Kenneth Frederick Brown, age 85, of Dartmouth. With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who "crossed the bar" peacefully on January 28, 2019 in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, surrounded by his loving family. Born in London, Ont. on May 8, 1933, he was a son of Fred and Margaret (Merriman) Brown.
Dad served as a Naval Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy for 22 years, including time on HMCS Magnificent, HMCS Sioux, and HMCS Bonaventure. The strong lifelong friendships made during his Naval service were treasured dearly by him, of which at least two were rekindled during his short time at Camp Hill. He has now "joined the Delta" with several others. Upon retirement from the Navy, Dad worked for Sport Nova Scotia as Executive Director for competitive swimming. During this time, he served as Chef de Mission for the Nova Scotia Swim Team at Canada Games, and as Team Manager for the Canadian National Swim Team at the Pan American Games in 1971. He then worked for several years for the Province of Nova Scotia as Business Manager for Residential schools in Shelburne and Truro. Dad had always been actively involved in his community, volunteering for many groups and organizations, including Woodlawn United Church, various seniors’ groups and committees, Shearwater Aviation Museum, Kiwanis Club, and Nova Scotia Liberal Party. He was also a strong supporter of Dartmouth General Hospital.
Dad was very proud of his family who brought him great joy and happiness. He will be greatly missed by many, especially his children, Michael (Darlene), Danny (Cathy), Sharon (Danny) Berrigan; his grandchildren, Anthony (Pam), Jennifer (Matthew) Larkin, Colin (Paula) Berrigan, Michael (Samantha) Berrigan, Gina (Kent), and Rose, and his great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Michael, Isabelle, and Donnie who brought him so many smiles and much laughter over the past five years. He is also survived by his loving sister, Shirley (Howard) Pettit; niece, Brenda (George) Seymour, and nephew, Greg (Karen) Pettit, all of Ontario.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, as well as infant sister, Grace.
Dad's family wishes to thank Dr. Peter Lee and Dr. Robyn MacFarlane, the VON, and the amazing staff of V6 East at Camp Hill for their wonderful care.
A Celebration of Life will take place in Woodlawn United Church on Saturday, February 2nd, at 2 p.m., with a reception following in the church hall. Memorial donations may be made in Dad's memory to Woodlawn United Church or Shearwater Aviation Museum. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).