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Ward Dexter Brown


Ward Dexter Brown

Ward Dexter Brown – 60, Kemptown. It is with great sadness that we announce Ward’s passing on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at his home in Kemptown. Born in Kemptown, he was the youngest son of the late Harry and Myrtle (Perrin) Brown.

Ward grew up surrounded by a large, loving family with two brothers, Olan (Carol) and Leo (Wendy) and five sisters, Lola (Roy), Elda (Ritchie), Florence (Roy), Dorothy (Paul) and Ruth (Ron) and many nieces and nephews.

It’s not the years in your life, it’s the LIFE in your years and Ward lived a great life. He was up for anything, any adventure that might come his way. He excelled at anything he put his mind to, be it shooting, fishing, racing, baseball, darts, pool or cards. He was always present at any family gathering or community party. With his generous soul and humorous heart, he was quick to tell a joke or a story; he was one of the wittiest people you would meet.

Ward did not have any children of his own, but all the kids loved him; he would tease and torment but the kids always came back for more. Ward had the voice of an angel and loved to sing; you would hear him singing or whistling a tune and it would brighten your day. He was a welder by trade and worked for many years at MacKay’s Trucking. Ward had a soft spot in his heart for animals of any sort and would always greet your pets first. One of the things that brought him true joy was beating you at cards and he rarely missed a poker night at Owie’s. He touched so many people’s lives and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him; how can you ever forget someone who gave you so much to remember? He was predeceased by his father, Harry; mother, Myrtle; sisters, Florence and Lola; brother, Leo.

A celebration of Ward’s life will be held from 2-8 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Kemptown Community Centre; light refreshments will be served. Please come out and share a good story and sing a song to celebrate a happy soul. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ward’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

November 24, 2019
Visitation Time
2-8 PM
Visitation Location
Kemptown Community Centre, Kemptown

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