OBITUARY

Elsie Betty Marion Brown

24 August, 193311 September, 2021

Elsie Betty Marion Brown (Marshall) passed away peacefully at home on September 11th, in her 89th year. Born to John and Edna Marshall on August 24th, 1933 (Sprucedale ON), Elsie was the youngest of 10 children. Predeceased by her loving husband of sixty-two years, John David Brown (d. 2017), whom she shared three sons with: Douglas (Bernice), Robert (Margaret) and Richard (Margaret), and three grandchildren: Jessica, Stuart, and Hannah Brown. Elsie was a selfless and altruistic person who touched countless lives, including her friends, neighbours, and immediate and extended family – especially her many cherished siblings, nieces, nephews, and, more recently, great-grandchildren.

Those close to Elsie will fondly remember her dedication to her passions, including charitable causes in Thornhill and beyond (IODE and Black Creek Pioneer Village), a lifelong love of gardening, and an unwavering commitment to her various creative outlets, particularly knitting and her pursuit of building the perfect dollhouses for her granddaughters.

Elsie always offered a welcoming home and open heart to those around her. She lived a life full of love and accomplishment, and will be remembered for her wit, kindness, thoughtfulness, and loyalty.

Public Visitation will be held on Saturday September 18, 2021 at the Kane-Jerrett North York Funeral Home, (6191 Yonge St. south of Steeles) from 1:00 pm until 2: 00 pm. A private Family funeral will be held in the chapel. Cremation to follow. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Services

18 September

Public Visiting

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes

6191 Yonge Street
Toronto

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
18 September

Private Family Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes

6191 Yonge Street
Toronto

Memories

Elsie Betty Marion Brown

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Cathy and Kirk Webster

18 September 2021

Doug, Rick and Rob and families

We were so sorry to hear about Auntie Elsie. She was a kind, caring, giving person and will be greatly missed. Her infectious smile and laugh will stay with us forever. She was always interested in what was going on in our lives and those of extended family and was always up for a visit when we were in Thornhill. We will cherish the wonderful memories and the inspiration she has left with us. She will be reunited with Uncle Dave now and we can just imagine what antics they are getting up to. That twinkle in her eyes will be shining brightly.

Take care.

Love Cathy, Kirk and family
xo

Anne Smith

15 September 2021

Dear Doug, Rob and Rick
My sincerest condolences with the passing of your mum. I have to say, the Brown house at the corner of Pinevale and Grandview was sure a landmark for me. Seeing your mum working in the garden was a constant.

She always had such a friendly, cheerful greeting whenever I saw her. She also had that great sense of humour and I will remember her ready laugh. I think how lucky I was to grow up with such great neighbours as your parents.

My deepest sympathies,
Anne Smith

Jayne Sieber

14 September 2021

Dear, Doug, Rick, Rob and families,
We were all saddened to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful supportive person who took an interest in all of us. I'm sure you are all feeling the loss, but you can take away such pride and happy memories from her life. Take comfort in the fact that with you, her family, her kindness and good spirit lives on. Sending you all big hugs,

Jayne, Russ, Katie, Jess and Rami

Liz Wells

14 September 2021

Doug, Rob and Rick - we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always such a bright light in our life and a great friend to my mom and our family. My mom will miss her friendship so much.
I can hear her voice now and how she always called me Elizabeth. When Jay and I moved to the house on Grandview Ave she welcomed us with open arms and was there to help us at anytime. I will always picture her walking around her beautiful garden.

Thinking of you all,

Liz Wells (Dick)

From the Family
From the Family