James (Jim) Albert Bown

January 19, 2020


Passed peacefully away at the PCU of the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre on Sunday, January 19, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Poole’s Island, Bonavista Bay, Jim’s talent for playing softball and his passion for the Toronto Maple Leafs was cultivated while growing up at the Church of England Orphanage in St. John’s. Predeceased by his parents Emily and Arthur Bown and his daughter Barbara Ann. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Emily, stepsons Don and David Anthony and their families, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation on Sunday, January 26 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Monday, January 27 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, January 28 at 2:00 pm from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, 98 Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be directed to the PCU of the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre, Eastern Health, or a charity of your choice.



12-4 p.m. on January 26, 2020

6-9 p.m. on January 26, 2020

12-4 p.m. on January 27, 2020

6-9 p.m. on January 27, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday January 28th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Our hearts were saddened when we learned of Jims passing only today (Feb. 2nd). To Emily and your family our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Jims visits to the store. Go Leafs! Go Jays!
May he rest in peace!
Gleniss, Paul, Danny, Robyn and all the staff at THAT PRO LOOK.

To Aunt Emily, Don, David & families.
We were all so very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing & send along our sincerest condolences. Please know that you are in our prayers & on our minds at this most difficult time.

To Emily and Family
There will never be another Jimmy Bown – always a competitor but a true gentleman and friend. Jimmy and I “shared” third base on Softball Tournaments across the island and played in the old Commercial League at Kelly’s Brook Park and, of course, Billy Rahal Field. He had that look in his eye when he stepped up to the plate and you knew that something good was going to happen and it usually did. I remember Jim would always look for and buy a souvenir of that city or town whenever we traveled. He loved to play softball and everyone loved him. He was an inspiration and a true ambassador of the game. You will be missed, my friend. Rest In Peace, Jimmy.

Our condolences for the loss of a memorable individual . We have many fun memories of times playing ball , skating and playing hockey on Burtons Pond , Having snacks at Knightville . Our blessings go out to Jim and his family.
God Bless
John & Liz

My dearest condolences on the passing of Jim. I first met Jim when he worked for the city recreation dept helping run Little League Baseball at Churchill Park 60 years ago. We would meet occasionally over the years and I would always thank him for his kindness to us as kids. Jim was and always will be a fond memory. Rest In Peace Jim. God Bless

Sincères condoléances a la famille ont est avec vous autres

Fittingly, Jimmy left on the tail of the storm of the century. As tough as nails. But a better friend. He loved softball. But he loved Emily more. Rest in peace Jimmy.

Sincères condoléances a la famille ont pence beaucoup a vous autres

Sorry to learn of Jim passing. I will always remember the time working with him at the park. No matter how bad a day I was having he could always make me laugh.

Sorry for your loss. I know Jim loves his family dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Emily, Don and David and family I am so sorry for your loss.

A real gentleman with a great spirit!
God rest his soul.

Very sorry to learn of Jimmy death

Emily and family, deepest condolences on the passing of Jim. Jimmy’s passion for softball and his natural talent were welcomed by everyone who had the privilege to call him teammate.
Jim’s friendly and honest personality will be remembered by all who knew this wonderful gentleman.
Peter Harvey
Langley, B C

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
We are so happy that we got to see Jimmy at PCU a couple of times, you would never say he was in his last days, he was so alert and talking of old times. He use to love coming to our house in Mount Pearl during softball tournaments years ago with the teams. He loved the Caplin, Flipper Burgers, and Soups we had there for everyone. Jimmy loved playing softball at the Bill Rahel ball park and over the years we had many wonderful times especially when Libby was there. Emily, You and Jimmy were so happy together, we know you will miss him dearly. RIP Jimmy.

Dear Emily and family,
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We are presently out West and unable to come to see you, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Rosalind & John Doon

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to Emily, Don, and David and your families.

Rest in peace Jimmy. A great person and a wonderful teammate.
Joe Slaney.

Living in the vicinity of the Church of England Orphanage enjoyed, at the age of 13, playing many games of softball with Jimmy on the Orphanage grounds and later at the Bill Rahal Field…always enjoyed being in his company and we remained friends for over 60 years…he will be missed..