BROWN, Duncan Robert

Posted: July 9th, 2018


Duncan Robert Brown went to his heavenly home June 27, 2018 from Spokane Valley, WA, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by: his loving wife Sandy; his sister, Joyce Springate; his children: Jo-Anne Brown and Wendy (Greg) Stremlaw, and their mother Pat; his step children: Heather Blakeley and Kathryn (Ryan) Boyle; his grandchildren: Sean, Kristin, Michael, Julia and Blake.

Duncan was born in Olds, Alberta, in 1939, spending his childhood in Red Deer and Calgary. He attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton, achieving his B.Sc., MD, and Fellowship in Plastic Surgery. He practiced plastic surgery in Lethbridge from 1970-1994, then emigrated to the USA to do hair transplants with Bosley Medical Group, Beverly Hills. He practiced in Chicago for 5 years and then moved to Spokane Valley, WA and opened a private practice in 2000, retiring in 2008. Duncan demanded excellence of himself in his work and unselfishly gave his talents and time to his patients. His most rewarding surgery was performing cleft lip repairs for children.

Duncan loved trap shooting with his family and traveling in their motorhome to clubs around the country. He was the team Doctor for the Lethbridge Broncos for many years and loved following the players’ careers in the NHL. Duncan enjoyed fishing and later spent many happy hours tying flies. His other hobbies were photography, photoshop, gardening, traveling, flying- earning his private pilot’s license, spending time at the cabin in Waterton, and his beloved dogs, Victoria and Winston.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service Aug 25 at 2pm Spokane Baptist Church, 4506 N Harvard Rd, Otis Orchards, WA. 99027. If desired, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice in Duncan’s name.

One Condolence for “BROWN, Duncan Robert”

  1. Beth Grant says:

    I lost track of Duncan. Had had a couple of emails after 2016, and I’ve
    now discovered that he has passed.
    I went to school with him in Balmoral and then in Crescent.
    My most favourite story was of Duncan and Maitland, (school mates), both “geniuses” in my mind, having “blown up’, one of the parents’ basements while doing a science experiment. These two nut cases, laughed their way through the tale. Very nice young fellow when I knew him and I knew was destined to have a rewarding life. Most impressed that he was involved with cleft palate reconstruction.
    Loved this fellow’s laugh. A wonderful person to meet in my lifetime.

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