William (Bill) Petrie Brown III passed away peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Beloved husband of Patricia Brown. Loving father of Wm. Petrie (Bill) Brown IV and his wife Corinne Robertson-Brown, Linda Van Dun and Robin MacIntyre, and Donald and Jann Brown. Cherished grandfather of Caitlin Thompson, Garrison Brown, Brianna (Ewan) Phelan and great-grandfather of Rachel and Sarah Elizabeth Phelan. Dear step-father of Heather Bryan, David Bryan, Patrick Bryan and Shawn Bryan. Loved brother of Jim (Jean) Brown, Doreen (Gary) Jamieson, Arene (Angus) Parsons, Marlene (Doug) Haney, and Tom Brown. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Wm. Petrie Brown II and Doreen Mildred Brown, and by his brother Bob Brown.  Bill was a loyal and faithful friend of Bill W. His home group was Tuesday nights at St. John-in-the-Wilderness. Bill suffered from dementia for many years but he never forgot his devotion to the program. Despite his illness, he continued to enjoy many years of golfing and bowling. Bill was also a dedicated volunteer at Sarnia General Hospital.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of William’s life will take place at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on  Wednesday, January 30, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where we hope everyone will come and share their happy memories of Bill.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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