Douglas Michael Brown (retired A & P Produce Manager) passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Monday, December 11th, 2023. Age 74 years.

Loving father of Tracey (Dan) Sorenson. Cherished Grandpa of Cameron. Dear brother of Chuck (Linda); Terry (Brenda); Bill; Marjorie (Paul); Vivian; Gary; Lincoln; and the late Raymond (wife Pauline); Donald, and Harold ‘Bing’ (late wife Joyce). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Doug went by many names. Most famously Baker, but by the kids who visited the A&P he was known as the Banana Man. He loved boating on Georgian Bay and fishing with his family. He loved fast horses and cars, and always knew when to hold them and when to fold them. He was quick-witted, and always ready with a joke. He would laugh so hard at his own jokes it made them all the funnier. He had many loves in his life but none more so than his grandson Cameron. He was a force of nature and his magnanimous personality will be forever remembered by those he loved.

As was Doug’s wish, cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


To the entire Brown family,
We are so sorry to hear of Bakers passing.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.

-Tim and Kristen Heitman

Thanks for the laughs BAKER
You will be missed
My condolences to the family

-Dale Crawford

I was saddened to hear about Bakers passing. My condolences to his family.


Omg. So very sorry to hear this….we chatted about Doug this summer while golfing….he and Jim argued plenty at the
A & P especially when working the night shift…. I’m sure all in good fun…depending on who won the battle of the day
Please take care and accept my sincere condolences
Patty Riches

-Patty Riches

We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Baker. We have many fond memories of him from our younger years. I worked with Baker years ago at the A&P and he always made me laugh. We attended many of the same parties back in the day and have many stories. Our sincere condolences to the family and other friends. Farewell Doug RIP

-Gary and Lorna Kennedy

Sorry for your loss I had the privilege of working with baker at A P for 35 years had lots of laughs at the store and fishing trips down the bay and golf at parry sound golf club and Windermere proud to have ino

-Frank Stallard

Hey Baker, we worked together at A&P for a lot of years, going to miss your quick wit and laugh! RIP big guy! Bert Woods and Patty Forbes

-Bert Woods & Patty Forbes

Please except our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with your family at this time.

-Linda and Denis Filion

So sorry to hear of Baker’s passing. Always made us laugh. Such a good guy. Our sincere condolences to the Brown family.

Rick and Lana McQueen

-Lana McQueen

R I P Doug

-Alf Crisp

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. God bless

-Gib and Debbie Michel

Our deepest Sympathies
Paul & Candace Brown

-Paul & Candace Brown

We are truly sorry to hear of Bakers passing. He was a fun and funny guy and we know his family will miss him.

-Roxann and Larry Armstrong

From our family to yours, we send our deepest condolences. He surely will be missed.

-Ryan & Kristie Mercier

My Condolence to the family of Doug “Baker” Brown. Rolly

-Rolland Cascsnette

Neil and I offer our sincere condolences to all of the Brown family. Although we suspected that Baker was failing, we are still somehow shocked at his passing. Baker docked at Holiday Cove for many years and always had Neil in stitches. You have no idea how much you will be missed, Doug.

-Neil and Louise

I can't imagine that a day went by without humor and humility in the life of this great man. I had many laughs with him, some at my own expense, and that's what friends are for. I was fortunate enough to have a great one.
My condolences to the Brown family

-Michael Reeves

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. His smile and laugh will be missed.

-Kim Saunders

Loved driving taxi with you Doug.
We had some laughs. RIP.


I was so very to hear of Doug’s passing. Baker was one of my oldest friends in Parry Sound, and one of the first people I met when I moved here. I knew him as a neighbour and from A&P. Baker always had a story and delighted in making everyone laugh. My sincerest condolences to you all..

-Susan Adamson

Sorry to hear of Baker's passing. Every time we would see him driving taxi van Pep would ask if this is cash cab. Great man.

-Bud & Pep Bryant

Thank you Doug for your friendship and mentorship at the A & P. We had some good laughs as well. Rip

-Mike Stevenson