Brown, Clyde Owen:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Clyde Owen Brown, 85 of Portuguese Cove, NS on Monday, May 3rd, 2021. Close family said their farewell at the QEII Hospital in Halifax, as he exited this earth peacefully, to take his final resting place in heaven.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, sibling, and friend; Clyde is survived by wife Rose Brown (Meade), son Kevin Brown (Bev), daughter Cathy Brown, grandchildren Stephanie Brown (Mark Jones), Cody Brown (Kelly Augustin), Sharlen Brown, Nicole Nasrallah (Rob), and nine great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws; including a special mention of Gordie Flemming and Jerry Meade. Clyde is predeceased by parents Sylvester and Ella (Purcell), brother Kenneth Brown and sister Audrey Billard.
Affectionately known as “Pup” by his beloved grandchildren; Clyde was born on August 12th, 1935 in Halifax, NS. As a young man, he moved to Portuguese Cove with his family, where he met the love of his life, “Rosie”. They married on April 21st, 1956 (recently having celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary). They created a family together, one that he was eternally grateful for and proud of. Rose and Clyde’s love for each other was unlike any other. The joking, the hand holding, the outward respect and support for each other was remarkable, especially as they aged. They exuded happiness and were each other’s soul mate.
Establishing an accomplished career that he was proud of; Clyde was a Halifax City Police Officer for 35 year, from 1956 to 1991. Beginning as a Constable, rising to the position of Detective and retiring as a Staff Sergeant. His years of service weren’t unnoticed, as he was a leader in his field. He made lasting friendships that he spoke of often, always being ready to tell stories of his days on the force. He also served as a member of the Credit Union Board of Directors.
A larger than life man, in stature and in personality; Clyde had a passion for carpentry, building many homes that are still standing today; hunting and fishing, building models of boats and completing puzzles. He loved animals, especially his fur-grandchildren. He cherished his family more than words can express and was the most loving, supportive parent and grandparent that anyone could ask for. He was often referred to as “our rock”. The bond he shared with each one of us was special in its own way. Those who met him, often said he was a kind and gentle soul that you couldn’t help but love.
Our families would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Arbourstone Enhanced Care, where he resided since 2019 with his beloved wife. As well as the staff at the QEII Hospital, on floor 6.1, who took great care of him during his final days.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family has chosen to not host a traditional funeral service. At this time, condolences can be sent to www.eastcoastmemorial.ca