It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend; Donald Charles Brown. He slipped away peacefully at the Irene Thomas Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in a room filled with love surrounded by close family and friends, finally to rest.
Don is survived by his greatest love in life, his best friend and wife of 49 years, Susan (nee) Tillett. Inseparable. Together Don and Sue would build a house into a home and fill it with fond memories shared with their children and grandchildren. Always staying true to the vows they spoke on their wedding day, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, forever and ever…
Don is pre-deceased by his mother, Blanche (nee) Harris, survived by his three children, Tammy, Jason (Teresa), Christopher (Jennifer), his five grandchildren; Austin, Taebyn, Andrew, Braeden, Aleks, his father Cliff, stepmother Jean and sisters Bonnie and Donna (Bill).
Don loved great music, gatherings with family and time away to relax in Birch Bay. Together with Sue they also shared many wonderful memories in Bucerias, Mexico with longtime friends Ellen and Wayne Bortolussi. His one great passion in life was cars. A life-long collector and admirer, Don was a proud and active member of the Early Ford V8 club. It was the great friendships he forged here over the course of his retirement that would inspire him to finish restoring his 34’ Ford Coupe. With special thanks to the Early Ford V8 Club and dedication of Cliff Haller, that dream will soon become reality.
The absence of his warmth, his kind smile and infectious laugh has already left a tremendous void in our lives. Please join us to celebrate Don’s life on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ocean View Funeral Home at 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. A reception will follow the service at the family home in North Delta.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Lyly Lee of the Surrey Cancer Agency and the very special staff and volunteers at the Irene Thomas Hospice. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. The care and compassion they showed will not be forgotten.

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