Obituary of Don Brodie
It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Charles Donald Brodie, eighty-eight on Saturday Feb 26,2022 at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Don’s departure has come as a deep shock to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed by his sister Cora.
Don was an active member in several Service Clubs within the Markham and Richmond Hill region. He was a member of the Richmond Hill Masonic Lodge for more than fifty years. He was also an active member of the Markham Lions Club for 8 years and he received one of the highest awards given by Lion’s Club International – the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for Service. He was a member of the United Church of Canada all his life, serving at both Headford United Church, Richmond Hill and St. Andrew’s United Church, Markham.
He was president of Club 35 Seniors Club of Richmond Hill (2002-2003) and participated in all Club 35 activities – Bus trips, monthly euchre games, Club dinners, fund raising ventures. Don loved to sing and as such he was a member of the Tri-City Gospel Chorus for 20 years.
One thing Don loved to do was travel. He had may memories of his around the world cruises aboard the Queen Mary, taking the last flight on the Concord from England to Toronto, the Rocky Mountaineer, the Alaskan Cruise, Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti, his trans Canada train ride from Vancouver to Halifax.
Don also served as a trustee for Doan University, Crete, Nebraska for 16 years. He also was a member of the Markham Fair Board for several years where he received awards for his grain crops and a leader for the local Holstein Calf Club.
Visitation on Friday March 4 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Dixon Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. North, Markham, ON . Funeral Service will be on Saturday March 5 at 11 am at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. North, Markham, ON. Interment Newmarket Cemetery
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Meeting ID: 786 2061 5001