BROWN, Donald Thomas ‘Don’
Passed away at home on the 24th of October 2021. Loved son of Thomas Malvern (dec) and Grace Noel (dec) and later Jack Perry (dec). Loved husband of Jeny (dec) and loved father of Annya and Simon. Loved partner of Judy and good friend to her children Dan, Beth and Amy and their families and their Oregon friends. Don was a brother, brother-in-law and uncle, a good friend to Ray and many others. He was proud of his role in irrigation in the local community.
‘Much loved and missed’Funeral Notice
Family and friends of the late Mr. Don Brown are respectfully invited to attend his Graveside service at the Murray Pines Lawn Cemetery, Mildura South on Thursday 4th November 2021, commencing at 10:30 am.
Please note that those attending the service must use the Compulsory QR code check in and provide evidence of full vaccination, as per the current Victorian Health direction.View Don's funeral service here
RIP my dear Don. I miss you. I miss your perspective on all matters. I miss your humor, your sarcasm; your generosity, your frugality; your willingness, your stubbornness; but most of all, I miss having you in my everyday life. Your twinkly eyes and smile will be in my heart as long as it beats. All my love, JudyOctober 30, 2021
Without irrigation Mildura would be a desert. Don Brown made the water flow in the right direction, with knowledge and skill.October 30, 2021
His task is done, but the water still flows.
Rest in Peace Don. I cannot believe you are no longer with us. Deeply saddened and remembering you and your beautiful smile in my mind and in my heart forever. Thinking of you.October 31, 2021
Our family had the pleasure of meeting Don when he visited John and Amy in Gurnee IL USA. He was a fine, friendly gentleman and we were looking forward to seeing him after COVID was over. We hope Don’s children and Judy remember the good times and that those memories see them through their grief.November 1, 2021
Mr. Brown, What an honor it was to have met you and a pleasure to get to know you. Thank you for being kind, generous, and thoughtful with my mother. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to come into her life, she only had to travel half way around the world to find you! Thank you for showing me how to cook a leg of lamb properly and for dragging Keen’s Curry across the globe for me. I have a feeling that I could have learned so many things from you had we had more time together. It’s hard for me to believe you are gone. Thank you to Simon and Annya for sharing you with us. I’m so sorry for their loss. The world feels a little bit empty without you in it. I hope you are having a good belly laugh and glass of wine wherever you are. We miss you already and can’t wait to see you again.November 1, 2021
Very sad to hear of Don’s passing, but grateful to have known him. I will miss his sense of humor and colorful expressions. We were all lucky to have Don as part of our lives even at a distance. Rest in peace, Don Brown. Thanks for sharing your life with my family and taking care of our mother!November 2, 2021
Thank you Don for over 50 years of not only professional association in your capacity as irrigation designer and installer ( and mine as a horticultural consultant), but above all as a personal and family friend, and variously camping, fishing and boating mate. Your legacy will live on through the many irrigation systems designed and installed as well as the fond memories created.November 3, 2021
I was fortunate enough to have known Don Brown for the last 12 years. What a true rugged gentleman! During our time together, we spent countless hours fishing, drinking wine, doing various home improvement projects and shooting the breeze. I can only hope that the fishing is better wherever you are now, my friend, and that the Poms haven’t spoiled paradise for you (if any of them actually made it there)! You will be sadly missed, but your wit, kindness and zest will never be forgotten.November 4, 2021