The Munro College Old Boys Association regrets to announce the passing of distinguished Munronian and MCOBA stalwart, F. Winston Browne, who died on Monday May 9, 2022. Winston attended Munro College between 1952-1959 and boarded in Pearman House.
In addition to being an avid and accomplished sportsman who represented Jamaica in hockey, Winston Browne also distinguished himself academically at Munro by gaining a grade one in his Senior Cambridge Examinations. He was appointed Munro College Head Prefect in his final year (1959) and later returned as Junior Masterton to Munro (’60-62’) as a young teacher during the formative years of the legendary Richard Roper/Steve Harle dynasty.
After a successful career in corporate Jamaica, including stints as a senior executive for the now defunct newspaper, Daily News, Desnoes and Geddes (what is now Red Stripe), and Caribrake (now part of Tropical Battery, then a subsidiary of Appliance Traders), he devoted more and more of his time to Munro College via serving as a member of the Munro and Dickenson Trust, as well as acting as MCOBA Secretary through several years and administrations.
Winston was an MCOBA legend, as he was at times the dependable chain that held the MCOBA together, and we are forever grateful for his service to the MCOBA, his beloved Munro College, and his wider contribution to Jamaica.
In addition to being a man of competence, integrity, wisdom, vision, and character, Winston, the consummate gentleman, and scholar, was also quite the character, and his penchant for hard work and dedication was balanced by a humble down to earth manner and a vibrant sense of humour that made him fun to be around. He was a great storyteller, especially about Munro and his Munronian friends, and we will miss the laughs he provided as well as the words of wisdom.
Our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and associates