BROWN, Mrs. Marion (nee Newton), formerly of R.R.#1, Fingal, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, October 19, 2012, in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Ernest F. Brown (1983).  Dearly loved mother of Ruth Whitehead (Perry) of London, Rev. Charlotte Brown of R.R.#2, Glencoe, and Stan Brown (Tanya) of R.R.#1, Fingal.  Proud grandmother of Rebecca Moxham (Shawn), Craig Whitehead (Lindsay), Sam, Lowell, Patrick and Chloe Brown, and great grandmother of Sabrina.  Dear sister of Margaret Airey of Vancouver, BC, and the late Howard Newton (2006).  Also fondly remembered by sister-in-law, Daphne Newton of St. Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Dunwich Twp., ON, August 5, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Hattie (nee Smith) Newton.  Marion was a retired Township of Southwold Deputy Clerk/Treasurer.  She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Fingal, having served as an elder for many years.  Marion was a charter and life member, and Past Matron of Golden Acres Chapter #305, O.E.S., Shedden.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, October 22nd from 2:30-4:30 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Fingal Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated.

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