Raised so far
Dr. Terence Horton Brown was born on October 7, 1921 in the Manitoulin Islands, Ontario and passed peacefully on December 23, 2018 in North Vancouver, BC.
Terry served in World War 2 on the frigate HMS New Glasgow in the North Atlantic. He had volunteered to go to the Pacific front but fortunately the war ended before he got there. So, instead, he returned home to Vancouver and attended UBC in the Faculty of Pharmacy. He was a member of the first graduating class in 1949. It was also here that he met his wife of 62 years, Irma, who predeceased Terry in 2011.
After graduation, he worked for a short time at Reid’s Prescriptions in Vancouver until he accepted a teaching assistantship with UBC Pharmacy in 1950. He then attended the University of Washington, where he received his MSc, and then returned to UBC as an instructor in 1953 before being promoted to assistant professor in 1955. He completed his PhD at the University of Washington in 1963 and became an associate professor in 1966. He was appointed Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in 1982 and remained in this role until his retirement in December 1986. He was the first UBC Pharmacy graduate to be hired to teach in the Faculty of Pharmacy. His specialty was Pharmaceutical Chemistry and he was highly regarded as an expert in his field both nationally and internationally.
Terry, Irma and their two children, Stephen and Patricia, lived in the old army huts on campus from 1954-1961. They then moved into a home in the Dunbar area where Terry lived until 2016. After suffering a stroke in the fall of 2016, he moved into a care facility in North Vancouver.
Terry was an avid curler, skier, golfer, squash and tennis player, as well as an accomplished pianist. He and Irma loved to camp in their motorhome with their beloved Labradors and Siamese cat and after retiring they saw the rest of the world on the many cruises they took.
Terry is missed by his son Stephen (Rosa) Brown, daughter Patricia Kelvin (John), granddaughters Jessica Brown and Jennifer (Fraser) Crosbie; grandsons Andrew (Sarah), Neal (Gillian) and Craig Kelvin; and great grandsons Dominic and Anthony Crosbie and Izaak Kelvin. He is also survived by his brother Al (Peggy) Brown and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson Robert Brown in 2001.
The impact of your support
The Terence H. Brown Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences was endowed in 1987 by Terry’s friends, colleagues and students, to honour his retirement.
Your gift will pay tribute to Terry’s life by supporting an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award is given on the basis of scholastic achievement and participation in extra-curricular activities.