. John’s. He was one of the founding directors of the Federal Superannuates National Association (FSNA) and served on the board for many years. He was awarded the lifetime membership from FSNA as a living pioneer. He also served as the Regional Director for the Atlantic Provinces for the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) from 1968 to 1976. He was a founding member and in 2013 was granted a lifetime membership of the Canada Post Heritage Club (25 Year Club). Max was an active member of the St. John’s Curling Club and travelled and curled with the Canada Post Curling Association. He served on the executive of the RCAF Club in St. John’s for many years. In June 1993, Max received the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada from the Governor General of Canada, in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada. In his early years Max enjoyed his camping trips to Notre Dame Park and in later years enjoyed vacationing in Las Vegas. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Thursday, May 24 from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Funeral service from Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave on, Friday, May 25 at 11:00 am. Burial at a later date.
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