Don was born February 11, 1951, in Emo, Ont., to Dorothy and Raymond Brown. He passed away February 17, 2022, with family by his side.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary; sons Donny (Rebecca) and James and daughter Allison; his mother Dorothy; and siblings Dennis (Beth), Cynthia (Donnie Bolen), Joyce (Wayne Pollard), Janice (Creston Dorie) and Pam Peters; plus numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Don worked in the forestry, mining and construction industries. If you couldn’t find him in the forest you could find him in his shop doing most of his own repairs.

He also had a great love of going to equipment auctions.

Don struggled with his health over the past several years after having a stroke in 2014.

A private service will take place in Don’s memory.

If desired donations in Don’s memory may be made by cheque to the Rainycrest Activation Program or the Canadian Mental Health Association (Fort Frances Branch), c/o Northridge Funeral Home Ltd., Box 89, Emo, Ont.

“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;

Of happy memories that I leave when life is done”

-Author Unknown