Martin Brown

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1:00 p.m. Saturday April 29, 2006 Erie Street United Church Ridgetown
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Obituary of Martin J. Brown

BROWN: An active resident of Ridgetown, Martin J. Brown passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in Chatham at the age of 74 years, after a brief battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Jewel (Pegg) Brown. Loving father of Gwen Kalyniuk of Nelson, B.C.; David and Marcia Brown of Timmins; James and Shannon Brown of Waterloo; Margie and Steve Lamoure of Chatham; and Rosemary and Jason Doupe of North Bay. Martin will be sadly missed by grandchildren Troy, Julia, Victoria, Daniel, Benjamin, Isaac, Emma, Brad, and Mark. Also surviving is Brother Clare and Connie Brown of Tilbury, sister in-law Helene Norwood of Chatham, and sister in-law Irene Pegg of London. Predeceased by parents, Cecil and Gwendolyn Brown, brother Lyle Brown, sister Marjorie Irwin and brother in-law Lawrence Pegg. Martin was a graduate of the University of Guelph and farmed in Tilbury East Township before he became a secondary school science teacher at R.D.H.S. until his retirement in 1987. He was a dedicated Evangelist of the Community of Christ church and an active member of Ridgetown Rotary Club where he served in many capacities including President. He was a member of the Ministerial Associations in both Ridgetown and Blenheim as well as a member of the Restorative Justice Committee for Chatham Kent. Martin will be fondly remembered as a caring and compassionate community member. Martin will be interred following a private family funeral service, in Stewart Cemetery, Merlin. A full Memorial Service will be conducted at Erie Street United Church, Ridgetown at 1:00 pm on Saturday April 29th. Donations made by cheque to the Cancer Society or the charity of your choice in his name are appreciated and may be made at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St.,E., Ridgetown
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