He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Thomas and William.
Brownie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; daughter Joni (Tom) Bruce, grandchildren Katie and Dylan, Cayley, AB; son Kenny, granddaughters Sha-ri Brown, Seminole, TX and Bobby May Brooke Brown Carman, MB; daughter Kim (Gary) Woods, grandsons Gordie and Jamie, Elm Creek, MB; sister in-law Pat Brown and family, Sault Ste. Marie, sister in-law Jean (Jack) Howard, Flin Flon, MB as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A private family graveside service will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery, Carman.
Memorial donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #18, Carman.