Dorothy Agnes Brown
December 27, 2022
BROWN, Dorothy Agnes – Passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at the age of 92. Cherished wife of the late Wilson Brown (2012). Loving mother of Randy Brown (Yolima), Ted Brown (Dale), Flora Burke (Mike) and mother-in-law of Tim Andrews. Predeceased by her beloved daughters: Beth Andrews (2012) and Sheila Martin (2022); son-in-law Paul Martin (2018); and daughter-in-law Lynn Brown (2020). Dear Grandma of Jarrett (Christie), Nicole (Tom), Katrina (Kris), Melannie (Shawn), Sarena (Brandon), Tyler (Solange), Dustin (Stacey), Jared (Melissa), Brandon (Anna), Tyson, Devon (Ashlee), Ben, and Shelby (Gabe). Lovingly remembered by her 27 great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Dr. Morgan Hubbel (Joan), sister Jeannette Yager (Robert), as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was born in Peterborough and moved to Mount Forest as a teenager. She was a music teacher in many rural schools and also privately taught piano and voice lessons. She was an avid volunteer in her church community, and was the choir director for over 30 years. Above all, Dorothy was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her family.
Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, January 4th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest, on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation at the church from 10:00-10:45 a.m. All are invited to a reception in the church hall following the service. Spring interment will be held at Mount Forest Cemetery. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view livestream by visiting the England Funeral Home Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057424542022. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider Operation Smile or the Ontario S.P.C.A. and Humane Society.
Dear Flora Randy and Ted just heard of your lovely mothers passing … just sitting here thinking of all the times our lives have intertwined … all the sleepovers at your home with Beth … cottage time by Owen Sound … choir practice … all beautiful childhood memories shared with your family and your classy Mom … Deb Truax— Debra van den Broek, January 12, 2023
I’m so sad to hear of the passing of Dorothy. She was such a beautiful, kind hearted person. Dorothy was an incredible piano teacher and helped inspire my love for music. My condolences to her family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. With deepest sympathies, Cara (Smith) Burns— Cara (Smith) Burns, January 9, 2023
Sorry for your loss; my family has fond memories of your mom and dad.
Flora and family - I had many lovely chats with your mother when she came to see you in plays at the theatre. Hopefully all the good memories you have will help to heal the hole in your heart over the weeks and months ahead. All my sympathies,
Sincere condolences, Flora, Mike and all the Brown Family. Dorothy will be remembered by many Family and Friends because she touched so many lives through her very diverse interests. She was the piano teacher for my Sons, Mark & Brian. She brought music in so many ways to so many people...piano, voice, choirs. She will live on in our memories.
Marlyn Howard & Family
Dear Flora, Ted & Randy and families. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I remember her as our music teacher for the glee club in Mount Forest High School. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out. Always so cheerful. Our thoughts our with you at this time.
Marie Randall & Earl Randall.
As I sit at my piano today, my thoughts go back to the day when I first moved to Mount Forest. A young woman searching for more instructions and inspiration on the piano. I was directed to contact a lady named Dorothy Brown.
I remember the first day that I parked in the driveway of this beautiful home with all the flowers in bloom. I was greeted by the most welcoming lovely lady and a friendship began.
I still have my books of Chopin, Bach and Mendelssohn that she introduced me to. She pushed me further in my skills and knowledge and I am eternally grateful. She also spearheaded me into learning how to play the pipe organ and again , I am so grateful.
We never know who we will meet along our path or how they will influence us. I am so glad that Dorothy was someone that I came to know as a teacher and I still carry her skills and pass them on to my own students.
RIP beautiful Dorothy Brown.
Sending our love and condolences to the entire Brown Family ♥
Dorothy was an elegant, talented, adventurous lady, who will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She leaves behind many memories to cherish.
Love Angie, Corey, Wyland & Marley
Flora, Ted, Randy and families, Our sincere condolences, on the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. May your cherished memories comfort you at this time.
