Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown

1942 - 2023

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Obituary of Alexander Brown

Alexander Anderson Brown was born May 20th, 1942, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and grew up on the family farm near Union Point with his parents and four siblings. Alex valued hard work and good times with friends.

Alex had a self-fulfilling 37-year career with Manitoba Hydro starting out as a linesman and was later promoted to Operating Supervisor. He spent most of his career in Letellier. He was depended on by many during power outages, and it was a common site to see him in his yellow Hydro truck in Emerson and the surrounding area. He prided himself in being the first one to work, and the last one to turn out the lights. In 1964, Alex met his lifelong love, Linda Underwood. They were married on July 22, 1967 and in 1969 they moved into the small farming community in the Marais/Emerson area. Alex and Linda enjoyed raising their three children and eventually moved to the town of Emerson, spending weekends cottaging at Buffalo Point. Alex loved tending cattle, had a talent for gardening, and was an avid farming hobbyist raising bees and chickens. He volunteered on the Emerson Complex board and enjoyed curling and camping with family and close friends.

Upon retirement, Alex and Linda moved permanently to Buffalo Point and renovated what would become their new permanent home. He enjoyed retirement to the fullest, spending time with his family, looking after his always beautiful weedless garden, creating immaculate wood piles, fishing, camping, spending time in Weslaco, Texas, and enjoying many Happy Hours with friends and family.

Alex was always known for his warm smile and welcoming, attractive, fun-loving personality. He loved storytelling - which would reference the countless friends and acquaintances he had met throughout his life.

He was pre-deceased by his parents Norman and Alma Brown, and special Uncle Alex Brown, brothers-in-law Harvey Dreger, Bruce Lyle and sister-in-law Carol Brown. Alex is survived by his loving wife Linda Brown, daughters Kelli Hudon (Al Hudon), Mauri Brown (Tony Bage and daughters Abby and Faith), son Terry Brown (Dawn Oehring), grandkids Karis Brown, Logan Brown, Dylan Cragg, Emma Cragg, sisters Edna Dreger, May Lyle, Norma Scott (Keith), brother Doug Brown, and extended family and friends.

“Love you more!”

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 21, 2:00pm at Buffalo Point Recreation Centre, 20 Buffalo Point Rd, Buffalo Point, Manitoba.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Alex’s memory to Southern Health (Bethesda Regional Health Centre), Box 470, La Broquerie, MB R0A 0W0.