It is with great sadness that we share Colin’s peaceful passing on August 15, at the age of 96. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Shirley (nee Bray), and brother Murray, he will be greatly missed by his children Charles (Filomena), Susan (Geoff), Becky (Ernie) and 6 adoring grandchildren Taylor (Ben), Mathew, Jason, Braden, Samantha and Natalie. Born in Ancaster, Colin joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in 1943 and served overseas as a Canadian Officer on Loan (Can Loan) with the British Argylls, 15th Scottish Division. He went on to a career in the military and Environment Canada, and was honoured to receive numerous recognitions for his distinguished wartime service, including the Legion of Honour of France. After retirement, he and his wife Shirley returned to their hometown of Ancaster where Colin enjoyed working part-time at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. A true gentleman and raconteur, he spent many years involved in his community. He was a life long supporter and Life Governor of the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association, and a proud United Empire Loyalist descendent. He will be sorely missed by his many friends and family in Canada and Europe. Due to COVID-19 attendance restrictions, the family will be having a private service by invitation. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Wendy Chrystian | 24-Aug-2020
Condolences to you all...Colin was such a lovely man who I remember with affection when we were neighbors on Hostein Drve ..Colin and Shirley always had treats in a secret spot in the kitchen for David and Meg to find! They were both such friends that we remember fondly..
Sending my condolences to Charles and his family at this difficult time. I work with Charles at the City of Hamilton, he brought Mr. Brown to the office last summer and it was a pleasure to meet him and hear the many stories that he told, he lived such an interesting and full life, so sad to hear of his passing.