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Gerald Alfred Brown, 94

It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that the family of Gerald Alfred Brown announce his peaceful passing on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Rainycrest Long Term Care.
Gerald was born on July 1, 1920 in Stratton, ON to Alfred and Clara Brown.
He attended Pattullo #6 School before farming and logging north of Stratton for many years.
He was united in marriage to Merveline Ahrens on August 7, 1946.
He served as a Councillor for Morley Township for several years as well as a School Board Trustee.
He was a longtime member of the Rainy River District Cattleman’s Association.
In 1991 they left the farm and moved to Emo, here they enjoyed dancing, cards and many outings with friends. In 2009 they moved to Flinder’s Place in Fort Frances and became residents of Rainycrest in July of this year.
He leaves behind his wife Merveline; daughters Barbara (James) Metcalfe of the Pas, MB, Judith (Harry) Mercer of Thunder Bay, ON, Marjorie (John) Boudreau of Iroquois Falls, ON and Alfreda (Wilmer) Cheslock of Dryden, ON; grandchildren Christine (Clarence) McDonald, Jennifer (Chris) Keller, Bridget (Daniel) Maksymchak, Neal (Heather) Boudreau, Darcy (Trisha) Boudreau, Jillian (Dan Dube) Boudreau, Rhiannon (Steven) Sachowski, Kelsey (Brian Gasbarini) Cheslock; great grandchildren Lucas and Caitlin McDonald, Hinako Cheslock, Adeline Boudreau, Jace Keller, and Summer Sachowski; sisters Marjorie Croome and Ruby Duns; sisters-in-law Dorothy Brown, Ella (Lawrence) Desserre and Shirley (Robert) Gadd as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Gerald was predeceased by his parents; grandson Blake Cheslock and sister Josephine Benson.
We acknowledge the love and support of the Homecare Workers and the Rainycrest Staff who cared for and helped during his final years.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Green Funeral Home with Reverend Barbara Miller officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
The honourary pallbearers were Gerald’s grandchildren.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Stratton United Church P.O. Box 132, Rainy River, ON, P0W 1L0 or the Knox Renewal Fund, 360 Church Street, Fort Frances, Ontario, P9A 1G7
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