It is with great sadness that the family of Gord Brown announce his sudden passing, the result of a heart attack in St. John, New Brunswick, his home for the past year.
Gord was born and raised in Walkerton He received his education at WDSS and later at the George Brown School of Culinary Arts. He worked for many years in Toronto at various well- known hotels and restaurants before settling at Lake Rosalind where he made his home for 30 years. There he built an industrial kitchen and “Oodles of Noodles” was born. He supplied ready-to-go meals for his customers. The majority of the herbs and vegetables he used in his recipes were grown in his own large garden. Gord believed in using the freshest ingredients for his dishes.
Gord loved the lake and the outdoors in general. He was a regular fixture at sunset as he patrolled the lake in his small motorboat with his trusty dog manning the helm. Christmas day usually found him cooking turkey dinners for his elderly shut-in friends. He would deliver the dinners personally and make sure he made time for a little visit as well. His other gift to these friends were jars of his homemade jams and jellies. He made sure these people were not forgotten or overlooked at that special time of year.
Friends and family have always maintained that Gord marched to his own drum, and indeed he did. His philosophies and ideas were unique to him (and amusing to others!) but always provided fodder for interesting and stimulating conversations.
Left to cherish these memories are his wife Laura (nee Crawford), mother-in-law Marlene Crawford MacDonald, brother Ken Brown (Lynne), Eleanor Locke, Elaine Gauthier (Jean-Paul) and Mary Ellen Black (Bill) sister-in-law Sarah Crawford and brother-in-law Jimmy Crawford as well as many nieces and nephews. Gord was predeceased by his parents Bill Brown (1986), Virginia Brown (1973) brother Alan (2010), brother-in-law Bill Locke and sister-in-law Kate Crawford.
Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside will be held at a later date.
Gord loved everything about Lake Rosalind. As a tribute to Gord Brown, the Lake Rosalind Property Owners Association has set up a memorial fund for lake conservation and preservation.
Anyone wishing to donate to Gord's Lake Fund may direct donations as follows:
1. e-Transfer - firstname.lastname@example.org (Message: Donation Gord Brown Fund
2. Drop off: Brown's Pharmacy, Walkerton or McMeeken Law Office, 207 10th Street, Hanover
3. Mail to: John Stadtlander , 423 Lake Rosalind Road 4, Hanover ON N4N 3B9
Arrangements entrusted to Cameron’s of Walkerton. Cards available at the funeral home (519-881-1273). Condolences may also be made online at www.cameronfunerlhomes.com
Goodbyes are not forever
Goodbyes are not the end
They simply say
We miss you
Until we meet again