BROWN – Garfield A. “Garf”, 76, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in QE II, Health Science Centre, Halifax.
Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Woodrow and Verna (Collins) Brown.
Garfield was merchant marine for a number of years before working with Irving Pulp and Paper in St. John, NB in quality control.
He enjoyed hiking, swimming, dancing and reading. He was an avid historian, genealogist and nature enthusiast. He also enjoyed all types of art. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Romelda (McKinnon), his daughter Desiree Cannon of Kars, NB; his sisters Karen (Roy) Chipman of Annapolis, Margaret Brown of Rosebud, AU.; his brothers Brian (Judy) of Oxford and Robert (Coralee) of Milton.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Garfield’s request, there will be no funeral service. No flowers by request, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Romelda and Family:
I am so sorry to hear of Garfield’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Hold all of your best memories of Garfield close to your heart and he will never be far away. Condolences to Romelda and the rest of the family.
Joanie& Peter Davies
Robbie & Coralee,
Our deepest condolences on Garfield’s passing. We are thinking of you. God Bless.
Kathy & Carl
Romelda, our very deepest sympathy on Garf’s passing. We will always remember his amazing story-telling ability. It was always a pleasure to be around you & Garf on the beautiful Belleisle. Our thoughts and prayers, and those of Ruth’s are with you.
Carl, Kathy & Ruth.
Romelda, sorry to hear of Garfield’s passing, he will be missed by his family and his many,many friends. Sincerely Connie Richard
Cahy de Rome
Romelda and family,
So sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed talking with both of you whenever we bumped into each other. It was great that you were able to spend time on Beach Meadows Beach this past summer. My thoughts are with you.
O Romelda…Haven’t seen you for a few years and always think of you and Garf with such love and fondness and Kate and I still laugh at our times and jokes together. I was soooooooo saddened to read of Garf’s passing today. I had no idea you had moved or he was ill. I just want to say how sorry I am and how lucky I was to have known him and the world so much better to have had him in it. Hugs for you and all the family. You will see my email address so please keep in touch one day. My sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of such a wonderful wonderful man. <3 xoxo I will cherish my fond memories and chuckle when I think of his stories and oh the stories he had….my my.
We lost my dear, sweet Uncle Garf on Saturday. He was a force of nature and a huge influence in my life and that of all of my “McKinnon” and “Brown” family and friends and especially my Aunt Romelda. He told us ghost stories (Mr. Wiggles Ox and the Green Hand were favorites), took us rafting on the Mersey, swimming at the Bear Hole, treasure hunts at Belleisle Bay, used “magic” to fill the Sugar Bear, many beach adventures especially at Beach Meadows … and too many more fantastic memories to mention. He will be missed more than any words can express. It’s hard to imagine a world without Garf in it, but he will live on in all of the lives he touched.
Bill and Phyllis Bennett
We were sad to hear of Garf’s passing. We have lots of good memories after we moved to the Belleisle. Hope to see you next summer when you come to sprinkle some of Garf’s ashes. Ours thoughts are with you.
Bill and Phyllis
I am so sorry to hear of Garth’s passing . I know you are going to miss him so much . My thoughts are with you at this time .
So sorry to hear of Garf’s passing. Please know you are in my prayers. May He comfort you and give you peace.
Allan and Beth LaRocque
Dear Romelda and Family
We are so sad at the passing of our friend. He made us laugh so many times. He was a very special person in so many ways. Allan and I enjoyed our times spent with you both, We are just next door, don’t forget.
Much love,Allan & Beth
I was sorry to read about the death of your husband,father and brother. I know Brian and Robert better than any of you. I know you will miss him but keep your memories close to your heart and you will never lose him.
May God give you peace and strength to face this place in your life.
God Bless you all,
Wayne & Marie Sheridan
Please know that we are keeping all the family in our thoughts and prayers…..
