September 29, 1923 – October 3, 2021
It is with much sadness we share the passing of Robert (Bob) Brownridge, husband of Florence, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Toronto, Ontario to Nora and Wilburt Brownridge and grew up on a farm in Whitevale, Ontario. He remained there until he graduated from high school where he was named Valedictorian.
His parents, both college graduates, gave him a very able mind. He enrolled at the University of Toronto in mechanical engineering but left to join the Canadian Armored Corps in 1943. Bob served as Tank Corp Commander and was promoted to First Lieutenant. He was discharged in 1946, distressed that he had not been sent overseas. He was employed by Clarkson Gordon & Co as an accountant, obtaining his degree by correspondence. Later while serving as Chief Auditor to Red Path Industries, he was recruited by them to become Chief Financial Officer. Subsequently, he was invited to serve on their board and elected Treasurer and First Vice President until retirement in 1981. Bob was married to Dorothy Barr for 39 years. Moving, when required for work, they lived in London and Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, and Bermuda. Their retirement home was in Waterloo, Ontario. Bob served as President of the Chartered Accountants of Western Ontario, as Past Master of the Masonic Lodge and as 32nd Mason in the Scottish Rite. He and Dorothy were active members of the Anglican church and Bob served in several church leadership roles. After Dorothy’s death, Bob moved to BC and married Florence Moore in 1990. They lived in White Rock, BC, and spent 22 winters at the Venture Out Resort in Mesa, Arizona, where they each served on the Condominium Board and played an active role in resort activities and travelled extensively. They built (and later sold) a beautiful home on Lake Whatcom, near Bellingham, Washington, that was enjoyed by family. At the time of his passing Bob and Florence were living at the Amica Senior Living residence in South Surrey, where Florence still resides. There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Church, Vancouver, BC.
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