General Harold Edward BROWN

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BROWN, Harold Edward
Brigadier General (retired)
At the Bradgate Arms Retirement Residence on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in his 103rd year. Predeceased by his loving wife, Julia DeLacey Prindiville, (d. June 1999). He is survived by his daughters Susan Kohn (Carl) and Janet Williams (Robert) and son Peter (Cindy) of Ardrossan, Alberta, and his sister Shirley Park (Grier) of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He was the proud and devoted grandfather of Tracey May (James), Mark Soteroff (Natalie), James Cartan (Kelly), Elizabeth Cartan (Warren) and Alex Brown; and loving great- grandfather of Jack and Madeleine May, Mikayla Soteroff, Brooke Smith and Cole and Rhys Cartan. Brigadier General Brown served in WWII with the 17th Field Regiment R.C.A., and as Commanding Officer of 1st Field Regiment R.C.H.A. in Italy and North West Europe. His post-war service was as Commander, Canadian Contingent, United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt in 1957; Commander, Central Ontario Area 1960-64, and as Senior Military Adviser, Military Component, Canadian Delegation, with the International Commission for Supervision and Control, Indo-China, 1964-65. He was also Honorary Lt. Colonel and Honorary Colonel of 7 Toronto Regiment R.C.A. from 1986-91. He was President of the Fort York Branch, Royal Canadian Legion in 1984, a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and a member of the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto. The family will receive visitors at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES – NEWBIGGING CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH, 24 Cheritan Avenue, at Yonge Street, one block south of Lawrence Avenue on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Missions in Canada, 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 301, Toronto M4T 1W2, or to the charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
Humphrey Funeral Home
A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel
416-487-4523

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Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel Limited
1403 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4G 3A8
416-487-4523
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Published in National Post on Oct. 18, 2014
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