John Brown


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, August 11, 2023
KBM Outing Association
2452 Westfield Rd.
GrandBay - Westfield, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of John Brian Brown


It is with great sadness that the family of John “Brian” Brown wish to announce his passing on Monday, August 7, 2023. Brian was born in Saint John, NB, on September 10th, 1947, and was the son of the late Ruth (Lee) Brown. 


Brian is survived by his wife, Dianne Murray–Brown, his son and daughter-in-law, John David and Samantha Brown, his precious granddaughter, Lilly Brown, mother-in-law, Vivian Murray, brother-in-law, John Murray, his “Irish son”, Marcus Watson, sister-in-law, Betty Walsh Brown, nephew Jason Brown, cousins Jamie McOuat, Bobby Orr and his wife Connie and their son Steven.


Brian is predeceased by his his mother, Ruth, and his brother, Michael Brown.  


Brian, “JB” joined the Saint John Fire Department in 1971, served 37 years, and retired as Captain in 2008. Brian was an avid curler, a long-time devoted member of AA (Greendale Group), and also provided support to Al-Anon. 


JB's family is so appreciative of all of those who have come forward to tell us that you consider him a hero for his devotion to saving lives, both as a firefighter and an active member of AA.  

We know that he was one of a kind, that the stories he shared will forever carry on, and the memories we hold will forever be cherished.  


Don’t worry, Dad, rest easy. Monster (Lilly) will eat your share of Nan’s pie.  


The arrangements are under the care and direction of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. (634- 1701).  


The Family wishes to invite you to a celebration of Brian’s life on Friday, August 11th, 2023, between 3:00pm and 6:00pm at the KBM Outing Association, 2452 Westfield Road, Saint John, NB. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Sophia Recovery Centre”. Online condolences can be made at www.

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