John C. Brown passed peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home on January 9, 2015. He was 96 years old. He was born the youngest of 6 children in 1918, raised in the Hayfield/Carroll district and lived there until 1956 when he moved to a farm 3 miles west of Souris. John farmed there and drove school bus until their retirement to Souris in 1986.
In 1947, he married Zayda Lytle of High Bluff, Manitoba and together raised a family of 4 sons.
John is survived by his sons Doug (Winnipeg), Don (Calla) of Winnipeg, Murray (MaryAnne) of Lethbridge, Ivan(Okotoks), 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
John was interested in family activities, most sports, loved to dance and took in most livestock exhibitions around the province. He loved the Brandon winter fair.
John was predeceased by his wife Zayda (1991) and his siblings Charlie, Wilfred, Mary Buscarlet, Harold, and Anne Swan.
Family would like to express their gratitude to Dr Stone and the entire staff at the Souris Personal Care Home for their kindness and professionalism while providing care for John during his 4 year stay.
Funeral services were held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on January 13, 2015 with a private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of John, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Activity Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.