Edna Brown


Died: September 14, 2021
Place: London, Ontario

Pam Prokop
(Saturday, September 25, 2021)

Our sincere sympathies to Uncle Vic and David Mark and Robert and families. Aunt Edna was such a wonderful person, one of god's treasures! And she had the best hugs. Love Shirley-Anne, Pam, Winston, Tim and the Brown family

Blake A Mann
(Saturday, September 25, 2021)

My sympathy to the Brown family, especially my good friend Mark. I remember well the Brown's in Wallaceburg as neighbours and friends. Those were the good 'ole days!

Andrea Young HUnt
(Saturday, September 25, 2021)

Remembering Edna and Vic at Trinity United Church, Wallaceburg. Babysat the boys when they lived on Dufferin AVe. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Edna (Young) Averill
(Sunday, September 26, 2021)

My condolences. Edna was a wonderful leader and mentor at Trinity United Church in Wallaceburg. I remember Edna and Vic fondly as well as my time babysitting David, Mark and Robert.

Ashley Littlechild
(Monday, September 27, 2021)

My sincere condolences to Vic and the Brown family. I am so sad to hear of Edna’s passing.
I am extremely grateful I had the opportunity of getting to know Edna. She inspired me in many ways.
Edna was truly a one of a kind human; an enlightened spirit, and a once in a lifetime friend.
She always listened with such attentiveness and responded with the most thought out, compassionate response possible.
If she thought of anything after our time together she would always reach out.
Her hugs were the warmest most loving hugs.
I have missed her during the pandemic and I will miss her always.
Take good care of each other.

John and Linda Langford
(Wednesday, September 29, 2021)

Dear Victor and family. We’re thinking of all family members and those who had the special opportunity to experience Edna’s zest for life and God. Bless her and those she touched. I remember role playing the laughing game with a group she led at the church. It was a hoot and wow what a release of tension. Thinking of all of you and I know God’s comfort will sustain you through these sad times. John and Linda (RUC)

John and Linda Langford
(Wednesday, September 29, 2021)

John and Linda Langford has made a donation to Riverside United Church on behalf of Edna Brown.

David & Joan Carrothers
(Thursday, September 30, 2021)

David & Joan Carrothers has made a donation to Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex on behalf of Edna Brown.

Mel and Stella Finkbeiner
(Monday, October 4, 2021)

I had a lovely visit with Edna just as she was moving out of the house. What a wonderful person. Vic and family her passing will leave a huge hole in your hearts. Let the wonderful memories carry you through this time of grief.

Judith Reees-Thomas
(Monday, October 4, 2021)

Vic, Dave, Mark and Rob, I send my condolences to you all. Losing your partner or your mother leaves an emptiness that takes time to be transformed into grateful, happy memories. May you find comfort in friends and family and know yourselves deeply loved by Edna and by the Spirit of Life who guided her way.
I’m including some memories that may be more than you were inviting, but since I can’t be at the service to exchange stories, I want to share these ones.
Edna and I met when we were both young women, living in Northern Ontario. We clicked immediately and decided to go together to a counselling conference in Ottawa. Within weeks of meeting, we were in my little Honda, heading for Ottawa. My husband said he could hear us laughing as we drove off. We shared the driving, and were surprised to get a ticket – for driving too slowly! The nice young police officer who pulled us over apologized when she saw that we were from Kirkland Lake. “You’re not used to the big city where the speed limit is 60m/h inside city limits. I’m sorry, but I can’t cancel this ticket once I have written it out.” We drove away laughing at ourselves.
Through the years, Edna and I shared a lot of laughter, tears and questions. We were both very interested in different approaches to “the Spirit of Life,” as Edna taught me to call God. We stayed in touch by cassette tape, phonecalls and email, meeting in person for all-day conversations whenever I was in Ontario. Edna was a spiritual explorer, frequently teaching me new approaches to spiritual life and helping me work through issues in my life. She was trained as a counsellor and I am pretty sure she helped many people, most likely playing it down as just being an active listener or a good friend. She certainly was a good friend to me, and to many.
Although I saw Edna much less frequently in the last few years, she leaves a big hole in my life. I am grateful to have been blessed by her presence.

Greg Cameron
(Tuesday, October 5, 2021)

My sincere condolences to Dave and the Brown family. I am so sad to hear of your mother's passing.

Greg Cameron
(Tuesday, October 5, 2021)

Greg Cameron has made a donation to Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex on behalf of Edna Brown.

Doug and Elizabeth Farr
(Tuesday, October 5, 2021)

Doug and Elizabeth Farr has made a donation to Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex on behalf of Edna Brown.

Becky Young
(Tuesday, October 5, 2021)

Edna was a wonderful neighbour and caring member of Riverside United Church. She always had a smile on her face and gave us the best hugs. We would often meet her outside on the way to the mailbox and spend time chatting about family. Torsten and Olivia especially liked getting cards from her in the mail. Even though we will miss Edna very much, we have so many wonderful memories of our time together on Green Lane. Thinking of Edna's family during this challenging time:)

Scott, Becky, Olivia and Torsten Young

Kim MacGowan
(Wednesday, October 6, 2021)

Kim MacGowan has made a donation to Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex on behalf of Edna Brown.

Sharanne MacDonald
(Wednesday, October 6, 2021)

Victor and Family,
Edna radiated a calming presence. Each Sunday, she would say-“ you give the best hugs”. She made others seem important. Our family loved listening to Edna as she had a wonderful way of delivering scripture or a reading. Edna loved her family and happily would say that she had the best daughter in laws! Her angelic faith, joy and kindness will be missed. My deepest sympathy on your loss.

Sharanne MacDonald
(Wednesday, October 6, 2021)

Sharanne MacDonald has made a donation to Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex on behalf of Edna Brown.

Marque Smith
(Thursday, October 7, 2021)

Dear Brown Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Edna's passing. She was a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and peace to you all.
Marque Smith
10:30am Director of Music, Riverside United Church