William Anderson Brown

With Amazing Grace, William Anderson Brown passed away peacefully into the morning dawn on Saturday, April 14th, 2012.

Born Nov. 15th, 1925, (Toronto, Ont.) Bill Brown of Sooke, BC, (previously of Vancouver and Richmond, BC,) lived to age 86.

Beloved Husband to the late Margaret Rose Brown (nee Ellis), Loving Father to his children Wm. Peter, Rosalind Ann, and Cynthia Margaret (John), Cherished Grandfather to grandson Jeremy and to granddaughter Amber (Cole), Adoring Great Grandfather to Olivia Kelly Ann.

Son of John James Brown and Betsey Anderson Brown of the county York, Toronto, Ontario. Bill was predeceased by his brothers Johnny, Al, and George, and by his sister Betty, as well as by his brother in law Frank, his brothers in law Chuck and Bill, and most recently by his son in law Al, as well as by his sister in law Peggy, his brother in law David (Julie), and sister in law Helen Jan.

Bill is survived by his sister in law Dodie, sister in law Joyce (Ray), and by his sister in law Jess. As well as by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2012, at 1:00pm, at St. John the Baptist Heritage Church, on Glencairn Lane, in Colwood, BC. Rev. Jim Lauder officiating.

All members of Bill’s community are welcomed to attend. Reception to follow, adjacent Emery Family Hall.

Bill’s family wishes to express sincere thanks with special appreciation to each and every one of Bill’s Home Care Workers, (CHWs, H&CC) whose companionship and attentive care to Bill’s needs, preferences, and wishes extended way above & beyond, thereby making it possible for Bill to continue to enjoy living in his own home, which is where he always wanted to be.

Bill’s family also wishes to express many heartfelt thanks to Bill’s close friends, his good neighbours with whom Dad shared so much of himself, his good humour, many projects, and his creative ideas. Your friendship was important to Bill. Dad treasured time spent together with each of you.

In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family asks that donations be made in memory of the late Bill Brown of Sooke to the charity of one’s choice.