Don and Brenda Cherry
To the Brown family and families. Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of you. Sending you peace, strength and love.— Bart Penwarden, January 5, 2023
our heartfelt condolences to the Brown family, Flora, Ted and Randy on the loss of a wonderful woman, your Mother, grandmother to all your children and great granny to 27 great grandkids.. ... Dorothy was an exemplary role model, an elegant lady who loved a new adventure and always had a smile, kind word and was a fun friend .. Dorothy's loss to those whose lives she touched will be cherished forever. We are very saddened to hear about her passing and our memories with Dorothy and Wilson for many years as our Nikken friends will always be remembered and cherished. Our drives to Mount Forest, our overnites both at their home and at ours after hours of wellness presentations were always such fun.. Wilson in the kitchen preparing breakfast for us.. and after Wilson's passing, Dorothy took over with meals.. She was such a kind soul.. always so considerate of others.. MIchael and I loved Dorothy so much and I will miss our visits and phone calls over many years.. She was a pioneer in Wellness and lived a life of giving to others.. Rest in peace, our beautiful friend.. Your smile and kind heart will always remain with us. with love, admiration and respect.. Lillian and Michael Ghali— Lillian and Michael Ghali, January 4, 2023
Dear Flora and Mike and all who knew and loved Dorothy:
I am so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a woman of such kindness and great faith. I will continue to be inspired by her curiosity, her thoughtfulness, her hospitality and her never-failing optimism. You will be in my thoughts as you honour Dorothy's life on Thursday.
Dear Ted & Dale, Flora & Mike, and all the Brown family:
Our heartfelt condolences at your loss...Such a special lady, always out walking or attending some other activity! No doubt she will be missed by many...
with our caring & prayers,
Gary & Gwynne
My condolences to your family. I will miss seeing Mrs Brown on her walks - she inspired me.
My deepest condolences to ALL in the Brown family.
As such a present and loving force to her beloved family, and to her community, Dorothy, will be greatly missed. Yet her legacy leaves the gift of many wonderful memories. May this be of solace.
In heartfelt sympathy, Mirella.
My condolences. Dorothy was a wonderful woman. She will be missed by all who knew her.— Roslyn Fortier, January 4, 2023
Dear Flora and Mike,
May you feel the immense love and comfort of Jesus during this time of such loss.
Dear Flora, Mike and Families,
So sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. It is thanks to Dorothy that I joined the Church Choir and continued singing in choirs many years after leaving Mount Forest. She was a strong woman and has left a positive legacy to her family and friends. Condolences to everyone who is feeling her loss.
Val & Kev
Our deepest sympathies to family and friends of Dorothy. She was a cherished patient of McFarlane Family Dental. Sending love during this difficult time.— McFarlane Family Dental, January 4, 2023
Flora and Mike, we would like to convey our sincere condolences to the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.— Ken and Jo-Anne Greene, January 3, 2023
My sincere condolences and sympathy to the Brown family on the passing of Dorothy. A life well lived and loved by family.
So many memories of her musical talents, especially with the choir at church. Blessings, Lois
My heartfelt condolences to Dorothy’s family. My love and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Dorothy lived her life with passion and a fabulously fierce energy! I have many fond memories of her as Nicole’s Grandma, our neighbour, our church choir leader, and my piano teacher! No matter which hat she wore that day, she was always so kind to me. I feel fortunate to have seen Dorothy in August when I was home to visit family. She was as beautiful and as kind as ever, bouncing into my Grandma’s house dressed to the 9’s and in great spirits. She was as happy to see me as I was to see her - which warmed my heart! She truly had a joie de vivre and I know she will be deeply missed by so many throughout the community who were touched by her generosity of spirit. May she Rest In Peace.
Dear Flora, Randy, Ted and families, my very deepest condolences on your Mom’s passing. I remember Dorothy so fondly, especially as my choir teacher, and many other times over all the years. She was always wonderfully irrepressible, full of exuberance, kindness and community spirit with an unfailing smile and warm greeting. I wish you all great comfort in memories, family and friends at this difficult time.— Sharon Brown, January 1, 2023
What a remarkable lady Dorothy was! She really leaves behind a great legacy of a wonderful family plus so many lives she helped with her generous spirit. She will be missed.
Our sincere condolences on Dorothy's passing. I have always appreciated her leadership from high school glee club right on up through to her many words of inspiration more recently. A lovely lady!
