It is with heavy hearts that we announce the recent passing of our Mother and Grandmother Antoinette C. Brown on July 5th, 2020 at the age of 96. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 48 years, Lawrence T. Brown and her daughter Lynn Brown. She is survived by her three children Sylvia Brown Robertson (predeceased Carl), Diane Poliquin (Ben), Ray Brown (Barbara). Also Survived by her grandchildren, Raymond (Dawn), Lori (Marco), Lynn (Jason), Marcel (Shanen), Kenneth (Catherine), Jennifer (Brad), Sabrina (Marco), Amy (Chuck), Ashley, Cassandra, Noel (Crystal) and 21 great and great- great grandchildren. Ann is also survived by her sister Armande Richardson (Don) and brother Florian Belair (Rolande) and many nieces and nephews.
Loving, strong-willed, devoted, compassionate, kind, hardworking to name just a few, are what would describe Ann Brown. She had a “love for life” attitude that was unwavering and kept her going into her nineties. She had a “heart of gold” and was always willing to lend a helping hand especially to those less fortunate. She also loved to travel and dance. She was the life of the party and often the last one off the dance floor. She enjoyed quality time with her family and friends even if was just to play a game of cards.
She also enjoyed nature, taking walks, and kept herself very busy as she was always on the go. Ann had a love for children and even had a job as a crossing guard well into her eighties. She had great pleasure in ensuring the children were safely on their way.
Not only did she have a profound impact on her family but everyone she knew, and although she is now resting, and at peace she will be missed. We were truly blessed to have had her in our lives all those years, and for all the wonderful times that we shared with her. She will be treasured in our memories and in our hearts FOREVER. Rest in peace Mom (Nany), you had a good life. Thank you for everything. We love you and miss you.
As per her wishes, Ann has been cremated and a private service will be held with immediate family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, any donations would be appreciated to the; The Alzheimer’s Society, Hope Place Centre or a charity of your choice. A special thank you to the wonderful nurses and staff at the Riverbend Place Senior Home in Cambridge, ON for their outstanding care during her time there.