In Loving Memory
On November 2, 2020, at the age of 53, Christopher Bruce Browne unexpectedly passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While the family mourns his loss, he is rejoicing with the choirs in Heaven.
Beloved son of Harold and Carol Browne of Ottawa, the eldest of the four Browne brothers, David Browne and wife Michelle of Lantana, Texas, Bradley Browne and wife Angela of Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, Douglas Browne and wife Carla of LaSalle, Ontario. Remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews, Jonathan and Kirsten of Texas, Courtney, Dylan and Emma of Nova Scotia and Olivia, Ryan and Lauren of Ontario
Chris grew up in Ottawa, where he faithfully attended the Metropolitan Bible Church and served in Christian Service Brigade, earning the program’s highest honor as a Herald of Christ. After attending gifted programs in grade school and graduating from Lisgar Collegiate Institute, he attended the University of Waterloo, where he earned a Bachelor of Mathematics with joint degrees in Computer Science and Chartered Accounting. He later attended the University of Ottawa, where he earned a Masters degree in System Science. Chris was a published author with books on Linux and a frequent presenter at technical conferences on PostgreSQL.
Chris lived and worked in many places including Ottawa, Ontario, and Irving, Texas, and then finally settled in Scarborough, Ontario, where he worked as a database architect for Afilias Canada. Wherever Chris lived, he was always involved in his local church, where you could find him singing in the choir or playing his French horn. He was a brilliant mind and a prolific contributor to the open source community, and he enjoyed participating in many technical user groups and conferences.
Chris was close to his brothers, parents and extended family and regularly traveled with the family across North America, Europe, and as far away as India. He was a gentle-hearted and humble man who was always willing to help others. Chris loved God and his family and will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Christian Service Brigade of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
Family and friends are invited to visit at Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa on Wednesday, November 11 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. The Funeral Service will be held at The Metropolitan Bible Church, 2176 Prince of Wales Drive on Thursday, November 12 at 11:00am.
Please note attendance will be strictly limited to those making reservations through EventBrite. All pandemic protocols are being followed and respected; masks are required, social distancing is to be respected and maintained. We kindly ask that everyone refrain from physical expressions of sympathy such as hugs and shaking hands.
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