Mrs. Daisy Brown was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She worked for a time in Regina’s Department of Education, then spent eight years at the Workmen’s Compensation Board. She came to B.C. in 1944 with her husband. He had been unable to join the armed services so came out west to work in the shipbuilding yards. Daisy found a part-time office worker job with the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union in 1945. The HREU staff was organized into the Office & Technical Employees Union (OTEU) but later were shifted to the HREU. Mrs. Brown was active for a time in the OTEU. In 1947, the local HREU leadership was deposed and barred from office and membership in the union because of their left leanings. Mrs. Brown held both staff and elected positions with the union.