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Dorothy Brown

Obituary of Dorothy Ellen Brown

Peacefully in her sleep, she is finally reunited with her soulmate, Jim Brown who predeceased her June 4, 2018.  They were like “two peas in a pod.”

Dorothy was born in Perth, Ontario, the only child of Harold & Marjory Bradley. Remembered by her children  Bradley (Nancy), Christian, Timothy (Anne) and Julia (Dave Moodie), 6 Grandchildren and one Great Grandson.

She graduated from PDC&I to attend Queens University, earning a BA (Arts ‘50). It was during her time at Queen’s that she met and fell in love with the most dashing and clever man on campus. They married in Perth in 1953.

The couple moved to Boston, where Jim pursued his PHD, then worked in Pittsburgh. It was there that the three boys (the Three Bears) were born. Returning to Canada in 1964, Julia (Goldilocks) was born.  Jim became Dean of Mining and Engineering at Queens, while Dorothy tended to kids, household and all things creative. She was a teacher, artist, musician, made her own clothes and designed & created jewelry. Winters were busy at their house in the woods, where cross-country skis adorned the entrance way. Her beloved golden retrievers were always at her side. Sun-filled summers were spent at the family cottage on the Big Rideau, initially in the cottage that her father built, later in the ‘big’ cottage next door. There was no happier place for Dorothy.

She was resolute, proud, entertaining & stubborn. She taught her own children to be well mannered, how to drive a boat and be independent.

Dorothy has been cremated and there will be an interment in Perth this summer, for family and friends to attend. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the UHKF.