BROWN, Helen Thelma

Peacefully, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, with family by her side at The Wynfield in Oshawa, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the age of 89.  Beloved wife of the late Nelson.  Loving mother of Susan Brown of Brampton, Barbra Brown of Courtice, Wendy Spiers-Lodge (Larry Lodge) of Lakehurst and the late Beverly Smith (Doug).  Dear grandmother of Rebecca Smith (Brian), Riley Spiers (Bronwen), Gavin Spiers (Amanda) and Jacob Brown (Kristina), and great-grandmother of Julian, Maya, Joshua, Benson, Brynlee and Mackenna.  Sister of Dan Corby of Toronto, Sandra Jeffreys of Haliburton, John Corby of Buckhorn and the late George Corby and Ruth McFarland.  Daughter of the late George and Adelaide Corby.  The family wishes to thank the wonderful, caring staff at The Wynfield for their incredible love, kindness and care for Helen, and a huge thank you for the loving support to her family.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905) 433-5558 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m., until the time of service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Port Perry.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Society of Durham Region or to Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Durham Region Chapter would be appreciated.  Online condolences can be shared at

“Helen touched the hearts of all who knew her.”


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  • Sep 30, 2019

    Cheryl Rossi (Corby) and Family
    Sending much love to the whole family.  I can clearly remember Aunt helen’s laugh, and her big smile. 
    Thinking of all of you. 
    Cheryl, Rich, Alice and Piper
  • Oct 3, 2019

    Kerrie and Todd Wriker
    I hold many memories of Helen. I hope my mom the late(Ann Chapell) and Helen are reunited and having a laugh. 
    To the family,
    Hold on to your memories as your memories hold you. 
    Kerrie and Todd Wriker 
  • Oct 5, 2019

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one, please take comfort from the words of our Creator: “All those in the memorial tombs will . . . come out.”​—John 5:28, 29....God remembers the dead; those in his memory will come back to life.
  • Oct 5, 2019

    gayle McNally-simpson
    To Susan, Barbra and Wendy,  My deepest sympathies to you all. It's a horrible thing when the "Mom" passes. God Bless you.
  • Oct 9, 2019

    Nancy Hutcheson (MacFarland)
    So sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  It was always so much fun coming out to the house and sharing time with her and my cousins.  Great memories.  Take care.  Nancy, Regan, Christine and Emily.

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