Brown, Chris

May 18, 1965 ~ May 26, 2020

CHRIS JOHN BROWN, husband, father, brother and friend passed away after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 55. Chris will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Stacey, and his 2 precious boys Devin (Sarah) and Riley (Haley). Chris will be fondly remembered by his siblings Gary (Nancy) Brown, Joanne VanDoorn (Randy) and Jim (Kathy) Brown and brother in law Scott Hillman (Amanda). Chris is predeceased by his parents Jack (2011) and Nancy (2008) Brown and his in laws Wayne (Trudy) Hillman and brother in law Gord VanDoorn. Chris will also be forever remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care and the Smiles To Remember (STR) Program.

Due to current pandemic restrictions, a private visitation will be held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden. A celebration of Chris’s life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care ( or mail cheques to the funeral home).


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  1. Sadly I just learned today My old friend “Brownie” passed away. Years have gone by but I still recall the good times. Brownie a good partner and a great friend. RIP brother.

  2. My condolences on your loss….may chris rest in peace and watch over those left behind

  3. I am so sorry for your loss! Chris was a GREAT man, he will be missed dearly. I know all too well the loss of a Father MUCH to young! Chuck will have some company now…. truly sorry. Wish I could be there….

  4. Thoughts and prayers to Stacey, Devin and Riley. Taken from you far too early, a devoted dad and husband who will always be in our very fond memories. With love and prayers, Jenalynn, Richard, Elliemay and Amy xxx

  5. My sincerest thoughts to the Brown family…. many fond memories of that big smile, bon fires, shed parties, Jr Farmer Olympics and Hank Williams Jr….thanks for the great times Chris, keep smiling…..Leigh Anne Currah oxox

  6. Wishing strength and peace to the entire Brown family. You are in our thoughts.

  7. To Stacey and family I offer my thoughts and prayers on the loss of Chris.
    Those of us who knew your Dad and your family leave our support form a distance to you at this time.
    Padre Stan Fraser

  8. Our thoughts go out to all of the Browns at this sad time. Chris was such a great guy and he was taken way too soon. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our community won’t be the same without him

  9. Gary Brown and the Brown Family,

    We were very sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. You are in our thoughts are prayers during this difficult time.

  10. Stacey, Devin, Riley, Gary & Nancy & family, Jim & Kathy & family, Joanne and Randy. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, brother, uncle Chris. He will truly be missed. Hugs from Jim & Kathy Thomson

  11. Stacey, Devin and Riley. We were saddened to hear of Chris’s passing. We wish you the strength to manage through this difficult time. No doubt he will also be missed by his many friends and the community he served.

    Thinking of you.

  12. Stacey, Devin, Riley and entire Brown Family,

    So sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. We knew you through the boys hockey and Chris was always easy to talk to. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    “Death leaves a heartache nothing can heal. Love leaves a memory nothing can steal.”

    The Salaris Family
    Nick, Jen, Nolan & Alex

  13. Stacey and boys, and the entire Brown family
    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Chris’s diagnosis and passing. Please except our heartfelt condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Chris had a wonderful personality and a great smile to greet everyone he knew. Hope you find some comfort in all the great memories that you created together as a family.

    Mark & Tracey Sitzes

  15. I’m so sorry Stacey and family for your loss Chris will definitely be missed expecianly that big smile sending you and family and friends hugs and prayers 😘

  16. To the Brown Families
    Our thought and prayers are with you All at this most difficult time of your lives…….

  17. Sorry for the tragic loss to all fortunate to have had Chris in their life! Looking forward to better times when we can celebrate his life and share our fond/crazy memories.

  18. Please accept our deepest condolences. My memories of Chris are all of his wonderful smile and great sense of humor. Cherish all the wonderful times you shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Chris. You are truly loved.

  19. Entire Brown Family,
    Mike and I send our heartfelt sympathy in the sudden loss of Chris, Brownie.
    We both have many memories from our younger years, especially when we were crazy teenagers. We trust that you all will find some comfort in the support of the small but mighty Brigden community.
    Mike and Connie Jaques

  20. To entire Brown Family, our condolences at this difficult time, lots of memories growing up , way to young,,in my thoughts and prayers, RiP Chris

  21. Another great and kind soul gone way to early. Our condolences to the Family. Barb and Rick Harper

  22. We are very saddened to hear of Chris’ passing. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Martin, Melissa & Darian Steele

  23. Stacey & family & all the Brown family
    Sincere sympathy to all of you on the terrible loss of Chris, way too young. The hurt is always there but it helps to remember the good times you had & I’m sure there were many. Marie Sheppard

  24. To the Brown family from the Eves family. We have had Chris and your entire family in our thoughts for some time and continue to do so. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time.

