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Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at his residence with his loving family by his side on Friday, September 9, 2016, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband and best friend of 36 years to Donna Howatt. Loved father of Bryan Boyd-Brown (Becky Dunn), Amy Brown (Ryan Widjanarko), Katie Brown (Mike Theriault) and Madison Brown. Papa will be sadly missed by Braydon, Ethen, Ryder, Emma, Lilah and Kylie. Dear brother of John, Shirley and Patricia. Predeceased by siblings Harvey, Stanley, Ken and Pearl. Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Tuesday (7-9 p.m.) & Wednesday (10-11 a.m.). Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre. Memorial contributions to the Hospice Wellington or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

A tree will be planted in memory of Donald (D.J.) Brown in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm.