Rev. J. Lloyd G. Brown

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Rev. J. Lloyd G. Brown passed away with family at his side on Thursday October 24, 2019 in his 90th year.  He was lost without his beloved wife Shirley (April 7, 2014) and is now reunited with her.

Lloyd was born December 15, 1929 to Melvin & Emily Brown in Egremont Township and is survived by his younger brother Victor (Edna) Brown of London.  He and Shirley were married in 1951.  Lloyd was ordained in 1954 as a United Church minister who served for 60 years starting in Radville SK, then Brussels ON, St. Thomas, Montreal, Kitchener, Brantford, Hamilton, Wheatley and Belmont.  When he retired and moved to Blenheim he continued to assist the parishes of Merlin, Fletcher, St. Pauls, St. Johns and Zion.

Lloyd and Shirley were blessed with their four children Shirley Anne & Jim Barth of Waterloo, Pam & Jim Prokop of Blenheim, Winston Brown of California and Tim & Heather Brown of Paris, Ontario.  Their family grew to include their grandchildren Carolyn & Adam Pachnik, Katherine & Chris MacDonald, Sherri & Rob Jones, Michael Prokop, Victoria, Stephen and David Brown, and Christopher and Nicole Brown as well as their great-grandchildren Aurelia, Victoria, Zoe, Hunter and Jaelyn.

Lloyd was the brother in law of Carson & Norma Rae, the late Norma & Ross Bradshaw, the late Delton & Fern Rae, Edna Jackson (late Donald), the late Betty Groff (Stan), the late Bob Rae (Eileen), Ormand Rae (late Alice), Arnold & Marilyn Rae, the late Mary Lou & Gordon Holliday, Lavern & Irene Rae, David & Ruth Rae and Gwen Bradshaw.

A private family service will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home followed by interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.  Friends wishing to remember Lloyd with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Alzheimers Society.

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I just now came across this obituary for Rev. Brown and, late as it is, Jayne and I want to express our condolences to you, Shirley Anne, Pam, Winston and Tim, so I hope you see this. We loved your dad and mom and have so many wonderful memories of your time in St. Thomas. Years later, your dad performed my marriage ceremony (he was in Hamilton then) and, in 2003, postponed a vacation to give the memorial service for our dad, something that meant the world to us. Losing our parents is one of the great challenges we deal with but I'm sure you are comforted to know your parents are happily together now, as ours are. We will never forget them or you "kids". Sending love. Ellen and Jayne Ashton.

Shirley Anne, Pam, Winston and Timothy, Just a quick note to send my condolences on the passing of your father. It is always sad to have to say goodbye to a loved one, but it’s a great joy if we know it’s not goodbye, but good night. As Christians we believe we will be reunited once again. May you have comfort and peace as you carry the memories of your father and how he impacted your life.

Pam, I was so sorry to hear about your dad's death, and to learn that your mom had passed away in 2014. I have such fond memories of his ministry at Fairmount-St. Giles and of the whole family. Margaret

Shirley Anne, I am very saddened for the loss of your dad. As a teenager at Fairmount St Giles UC in Montreal, I fondly remembered your parent's wonderful ministry there especially their warm and tender ways of dialogue with young and old. They made a positive impression on me with their thought provoking issues. God blessings for your family

Pam so sorry to hear about your Dad. He is now in heaven with Shirley. Remember all the good times you had with parents and cherish them forever.

Pam and Jim and families.... so sorry to hear of Rev. Lloyd's passing. The few times I met him were always a smile or a laugh...or of course something at church....I'm sure he will be missed by all of you and the many friends and people he has met. Please accept our thoughts and prayers...…. Don and Anne Gammage

Pam & Jim & Family, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lucy Hartford

Pam and family, What a wonderful and fruitful life . May you find comfort in your memories. Thinking of you all. Brenda.

Pam: Sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. May God Bless. Arlene and Richard