  25. Chris was a great husband,dad,brother,friend who has gone way to early. He will be dearly missed by all . Our condolences to Stacey,Devin,Sarah,Riley,Haley and all the Brown families.

  26. Stacey, Devin, Riley and family,
    What a perfect picture to capture Chris’s smile and to remember him by! There simply are no words to express how deeply sorry we are to learn of Chris’s sudden passing. Hoping that your memories of him will help with the overwhelming grief that you are feeling. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Kevin, Cheri, Travis & Emily

  27. we would like to send our sincere condolences to the Brown family. Gord and I meet Chris at Brigden Public a long time ago. one of the good guys. Alex, Erika, Gordon and Gerhard Klemm

  28. Stacey, Devin, and Riley Our sincere condolences to all the Brown Family . Darren Darlene, Ryan, and Sean Kirwan

  29. Our deepest sympathy to Chris’s family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  30. Deepest condolences to the family and friends. So sorry to hear the sad news. May Chris RIP and may the family hold wonderful memories close.

  31. We are sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Our condolences to the family. Memories are precious to keep and help through these difficult times. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  32. Sending heartfelt condolences. Praying for peace and healing at this difficult Tim

    Love from your mail lady ❤️

  33. Stacey and boys, and the Brown family. Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Chris a very dear man. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Larry & Becky Ramsay

  34. I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was such a sweet man, always had a smile on his face. May God give you all the strength & comfort you need at this very sad time. Praying for you all.
    Leona Seller

  35. Our sincere sympathy Stacey and the boys, Gary, Jim and families! Chris was a one of a kind, who left everyone with a smile. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult times ahead. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers . Jeff and Lynn Huey

  36. So sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. While we didn’t know him were great friends of Nancy and Jack. Also Beth was of Gary. It is a very sad time to loss a loved one . prayers to you all. Gord and Barb Leaper.

  37. To the families of Chris and Stacey….The photo you have chosen for Chris’s Obituary is perfect, reflecting that smile we all knew. It was wonderful that the parade was held on his recent birthday and we could see that smile one last time. Such a great guy and one who will be missed and remembered by so many. Expressions of sympathy, words of condolences can hardly convey the loss so many are feeling. May the life you all all have shared together lovingly be cherished by all of your family.

  38. My sincere condolences to all the Brown Family.Was nice he got his last wish .My thoughts and prayers are with you all..

  39. Sorry for your loss Gary dad myself and the family send our condolences to you and your family you have our thoughts and prayers always.. Brad JR

  40. Stacey, Devin and Riley and Brown families
    In our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Chris will always live on in your hearts 💕

  41. Dear Gary, Nancy and families,
    We wish to extend our condolences on Chris’s passing. Thinking of you all during this heartbreaking time:-(
    Mike & Judy

  42. Our deepest condolences to the Brown family 💔 another taken way too soon Chris will be missed by many

  43. Stacey and boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Condolences from our family to yours. thank you.

  44. Stacey and all of the Brown Families,

    My deepest sympathies at this difficult time. My fond memories of Chris are many… his smile, his laugh, his competitive spirit and his love of crazy fun life. The gentle giant will not be forgotten. Cheers Brownie xoxo

  45. I would like to express my sincere heartfelt condolences to Stacy, Devin, Riley, Gary , Joanne, Jim and their families. All too seldom in life do we get to meet and associate with such a genuinely nice person as Chris and all too frequently they are taken from us too soon. His friendship, generosity and laughter will be forever missed, but never forgotten.

  46. Stacey and family… my Condolences to you all. Chris will be remembered and greatly missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Amy (Poland) Ellacott

  47. Stacey and family Sorry for your loss my husband new Chris . Condolence to the family.

  48. Sending my deepest sympathy to the entire Brown family. I was very sorry to hear of Chris”s passing

  49. To the entire Brown family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! We will greatly miss Chris’s big smile at the ball park.

  50. SORRY to hear about Chris. Far to young to leave behind all those he cherished. Wishing the entire Brown family our deepest sympathy

  51. Stacey,Devin,Riley, and Family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
    Ellen & Dan, Jonah, Nathan

  52. Dear Stacey and family, Our family is very sorry for your loss of Chris(Brownie) He was a great person, we have many fond memories, always had a smile , Thinking of you and your family at this time. the Kozera family.

  53. Stacey & boys….our deepest condolences. We will be with you in spirit on Saturday & whenever things get back to a more normal, we will help you celebrate Chris’ life. He will be greatly missed. I know Drew looked up to him alot and will miss him dearly. You are in our prayers. Laurie & Drew Pepper

  54. My condolences to the Brown family, Chris was a Great co-worker, always ready to lend a hand, always with a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed….
    Rest easy Chris.

