In Celebration of

Dr. Donald Brown

November 20, 1925 -  December 2, 2019

WWII Veteran, RCAF Navigator

Born in Toronto, son of Jack and Wilma Brown and brother to Margaret (late Thorby) and Bruce (Aino). Predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean, of nearly 64 years. Most loving and supportive father to Catherine (Bill), Susan, Marilyn (Robert) and Elizabeth (Mario). Proud Grandpa of Mary (Oliver), Laura (Adam), Emily (Robert), Liane, Jocelyne, and Tristan. Blessed great-grandpa of four little boys. He will also be greatly missed by his extended family.

Dad was a WWII veteran of the RCAF serving as a Navigator. Following the war, he graduated from the U of T Faculty of Medicine and enjoyed a long career as a radiologist in several GTA hospitals. Dad raised his family in a close-knit neighbourhood in Mississauga where he created many long-lasting friendships. Outside of his busy professional life, Dad was a devoted family man and a kind, considerate friend. He was a passionate reader and historian, classical music/opera lover, Ham radio operator, occasional golfer, and avid bridge player. Dad’s character was grounded in his strong faith and values. He was a long-time United Church member and active community volunteer. He was a Rotarian for more than 40 years and lived the Rotary motto of “service above self”. Dad will be remembered for his integrity, unconditional love and support, his warm smile and “sparkling eyes”, a great sense of humour and his thoughtfulness. He was a rare breed and a true gentleman and will be missed.

Visitation will be at Turner & Porter Neweduk-Erin Mills Chapel,
1981 Dundas Street West, Mississauga (just east of Erin Mills Pkwy) on Monday, December 9, 2019, from 4 -7 pm.

A Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 3 pm with visitation 1 hour before.

Reception to follow.

Our family would like to thank the staff at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre for their compassionate, skilled care and loving support. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Don’s memory to either the Sunnybrook Foundation (Veteran's Comfort Fund) or Doctors Without Borders.


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Linda (Tisdale) and Gerry Knechtel (Family friend)

Entered December 4, 2019 from Florida

Dr. Brown will be sorely missed by all who knew him. His ready smile and twinkling eyes always brought a smile to my face. Deepest sympathy to all the family.

Pat Askew (Friend of Bruce and Aino)

Entered December 5, 2019 from Georgetown, Ontario

What a fitting tribute for a long-time servant of the Lord. Although I met him several times, I did not really know him. I feel that I now know his heart.
Wishing you God's comfort and peace in the loss of this wonderful man.
You will meet again on the other side.
Pat Askew <><

John and Cissie Miller (Friends of Bruce and Aino)

Entered December 5, 2019 from Toronto

Don's obituary reflects perfectly the man we remember.

Milton and Elizabeth Harmelink (Friends of Bruce & Aino Brown)

Entered December 5, 2019 from Mississauga

Our sympathy goes out to Bruce and Aino and to Don's family. How comforting to know that he had a long and satisfying life, rich in the faith in Christ's love.

Steve & Bonnie Lougheed (friends of Bruce and Aino)

Entered December 5, 2019 from Nanticoke

So sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
Steve & Bonnie


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