DONALD & NORMA BROWN: As our founders, Donald and Norma Brown have become icons within the community which we serve. Collectively, their service and continued dedication to Stoney Creek never end. Whether it is volunteering for the local “Meals on Wheels” or to ongoing support to numerous local children’s sports teams. Donald’s commitment to the community includes years as the local District Fire Chief of the volunteer fire department. After over 55 years of service to the area, Donald and Norma are still very much a driving force behind the Funeral Home and are held in the highest esteem by their family, the staff and thousands of others.
CRAIG & JANE BROWN: Craig, the second generation of our Funeral Home has been licensed for 35 years and is the majority shareholder. Together with his wife Jane he has maintained and exceeded the high standards that have made the name Donald V. Brown Funeral Home synonymous with dedication, value and service. Craig and Jane’s involvement with groups such as The Masonic Order, Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, The Thrombophilia Society and the Winona Men’s Club have made them stand out as pillars in Stoney Creek and Area. Jane’s degree in Interior Decorating helps to enhance the warm atmosphere in the Funeral Home. Together, Craig and Jane continue to support many area youth sporting venues as is the firm’s past many years.
JULIE BROWN-WEBBER AND TYSON WEBBER: Julie represents the third generation of the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home. Julie, also a shareholder, along with her husband Tyson, is launching the Funeral Home into the 21st Century. Tyson graduated from Humber College and was the recipient of the Hamilton and District Funeral Directors Association Award for Academic Proficiency and Professional Promise. Julie has been active in groups such as Rainbows (Grief therapy for Children) and Stoney Creek Wraparound a group aiding struggling families. The fourth generation of ownership is now in sight with Julie and Tyson’s children; Brin (2005) and Emmett (2009).
GREGORY BROWN: Gregory is the proud father of two grown sons and has resided in Stoney Creek for most of his life. Gregory joined our firm in 1981 with two post secondary school degrees. Greg has worn many hats in and around our community in his 32 years with Donald V. Brown Funeral Home. The needs of the less fortunate have benefited from his hours of volunteering at a local food bank. His involvement in area churches has also made Greg a well rounded member of our “team”. Gregory has also influenced our firm with his commitment in years gone by with the Hamilton and District Funeral Director’s Association, serving terms as Secretary and Treasurer. We look forward to many more years of Greg’s dedication and excellence in Funeral Service.
TOM BUSCH: Tom was born and has lived in Grimsby for over 50 years and has been a part of our caring family of Funeral Directors for more than 30 years. He and his wife Sheila have 3 adult children. Outside of the Funeral Home, Tom enjoys volunteering with his church, Reach Forth Sports Ministry, City Kidz, and in the past on the Stoney Creek Fire Department. Tom currently heads up our annual “Christmas Service of Hope” which provides an opportunity for anyone who has suffered a loss of any kind, to a healing Memorial Service each Christmas Holiday Season.
JEN ANKER: Jen was raised in Binbrook where she attended Elementary School and later graduated from Saltfleet High School . Jen enjoyed many years of dance training and competed in Jazz, Tap and Ballet. After high school Jen attended Carlton University in Ottawa where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Jen also attended Humber College in Toronto and in June of 2007 completed all of the requirements to receive her Funeral Directors License. We invited Jen to stay with us to further compliment our staff.
CHERIE CHENNELL: Cherie grew up in Hamilton, becoming a resident of Stoney Creek over 12 years ago. Cherie is the proud mother of son ‘Zak’ and daughter ‘Zoe’. Cherie enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, supporting her family through Stoney Creek Minor Hockey and other activities such as Rugby and Gymnastics
NELSON HUTCHINGS: Nelson grew up in the East Hamilton-Stoney Creek area, where he attended Cardinal Newman High School and graduated in 2008. He has enjoyed many years of competitive sports, including football and hockey within the greater Hamilton area. After high school Nelson attended McMaster University, graduating in 2012 with an Honours Degree in English and Cultural Studies. Graduating in June of 2014 from the Humber College Funeral Services Education program, Nelson looks forward to serving families in need as part of our staff.