WO Francis Edwin Brown, CD, RCCS (Retired)

02 Mar 20

Warrant Officer (Retired) Francis Edwin Brown of Frostproof passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, 2 March 2020, at the Somers Hospice House in Sebring. He was born on 11 February 1932 in Toronto, Canada to the late Wallace and Lillian Brown (née Small). He was a retired teacher and of the Anglican faith. Francis served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals with the Canadian military. He was the Past Master of the Masonic Lodge and part of the Scottish Rite, as well as a Shriner. Francis was preceded in death by his former wives, Imogene Brown (nee Green) and Kathy Brown. Survivors include his wife, Joan Aspelin; daughters, Christine Brown (Tom Roberts) of Ottawa, Canada, Vicki Muir (Alan) of Ottawa, Canada and Tina Brown of Ottawa, Canada; son, Johnathan; sister, Marilyn Penyige of Canada; brothers, Graham Brown (Dee) of Canada and James Brown (Rosie) of Canada; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.