BROWN (NEE HOWDEN), Ann Elizabeth

At Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 in her 100th year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Jenkins Brown. Predeceased by brothers John, Robert, George, and Richard “Harry” Howden, and by sisters Helen Bond and Catherine Howden, and survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Norma Howden of Brighton and Margaret Howden of Collingwood.  Will be dearly missed by her nieces and nephews Arthur Bond (Debbie) of Florida, John Bond (Debbie) of Florida, Suzanne Howden of Toronto, David Howden (Catherine Mackay) of Collingwood, Joanne Gibson (Mark) of Peterborough, Barbara Baguley (Warren) of Innisfil, Louise Owens (Michael) of Almonte, Thomas Howden of London, James Howden of Etobicoke, Richard Howden (Kim) of Brighton, Karen Howden (Tom) of London England and many great and great-great nieces and nephews in Ontario and cousins in Massachusetts.  Many thanks to the kind and caring staff at Hillsdale Terraces.  As Ann would say to us, “Goodbye dearie, love to you now and always, and safe travels.”  Relatives and friends are invited to attend at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday October 8th, 2019 from 1 pm until time of service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment Mount Lawn Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Ann to SickKIds Foundation would be appreciated.  

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  • Oct 7, 2019

    Arlene & David Dougall
    We were so sorry to read in the paper of Ann's passing. But what a ripe old age! 
    We were Ann & Bob's neighbours from 1979 to 1982 on Masson St. in Oshawa.  They were such a lovely couple.  We have 3 distinct memories of Ann & Bob.  When my husband was out on the street one day and met Ann for the first time, she introduced herself and told my husband about Bob and added that they didn't have any children "and weren't likely to have any then."  I guess she was about 50 at the time.  Interestingly, we never had any children either. 
    Our second memory is one Saturday Bob was putting black coat on his driveway and as you know was always meticulous about everything he did around the house.  We had a puppy at the time and he got out the front door off his leash and ran straight over to Ann and Bob's and ran through the fresh tar.  Poor Bob was beside himself and the dog was less than pleased when he had to be washed off with varsol. 
    Our last memory is when we moved. My husband had been transferred to Dallas, Texas for work and started working there before the house sale was final so I was still in Oshawa on my own.  As a going-away gesture, Ann & Bob took me to Cullen Gardens dining room for dinner one night.  I had a wonderful visit with them that evening.  They were so kind and generous.  We were lucky to have them as neibhbours. 
    We returned to Canada in 1984, but settled in west end Toronto close to my family.  Unfortunately we never saw Ann & Bob after 1982.
    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.  I'm sure you all have many treasured memories of Ann and Bob.
    David and Arlene Dougall
  • Oct 11, 2019

    The Robinson Family
    Please accept our sincere condolences to the family of Ann Brown.
    My family has know Ann and the whole Howden family for over 80 years.  Ann went to Public School with my Father and his three Sisters.
    I came to know Ann through St Thomas Church in Brooklin
    She was a fine woman and someone our whole family was proud to have known.
    May she rest in peace.
    PS. We were out of the Country this week and just learned of her passing.  Otherwise, we would have been at her Funeral.

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