It is with great sadness that the family of Stephen Derek Brown, 61, of Oakhill, announces his passing on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, after a long and arduous fight with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.
Born in Quebec City, he was the son of the late Derek and Karja (Van den Brink) Brown.
Steve received his early education in Quebec before attending the University of Calgary. He was employed for more than 32 years within the Department of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia, first as a deputy sheriff, then as sheriff of Lunenburg and Queens, and later also for Kings, before retiring in June of 2016. Shortly thereafter, he was one of the first sheriffs in the province to receive the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal, representing his more than 30 years of dedication.
Steve enjoyed many interests and activities over the years, from exploring his love of the ocean by sea kayaking to his love of the land by touring near and far by motorcycle. He was a woodworker, a handyman, and most of all a kind and caring person who was always ready to lend his talents to family, friends and friends he hadn't met before. He will be remembered for his big smile and quick sense of humour.
He was a former member and chief of the Oakhill and District Fire Department, and a past president of the Maritime Motorcycle Touring Association.
Steve is survived by his wife and friend, Lisa Brown; son, Alan Brown (Brittney Nelson), Calgary; daughter, Kimberley (Steve) Hunter, and grandson, Griffin, Calgary; sister, Jessica Brown (Don Douglas), Boutiliers Point; brothers, Pieter Brown (Sally), Ottawa, and Christopher Brown, Kamloops, BC; parents-in-law, Merle and Nancy Kaulback, Blockhouse; sister-in-law, Debbie (Dave) Dole, Greenville, South Carolina; brother-in-law, Jeff (Marilyn) Kaulback, Bridgewater; several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg, where a private family memorial service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cole's Pack, Light the Night Walk 2018, care of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, 50 Bedford Highway, Suite 210, B3M 0J9. at the link below or simply go to "Place a Donation" on the the funeral home web page and you will be directed to Cole's Pack at the Light the Night 2018.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Blaine Beaton and the staff at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital's medical unit for their compassionate care for Steve and the family during his final days. It made letting go a little easier.