Valera Kathleen Brown “Kaye”

Valera Kathleen Brown (Kaye) – 1943-2019

Surrounded by her loving family, Kaye passed away on December 15th 2019 at the Sunparlour home for Seniors in Leamington ON.  Kaye is survived by her devoted husband of 36 years, Craig Brown. Loving mother to Tracy Hunter (Rob), and Mark Blanshard, and step-mother to Lisa MacIsaac (Mark) and Christopher Brown.  She was very proud of her 3 grandchildren, Crystal Barnett (Kyle), Caitlin and Blake MacIsaac, along with 3 great grandchildren, MacKenzie McIntyre, Keegan and Rowan Barnett. Kaye was the youngest of four. Predeceased by parents James and Valera Marshall, and sister Donna Souter, brother in law Tom Souter.  Survived by brothers Robert Marshall (Joan) Bill Marshall (Mary Montgomery). A treasured Aunt Kaye to many nieces and nephews. Kaye’s warmth and kindness, was felt by everyone who met her. She loved winters in Florida with Craig and time spent with family. Never without a smile Kaye was one in a million and will be missed dearly.

A Celebration of life is planned for Thursday January 2nd 2020, at Millcroft GCC 2155 Country Club Dr. Burlington from 2pm-4pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society in Kaye’s memory.


10 Comments on “Valera Kathleen Brown “Kaye””

  1. Dear Craig; Our condolences on Kaye’s passing. We remember our visits while in Florida with fond memories.
    The time we spent with you and Kaye on the golf course both here and in Florida will be memories that we will cherish.
    The entire Ataboy group will miss her very much.
    Our sincerest condolences on behalf of the Knollwood division of the Ataboys – Al and Liz, John and Pauline, Claude and Lorraine, Greg and Lenore and Donna and Joe

  2. Dear Craig. We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful team you two made. We loved the Sunday morning games you organized for us snowbirds at Lakeside in Florida. The variety of games plus players we met made our time very enjoyable. Extra games at other courses plus dinners away were also fun to participate in. Thanks so much for doing this. Lots of good memories. Take care
    Pat and Bruce Mowat

  3. We were deeply saddened to hear that Kaye had passed. Our sincere condolences go out to Craig and the family. I’m sure she is finding the fairways with Linda Morris and smiling down on us all.

  4. Craig, it is sad to hear the news of Kayes passing. You are in our thoughts my friend and Helen and I extend our sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Bill Bentley and Helen Van Dyke

  5. Craig, it is so sad to hear that Kaye has passed away. You are in our thoughts my friend and Helen and I extend our sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Bill Bentley and Helen Van Dyke

  6. I am a cousin of Kaye through our Griffin grandparents my grandfather Orley Griffin was a brother to her grandmother Ethel Pickett.
    I met Kaye when she used to drive her mother Valera to the family picnic in Smithville, Ontario.

    I just want to express my deepest sympathy to the family. I am not sure they would know me, but I saw the obituary in the newspaper and just wanted you to convey my thoughts & prayers to all the family.

    Joan Martin

  7. We were shocked to learn of Kaye’s death. We imagined you two were golfing in Beverly Hills as per usual– we had good times there and also at Blenheim and Flamborough Hills. You two organized fun golf tournaments and were the social couple extrordinaire!! Wonderful host and hostess and ever so welcoming– we shall miss Kaye’s hearty laugh and happy smile. Condolences and prayers to you, Craig, and the whole family. Ken and Anna Marie Goldmann

  8. Craig and family, we are very sorry to hear of Kaye’s passing . We are thinking of you and hoping time will bring you comfort.
    Kaye is now at peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    David & Bonnie Nicholson

  9. Our most sincere condolences. I will always remember Kay just as she is in that picture with a big smile full of energy and her amazing pies.

    May you find peace Craig.


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