BROWN, Marilyn Frances "Fran"

Unexpectedly at Humber River Hospital, North York, on Friday, September 9th, 2022.  Fran, in her 79th year.  Fran was predeceased by her husband Ron Brown and her parents Frank and Marie Hayward. Beloved sister of Bob Hayward and wife Sandra of Grafton, Beth Meade and husband Gerry of Stouffville, Norma Macintyre and husband Edward of Mississauga, Ralph Hayward and wife Sharon of Oshawa.  Fran will be missed by her nieces and nephews: Lara and Rich Hayward; Ken and Suzanne Meade; Stuart and Christina Macintyre; Daniel (deceased), Josh, Pete and Julianna Hayward.  They had grown to know and love ‘Aunt Fran’ over the years. Fran was very active in the Church of the Good Shepherd, which was her spiritual home. She will be greatly missed by her many friends who she treated with compassion and respect. Fran was an ardent Blue Jays fan and followed them on TV when she could not attend their home games. She much enjoyed her theatre outings to the Mirvish plays. A funeral service for Fran will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Lawrence Avenue West, North York on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022. A gathering for family and friends at 10:00 a.m., the service at 11:00 a.m., a reception with light luncheon to follow the service, and graveside interment at Elgin Mills Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.  Donations in memory of Fran to The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (North York), Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, Easter Seal Society of Ontario, March of Dimes (Ontario), or the charity of your choice may be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Online condolences and memories may be shared at



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  • Sep 12, 2022

    Angela Di Placido
    My sincere condolences to the family.  Fran had a very busy schedule in our retirement residence.  If she was not attending one of our in-house programs and activities, she was in a zoom meeting or getting ready to be picked up for the ball game or theatre production.  They all made her so very happy.  She will be missed by many here at the Baker Centre.  Rest in Peace, dear Fran.
  • Sep 18, 2022

    Rebecca Chan
    Fran and I shared a love of baseball in general, and the Toronto Blue Jays in particular. We talked animatedly of the game and of the players. I know she was a loyal holder of season tickets, and rarely missed a home game….we even bumped into each other at the stadium once!
    We also shared a love of playing music through The Bliss i-Band, of which she was a very supportive member. Through that association, I learned much of Fran’s devotion to her church and her preference for music with religious meaning. 
    All of us at the Bliss i-Band will miss you, Fran. 

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