Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON


Barbara Jean Brown

May 16, 1926February 10, 2020

Brown, Barbara Jean

After a brief illness, it is with great sadness that the family of Barbara Brown announce that she passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. Pre-deceased by her husband Gavin (May 1997), she leaves her three children Carolyn (Bob Pearce), Margot, and Peter (Tammy); five grandchildren Morgan (Patryk Adamczyk),Taylor (Jeff Wollenzien), Jessie (Andrew David), Meaghan (David Partridge) and Nicole (Skylar); and four great-grandchildren Leah, Tegan, Wren and Tristan. An active volunteer in the community throughout her life including the co-ordination of the first community breakfast program, a member of the Steven’s Ministry through St. George’s Church, co-ordinator of the Shaver out patient stroke rehabilitation day program, volunteer at Bethlehem Place, knitting of countless comfort dolls for Africa, mom continued to volunteer her time to activities at Ina Grafton where she has lived for the past 18 years. She loved to spend time with family and friends, and particularly enjoyed her many years at the family cottage in Timber Bay on Fairy Lake in Huntsville and more recently at her daughter’s cottage on Boshkung Lake.

A Celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 83 Church St., St. Catharines on Saturday, February 15th at 11am.Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service and there will be a reception in the Church hall following the service. Memorial donations in memory of Barbara can be made to St. George’s Church, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, 75 Church St., St. Catharines 905-684-6346.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Celebration of Barbara's Life Saturday, February 15, 2020


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Cathy Warren

February 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Barb. My Mom, Jane Allan, used to be a neighbour of Barb’s at Ina Grafton. When visiting and out walking my dog Toby late in the evening, I would stop and chat with Barb who was sitting outside on warm summer evenings. Barb was delightful, she will be missed!

Rob Beaumont

February 13, 2020

Peter & Tammy,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Stay strong during this tough time. Thinking of you guys.

Rob B.

Susan Medd née Brown

February 12, 2020

We had our first ever BBQ in St Catharines. Our father figured BBQ’s would never catch on, referring to hamburgers as ‘little black balls’.
There were many January dinners at our home in Scarborough with your mom and dad. One of the last dinners ended with granny Brown falling and your dad landing on top of her as they stepped out of the house. Your dad exclaimed, ‘Mother, I didn’t know you had that much to drink’, whereupon your mom came back into the house and said she did not want to get into the car for the ride home.
Our visits were full of music and laughter.
Wonderful memories.
Our heartfelt condolences to our Brown cousins.
Warren and Susan Medd née Brown

Bruce Baker

February 12, 2020

Brownie, Bob, Jessie and Meaghan

We offer our warm and comforting thoughts to you all. May your time of grief be supplanted by joyful memories as you celebrate the life of your Mom and Grandma.

With loving support,
Bruce and Denise