Rod Brown

Obituary of Rod Brown

BROWN, Roderick Neil

September 16, 1930 – July 8, 2022


Rod Brown, of Okotoks, AB, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022, at the age of 91 years.


Rod was born at the High River Hospital and was the youngest of five children. He lived in Aldersyde until they moved to the hamlet of Midnapore where he attended school.


Rod married Dorothy Gladys Morrison in 1952 and remained in Midnapore where they raised a family of five before moving to Okotoks in 1998.


Rod accomplished much throughout his life; he enjoyed hunting, baseball, curling, golf, and bowling and was particularly proud of his woodworking and building skills. He made side tables and crib boards for his family and built a camper which the whole family enjoyed.


Rod worked as a Steamfitter and Estimator for Trotter & Morton for over 40 years before his retirement and was a proud member of Local Union 496 for 70 years.


In Rod and Dot’s retirement they purchased a motorhome and travelled to Yuma, Casa Grande, Laughlin and Reno, enjoying the casinos and travelling with their friends and family.


He will be remembered for his humor and storytelling; he always ended up laughing so hard he could barely finish the story.


Rod is survived by his three sons, Brent, Darcy (Margaret), Mark (Kari); two daughters, Karen (George), and Brenda; fourteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law Edith Barkley and Carol Morrison; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Roderick was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, parents Tom and Edith Brown, daughter-in-law Marilyn, his four siblings and their spouses.


A celebration of life will be held for Rod and Dot at a later date. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Roderick Brown, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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