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Wilson Brown

Wilson Brown

November 11, 2012

Wilson Brown
Brown, Wilson; at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Sunday November 11, 2012. Wilson John Brown of Mount Forest in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Hubbel) Brown. Loved father of Randy Brown and his wife Yolima of Markham, Ted Brown and his wife Lynn of Ayton, Flora Burke and her husband Mike of Mount Forest and Sheila Martin and her husband Paul of Cornwall and father-in-law of Tim Andrews of Mount Forest. Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Gordon Chadwick of Windsor. Predeceased by his daughter Beth Andrews and sisters Aileen Chadwick, Florence Brown and Marion Doyle and her husband Harry. Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Tuesday November 13th from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at the Mount Forest United Church, Mount Forest on Wednesday November 14th at 11:00am. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital or the Beth Andrews Memorial Christmas Fund would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be made at www.englandfuneralhome.com


When we think of Wilson we think of his lovely, warm smile. Just a week or so,before before his passing we were dinner guests at the Wilson's. We remember how jolly he was and can visualize him sitting beside us with his hospitality and placid, jovial smile. We must not forget Dorothy. At that time she was a lovely, outwardly relaxed and charming hostess. How wonderful you were to take the time to entertain us, in spite of all you were carrying on your shoulders.You have been and always will be a wonderful person,who exudes the happiness that you and Wilson shared.

— Bette & Vern Speer, November 10, 2013

Dear Dorothy and family, We just heard about Wilson's death. We always appreciated him and send our sympathy to you. Kindest regards, Warren and Joyce Gedcke

— Warren and Joyce Gedcke, November 29, 2012

My condolences to Mrs Brown and the family. Mr Brown was always so kind and interested in the family. He was always so fair and understanding as a principal. His mom was my first teacher and I can see where his kindness comes from. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

— Carolyn (Campbell) MacDonald, November 27, 2012

Dear Dorothy, Randy, Ted, Flora, Sheila and families......Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the loss of a wonderful husband, grandfather and great grandfather. My memories of him go back to being a pupil at MFPS to the more recent years when he was almost like a family member to us. Please know that we are thinking of you....

— Tracey & Marj, November 16, 2012

I wish to send my sincere sympathy Dorothy in the loss of your husband Wilson. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.

— Elizabeth Coutts ne "Lytle", November 16, 2012

Dear Dorothy, Randy, Ted, Flora, Sheila and Grandchildren, Today we celebrated a little of Wilson's life. As a young man I started my career under the guidance of my first principal Wilson Brown. Being much older now (more mature perhaps) I see the strong positive influence he had on me that I did not grasp as a young teacher. First, his compassionate attitude towards children who had few of life's benefits was a vivid part of his nature. Whenever I came down hard on one of these youngsters, Wilson was quick to come to their defence. Only later in life (once I too became a Christian) did I share this love and compassion for the unfortunate. This is a high quality character trait that found its roots in Wilson Brown and refined in Jesus Christ. Secondly Wilson was a forgiving man and one who treasured and gave loyalty. He was one of few who had the right to be called a person of integrity. I regret not telling him how important he was in shaping in me the better qualities that a man ought to possess. We can all rejoice that when we belong to Christ, death takes us to a supremely better place. Angels celebrate and welcome Wilson. One day, all who are in Christ will rejoice with him forever. Much love to all of you. Herb & Kim Gibson

— Herb & Kim Gibson, November 14, 2012

sorry to hear , just found out

— john and ed kerr, November 14, 2012

Dear Flora and Mrs. Brown and all the rest of the family. As an adult I've come to truly appreciate how Mr. Brown allowed me the flexibility to help other students who were struggling with reading and math. I'll also never forget the impromptu grammar lessons and hope that some of those lessons carried on to my teaching career. I am sorry for your loss and know you will miss him.

