Monday, September 5, 2016

Douglas Brown

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Douglas Brown on Saturday 3 September 2016. Douglas was a long standing, loyal and hard-working supporter of swimming and Commonwealth sport in Scotland.

Both Douglas and his beloved wife, Noreen, were involved in swimming for many years, supporting his four children at Inverleith ASC and East District. In 1999, Douglas was nominated by Scottish Swimming to the post of Honorary Secretary of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland, as it was known then. He was duly elected and continued to hold that role until standing down in 2011 at which time the role of Honorary Life Vice President was bestowed on him for his considerable service and dedication to Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

Instrumental in establishing a Scottish Centre for the 2002 Games, along with other Board members and supporters, he creating a dedicated ‘wee bit of Scotland in the heart of Manchester’ for athletes and their families to be reunited and meet.

With Noreen, Douglas represented Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland at Commonwealth Games Federation General Assemblies across the Commonwealth and both were especially key in supporting the Bid to bring the Games to Glasgow in 2014.

Noreen died in June 2015. The entire Commonwealth Games and swimming families send their condolences to the family of Douglas.

The funeral will be on Tuesday 13 September at 1030 hours and held in William Purves Oakvale on 106 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh. There will be a wake directly afterwards at the Bruntsfield Hotel.

News article courtesy of Commonwealth Games Scotland