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Shawn Brown

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August 4, 1972 – February 10, 2024

Shawn James Brown passed away at his residence in Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the age of 51. 

Shawn was born on August 4, 1972 in The Pas, MB. and was given the name Darrel Eric. Unfortunately his biological father had passed away prior to his birth and his biological mother made the decision to put him up for adoption. So at the age of 15 months he was adopted into the Brown family and became known as Shawn James Brown. 

Shawn is predeceased by parents Raymond and Aganessa Brown and his grandparents Jacob and Katherina Gerbrand, Stephen and Blanche Brown. 

Shawn is survived by his siblings Kynza Stephaan, Sheldon (Tannis) Brown, Trina (Stephen) Rumancik and Erin Brown. His nieces and nephews Donovan, Shelby, Mackenzie, Jacoby, Claire, Zoey. And his great nephew Sterling. Shawn is also survived by his significant other Dakota Twovoice and his sons Brennan Twovoice and Sebastian Bone. Shawn is also remembered by many friends and those he saw as family. 

Shawn spent his earlier years mainly in Austin, MB. There he enjoyed the freedom of the farm. He spent a lot of time in the woods around the home and exploring nature. There he attended Austin Elementary School. In junior high the family moved to Portage la Prairie, MB where he attended La Verendrye School and Portage Collegiate Institute. Once he was in Portage he struggled with school and to find good friends which unfortunately led him to trouble at times. He was in and out of the family home during his teen years. Which eventually led him to Winnipeg. 

Shawn spent his adult life in Winnipeg. He worked a variety of different jobs which allowed him to meet people and make lots of friends along the way. One of Shawn's proudest times was when he worked on a daycare board. Shawn didn't have any children of his own but he was most proud of the boys he called his own Brennon and Sebastian. He enjoyed going for walks and spending time with his friends. 

After Shawn's battle with Covid, he was able to move into his first apartment. This was such a highlight in his life. He loved to spend time playing cards with his new friends in the apartment building. This opened up a whole new world for him. So with a new lease on life and the help of a wheelchair he was able to have freedom to enjoy life and go on adventures around the city. He was known to test the wheelchairs battery to see how far he could go.  He enjoyed every day that he had. 

Visitation and service will be on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 1 pm. It will be held at the Unitarian Church located at 603 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, MB. No luncheon will be provided.  A private burial will be at a later date. Ethical Death Care is in charge of his funeral. 

Thank you to all who made Shawn a part of their life. You are all honorary pallbearers. 

Shawn's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Comments (1)
Mar 05

So very sorry to learn of Shawn’s passing. When I worked at Pregnancy & Family Support Services he would help us with our computer/technical problems. He was always kind and very willing to help. RIP Shawn😢

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