Rev. Kenneth Brown

Obituary of Rev. Kenneth Brown

BROWN, Rev. Kenneth Andrew

On October 5, 2018, Pastor Ken was Promoted to Glory from Erie Shores Healthcare in his 81st year. He was the only child of his late parents, Dr. Douglas L. and Hilda Brown of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK. Ken had been a Type 1 Diabetic since the autumn of 1960 whilst training for the Baptist ministry at Spurgeon's College, South Norwood, London, UK. Ken and Elaine (nee Hammond) met that same autumn, became engaged at Christmas and were married at Chatsworth Baptist Church on July 1, 1961. They first pastored at Tottenham Baptist Church in North London for three years and then moved with their first child, Richard Andrew (wife Anne and children Serena and Kenneth), to West Leigh Baptist Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK where, together, they served the Lord for 14 years. Their daughter Elizabeth Gaye (husband Kimble, sons Calum and Lachlan) joined the family unit in September of 1968, and then a 2nd son, Cameron Douglas (wife Margaret, and children Matthew and Megan) completed the trio in June, 1971. The family emigrated to Regina, SK to serve at Cameron Memorial Baptist Church from 1982 until 1985, when they moved to Windsor, ON and ministered at Heritage Park Alliance Church until 1992. Ken was a caring and versatile pastor who faithfully preached the Word of God wherever and whenever opportunities presented themselves. He possessed a passion and love for Christ that energized all his days from the age of 16 when he was called by God to train for the ministry. A Memorial Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Ken's life will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Essex Christian Reformed Church, 276 Talbot Street, Essex N8M 1B8 with visitation from 1 pm until time of service at 2 pm. Dr. Rev. Gordon Ainsworth officiating. If desired memorial donations made to Canadian Diabetes Association or Charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, Essex (519-776-4233). If desired family and friends are invited to share their memories online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca