Top News

Thomas "Brownie" Browne

Browne, Thomas Wayne “Brownie” – 77, Enfield. Wayne passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019 following another illness that he could not beat this time. He was a fighter! His last act of defiance was to have Vicki sneak him in a can of Coke. He loved
Browne, Thomas Wayne “Brownie” – 77, Enfield. Wayne passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019 following another illness that he could not beat this time. He was a fighter! His last act of defiance was to have Vicki sneak him in a can of Coke. He loved that! The death of a salesman, father, grandfather, friend, and Sports Aficionado – he will be missed by the many lives he touched throughout the years including those at his last home, The Magnolia (Sand Dollar Cottage). He always said, “They love me here,” and he loved them. Wayne was born on March 1, 1942 in Windsor, N.S. to the late Tom and Margaret (Akin) Browne. He played hockey while growing up in Windsor before meeting his “Valley Girl,” Gloria Jean Miner. They enjoyed dates at The Chickenburger before settling into married life in Fairview to raise their two girls. Brownie worked forever as a GM car salesman from the “C'mon Get Happy” days of O'Regan's Scotia Chev Olds to MacPhee Pontiac and finally finishing up at Carroll Pontiac where “absolutely nobody beats a Carroll deal.” He loved every one of his customers and never forgot them. The neighbourhood kids loved seeing what flashy car he would drive them to school in on any given day. When not busy selling cars, he could be found reciting sports trivia, naming all the capital cities in North America or playing/coaching hockey. Wayne was a card carrying member of The Nova Scotia Public Archives and loved researching old sports teams. He was very proud of his team, The Brownie Selects, who could often be found in the Skybox seats after a championship win. He fondly remembered attending a Jimmy Kimmel show and being called out as Jimmy's dad from the audience. Wayne and his wife, Gloria, moved from Fairview back to Falmouth in 1994 before her death in 2004. He missed her dearly and was never quite the same after losing her. In his final days, he said how much he missed her cooking and that she was “the best looking woman in Wolfville.” He was at peace knowing they would be reunited just before her birthday, after fifteen years apart. Wayne is survived by his two daughters, Vicki Morton and Tracey Browne (George Phillips), Bayside; grandchildren, Lauren and Summer Phillips, Calista and Merissa Morton; sister, Maureen (Carl) Salter; brother-in-law, Jerry (Della) Miner; several nieces and nephews, including Darren, Krista, Scott, Phillip, Emily, Phil, Tim, Sharon, Barbara, Steven, Ken, Sheila, Gwen, Kathy, Leslie, George, Bill and Dawn. He is also survived by his lifelong car/sports buddies, Les Sampson and Vic Smith. They meant the world to him and were friends to the end. He was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Margaret Browne and his wife, Gloria. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. An informal, drop-in Celebration of Life will be held in the Elmcroft Reception Centre at DeMont Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor on Saturday, March 23rd between 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. followed by a family committal service in Centre Falmouth Cemetery. Donations in Wayne's memory can be made to the Hockey Heritage Museum at 424 Clifton Ave, Windsor, N.S., BirthplaceofHockey@gmail.com or Diabetes Canada. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com I'm really no different than anybody else; except that sometimes I get my name in the paper. Bobby Orr

Click here to order flowers, make a donation or leave a condolence.

Recent Stories