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Brown, Lorne Ellis

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Brown, Lorne Ellis

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Lorne Ellis Brown was born in Belleville, Ontario. He obtained his junior matriculation from John Oliver High School in Vancouver and graduated from the Provincial Normal School in 1928. Brown taught school from 1928 to 1940 at Lord Selkirk Elementary School and Kitsilano Junior and Senior High Schools. During the war, he worked for the YMCA War Services in Victoria, and for the Navy League. From 1944 to 1946, he was Provincial Superintendent of Physical Education for the Department of Education. He obtained a B.P.E. (1952) and M.A. (1954) in Physical Education from the University of Oregon. He served as Director of Health and Physical Education at the Provincial Normal School (1946-1955). He later became an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, a position he held until his retirement in 1973. Brown served on Vancouver's Parks and Recreation Board from 1967 to 1968. A camping enthusiast, he and his wife, May Brown, ran a private boys' camp (Camp Deka) in the Cariboo from 1961 until his death in 1976.


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