Walter Kenneth Brown, 83 of Bedford, NS passed away Tuesday, March 1st at home. Born in St. John’s NFLD, he was the son of the late Harold Andrew and Mary Anastasia Brown of St. John’s NF. Walter was raised on Portugal Cove Road, the third of four close-knit brothers. Walter went to sea on the Clarenville Boats at age 15. At 18 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving as a Naval Pilot on the HMCS Bonaventure. As a pilot with Eastern Provincial Airways, Walter went from bush pilot to Captain on their 737 fleet. Long standing member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent’s DePaul Society, Walter was a devout Catholic, a dedicated husband and father and a loyal and dear friend.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Brown (nee Godden), sons Stephen MacDonald (Susan Beare) and Michael Walter (Andrea); Sisters-in-law Mary and Doreen; 4 grand children and many nieces and nephews; predeceased by brothers Harold Andrew, William MacDonald and Ronald John.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4th, 4-6 PM at St. Ignatius RCC, 1288 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 5th, 1 PM at St. Ignatius RCC, Bedford, NS; Fr. Patrick Cosgrove presiding.
Pursuant to his wishes, he will be cremated and interred at Brookside Community Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Vincent’s DePaul Society or Chalice.ca
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Bedford. 902-835-4212. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.tjtracey.com