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Douglas Edward "Doug" Brown

1938-2020

Douglas Edward "Doug" Brown
It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Doug Brown , on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London.
Doug is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Anne. He will be forever missed by his children, Lori (Farhad) and Keith (Kim Sauder), Kim and predeceased by Wayne. He will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Emily, Zack, Sadie, Jake and brother Ray (Yvonne), sisters Edith (John) and Marylou (Gary). Doug worked as a sheet metal mechanic for 49 years at N.R. Murphy Ltd. He had many lifelong friends and truly enjoyed his time there. He was always very active in sports involving his kids and could often be found on the coach’s bench. He was the ultimate handy-man and was always to be found puttering around the house with different projects. He could often be found in one of the aisles of Home Depot. Keith would keep him busy doing renovations and bonding over who had the better hammer. He enjoyed his pets, gardening and catching up with old friends. He was always busy! Doug was a big kid, he laughed often and was always joking around. He was our rock when we needed him, and always quick to make us smile. My dad has given me some of the best advice and I will forever cherish those moments. His grandchildren were his ultimate pride and joy and he spent most days with them. From being there to help in teaching them to walk to riding bikes, he was a huge part of their lives. He was extraordinarily proud of Emily going into College and getting to see her become a young woman (though he always thought it was too fast), and him and Zack shared a passion for all things sports and would often go to hockey or baseball games together. Sadie and him had their own special bond and she’d often be cuddled up beside him on the couch. He loved to joke, play, read or watch movies with Jake, they were truly best friends. Words cannot express the loss we feel. He was truly the “sunshine of our family”. We will be holding a Celebration of Life in his honour. Please join us for light refreshments, and to share laughs and memories; Saturday, February 15th, Anytime between 1pm-4pm. Savannah Links Golf Club, 1206 Cheese Factory Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S6 (519)622-0309. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cambridge Humane Society or The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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Service Date
Saturday, February 15, 2020