Sincerely……Wayne & Marie Sheridan ( friends of Karen)
Fred and Wendy Wamboldt
So very sorry to hear of Garfield’s passing. I so enjoyed our talks when I would see Garfield at the Superstore. I so enjoyed his stories when he would attend the Queens County Historical Society meetings. I will never forget some of his stories about the good old days in Milton. Our sincere condolences to the entire family and our prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Fred and Wendy
I would like to extend heartfelt sympathy to the family of Garfield Brown. I am very saddened to hear of your loss. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you at this time,
With deepest Sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Kathi (Harding) Parlee
I was so sorry to hear this. “Garfie” has been part of my life forever. Growing up next door, the Browns were wonderful neighbours. Garf used to tease Margie and I when we played together. Whenever I saw him he was cheerful and always had time for a chat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathi, Glenn and family
It is with a sad heart that we send our condolences to you. The very first time that we met you both, it was an instant like. We felt like we had known you both forever. Garf’s stories, his laughter and that big smile could warm anyone’s heart. Even the last time that I dropped in to visit, though he wasn’t feeling the best, he still managed to share a few memories of growing up in Milton. I will miss his stories and he will certainly be missed in the community. We are just a phone call away if you need us.
Tim McDonald & Kevin Whynot
Romelda, Ted and I were sorry to hear Garth had passed away. Neil enjoyed the time he spent working for Garth ,they got along so well. We send our condolences and prayers to all of the family.
Sincerely Ruth and Ted Macleod
Romelda…It was a pleasure to wait on Garf at the Superstore he always knew how to put a smile on someones face it was never a bad day when you seen him coming…RIP Garf
Dear Romelda, I am so sadden at the news of Garfield. My thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. Take Care & GOD Bless! HUGS!
So sorry to hear of Garfield passing. Leon was in High with Garfield and enjoyed their chats. Please pass on our condolence to the family.
Leon & Norma Robertson
Blair, Krista and Mark
Our deepest sympathy to Romelda and family. We will forever cherish the memories we had with Garf in Belleisle. You and Garf are wonderful friends and we love the both of you so much!!! Romelda, we hope to see you this summer when you are home to sprinkle Garf’s ashes. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Lots of hugs, Blair, Krista and Mark.
Carole Stemkowski and Dave Kitzmiller.
How very sad to know that the world will never be illuminated by Garf’s impossibly infectious smile and unfailing kindness. Dave and I were impressed and touched by the depth of the love between the two of you; on the one hand a bit exclusionary, yet inspirational and a testament as to how we should always regard each other. Your Friday night dinner and dancing rituals were so very special, and the unconditional regard you shared was powerful. The world was truly a better place for having Garf in it, and we feel blessed to have known him, and send hugs hugs hugs your way.
Carole and Dave
Bob and Karen Barnes
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Garfield’s family at this sad time. May God comfort and keep you as you grieve his loss.
Ruth Ellen(Freeman) Rudderham
I have been thinking of you since reading of Garfield’s death. Garfield and I went through all of our school years together and I have so many good memories of those days in Milton School. It was wonderful to share those memories at your home, Romelda, on the day my brother, David and I visited. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you, Romelda, Brian, Robert, Karen and Margaret.
Thomas H. Raddall Library Staff
We were so sad to hear of Mr. Brown’s passing. He was always a ray of sunshine when he came to get books. His smiles, his jokes and his jovial manner will be missed.
Our condolences to his family.
Romelda and Family
I am sorry for your loss . I am glad Brenda and I had that visit last year. Garth always had something interesting to talk about . He knew more about the history around the Belleisle than me .
Dear Romelda and family: I am saddened by your loss. We missed seeing Garfield in the congregation at church during his illness. My prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Susan MacLeod
Ilyne Zacharias & George Bates
Romelda, please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of your best friend and husband Garf. He will be greatly missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing him. We remember fondly all the jokes, teasing and laughter we shared with you and Garf when we would come to the Belleisle Bay for many summers. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. He may be gone but your memories will live on.
Ilyne & George
Bob & Janice
We were saddened to hear of Garf’s passing. We will forever cherish our memories of Garf with his awesome cooking skills, laughter and fun socially and his kind heart. A donation has been made to the Kiersteadville United Baptist Church in his memory. Take care…. Bob & Janice
Clyde Browne & Family
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all the family, Cherish your memories.
Clark & Chris Atherton
Romelda…I am not sure if you will get this note or not but wanted to try anyway. I just heard about Garth’s passing. Even though we have not spoken in some time, you both often come to mind, especially when going by your old home on the Belleisle. I am certain, Garth will be missed terribly…you two were Such a close couple, sure to have made so many special memories. I read that Desiree lives in our neck of the woods..if you are ever up this way, please stop in and visit us. Our sincere condolences.
To this day, i still hear stories of his jokes at work, and i still tell the stories of our adventures together. One of the greatest legends to have ever lived. I miss you papa. Life just hasnt been the same without you around. Ill carry the legacy as far as I can take it. To your legend. Cheers!