Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

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Edward Leroy Brown

October 1, 1922March 18, 2020

passed away peacefully at home on March 18th,2020 at the age of 97. Edward was born in Halifax October 1, 1922. He was the son of the late John William and Emma Laura Brown. Edward left school at an early age to start a life of hard work. His first job was digging ditches at .10 cents an hour. After the Halifax Magazine Explosion you could find Dad repairing chimneys. He drove a bus from Halifax to Sherbrooke. He was a brakeman for CN Railroad. Later on he drove truck and did carpentry work. He was hired on with The Army Service Corp where he worked for 12 years as a civilian driver and then worked with Callow Coaches for 12 years part time and 3 years full time. West Steele Rosco was his next job for 10 years. Besides working hard Edward was devoted to his little white church (St. James United) in Goodwood. Where he helped build and maintain this building over the years. Edward was very community minded. When Edward lived up the North End of Halifax he was one of many men who helped to develop the Lou Goddard Ball Field in Highland Park.

Over an eight year period starting in 1967 Edward helped create and build The Hatchet Lake Fire Department. and was voted in as Chief for a period of eight years from 1970 to 1978. Edward was motivated to take on this task after the death of his nephew Kenny, his wife and two children died in a house fire not far from Edward's home.

Dad met his late wife Helen Gertrude Walker where they worked at Blue Ribbon Bakery. They married December 04th 1944.

Edward has left behind seven children:Edward (Ebby)/Linda of Prince Edward Island, Theresa Broussard of Whites Lake, Jack of East Gore, Ron/Donna of Mahone Bay, Stephen/Cathy of Hatchet Lake, Sandra Collier/Bill of Bedford, Mike/Maxine of Terence Bay. One sister remains in Belleville Ontario - June Coole. There are also 11 grand children and 16 great grand children left with memories of Edward.

Edward was predeceased by brothers George, Alfred, Harold and sisters Marion and Ethel also a grandson Andrew and daughter in law Margie and son in law Bernard Broussard.

The family would like to thank so many people who were kind and loving as their Father became ill and started to fail. They have a special place in their hearts; All the staff of the Hatchet Lake Community Medical Center and the Guardian Pharmacy in Hatchet Lake; Cynthia Flack who brought us the help we needed; The VON, who were amazing; Cindy Bell, Dr, Dempster, Dr. Lee - The Palliative Team who were so kind and thoughtful to the family; And Thank you to the many family, friends and church members who stopped in.

Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia VON or St. James United Church in Goodwood.

Cremation has taken place. Due to the COVID 19 Virus there will be no visitation, church service or reception at this time.

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Linda Mitchell

March 27, 2020

Brown Family
We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Brown's passing. our deepest sympathy goes out to all your family. He was such a kind, friendly man and we were so happy to have had the great privilege of knowing him. When we met he talked about growing up in the North End he knew my mom from there . Wherever you met him you could always count on a friendly smile and a big hug. He will be dearly missed.

Cec and Linda Mitchell and Family

Sharon & Ron MacDonald

March 24, 2020

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sudden passing of Mr. Brown. He was a fun loving man who loved life and people which always showed when there was a birthday celebration as many people came. Mr. Brown was well known in the community and loved by many. I was glad to have had a couple visits with Mr. Brown while he was still able to communicate and he was still very sharp and still cracking his jokes in spite of how he was feeling. He was amazing and will be sadly missed.
To his family - may the sorrow you feel in your hearts lighten by the love that surrounds you all during this difficult time. Know that Mr. Brown is at peace and not suffering anymore. Gods love and many prayers are all around you - now and for as long as it takes. Love Sharon and Ron MacDonald

Dale jackson

March 23, 2020

To all the family:
Ed was a gentleman, kind, gentle and true. His generous smile was a trademark along with his warm and friendly personality. Ed and Helen were a loving team and he was always there to lend a helping hand as a devoted, selfless caregiver to his sister Marie. Ed rest in peace my friend, till we meet again! God love you!
Dale Jackson and family

Ed Young

March 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss.We go back a long ways and as a good friend I will miss him.

Peter McInnis

March 23, 2020

My sincere condolences to the entire family. Mr Brown was such a wonderful, amazing, kind and gentle man. I was one of the fortunate ones to have had the pleasure of being neighbors with the Brown family growing up in Hatchet Lake and being friends with the entire family. He was loved by a great many and will be dearly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. May the memories of your past help you through the coming difficult days.

Christine Lear

March 22, 2020

To the family of Mr. Brown,

Always known as Mr. Brown to us, he touched us deeply and will be dearly missed. Always kind, always a gentleman, always welcoming, always a smile, a hug, and a question about how we were doing, no matter how he felt. It would be the highlight of the day to run into him at the pharmacy, or at church. The kids loved him and when they were small going to church meant going to see Mr. Brown, and perhaps the minister. His charm and manners and gallantry set such a good example and he was a role model to us all. We are blessed and honoured to have had him in our lives and shall never forget our beloved Mr. Brown from church. Deepest Condolences to the family - we are so sorry for your loss.
The Lear family - Larry, Christine, Curtis, Katie and Karyn.

Ellen Mclaughlin

March 21, 2020

Hello Theresa

I was so sorry to read about your dad, Ed, today. We knew it was coming but it's still a shock. I really enjoyed reading all about his interesting life. All the best thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time especially with the Covid-19 lurking around.


Sandra Hennigar

March 21, 2020

He will be missed - there is no doubt. But he is at peace now and no longer in pain. It is time now for you as family who took such great care of Ed to rest and regroup and do what Ed would want - live your lives as well as he lived his. Take care - condolences to all

Cheryl MacDonald

March 21, 2020

Our sincere condolences to you all.
Cheryl and Cody MacDonald

Michael Ryan

March 21, 2020

Mike,Maxine and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Mike and Cristal Ryan