May Brown in Vancouver on March 22, 2017.
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October 1978 photo of May Brown.
December 1982 photo of May Brown.
May Brown, 83, pictured at her Dunbar Community Centre exercise class.
Order of Canada recipients (from left): Sister Mary Alice Danaher, Indira Samarasekera, Sven Johansson, May Brown, RCMP constable Bob Underhill and George Hungerford.
October 1988 file photo of longtime civic politician May Brown, when she was appointed Campaign Manager for John Turner, at the Liberal HQ, Vancouver Quadra.
Photo of Alderman May Brown at a farewell dinner in November, 1986.
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May Brown at home on Nov. 25, 2009.
Photo of Alderman May Brown with a map of Sasamat Lake on Aug. 2, 1986.
Photo of May Brown, Nov., 26, 2009.
Former Vancouver city councillor May Brown has died, according to friends.She was 99.Tributes began pouring in Saturday on social media from fellow politicians and leaders.Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart described May as a force in civic life, while Vancouver-Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould said she was an incredible force of nature who dedicated her long life to public service.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences, saying Brown’s contribution to the community will not be forgotten.Brown was a former Vancouver councillor and park board commissioner, former mayoral candidate and, according to former Postmedia city reporter Jeff Lee, “an absolutely formidable campaign organizer.”She was a 2010 Olympic ambassador, a volunteer position appointed by Vanoc to promote the Games. She was awarded the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s W.A.C. Bennett Award in 2012.MORE TO COME.firstname.lastname@example.org— With Postmedia filesSad to hear news of the passing of May Brown at age 99, a strong supporter of sport in Vancouver, many parks and playing fields in use today a lasting legacy of hers. The only woman (so far) awarded the @BCSportsHall‘s highest honour, the WAC Bennett Award, in 2012. …/2 pic.twitter.com/0OckQckM7M— Jason D Beck (@JasonBeck82) March 2, 2019With kindness and passion, May Brown dedicated her life to public service, and putting people first. Her contributions to her community & BC will not be forgotten. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 2, 2019I adored former city councillor & one-time mayoral candidate May Brown and sought out her perspective during Vancouver’s sometimes turbulent political waters. We lost a legend last night. #RIP May. h/t @RichardsonYVR pic.twitter.com/CNCeihy2iY— Mike Klassen (@MikeKlassen) March 2, 2019Former TEAM Councillor May Brown was a force in civic life. Her passing offers us a chance to reflect on how to keep putting people at the centre of decision-making in our city. My thoughts go out to her family & friends as they celebrate a life lived with purpose. #vanpoli— Kennedy Stewart (@kennedystewart) March 2, 2019Oh my… This is very sad news. May Brown was and will remain an icon: an incredible force of nature who dedicated her long life to public service. I feel privileged to have known her & will always remember her kindness, determination and sense of community. #RIP May. ❤️ https://t.co/dB9Hb0L8ve— Jody Wilson-Raybould (@Puglaas) March 2, 2019