The following article is from the Charlotte Sun-Herald, Tuesday, January 8, 2008. I had the pleasure of knowing Peter and his gracious and kind wife, Evelyn. They both lived their lives by example, showing all who met them the best of humanity. Peter will be missed by anyone who has known him.
I have enjoyed sailing with their son, Nick and through him have gotten to know the family. They are products of their parents and people who it is my honor to call friends.
Dr. Peter Bryan-Brown, 83, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. He was born in China, and returned to England with his missionary parents. Peter received his medical degree at Cambridge University. He and his beloved wife, Evelyn, led an adventurous life, living in New Zealand, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and finally in Punta Gorda. His unique personality and intellect made him an unforgettable character. He was a member of CafÃ© Philo, the Port Charlotte Multihull Association and the Harvard Club. He is survived by his daughters, Diana (Brian) Thorpe of Northville, Mich., and S. Rose (Raymond) Gordon of Newark, N.J.; sons, Nicholas (Claudia Richards) Bryan-Brown of Mattapoisett, Mass., and Michael (Kayla Black) Bryan-Brown of Bainsbridge Island, Wash.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife after 58 years of marriage. Memorial services will be held at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.