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Memorable Manitobans: Ronald Stephen “Ron” Brown (1916-2006)

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Born at Edmonton, Alberta on 15 September 1916, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1938. Over his 30 years of service, he had 35 positions in 14 locations including Beausejour, Whitemouth, Winnipeg, Treherne, Ottawa, Selkirk, Kenora, Thunder Bay, and Portage la Prairie. While posted at Winnipeg Beach, he met Angie Russin and they married on 4 December 1947. After retiring from the RCMP in 1967, he was employed with the Manitoba Department of Finance at Brandon, retiring in 1982. He was involved in many organizations including The Manitoba Toastmasters, Masonic Lodge, Canadian Legion and other charitable organizations. He was also active with the RCMP Veterans Association, keeping records of their history. In 2002, he was award the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Metal for his community service. He died on 21 October 2006 at the age of 90.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 2006.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 17 February 2017

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