Brown, Mary Ferguson
2 Timothy 4; 7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that dayand not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Ferguson Brown (Reid) announce her peaceful passing into the arms of her Lord and Saviour on Monday, January 17, 2011. She was born on November 8th 1918 in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland. Mary married John (Jack) George Brown in 1943 in Scotland. Mary was very proud to be a War Bride and immigrated to Canada in 1944, making the journey on the Queen Mary with numerous other brides and soldiers. After working part time for many years Mary accepted a position at Mary J. L. Black Library and retired after 22 years of employment. She was an active member of St. Thomas Anglican Church and the Rainbow Evening Group for over 50 years. Mary had many hobbies including knitting, crosswords, reading and gardening. She enjoyed her many trips home to Scotland to visit her sister and family.
Mary loved her pet cats over the years and recently Emma was her favourite. Mary will be sadly missed by her family and friends and will be forever remembered as a wonderful mother, exceptional grandmother, loving great grandmother, devoted sister and caring friend. Mary is survived by her 3 children Ian (Hilkka) Brown, Katherine (Paul) Stuart and Ronald Brown, grandchildren Christine (Ben) Wolf, Steven (Sheila) Brown, Michele Brown (Geoff Morris) and Paul Stuart, great grandchildren Ella and Evan Brown, sister Janet Reid of Scotland and nephew Stephen (Anne) Reid of England. She is survived by one brother in law James Gill and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Mary was predeceased by her husband John (Jack) George Brown 1985, parents James and Margaret Reid and brother, George Reid. Funeral service with be held on Saturday January 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 am in St Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Edward and Amelia Street in Westfort Village, presided by the Venerable Archdeacon Andrew Hoskin. Family and friends are invited to attend the interment at Mountain View Cemetery in the family plot.
A luncheon will be held at St. Thomas Church hall following interment. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, St Thomas Anglican Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.
A tree will be planted in memory of Mary Brown in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 10, 2012.
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