Brown, Keith (Shute, 1951)
Sophie Clayton

25/04/1933 - 09/07/2021

Keith won a county scholarship in 1944 and chose to go to Giggleswick, where he enjoyed playing rugby (a life-long interest) and won his school boxing colours. He also played the violin in the school orchestra and as a soloist, and sang in the school choir.  A member of the Cadet Corps, he was Drum Major in his last year.  He left in 1951 after getting his A levels, and joined the Royal Artillery for his National Service, getting his Commission in 1952, presented to him by the H M the Queen in one of her first acts as monarch.  He was discharged to the Territorial Army in 1953, where he served until 1966, earning the Territorial Decoration.

From 1953 he worked in his father’s business, Lanry Products in Nelson, becoming Managing Director in 1960.  In 1969 he started his own business, Moornate Chemists Ltd, which he ran very successfully until his retirement in 1990.

Keith was initiated into Masonry in 1959 and was a member of several Lodges in Lancashire, and was an enthusiastic and generous participant in their many activities over more than 60 years.

He married twice and had a family of 4 children, 6 grand-children and 5 great-grand-children.  He died peacefully at home on 8th July, cared for by his partner of 11 years, who he had met on holiday in Spain after his dear wife of 40 years, Ann, died there in 2009.

Keith was a Lancastrian born and bred, living and working around Burnley all his life until he moved to Lincolnshire in 2010 to be near his younger son and family.  He had many happy memories of his time at Giggleswick School and was most appreciative of the excellent grounding and discipline, both educationally and socially, that it provided him with to make a success of his life.