— Doris Aitken, November 14, 2012

Dear Dorothy and family; We are very saddened by the news of Wilson's passing... and we will cherish many fond memories of the wonderfully, warm gentleman who was so caring, thoughtful and witty... Wilson always a kind word to say about everyone.. and always had such a very positive attitude.. Lillian will fondly remember the many ovenights spent with the Browns.. and how Wilson always welcomed her with his warm peronality and wine....... He was the epitome of the perfect Nikken friend... He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.. Our thoughts are with you Dorothy as you have gone through heavy losses in the past year... May God give you strength to continue being the pillar you have been for your family! with love, Lillian and Michael Ghali

— Lillian and Michael Ghali, November 13, 2012

When I was in early grades at Public School, my father was in rapidly declining health and I will never forget Wilson’s acts of friendship all the way to Grade 8 where he was my teacher as well as Principal. In Wilson’s own quiet way, he let me know there was another “open door” I could go to if I ever needed to chat. If my memory is correct, he was my Sunday School teacher too, and he was a special role model. I felt he was gently looking over my shoulder and part of my support group, as my father entered his final stage of life and I started High School. Occasionally, Wilson and I hunted together on Saturdays. It was a family agreement that I would take a year off school and work in our small insurance business, but my father and I were not able to spend much quality time together and he died quite early the following year. Through all those challenging first 10 years, Wilson always found a quiet time for a chat, and I always knew that I had a very special friend to whom I could confide anything and get valuable input. There are others who remember their challenges too and will never forget that caring man who touched so many lives in a special way far and beyond the requirements of his profession.

— Brian Padfield, November 13, 2012

I will never forget Mr. Brown as being a wonderfully, kind, approachable principal in public school. He had a wonderful smile and in a lot of ways reminded me of my dad. He was not scary and mean, like you thought a principal would be, instead he treated everyone with kindness. When I was a young adult, I wrote a letter to the editor to let everyone know just what an amazing individual he was. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of this wonderful man. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him but we are all better people because he was a part of our lives. Take care.

— Lorrie Hopf (Adams), November 13, 2012

Mr Brown was a true gentleman and a great teacher/Principal. He was always there to lend a hand or a shoulder to those who needed. My condolences to the entire Brown family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

— Scott Moody, November 13, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dorothy and Family...Wilson was such a gracious and caring man and will be remembered by many.

— Kathy and Bert Beilke, November 13, 2012

We cannot begin to tell you how sorry we are for all of you. Your family has been through such a trying year. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Daryll, Debb, Jessie and Burke Cameron

— Debb and Daryll Cameron, November 13, 2012

We are deeply sorry to hear of Wilson's passing. Our sympathy goes out to the Brown family during this difficult time. Thinking of you Uncle Ted, Aunt Lynn, Dustin & Jared. Xoxo

— Angie & Corey Tone, November 12, 2012

I was saddened to hear of Wilson's passing and I wish to pass on my condolences to the family. He always wore that warm and friendly smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless.

— Marie Plume, November 12, 2012

Mike and Julie. We did not know uncle Wilson well but all indications from you and other family members referred to a fine gentleman warm and considerate.Now having been in his company on a few occassions we understand fully what is meant.He will be missed but fondly remembered forever.

— Grace and Bill Dennis, November 12, 2012

Dorothy, I am so sorry to hear of Mr Brown's passing. may you find peace and comfort at this time.

— Barb Leigh, November 12, 2012

So sorry to hear of Mr. Browns passing, he was the principle at the public school while I was there, just commented the other day as to how well he treated my family and I, He was a very dear man.

— Sheryll Veidemanis ( Graham ), November 12, 2012

We were saddened to of Wilson`s passing. I will always remember working with him at the Lions Bingo. We sold nevada tickets and at the end of the night we had to tally up and it had to be exact with no mistakes. I guess that was because he was a teacher and principal. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends who will miss him Treasure your memories and yor memories will become treasures Bill & Diane Dineen

— Bill & Diane Dineen, November 11, 2012

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P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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