Brown, Jean Mae of St. Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth G. Brown and dearly loved mother of Wendy (Fred) McDonald of R.R. 2 Aylmer and Randy (Cheryl) Brown of St. Thomas. Loved sister of T.W. “Bud” (Joyce) O’Connor of St. Thomas, Ruth (George) Egger of Alberta, Glen (Gladys) O’Connor of Aylmer, Joan Sibley of St. Thomas and John (Marrianne) O’Connor of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a sister Marion Alden.  Dear grandmother of Cory (Kyla), Todd (Tara), Dan (Mel), Brian , Jennifer (Rick) and  Tricia (Shane) and great grandmother of R.J. , Mallory, Jesse, Blake, Ethan, Austin, Lexi, Raelynn, Bethlynn(Shane) and Samantha (Kyle). Dear great great grandmother of Ava Lynn and Kanen. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Jean was born in Fingal on July 27th, 1935, the daughter of the late Thomas Raymond and Edna Beatrice (French) O’Connor. She owned and operated Brown’s General Store with her husband in Union a number of years. Jean also  worked at Memorial Hospital and the cafeteria at Prestran.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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