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Reverend Donald George Brown



Don Brown was born in Edmonton to Jeff and Grace Brown. At the age of 16, Don started his varied working career by forming a partnership with his father. The business, then known as J.G. Brown and Son Linoleum and Asphalt Tile Layers, and later Brown Floor Covering Ltd., serviced hundreds of homes in Edmonton as well as hospitals, schools and government buildings in an area spanning from Red Deer to the Territories, Saskatoon to Vanderhoof, B.C. Don retired from business in 1972. In 1969, Don created a course and he instructed the flooring apprenticeship program at NAIT for the next 15 years.

Throughout his life, Don was involved with the United Church of Canada and in 1969 answered Godís call to the Ministry. He became the founder and first Minister (part time) at McClure United Church in Edmonton and served there until 1973; he then moved to Morinville United for the next 18 years both as a part and full time Minister, until retiring in 1992 to spend more time with his loving family, and for golf and curling.

Don is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Douglas (Ailene) of Edmonton, daughter, Judy (Robert) Boisvert of Nanoose Bay, B.C. and son, Richard of Lac La Biche; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Don was predeceased by his parents; and wife of 56 years, Shirley in 2006.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ashmont United Church, in Ashmont Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ashmont United Church or a charity of oneís choice.

In Loving Memory of
Reverend Donald George Brown
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