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Fiche créée le : 2011-07-01
Père : Brown
Décès le : 2006-09-23
Parution : 2006-09-23
Conjoint(e) : Eleanor Gertrude McNair
Paru dans : Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB

Roy J. Brown "The Troll" 1922-2006 Our birth is but asleep and a forgetting; The soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere it's setting, and cometh from afar; Not in entire forgetfulness, not in uttered nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, Who is our home--- Hopefully, the troll is on his return journey!!! Born in Halifax, NS, on Birmingham St., to John Joseph Anthony and Beatrice Muriel (Oakley) Brown, both deceased, he was named "Roy Joseph." Graduated Moncton High School in 1941, worked CNR accounting (with time out, 1942-1946 for military service until 1956—moved to Irving Oil Company and established first automated punched card accounting system. In 1958, moved to New Brunswick government and in 1962, with the approval of the Honorable Louis J. Robichaud, established the first Computer Data Center for the accounting needs of the province. In 1966, moved to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education as Project Director for the Ministers Information Systems Committee, established by the Honorable Wm. Davis, then Education Minister, to develop an inter provincial Data Bank using compatible, comparable information. Spent three years as EDP auditor at head office CIBC, next three as project manager at Sidbec Dosco to develop a new production control system…BINGO…Heart Attack. After heart attack, was not permitted to return to the stressful area of business systems… so… traveled three summers as "Joint Operator" with Albion Amusements, one year as cook at CO-CO-MO JOES' restaurant, two years as cook at O'Toole's Road house and three years as Night Chef for Canada Catering at their Eglinton Ave. Kitchen…performed as a Magician, Actor at CBC. Did stage work including the role of Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," he performed at the O'Keefe Centre in the Canadian Opera Company's production of "La Boheme." As a Magician he performed at Ontario Place Forum, Harbor Front, both Main and Bohemian theatres, Lester B. Theatre in Brampton, as well as theaters in Michigan, Up-state New York, Ohio and Indiana. Since returning to Moncton, he presented his magic shows at Moncton-Maritime Winter Fair, The Festival by the Sea, Friendships in 1991, Festival of Lights, The Chocolate Festival, the Irving Pic-Nic and numerous other events. In religion, the Troll believed in one Eternal and Supreme Being, who is the God of all believers- Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Hebrew, Buddhist and all others who follow the teaching of their faiths, be they of the yellow, black, red or white races, or anywhere in between. Troll served in the Armed Forces as Asst. Instructor—Infantry, 1942-1946 at a number of locations. An antiquated pool player, long time motorcyclist, camper, fisherman, who loved the outdoors he was a keen observer of wildlife, he enjoyed having his own garden. An avid non-fiction reader he was a lifelong student …most recently…last twenty years studying the origin of life and the Celtic and Druidic cultures. Favorite music was the big bands of the 30's, 40's and 50's…Miller, Dorsey, Kyser, Goodman, Kaye and a great many more of that era. Troll was an accomplished photographer with over 20,000 classified negatives in his records as well as highly approved land and seascapes to his credit. He lived by his own standards, every being is entitled to basic human dignity and every soul has value, but he spoke his mind and he despised ignorance and hypocrisy. He dressed as he pleased. He knew and walked with many in high places. He knew and walked with "Carnie ROUSTABOUTS," the other less fortunate members of our society, but he judged men, not by the amount of dollars in their bank accounts, but by their appreciation of each individual's freedom to hold his/her own opinion. He is survived by his beloved wife, Eleanor Gertrude (McNair) Brown; his three lovely daughters, Catherine Anne Collins (Jeff), Oakville, ON, Susan Ellen Little (Michael), Oakville, ON, Mary Barbara Thomson (Matthew), Dallas, Texas; two terrific sons, James McNair Brown, Toronto, ON, Dr. Robert A. Brown (Sheila), Los Angeles, CA; eight grandchildren, Marley, Miles, Emily, Tyler, Caitlyn, Ryan, Ellie and Carly. His loving and dearest friend the past ten years, Mary Elizabeth Powers; a sister, Mrs. Muriel Hubbard of Pt. du Chene and all the rest of his good friends including, Johnny and Claudette White, Bill and Anne McRea, Reg. Leaman, Mike Milligan, Evelyn Proctor, The Old Fruit and his best gal Jill, John Corey, Mary Anderson, Kat McLean, Patricia Gallagher, Dr. John Li, Paul Oulette, Carol Paquin, Gart Bishop and Alison McArthur, Laurie LeBlanc, Kit McNeill, Bill LeBlanc, Jim and Anna McCrea, Sam, Don, Joyce, Chris and a host of others. [The Times & Transcript] Roy J. Brown "The Troll" 1922-2006 continued Visitation at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home 1657 Mountain Rd. Moncton (858-1995), Sunday, 7 to 9. Moncton Legion #6 Memorial Service, Sunday at 7pm. An Irish Wake will be held at The Moncton Dart Club, Monday September 25, 2006, 2 to 4pm. Donations in Roy's memory to Friend's of the Moncton Hospital or Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. For in and out, above, about. Below. 'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow show, Play'd in a box whose candle is the sun. Round which we Phantom Figures come and go. 'Tis all a checker-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and Thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the cabinet lays. The Ball no question makes of Ayes or Noes But right or left as strikes the player goes; And He that toss'd Thee down into the Field, He knows about it all-He knows-HE knows. -TAMAM SHUD [The Times & Transcript]


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