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Irene Brown was born Irene Coombs on Feb. 10, 1920 in Huddersfield in Yorkshire, England. Her youth was spent travelling with her theatrical parents. She attended Longley Hall School and after the death of her mother moved to Blackpool with her father and step-mother. At the onset of WWII she began nursing training at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport and at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. She worked in the Civil Nursing Reserve and was assigned to the Kirkham Emergency Hospital. She met and married Edward Brown and had three children. Irene and Edward Brown and their children emigrated to Canada in 1956.