Leona Marie Brown

Leona Marie Brown (Charron) of Ridgetown, passed away at the Village on the Ridge on October 26, 2019, at the age of 95. 

Born in Arner, Essex County Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Alphy and Isabelle (St. Pierre) Charron.

Dear wife of the late Gordon Brown Sr. (2007).

Beloved mother of Jim and wife Edna Brown of Ridgetown and Gordon and wife Barb Brown of Ridgetown. Predeceased by her son David Brown (1991) and daughter Barb Jillard (2013).

Grandmother of Karen Hutt (Patrick), Jeff Brown, Amanda Brown, Nicholas Brown, Melissa Jensen (Jake), Shelly Brown, Adam Brown (Mande), Cheryl Biebuyck (Chuck) and Michael Jillard (Trish). Predeceased by granddaughter Cathy Jackson (2016).

Great Grandmother of Connor, Nolan, Breanne, Bradt, Michelle, Alisha, Adam, Emily, Michael, Melanie, Carly, Jonathon, Landon and Kaleb.

Great Great Grandmother of Junior and Jackson.

Sister to Kate Gagnier, the late Norman Charron (2011), Adlore Charron (2002) Lawrence Charron (2012), Doris Hall (2013) and Norma Cartier (2017).

Special mention of her extended family of friends and staff at the Village on the Ridge. 

Leona grew up on a farm in Orford Township before moving to Ridgetown. After attending the Agar Business College, she worked for many Ridgetown area businesses, which included Canadian Canners, Daigneault’s Grocery Store and Trdak’s Men’s Wear, but her priority was always her family.

Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, on Wednesday, October 30, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Alan McIntyre officiating. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown.

Pallbearers Jeff Brown, Nicholas Brown, Patrick Hutt, Brad Lutz, George Kernohan, and Jeff Shaw.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Leona to Greenwood Cemetery or charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com