Bruce Brown of Morrisburg died peacefully due to complications of MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) at Winchester and District Memorial Hospital on August 22, 2016.
He was 71.
Bruce battled this degenerative brain disease for six years with grace, hope and courage. He never let it get him down, and kept his sense of humour throughout.
He was the beloved husband and soul mate of Kathryn “Kit” (nee Read) for 47 years. He was loved and will be deeply missed by his three children: Rob (Tanya), Trisha (companion Rolly) and Dan.
Bruce was the very proud Papa to Trisha’s three children: Nellwyn, Rohan and Oeifa. He leaves behind loving family in Ontario, North Carolina and British Columbia.
After 27 years at Navistar Canada in Hamilton, Ontario, Bruce pursued a new career in North Carolina for six years setting up Thomas Credit Corp for Thomas Built Buses. Bruce returned to Canada to close out his career with Les Enterprises Michel Corbeil Inc. as National Sales Manager. He retired in 2007.
Bruce spent many happy hours with his family. He was a golfer, and avid Miami Dolphins fan.
Many thanks to CCAC, Paramed, and all of our PSWs – especially Michael and Jason – for their help the last couple of years. Krystal, the Respite Supervisor at the MacIntosh Senior Support Centre, has also been a big help.
Also we extend a thank you to Dr. G. Peters and doctors and staff at St. Lawrence Medical Centre Iroquois and Morrisburg. Special thanks to the staff on the med/surg 2nd floor Winchester and District Memorial Hospital for their gentle and compassionate care.
A final thank you to David Lapier for his kindness, and for his support in making Bruce’s funeral a joyous celebration of life.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Thursday, August 25, 2016. There was an opportunity to share memories at 3 p.m.
Donations to Canadian Red Cross or Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.