Edna Brown of Winchester, passed away on Sat., Sept. 23, 2006 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. She was83.
She was born in Winchester on July 24, 1923 to the late Harold Black and the late Mabel Black (nee Merkley). She was the mother of Sheila (Joe) Hopkins of Spencerville, Gary Black (Louella Smail) of Morrisburg, Brenda Brown (Basil Young) of Winchester, and Beth (Glen) Cleland of Winchester. She is survived by her sister Sybil Merkley of Winchester. She was predeceased by a son Steven Brown, sisters Alice Casselman, Audrey McGowan, Mona Marcell, and Frances Hogg, and brothers Norman, Bert, and Gerald Black. She was the special aunt of Aileen (Lyal) Kehoe of Williamsburg and the sister-in-law of Eric Hogg of Peterborough. She will be fondly remembered by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Edna was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of the Winchester area. She was an excellent cook and baker, and she enjoyed reading and listening to gospel music.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Mon., Sept. 25. The funeral was held at the funeral home on Tues., Sept. 26 with Rev. Blair Patterson and Rev. Noreen Gullons officiating, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Steve Hopkins, Paul Hopkins, Jeff Hopkins, and Burke Cleland.