A lifetime resident of the area, Earl Brown passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall, on Thursday, February 28, 2013. He was 73.
Earl was born at home in Morewood, on April 23, 1939, to his parents Stanley and Violet Brown (nee James). As a child, he worked on the family farm while attending Morewood School.
In 1958, the family relocated to Glenn Becker where they ran the Brown’s Service Station.
Earl and Carole (McHaffie of Glen Becker) were married on September 3, 1960, and moved down the road to Froatburn. During this time, Earl worked for The Department of Highways (Iroquois).
In 1966, Earl and Carole, and one-year-old son Andrew, moved to Nudell Bush. Shortly after the move, Earl started work at the Rohm and Haas Plant in Morrisburg where he remained until his retirement in 1994.
Earl started playing hockey when he was 16, not knowing then that his passion for the sport would become the foundation of his existence. He started playing organized hockey in 1955, at age 16. He played with the Morrisburg Juveniles in 1955 and 1956, and then with the Winchester Juniors from 1956-1960. From there, he played Intermediate hockey with Winchester from 1960-69. He led the team in scoring in 1965-66-67 and won the St Lawrence scoring title in 1965-66.
Earl loved his hockey and hockey took him to many places, Nashville, the Yukon, Las Vegas, Florida and many cities in Ontario.
One of his highlights was playing in a gold medal game for the Cornwall Hubs at the old Montreal Forum in 1987.
Earl enjoyed many sports activities such as broomball, baseball, golf, fishing, hunting and cheering for his Detroit Red Wings.
Earl is survived by his wife Carole, his son Andy (Cindy) Brown of R.R. # 1 Morrisburg, his grandson Ryan Brown and his siblings Ralph Brown of Morrisburg and Mildred Brown of Windsor. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Violet Brown (nee James).
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 6th, at 11a.m., with Rev. Geoff Howard officiating. Interment will be held in the spring at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville.
Pallbearers were Ryan Brown, Brodey Casselman, Len Bellamy, and Pete Clement.
Donations to Winchester Hospital or Carefor Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.