Cover photo for Wilfred Douglas Brown's Obituary
Wilfred Douglas Brown Profile Photo

Wilfred Douglas Brown

May 16, 1925 — May 8, 2023

Wilfred Douglas Brown

Click Here to View Service



(Wilfred) Douglas Brown
(May 16, 1925- May 8 2023)
Doug went home to be with Jesus peacefully in his sleep on May 8, 2023, an answer to many prayers that concluded a long and faithful life here on earth.

He was born on a cold and frosty day in Bay Roberts, the youngest of four boys to Edward and Lydia (Mugford) Brown. As the baby of the family he was privileged to have more education than his brothers (grade 8), but soon joined the workforce at 14 as a “Cookie” (cook’s assistant) in a lumber camp.
Doug followed his brother Nate to Toronto for the plentiful jobs in the late ‘40s. He built many buildings/sites in Toronto that are still standing today, like Christie Pitts swimming pool and apartments on Wood Street, behind Maple Leaf Gardens.
Doug met Meta in 1947 and they were married in 1948. They had two daughters (Sylvia 1950 and Cynthia 1953). They celebrated 67 years of marriage in May 2015 a few months before Meta passed away.
In 1960, after many years of working hard at construction and then drinking the weekends away, Doug found himself at an evening church service where he felt the call to rededicate his life to Christ. As he went forward that night it changed the course of his family history. The answer to many of his mother’s prayers. He went home that night and threw out all his alcohol and was sober since. He started going to church regularly and it made such a change that others in his family also decided to follow Jesus. Doug went on to serve on church boards and was an usher at Kennedy Road Tabernacle for many years. He was a faithful soldier of Christ for all these years. His prayers for his family will be dearly missed.

Doug switched careers to work in the auto industry in the late 1960s and eventually moved to Brampton. This became his and Meta’s home base for many years. After he retired in 1989, they enjoyed traveling and spent many winters in Florida.

He was a life-long Toronto Maple Leafs fan and had stories of going to the Gardens to watch a game with standing-room-only tickets that could be purchased for 25 cents. Perhaps the Leafs have a better chance of winning the Stanley Cup with him cheering from heaven.

Doug was predeceased by his three brothers John, Allan and Nate.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by his daughters Sylvia Quinlan and Cynthia Duffitt (Lloyd Rowsell), his three grandchildren Cindy Kenyon (Archie), Paul Duffitt, and Charlene Steffen (Todd); his three great-grandchildren Sean, Liam, & Caleb Kenyon, his brother-in-law Burns Strickland and his many nieces and nephews.

Donations in Doug's memory can be made to Peel Pentecostal Tabernacle Children's Ministries. Please see donation details below.

Send any dollar amount by Interac e-Transfer to give@ppt.church for free giving to the church. With auto-deposit enabled there is no need for a security question. Please ensure you include your FULL NAME in the message field. If desired, you can also specify a fund by mentioning it in the message field (building, missions or outreach)
To send flowers to the family in memory of Wilfred Douglas Brown, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, May 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Ward Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel"

52 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6W 2C5

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Monday, May 15, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ward Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel"

52 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6W 2C5

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Reception

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

9 Wellington St. E, Brampton, ON L6W 1Y1



Reception to follow Visitation at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives,

from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send a Card

Send a Card