Brown, Arthur “Pete” of Arrowwood, beloved husband of 71 years of Betsy, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on January 7, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

Funeral Service Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Arrowwood Community Hall, with Pastor Dennis Burriss officiating. Cremation followed the service with inurnment at Mountian View Memorial Gardens, at a later date.

Pete’s family will be forever grateful for the loving care of all staff at the hospital and Long Term Care and if desired, in lieu of flowers, tributes may be made in Pete’s memory to Long Term Care, Vulcan Community Health Centre, Box 299, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0. Pete also quietly made provision for many children to attend Camp Chestermere so if desired, gifts may be made in his honour to Camp Chestermere, 1041 E. Lakeview Road, Chestermere, AB T1X 1B1.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through

13 Condolences for “BROWN, Arthur “Pete” 1922 – 2018”

  • Dear Carol, Betsy and Family,
    My sincere sympathy in the passing of Pete. He was an icon! He gave Ray his first haircut and my son Collin his first haircut and cut my Dad’s hair for years. Such a good and kind man at the store and in his community. God Bless.
    Cindy Dahl Scott

  • Sincere condolences to Betsy and family in the loss of Pete. Pete will be truly missed by all.
    A special , wonderfulman, and gentleman, to our family. Mr. Arrowwood. Many special memories
    Ron & Myrna Wilson

  • I am so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. He was an amazing, loving man. My Mom Marian Fraser worked for Pete and Betsy many many years ago in the store and then became life long friends. Many very happy memories come from their love and Arrowwood. BETSY and family we are very sorry for your loss.

  • My sincere sympathy to Betsy and families. I have many memories of Pete as my school bus driver, as a barber for my husband Fred and our boys (who still remember going there to get their first of many haircuts when we lived there and visited), and memories of the grocery store that he and Betsy owned and operated….may you all find peace and comfort…

  • I remember Saturdays, going to buy groceries at the store…my dad (Fritz Mason) would give Betsy the list and then he would go to the back , to Pete’s barber shop . so many great memories of that little store….my heart goes out to all of Pete’s family….

    Cindy Ward (Mason)

  • My sincerest sympathies to Betsy and families. Pete was a wonderful person who I’m sure had bad days like the rest of us, but his smile never showed it. Great memories of going to the store as a kid and visiting with him in later years when he took his skills to the extendicare. May he Rest In Peace and you find comfort in your memories.

  • Lynda and Family,
    We are sending warm thoughts and hugs during this difficult time. ‘Grandpa’ is in a better place and finally at peace and can now watch over us like he was intended too. May you find comfort in the many happy memories you have of his time here on earth.
    Sending our love from Ontario,
    Sandy & Matt, Pailin & Vann, Jimmy & Carina and Patchy

  • We are so sad to read of Pete’s passing. He was a truly fine gentleman in all respects. John would drive across the Reserve quite regularly for his haircut and visit. John and Betsy were classmates at the Cluny Dorm and enjoyed reminiscing those good old days. Our deepest sympathies to Pete’s “business partner”, wife and friend Betsy and all the family!

  • Dear “Miss Bell”, It was with sadness that I heard your dear husband and friend of so many years passed away. I will never forget the day Pete came to the school in Cluny and standing in front of the grades 1-3 class gave you a big hug. He had returned from his tour of duty and you told us you were going to be married. As a little girl in grade 2, I and the whole class thought there was no more beautiful, romantic sight! We loved you and were so happy for you. You explained your name was going to be Mrs. Brown.
    What an wonderful example you set for us, your family, and your community.
    With love and sincere sympathy to you and your family,
    Madeline (Brown) Scott.

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