Tony Brown (27 Jan 1940 - 10 Dec 2020)

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It is with great sadness his family announce the passing of Tony on the 10th December at Oakworth Manor Care Home following a 6 year battle with Alzheimers. Tony aged 80 years, beloved husband of Iris, much loved father of Simon and Jason, father in law of Karen and Wendy, loving grandad of Rebecca and Chloe and brother of Margaret and Peter.

Below is the Keighley News tribute to Dad:


Tony Brown ­­– a retired painter and decorator ­— has died, aged 80. He had been living with Alzheimer’s for six years.

Mr Brown grew-up in the Lawkholme area, with siblings Margaret and Peter.

He was a pupil at Eastwood School and went to Scouts at Holy Trinity Church, where he and Peter were also choirboys.

On leaving school Tony did a painting and decorating apprenticeship with David Balmers and then spent many years with Towler & Staines, before setting-up his own business.

His adult involvement with Scouting began when he became Venture Scout Leader at Ingrow.

He was then Assistant District Commissioner for the Venture section for a number of years before becoming District Commissioner in the early 1990s – a role he held until 1996.

The current District Commissioner, Mrs Jeanette Young, says: “Tony was totally committed to Scouting in Keighley district – working with the community, promoting and building links between the movement and other youth groups.

“Upon leaving Keighley district he stayed in the Scouting arena by assisting at Kildwick and Farnhill.

“Sadly, after retiring from Scouting, Tony had struggled with illness in recent years. Keighley district sends its heartfelt sympathy to his family.”

When doing his apprenticeship, Mr Brown also studied art at night school – and the skills he learned remained with him for life.

“He was a very talented artist,” says his son, Jason. “He could draw anything at the drop of a hat.”

During the 1960s and 70s, Mr Brown was a keen follower of Keighley rugby league club.

And he was passionate about the outdoors. “He loved walking and nature,” said Jason. “He also enjoyed holidaying, in Spain and coach holidays with my mum in Scotland.

“Dad was a very sociable person and had a good sense of humour.”

Mr Brown lived in Keighley but latterly was a resident at Oakworth Manor care home.

He leaves his wife Iris, sons Simon and Jason and two grandchildren.

The funeral service, at Skipton on January 6, will be private but people wishing to pay their respects can do so – whilst observing social distancing – at the bottom of Exley Road at 11am.

Jason Brown donated in memory of Tony

“The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.”

RIP Dad xxxx

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Shirley Jackson donated in memory of Tony

With love Shirley & Stuart xx

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Rebecca Brown donated £20 in memory of Tony

With love from Rebecca and Jamie x

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Caroline Lancaster donated in memory of Tony

With love x

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Caroline Lancaster wrote

Lots of fond memories of Uncle Tony, RIP. Love to you all xx

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Sarah Woollard donated in memory of Tony

In memory of a wonderful uncle x

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Karen Brown donated £5 in memory of Tony

Love Lillie Mae xx

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Kathleen Baker donated in memory of Tony

In memory of a wonderful Brother in law Tony x

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kath bell donated £20 in memory of Tony

from Allan and Kath

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Kathleen Baker wrote

With love to a wonderful Brother in Law xx

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Kathleen Baker wrote

With Love to A Wonderful Brother in Law xx

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Kathleen Baker wrote

With Love Iris xx

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Majorie Harris donated in memory of Tony

With deepest sympathy from the Harris Family.

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Kathleen Baker wrote

In memory of a wonderful brother in law

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Kathleen Baker wrote

In memory of a wonderful brother in law

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Kathleen Baker wrote

In memory of my wonderful brother in law

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Kathleen Baker wrote

In memory of my wonderful Brother in Law

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Kathleen Baker wrote

In memory of my wonderful Brother in Law

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Graham and Brenda Staines wrote

So sorry to hear this sad news. We are thinking of you during these difficult times.

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  • Dad in Blackpool looking very dapper !

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  • Dad, Nan and Mum aka Worzel Gummidge, The Gypsy and The Black Cat. This was a Christmas fancy dress party they were going to at the Green Gables pub.

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  • Dad aged between 16 - 18 with his competition winning Paulet coat of arms artwork at evening art school. The latin reads Aymez Loyaulte (Love Loyalty)

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  • St George's Day Parade

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