1932 - 2021
Obituary of Gerald Brown
BROWN, Gerald Albert (Jerry) born September 20, 1932, passed away peacefully May 29, 2021 at Erie Shores Health Care, Leamington.
Survived by loving daughters Lori Lachowski (Richard, 2014), Lynn Stockwell (John), cherished grandchildren Jeremy Stockwell (Tania), Jaclyn Stockwell (Keith), Jenna McKie (Sean), Angela Lachowski (Ben) and Christopher Lachowski. Great grandchildren Andrea, Baron, Theodore, Koralie, Macy, Hudson; nephews David, and Alan Brown.
Pre-deceased by spouse Mary Jane (1984), parents Darrel (1964), mother Hazel (1998), brother, Bruce (2019) (Claudia).
As a teenager, Jerry’s first job was working with his beloved grandfather, Albert Brown, delivering ice to Leamington residents for their ice boxes in the days before refrigeration. At 16 Jerry drove transport trucks for his father’s company, D. Brown Cartage, after school. Jerry went on to become an owner of D. Brown Cartage in partnership with his brother Bruce. Jerry operated that business for several decades and has enjoyed many lasting business relationships since his retirement.
An avid golfer, Jerry spoke fondly of his Sunday morning golf group where they held regular tee times at Erie Shores. He shared his love of the links with his daughters and tried his best to coach them on how to correct that wonky slice or clear the creek on the third and sixteenth holes.
Jerry was a private man who was informed with a wealth of knowledge on many topics. He would respectfully share his views when asked on politics, sports, and the stock market.
Jerry had established friendships at local coffee shops where lively conversations, laughter and camaraderie were shared.
He remained independent, in the home he loved after a fall from his roof in 2016 that challenged his mobility. Jerry appreciated the fact this was accomplished with the love and support from his cherished friends Denis and Valerie Drouillard.
Jerry loved his family and friends and was in-charge and control of his health decisions always; he did things his way.
He felt very fortunate to have lived in the community he cherished for 88 years. He took pride in his well-maintained lawn and yard and enjoyed quiet time at his home
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. David Bayley and the devoted 2N nursing staff, who professionally delivered the best in compassionate care.
We will forever miss and always remember our dear father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
A private family internment is being held to honour Jerry's wishes.