Parent_NEWPARENT, Elsie Beatrice (nee Brownell)
Born in Windsor, Ontario on March 3, 1929. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Elsie, who, surrounded by her family, slipped away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Friday, May 10, 2013. Beloved wife and best friend of Romuald (Romeo). They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on November 20th 2012. Beloved mother of Mark, Roger and Maria (Peladeau), Carol Anne and Dan Taylor, Essex. Loving grandma of Celeste Maurice and the late Matthew (2008), Joel and Brigitte, Aylmer, QC; Martin, Michael and Nathalie, Montreal, QC; Adele, Mississauga; Darryl, London; Olivia, Vincent and Grace. Great-grandma of Jolina, Veronica, Jean-Luc, Elorah and Baby June. Daughter of the late Marshall (1971) and Elsie (1983) Brownell. Sister of Jack (Jill) Brownell, London; Jim (Jennie 2011) Brownell, Joyce (Lloyd) Fyke, LaSalle; Carl (Barb) Brownell, Chilliwack, B.C.; Gladys (Rev. Richard) Lemmon, Rocky Mountain House, AB; Earl (Rose) Brownell, Emeryville and predeceased by Grace Louise (1932), Winston (1950), Marshall Jr. (Bud)(1955), Audrey Robertson (1996), Carol Armour (1998), Robert (Bob)(2001) and Shirley (2007). Predeceased by father and mother-in-law Hormidas and Emma Parent. Sister-in-law to Gerald and Emily Parent, Gerard and Helen Parent, Gilles and Rena Parent, Yvette and William Bulley, Jeannine and Gerald Halliday, Cecile and Laverne Martins, the late Herve Parent. Survived by many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Courtney from St. Elizabeth Healthcare for taking such great care of our mom for many months, Dr. J. Cohen, nurse practitioner Sharon Allen and the dedicated nurses on 7E at Hotel Dieu Hospital and to Julie Harper from CCAC for her care and concern. Special thank to Dr. C. Sheehan, head nurse Sherri LaRose-Rossi and the compassionate nurses at Malden Park Continuing Care 3N, for making her last days comfortable. Elsie was a devoted wife and loving mother. She will be remembered by her Brownell trait of beautiful red hair, her joy of being a Bell telephone operator for many years, for her hospitality, cooking, baking, canning and cake decorating for all the family occasions. Her gift of faith and love of gardening has been passed on to her children and grandchildren. Her gentle laugh and loving nature will never be forgotten by all who knew her. Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234     11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. On Monday, May 13, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 4:30 p.m. Family and friends are requested to meet at St. John Vianney (385 Dieppe St.) on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass to celebrate Elsie’s life at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Tecumseh.  Memorial donations may be made to Malden Park Continuing Care or the charity of your choice. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at
“And He will raise you up on Eagle’s wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, made out to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand”

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