Dianne and Steve Leith
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Dorothy was so active in the community. Will miss seeing her strolling through town. Sending our deepest condolences and prayers for peace and strength in the days ahead. Sincerely Al and Ruth— Al and Ruth McEachern, December 31, 2022
Dear Flora, Mike and family ...I am very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I've always thought of "Mrs Brown" our school principals wife as such a classy musical lady full of energy. My sincerest condolences to all of you at this very difficult time. Xo— Kathy Russwurm, December 31, 2022
To Flora, Mike and family. Sincere condolences on Dorothy's passing. It was such an honour to sing carols for her with the choir last week. Dorothy was such an inspiration to everyone. She will be greatly missed. Grant & Sue Lawson— Susan Lawson, December 31, 2022
MY sincere condolences to Randy, Flora, Ted and extended family for your loss. Your mother was such a loving, caring person... I have so many fond life memories of times I shared with Dorothy and your entire family over many years. You are all in my thoughts at this time of sorrow.— Wayne Cherry, December 31, 2022
To Flora,Ted, Randy and all the Brown family
It is with a sad heart that I learned of the passing of your mother and grandmother. Dorothy was a wonderful friend and neighbour when we were living in Mount Forest. She has left a legacy of memories of her kindnesses, musical talent and community spirit. No doubt she will be conducting a heavenly choir. With love and prayers. Mary
I am so sorry to hear the loss of grandma Dorothy , to all family in mount forest and surrounding areas you have my deepest condolences. Dorothy was so loving and welcoming she will be very missed.
To all the family. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a nice lady. I remember her in my youth. ❤️— Bernadette Vandenbroek, December 30, 2022
The value that remains is the memories— Ron&Judy Stroeder, December 30, 2022
Sending condolences to the Brown family on the passing of Dorothy. So many memories of singing in the church choir and Dorothy as the music director. I was chatting with her not long ago at a craft sale she was attending with her daughter. Dorothy was such a pleasant person and always had a smile for everyone. Rest In Peace with your beloved Wilson. Jo-Anne and Jim Machan— Jo-Anne Machan, December 30, 2022
Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I have many fond memories of her whether it be her house after school with Nicole, or United Church choir, or many hours spent with her for piano lessons. She was such an amazing woman. Thinking of all of you during this time.— Jennifer McLean, December 30, 2022
My deepest condolences to all of the Brown families, especially to Randy, Teddy and Flora.
I have many great memories of Dorothy, beginning with an introduction to Dorothy and Wilson at my wedding.
Many years later, I drove our daughter and our neighbour's son to her Junior Choir practices at the United Church. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the extended family at this time of sadness.
Ted & Dale:
Sincere Condolences on the passing of your Mother. May the memories live on in your heart!
Our sincere condolences to the Brown families in the passing of Dorothy. She was a wonderful lady, so young at heart! Dorothy was an inspiration to many and will certainly be missed by the community and her family.— Doug and Joan Woods, December 30, 2022
Sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy. She was always so active. Keeping you in our thoughts. Joan McIntyre, Cindy Bayer— Cindy Bayer, December 30, 2022
My condolences to the entire brown connection. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you on your great loss of a wonderful lady.— Margaret Dally, December 30, 2022
We have fond memories of Dorothy and Wilson and the "kids" when I, Aletha, first moved to Mount Forest to join the Stewart household. They were one of the first families who welcomed my mother and I into the community and they remained faithful, lifelong friends with both my parents until their passing in 2005. We remember your kindness Flora and your special bond with Mom. Dorothy encouraged my music through choir and singing lessons. Wilson encouraged my career choice in teaching. There are too many memories throughout the years to share. Please know that your parents were both a special part of my family life in Mount Forest.
Love to you all from Aletha and Bob
Such warm memories of being in the Brown home during Flora’s and my teen years, Mrs. Brown raising her five children, teaching piano and I seem to remember her learning a second language all at the same time. What a force, living life to the fullest, each and every day.
So very sorry for your loss. Dorothy is a big part of my memories of the Junior Choir at the Mount Forest United Church. A very classy lady, always looked her best.
Wishing you faith to light your way and loving memories to comfort you.
I am grateful to have known Dorothy. Although only for just a short time I appreciated her deep faith, her giving heart and her love of music. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. Kelley Eves— Kelley Eves, December 30, 2022
To all Dorothy's family. So sorry to hear of her passing and my thoughts are with u at this time— Karen Rave, December 30, 2022
My condolences to the Brown and extended families on your loss of a matriar Lady with notable musical talents who gave back to her community.— Hugh Perrin, December 29, 2022
Our condolences to Flora & Mike, & the rest of the Brown Family connection. Earth has lost a very classy Lady who will be missed by so many she has touched in a special & memorable way. Rest In Peace Dorothy.
Larry & Jackie Holtom
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Brown family. Dorothy was a much loved force and fixture both in her community and her church. We will miss you Dorothy. You brought a touch of class to everything you did.
Neil, Laurie and Alyx Aitken
Sending much love to the family! Dorothy touched many lives including mine and will be so missed!— Betty Seminowicz, December 29, 2022
Flora, Mike and the Brown Families
Please accept our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Dorothy was a wonderful and giving lady. We always enjoyed her kind and friendly greetings at church.
You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers.