In Memory of M. David R. Brown, FCIA, FSA
July 9, 1934 – March 7, 2017
It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of our beloved David Brown. David died at St. Michael’s Hospital on March 7th in the presence of his loving family. He leaves behind his beloved wife Marion, his son Chris (Melanie Smith), daughter Clare (Derek de Gannes) and stepson Don Caunter (Sandra). He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Erica, Emma, Moira and Garrett. David will also be missed by his wide and varied circle of friends.
A native of Winnipeg, David studied actuarial science at the University of Manitoba, winning the gold medal. In 1960 he moved to Toronto to join Eckler Ltd. and over the next 55 years he built a distinguished career in pension and benefits consulting. He was active in the development of his profession, serving as president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Chair of the International Association of Consulting Actuaries, vice-president of the Society of Actuaries and as member of the Pension Commission of Ontario.
David was a man of great integrity and this informed his conduct in all areas of his life. His gentlemanly nature was matched by his rigorous intellect and his penchant for knowledge led him to pursue many passions: history, the arts, philosophy, music, extensive travel, and wine. He cherished his quiet time with Marion at the end of each day over the cryptic crossword puzzle with a G&T. David was a convivial and quietly competitive fellow and enjoyed his many friends whether it was on the curling ice, at the bridge table, or at the ballpark cheering on his beloved Blue Jays.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Saturday March 11, 2017 from 3p.m. until service time in the chapel at 4p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the St. Michael’s Hospital.