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John Brown
April 15, 1927 - March 13, 2019
3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K3
(416) 259 - 3705
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John slipped away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in his 92nd year, with the love of his daughter by his side.

He was born on April 15th, 1927 to Gertrude and John Brown in Ayr, Annebank, of Scotland. Predeceased by his siblings Catherine (Kitty), Margaret (Peggy), Jim, Gertrude, Davina, and Elspeth. Also, by his ex-wife Marketa (Rita) Brown.
He will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father, a chemist, a distinguished professor of Mathematics, for his sense of humour and anecdotes, an avid reader and wordsmith, lover of cryptic crosswords, cooking, woodworking and being first up in the early morning to grab some solitude. He witnessed many changes and technological advancements to the world around him and always had a story to tell of how it was when he was a young boy.

After his failing eyesight, tv became his best friend and he thoroughly enjoyed watching the British dry humour shows like Monty Python and Black Adder, science shows like Nova, various Murder Mystery Series', the National News and Current Affairs shows.

John was a good friend to all and touched the lives of everyone who met him. He was a gentle, loving, caring, wonderful man who has left a mark etched on our hearts and will be missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter Jojo, his son Karli, his step daughter Toni, daughter in law Lisanne, son in law Tim, grandsons Bryan and Geoff, grand daughters Emily and Amanda, and nieces and nephews from his Scottish side.

Private cremation services were held by the family and a celebration of life will be held on Sat. July 20th at 15 Twenty Fourth Street between 2-4 pm
A special thank you to all the doctors and care workers for your loving kindness and caring of John.

Donations to the St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be placed at

If someone prefers to send condolences or memories by mail, please send to:

15 Twenty Fourth Street
Etobicoke, ON.
M8V 3N3