It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that we, the family of the late Oswald George Brown, announce his passing. Oswald passed peacefully away at his home in Hare Bay surrounded by his loving family on December 24, 2019 at the age of 90 years.
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Oswald was born on February 16, 1929 in Coley’s Point, Bay Roberts to William and Blanche Brown. He was the oldest of 6 children. At a young age, Oswald moved to Corner Brook with his family, where he met his first wife, Shirley. Together they had eight children. He later married Eileen Starkes of Hare Bay. Oswald and Eileen had one son and two step-children. Oswald had a passion for his guitar, which he could usually be found playing, much to the delight of everyone around him. He also loved to go camping in his RV and his guitar went with him wherever he travelled. He lived life to the fullest, finding joy in the simple pleasures of music, family and friendship.
He is predeceased by his parents, William and Blanche Brown, Brothers; Arthur, Herman and William Jr. and sister-in-law Joy.
Left to cherish his wonderful memories are his Wife, Eileen of 32 years. His children: Roslyn(Terry)Compagnon, Linda(Pius)Benoit, Valerie(Levi)Hickey, Oswald Jr(Evangeline)Brown, Glenn(Brenda)Brown, Sherry(Shawn)Collins, Laila(Neil) Brown, Rene(Laurie)Brown, Jamie Brown. Stepdaughter: Sylvia Keats, Stepson: Lindsay Lush, 19 Grandchildren, 20 Great grandchildren, Sisters:
Rita(Michael)Collins, Irene(Robert)Ball, Sister-in-laws: Dorothy and Marion Starkes. Brother-in-laws: Ray Starkes, Joe (Marina)Starkes and a large circle of family and friends.
His Journey has just begun.
Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey has just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warm and comfort
where there are no days and years
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much