Promoted to Glory: Barbara Ann Brown at twilight on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 from St. Clare’s Hospital.
Barbara was so many things to so many people, it is difficult to put into words all that she was. Born to Elias and Olive Burt (nee White) on August 8, 1935 at Humbermouth in Corner Brook, a place she considered home no matter how long she was away. She was often heard to state “Corner Brook is God’s country.” She graduated from Corner Brook Public School, taking a job in accounting at the Co-op. She fell in love with Chesley Kenneth Brown with whom she had a lifelong romance. They married in 1955 and moved to Botwood where Chesley taught for several years. Their future plan was to move to St. John’s so that she could study to become a primary school teacher. Plans changed with the birth of their first of three children, and Barbara decided to devote herself to supporting her husband’s career and providing a warm refuge for family, friends, visitors, and students alike.
She was a life-long learner, taking a number of courses at MUN Extension.
She was a steadfast Salvationist. She taught Sunday school and sang in the songsters. She believed hope and faith were the ropes of life, and she had a daily prayer practice.
Predeceased by husband Chesley Kenneth Cave Brown and leaving cherished memories for siblings Emmanuel Burt and his spouse Brenda; Violet Batstone and her spouse Roy, children Katherine Lois Irene; William Lyndon and his spouse Kathryn Joan; Edward Kenneth and his spouse Margo; and grandchildren James, David, Jacob, Annie and Olivia.
“Each days holds the possibility of a miracle” – Elizabeth Davis
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart I’ll stay there forever.”
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, April 8 from 2 – 9 pm and Friday, April 9 from 11 am – 3 pm. Funeral service will be held at the St. John’s Salvation Army Temple, Torbay Road on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11 am. The Funeral Service will be live streamed and may be viewed online at this link: https://www.facebook.com/SASTJohnsTemple/ . Attendance at the Funeral Service by invitation only. A further celebration of life gathering will be planned after restrictions are lifted.
Flowers gratefully accepted. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a medical charity of choice.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Salvation Army Temple, Torbay Road
Attendance at Funeral - by Invitation only.
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