In memory of

John Rae Brown

January 13, 1928 -  January 15, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Rae Brown on January 15, 2023 after a short stay at Lakeridge Health Ajax at the age of 95.

Beloved husband of over 70 years to Helen (Niven). Cherished father of Linda and Glenn (Diane) and Poppa to grandson Patrick (Felicia). Predeceased by his brother Edward and survived by his brother Douglas (Mabel). He will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

Rae retired from Air Canada in Montreal 35 years ago after a 35-year career. In his early retirement years he enjoyed travelling, golfing and spending time at the cottage. Rae and Helen eventually moved to Ajax to be closer to their family. In his later years he enjoyed reading, watching sports and spending quality time with his family and friends.

He was a founding member and Past Master of Harmony Lodge in Pierrefonds, Quebec.
As per his request cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time.

In Rae’s memory donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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Tom & Shirley Smith 

Entered January 18, 2023

Sorry for your loss.

Jasmine Eames 

Entered January 18, 2023

Helen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! Rae was one very special human being. As I look at his picture here, that is how I would love to remember Rae, that beautiful smile, and his eyes told me a lot. Not one to get involved in office drama, and I always reminded him that we were of like mind. After all, we almost share a birthdate, one day apart but different years. To have known Rae for so many, many years, was a true blessing.

Helen, the few times that I dropped by for some reason or the other, in Pierrefonds, you were very welcoming and I saw how you both clicked together, true love, bound forever until death do you part. You will miss Rae dearly, but I am certain that you have so very many wonderful memories that can keep Rae alive in your heart for many years to come. May God grant you and the family, courage and strength in the difficult days ahead, as you grieve your loss.

Eternal rest grant unto Rae, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine on him. May his soul rest in peace.

Jim Jardine 

Entered January 18, 2023

My sincere condolences to my former colleague Rae’s family. I shall always be grateful for his sharing of knowledge and mentoring after I joined his department (TCA - Airways Engineering) in 1961. RIP.

Glen & Françoise Gillan 

Entered January 18, 2023 from ex. Aeronautical Services (Glen)

Although it's sad to hear that Rae has passed away, it's nice to know that he had such a long and happy retirement to do the things that he enjoyed and to be with the family that he loved.

Our Condolences.

Past Master Guy McLellan and Sandra 

Entered January 25, 2023

Sympathy to Helen and the family.


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