    Terri H.

  55. Thinking of you Stacey, Devin and Riley during this difficult time. So sorry for you loss.

  56. Our thoughts are with you through this very difficult time. Sending condolences to the entire Brown family.
    Rick and Brenda Dennis

  57. Don and I want to express to you all our deepest sympathy at Chris’ passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  58. Stacey, boys and all the family. I am sincerely heartbroken over your loss. I worked with Chris at Servi Plast a million years ago. Randy Gordon, Paul Lumley and Chris and I always had a great time together. He was an easy guy to get to know and friendly with everyone. He will always be remembered and has left a great legacy in your boys and hopefully, someday, grandchildren. He is always with you. Praying for comfort for you all

  59. Sorry for for your loss. I new Chris and his brothers and sister for a lot of years. Played two pitch against Chris and bothers for a few years. He will be missed tremendously.

  60. Chris.
    You where always someone who could put a smile on my face. You always cast light on everyone that knew you even from a very young age. Even at times when things were difficult for me worlds away I would think of some of the crazy things we did together. That always could make me laugh regardless of the shit show I was in. I will always be grateful to have known you and always regret to have never told you this!
    Losing a great father to cancer is not lost on me. I would like to tell you it gets better and the hurt goes away but alas that would be a lie.
    My sincere condolences to the Brown family.
    Adam Corbett MWO retired

  61. Dear Stacey, Devin & Riley and family, Frank & I we’re so very sorry for your loss. I can’t remember Chris ever not offering a smile, He has left a wonderful legacy in his sons. May God wrap his arms around you all and bring you and your family much comfort and peace. Please accept our condolences. God Bless you all during this incredibly difficult time.

  62. I am saddened by the loss of Chris…I worked with Chris at GTel and had good memories with him.. he helped me a lot when I first started out.. we would get together for coffee when we had the chance..thoughts and prayers to you Stacey and the boys and family…

  63. Stacey and Family,
    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers. Cal and Brenda MOORE

  64. Dear Stacey, boys and rest of the family. So sorry that you have lost Chris to Cancer. Yet you both had a love that will never be lost and he will always be close by watching over you. Love to you and your family.💔👼🏻

  65. To all the Brown families we send our sincere condolences thoughts and prayers

  66. Please accept our sincere condolences. Thinking of the family and friends and praying for you

    Ron, Cathy and Nicolas Hughes

  67. To the entire Brown family. We send our condolences thoughts and prayers at this time. He was known by many and will be deeply missed. Lots of great memories and stories to be shared about Brownie his laughter and smile will always remain in those memories.
    Junior (Fred) Chris , Josh Chelsea and Jasmine Jennings

  68. With all my love for one of the nicest families I’ve ever been blessed to meet, I send my deepest condolences. Uncle Chris was so kind to me and supported my music with such a warm heart. In times of sadness we must hold onto the memories for they are the gifts they leave us. Chris had an impact and that’s why he will be missed, loved and remembered.
    LOVE – Double L

  69. Deepest sympathies to Stacey Devin (Sarah), Riley (Haley), Gary (Nancy) Jim (Kathy) Joanne( Randy) Scott (Amanda). I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Chris since he was a baby and what a wonderful man he was. He truly loved his family. Stacey and boys I’m here for you always (((HUGS))) Love Aunt Deanna xo xo xo,

  70. Rest In Paradise, Chris. My sincere condolences to Stacey, Devin & Riley and to all extended family and friends. You will be missed. Hugs and love to all.

  71. My deepest sympathy Stacey to you and the boys…he fought a good battle and now pain free…hugs to you all

  72. To all the Brown Families, so sorry to hear about the passing of Chris. Chris always had a smile and was well known by so many people. Chris will be missed dearly , thinking of you all at this difficult time! Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey , Holly and Tim , Tyson and Mason Strangway, Greg and Kelly , Harper and Cooper Bailey xoxo

  73. My deepest condolences Stacey to you and the boys. My heart and prayers are with you all.
    Love you❤🙏

  74. Gary,Jim and Joanne
    My sympathy on Chris’s passing, very hard to lose a sibling especially a younger one, keep the good memories in your heart.
    Sincerely Donna

  75. Stacey,Riley and Devin
    Sincere condolences on your loss, remembering the good times will keep you going and he will live in your hearts forever.
    Donna Hiller

  76. So sorry for your loss and please let me know if there is anything we can do. This disease is taking too many too Young. He will always be remembered by his great smile and his love of life.

  77. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Chris will be missed. He had such a happy soul. Keep the memories close!