BROWN, John W., of the Elgin Manor, St. Thomas, passed gently into the arms of his Lord and Saviour, surrounded by his family, at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, June 28th, 2015, in his 77th year. Husband of the late Yvonne (nee Foucault) Brown (1999). Father of Peter Brown (Kim) of St. Thomas, Susan Rose (Brad) of London, Nancy Ponert (Late Peter) of G.T.A., and Ian Brown (Ronda) of Illinois. Grandfather of Peter, Michelle and Natasha Ponert, April Rose, Riana Brown, and extended grandchildren. Brother of Norman Brown (Betty) of Winnipeg, Brian Brown (Adèle) of Windsor, and the late Robert Brown (Pat Eaves of Guelph). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, ON, January 14th, 1939, he was the son of the late Clarence “Clare” and Doris (nee Williams) Brown. John’s service in the Royal Canadian Navy was followed by 23 years with Canada Post, and a short service with the Commissionaires. He was a member of the Heritage Club, St. Anne’s Parish, and Father Ernie Deslippe Council #1467, Knights of Columbus, all of St. Thomas. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Parish, 20 Morrison Drive, St. Thomas on Saturday, July 4th at 11:00 a.m. There will be a one-hour visitation prior to the Mass from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation Re: London Regional Cancer Program or the C.N.I.B. will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).
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