Elwin Thomas Brown


A retired Ontario Hydro employee, Elwin Thomas Brown passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Arbour Heights Nursing Home in Kingston.

Born in 1924, Elwin was the son of the late Thomas and Maria (nee Perkins) of Waterville, Quebec. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #560 in Kingston.

Elwin was the beloved husband of 67 years of Katherine (nee Smith).

He was loving father of Judy Skirrow (Jerry) and Thomas Elwin and proud grandfather of Allan Shaw (Joan) of Calgary and Jeff Shaw (Letitia) of Pakenham.

Elwin was cherished great-grandfather of Jesse, Ethan, David and Devan.

He is survived by his brother Russell (Irene) of Beebe, Quebec, James (Ruby) of Oshawa, William of Montreal and Gloria of British Columbia.

He was predeceased by his grandson Dale Thomas Shaw in 2002, and by an infant daughter, Donna Marie, in 1953.

He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews.

Friends were received at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home-Central Chapel at 49 Colborne Street, on Thursday, March 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion service was held at the home at 7 p.m.

Visitation preceded the funeral service held at St. Paul’s Church, at 137 Queen Street on Friday, March 30 at 11 a.m. Rev. Kris Michaelson officiated at the service with Rev. Jack Bennett assisting.

Interment followed at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations to the Leprosy Mission of Canada or St. Paul’s Church-Building Fund would be appreciated.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home.

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