Toby (Glen) Brown
August 9, 1923~April 18, 2014.
After over 90 years of enjoying life, Toby, a WWII veteran, passed away peacefully in Nanaimo with his family by his side April 18, 2014. Toby will be greatly missed by all those who knew him but especially by his wife of 67 years, Joan; Son Jack (Yvonne), Daughter Nancy Stern (Harvey); Grandchildren Wayne (Tanya), David, Darren (Michelle), Meagan (Billy); and many precious Great Grandchildren. The special times we’ve had together will forever live in our hearts.
Toby was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the baby of nine children. He enlisted with the Navy in 1942 and was on the North Atlantic run. After the war, Toby took up his favourite sport, hockey. He played semi-pro with the Regina Caps, Los Angeles Monarchs, Kamloops Elks and New York Rovers before moving with his wife Joan to Victoria, B.C. He worked at Canadian Stevedoring and was transferred to Nanaimo in 1961. Toby enjoyed golf, curling, salmon fishing and after retiring, he and Joan enjoyed many winters in Mesa, Arizona and amazing cruises.
Toby’s life was exciting, rich and full of wonderful family and friends. We would like to thank the staff and Hospice volunteers at the Palliative Care Unit and his Legion buddies who made his final days peaceful.
There is no service as per request, but we encourage you to celebrate your time with & memories of Toby in your own special way. Donations in Toby’s memory can
be made to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation.