Brown, Cecil Robert Douglas “Buster”

Buster Brown was born on March 5, 1921, at home, and he was the only son of William and Melanie Brown who owned a farm 5 miles east of Sexsmith. He had a younger sister, Delphine. In 1922 the Browns moved to Hythe, where Buster’s father taught school for a year. Then they returned to the farm and built a house. Unfortunately, their house burned down in 1924, and they did not have insurance, but they received much help from neighbors. However, the Browns moved to the village of Sexsmith and set up an insurance business. Buster was well known in sport circles. He enlisted in the army in February 1941. First he was in the artilleray in Nova Scotia, and later he was posted overseas with the first contingent on D-Day. He remained in Europe until the end of the war. In September 1947, after returning to Sexsmith, Buster married Marion Innes (daughter of William Innes who farmed in the Buffalo Lakes district) in Sexsmith, and worked for the post office. Buster and Marion moved Sherwood Park (1975) and to St. Albert (1976) where he continued with the post office. They had two children: Linda and James.
Source: Wagon Trails Grown Over pp. 408 – 410 and 1149 (Name on Roll of Honour)
Buffalo Trails p. 141
Herald Tribune May 1, 1941 p. 1 c.6