William Arthur (Bill) Brown, of Freshwater Bay died on May 30, at St Mary’s Hospital, after a short illness. 

A private funeral service was held at the Oaks Crematorium, Havant, Portsmouth.
Bill, who was 65, was born on March 27, 1957, in Portsmouth where he, sister, Eleanor and brother, Robert were raised by their parents, Ena and Vernon. 

David, Bill’s step-brother, had gone to join the military service.

On leaving school, Bill studied design at Portsmouth College of Art, and later studied at Kingston University for an MA in graphic design. 

Graduating with a distinction and a commendation for his final major project, several of his art works were purchased by the university to be displayed permanently. 

Bill was also awarded a bursary for the most outstanding student.

Bill met his wife, Isabel, in Chichester in 1985 when she joined Mercers UK where Bill worked in the design department. 

Soon after, he set up his own very successful design practice. 

Both of them loved the Island so much that they bought their first home together in Bonchurch.

They later moved to Edenbridge in Kent where they married on July 2, 1994.
Bill then moved into education, initially lecturing in design at Newham Art College before being appointed leader of the graphic design course at London Metropolitan University. 

Bill was a member of the Chartered Society of Designers and the Royal Society of the Arts and co-members and colleagues recall his impressive lectures on the ideas of Roland Barthes.

During the past year, Bill had been an associate lecturer in design for the Open University. 

Bill was a James Bond ‘aficionado’ and could recite the script of each film and was known to do a very good Sean Connery impression.

Bill loved travelling and, he and Isabel travelled to the Greek islands where he enjoyed snorkelling.

He also had a British Sub Aqua Club diving qualification. They also explored Italy and America extensively. 

Many holidays were also spent on the Island, and Bill and Isabel returned to Freshwater Bay, where they lived permanently in the holiday home they had owned for many years.

A most loving and devoted husband, Bill leaves behind Isabel, whose privilege it was to be his wife. 
Bill and Isabel have always said to each other: "You and me, Me and you, Mr and Mrs Brown. We'll always be together."