passed away at the North Bay General Hospital on Saturday, September 27th, 2003 following a brief illness, at the age of 79 years. Charles Edward Brown was the beloved husband of the late Merril Jessie (nee Finnen) who predeceased him in January of 2002. Dear father of Judy Burke (Don Luxton) of North Bay, Ron (Lynne) of Vancouver, Hal (Lise) of Niagara Falls, Edward “Ted” (Janet) of Almonte, and Beth of Sudbury. Lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, he will also be sadly missed by his sister Phyllis Rowe (Bob deceased) of North Bay. Charles was proud to have served as a wireless operator on a Lancaster bomber, a member of the Pathfinder Squadron, during WWII. He developed a great passion for radio and has been a dedicated HAM operator for many years. He and Merril and their family enjoyed camping at Sid Turcotte Park in Mattawa and trailered there for close to 30 years. The Brown family will receive friends at the Martyn Funeral Home Tuesday, September 30 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The funeral services will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 1st, 2003. Cremation will follow at the Forest Lawn Crematorium. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Fund will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.