Member Biography

R.G. Brown

Roy George Brown

(1920.09.18 – 1999.07.10)
Commission #112
Articled to A.I. Bereskin

  • Born 1920.09.18 at St. James, MB
  • Obtained B.Sc., Civil Engineering in 1950 from U. of S.
  • Received SLS Commission #112 on 1953.04.22
  • Employed By:
    • Sask. Department of Natural Resources, Regina
    • Sask. Department of Agriculture, Regina
    • R. G. Brown, Sask Land Surveyor, Yorkton
  • Married Marguerite Ritchie
  • Children; Russel Hall & Karen
  • Retired as SLS on 1985.01.15
  • Died 1999.07.10

"In the company of his son, Ray peacefully left this world. Preceded by an infant son, David, parents W.J. and Ruth, and brother, Duncan. Roy leaves to Continue celebrating his life with admiration and love his wife of almost 51 years, Marguerite (nee Ritchie), his son and daughter, Russ {Saskatoon), and Karen Bruce. (Sherwood Park), their spouses Coral and Rob, four grandchildren Garrett, Steven, Kyle and Michael, and two brothers Douglas (Brandon) and Bill (Cula Vista, California). Born September 18,1920, as a youth Roy spent much of his time in Broadview working at the family run Canadian Pacific railway lunch counter, playing baseball, mastering the piano and engaging in games of wit with his brothers. The son of a Vimy Ridge medic, on January 5, 1940 Roy enlisted in the 8th Field Regiment. He would serve as a gunner land survey party member throughout England, Africa, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Upon discharge in late 1945, Roy was torn between his two loves: concert, classical piano and engineering. With his enrolment and later graduation as a professional civil engineer in 1949, the latter would become his occupation while the former his enduring love and avocation. In 1955 after having worked for the Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Highways, he opened his own engineering firm in Yorkton. Besides spending time at Madge Lake, Roy enjoyed golfing and gardening. He served as the President of the Army and Navy Club, on the Council of Professional Engineers' Provincial Association, and the Yorkton Chapter of Shriners. Roy was also Master of the Blue Lodge and First Principal of the Yorkton Chapter of Masons. He and Marguerite travelled together to the West Indies, the Panama Canal and Hawaii; after Marg's heath failed, he travelled alone to BC and Russia. Roy's request was that those who knew and loved him celebrate his life and know that he is “preparing the way by surveying a fine peace of land in a much better place.”

(Excerpt from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, July 12, 1999)