Jay Brown

June 13, 1978May 8, 2018
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BROWN, Jay It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of a great guy on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, at the age of 39 years. Beloved son of Dinah and Bob Barrette. Great brother to Jeremy, Chris, Jamie, Crystal, Ashley and Amber. Father to Drew-Anne, Jayce, and Jayger. Boyfriend to Holly. Will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His laugh and smile will be missed. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street, West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, May 15th from 6 - 8 pm and on Wednesday, May 16th from 10:00 am until time of a Celebration of Life service in the Chapel at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jay for his three children, by cheque made in trust to Dinah Barrette, the children's Nana. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Kathleen Tilly-Ellis

May 14, 2018

Jay's smile will forever be remembered. My last memory was not too long ago when I saw him in Walmart with my family. He had a big smile and hug for me, then he told me about his beautiful children as he held a box of diapers proudly. The next day he messaged me on FB to let me know how good it was to see an old friend and wished me well. He was special and I thank God for that moment with him. My deepest sympathies go out to his family, especially Jeremy, a friend I adore and cherish. Forever in our hearts and memories my friend.

Katy Milton

May 13, 2018

Dear Jay,
Hearing of this tragedy really breaks my heart. This is way too soon my friend.
Lots of memories in the years I have known you, the ups, the downs and in between :)
Most of all, I owe my life to you. If it wasn't for you, I would not be here today. Literally.
That terrifying day haunts me forever, but at the same time, it reminds me of the kind of man you truly are..always put others first.
Rest in peace, lots of love to your family.

I will miss you Jay,

~Katy xo

Cecilia and Robert Smith

May 11, 2018

My favourite memory of Jay was fishing up at the cottage in Huntsville, He always joked that he caught the biggest trout and I was stuck cleaning them all! My son Bobby and Stevie got along so good with him He was one of a kind, a handsome young man who was always happy. We will never forget you Jay,
Love Cecilia, Robert, Bobby, Stevie and Jill ❤️

TJ Myers

May 11, 2018

My condolences to the family. You will be greatly missed.

Melanie Thomson

May 11, 2018

You never really realize how much a person means to you untill they are no longer here. You brought me out of a 7 year depression and I will never forget you for that, and I am sorry I didn't tell you just how much I appreciated you for that. Thank you, you will be so missed by a whole lot of people. I hope you and your awesome smile are in a better place. You deserve it. XOXO

Katrina Wise

May 10, 2018

wow I first met Jay when i was just a little girl i lived three houses down from him on venus I can remember watching my older brother Rob and older sister Steph and all the boys outside I'd sit on the green box and watch in aww and listen too his laugh it was contagious and his smile would lift anyone's spirit ...youll be forever in. everyone's hearts!!! you were one of a kind !My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends ....may you rest in paradise my friend

Dave Anthony

May 10, 2018

A long time friend, like a brother I looked up to growing up. I remember a lot of good memories and they will never be forgotten. Just like you my man! Never be forgotten! We will meet again! Rest in peace. Condolences to the whole family.

Lisa Nasso

May 10, 2018

To Jer & Family,
So very sad & sorry to hear the passing of Jay. I cant imagine the pain you have right now, we are here for you.
Take care,
Rob M & Lisa CN

chris and ashley oleary

May 10, 2018

Jay was a wonderful and funny guy!! Always smiling. A fond memory was when our son was in NICU 2 yrs ago he was a preemie. He came to the hospital with my hubby chris. He sat with chris and i for a few hours then took us both to get something to eat!! He will be missed by many! Our condolences to all his family!! Fly high Jay and rest easy!!💜

Holly Darby

May 10, 2018

I am so thankful he came into my life, he ALWAYS had a way of making me laugh, and that smile lit up the whole room. His smile made me smile xo
He was a good ear to talk to and he gave the best hugs. Not a single day will go by that I won't think of him. You raised a good man Dinah, he loved you very much 💖memories will forever be in my heart xo