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Record #16194
Name :
: Percy Robert BROWN (1903 - 1999)

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 24 Mar 1903

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: 6 Jan 1999
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, Nottinghamshire, Bulwell
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialCanada, La Verendrye General Hospital, Fort Fran
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 20 Apr 1917
: Canada

: Olympic

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Dakeyne Boys Farm
NotesParents: William Valentine Brown and Alice Morgan.

Percy Robert Brown married Rose Irene Blom. At least 4 children were born of this marriage, including: William Edward Brown, born May 19, 1942 in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada; Melvin Percyval Brown, born May 27, 1944, in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, and died March 30, 2008, in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada; Elizabeth Jean Brown, born and died February 27, 1954, in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada.

[Wendy Kellar] Percy came over when he was 14 years old. We do not know too much about his time in England, his life, for us, began when he came to Canada. He did not talk too much about his past. We know that he spent time working on different farms and riding the rails before he settled in Fort Frances. He loved his grandchildren, gardening and his black Ford truck.

Obituary of Percy Robert Brown

Percy Robert Brown, 95, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances. Percy was born March 24, 1903 in Bulwell, England to the late William and Alice Brown. In 1917, he came to Canada as a ?Home Boy? brought here by Oliver Hinds. He began working at age 14 at Dakeyne Farm in Falmouth, N.S. As Percy got a little older, he began working his way across Canada, working in logging camps. In the late 1920s, he settled in Rainy River District, a place he always called home. During the 1930s, he worked in the local logging camps as a cook and during those Depression years, he worked wherever work could be found. On May 1, 1940, Percy was united in marriage to Rose Blom. In 1940, he also began working for the local paper mill until he retired in 1971. Percy enjoyed gardening, watching hockey, fishing, his Black 1964 Ford truck, but most of all spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Brown (October, 1981); infant daughter, Elizabeth Brown; two brothers, Bill and George; and three sisters, Ethle, Edith, and Doly. Percy is survived by his three sons, Bob Brown and wife, La Verna, of Fort Frances, Ont., Bill Brown and Bonnie of New Westminster, B.C., and Bud Brown of Coquitlam, B.C.; daughter, Velma Blom of Fort Frances, Ont.; nine grandchildren, Dennis Brown of Barrie, Ont., Lynne and husband, Richard Chambers, Wendy and husband, Martin Kellar, Sandra Brown, David Brown and wife, Laurie, all of Fort Frances, Ont., Amber Lee Brown, Eleanor and husband, Wayne Barron, of Barwick, Ont., Kennie Tetreault and Heather of Oliver, B.C., and Frank Lockman and Tracey of Fort Frances, Ont.; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several relatives in England. Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Rev. Patrick Playfair officiated, with interment in Fort Frances Cemetery in Fort Frances. Honourary pallbearers were all of Percy?s grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8, or to the charity of your choice. Lord, take my life and make it wholly Thine; Fill my poor heart with Thy great love divine. Take all my will, my passion, self, and pride: I now surrender, Lord-in me abide. 
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Last Updated : 2012-05-25 14:40:38 /

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IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
15725 BAILEY, Percy1897ENG,     Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16076 BALL, James Arthur1905ENG, NTT, Sneinton  Apr 1922 : Canopic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15713 BARRETT, Leslie James Alexander1911ENG, KEN, Dover Apr 1927 : Lancastria CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
10437 BASKILL, Charles Cyril1907ENG, NTT, Nottingham Apr 1923 : Andania CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16079 BATES, Arthur ENG,     Jul 1922 : Empress of India CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15691 BEAUMONT, Charles1902ENG,     Apr 1917 : Olympic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
22115 BENJAMIN, Michael Sidney1914ENG,     Jul 1930 : Westernland CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15699 BENNETT, John William1900ENG,     Apr 1924 : Scythia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15693 BOSWORTH, George1903ENG,     Apr 1917 : Olympic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16072 BOSWORTH, Henry ENG,     Nov 1918 : Metagama CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
22850 BRADBURY, Claude1899ENG,     Apr 1915 : Hesperian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16078 BROWITT, William ENG,     Apr 1922 : Canopic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15690 BROWN, Percy Robert1903ENG,    , Bulwell Apr 1917 : Olympic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16194 BROWN, Percy Robert1903ENG, NTT, Bulwell Apr 1917 : Olympic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15689 BURTON, William Alfred1895ENG, NTT, Nottingham Mar 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
9610 CADMAN, George W1897ENG, NTT, Nottingham Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
8483 CHAMBERS, Harold 1912ENG, NTT, Nottingham May 1927 : Samaria CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
8484 CLARKE, Charles S1912ENG, NTT, Nottingham May 1927 : Samaria CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15700 COMFORT, Kenneth1908ENG,     Apr 1924 : Scythia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15726 COOK, William G1897ENG,     Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15698 CUTLER, Frederick Samuel1907ENG,     Apr 1924 : Scythia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16081 GLOVER, Albert ENG,     Apr 1922 : Canopic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15705 HENSON, Earnest1903ENG,     Apr 1914 : Alsatian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15707 HICKS, Bertie1903ENG,     Apr 1914 : Alsatian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15706 HOFFEN, Alfred1897ENG,     Apr 1914 : Alsatian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15708 HOWARD, Frederick1897ENG,     Apr 1914 : Alsatian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15718 HUTCHINSON, Fred H1897ENG,     Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16082 JORDAN, Stanley ENG,     Apr 1921 : Saxonia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15702 KELVEY, William1911ENG,     Apr 1924 : Scythia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15717 LITCHFIELD, Ernest E1898ENG,     Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
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