Emma Isobel Brown

September 29, 1931 to July 12, 2020


Promoted to Glory

Emma Isobel Brown passed peacefully away in her 88th year, at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on the evening of Sunday, July 12th.  Emma was educated at the Salvation Army College, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University and a diploma in Library Science from the University of Toronto.  She worked for 20 years as a librarian at Memorial University. She was an avid dog owner and a member of both the Newfoundland and Canadian Kennel Clubs. Emma was a life-long member of The Salvation Army and was involved in many of its activities especially enjoying singing in the St. John’s Temple Songsters. She is fondly remembered by her sister Ada (Gordon) Moyles, brother Allan (Vivian) Brown, sister-in-law Barbara (Chesley) Brown, and many other relatives and friends. Special thanks go to nephew Edward and Margo Brown for their loving care of Emma during her latter years. A Memorial Service will be held during the summer of 2021. To send a message of condolence, please visit ww.carnells.com.


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I only found out about Emma.. She was a great Girl Guide Captain. I also remember her at the S.A. Temple, and her father, Colonel Brown. Condolences to Ada. Emma was a lovely lady!

So sorry to hear of Emma’s passing. Remember her well as my Girl Guide leader and my days at the Temple. She was a very sweet and kind lady. When I graduated from the Grace I remember Emma coming over to congratulate me when we were waiting for our graduation parade. Condolences to her sister Ada, who taught me in Grade 6 and the rest of the family.

My condolences to Ms Brown’s family, especially her sister Ada, who was my Girl Guide Leader and high school teacher at Booth Memorial. I knew Ms Brown through the Guides., as well. She was a lovely person. May she rest in peace! Sorry for the late condolences but only found out about her passing today.

My Condolences Go Out To The Family Of Emma Brown , I Met Emma At St.Patrick’s And We Started A Friendship I Thought The World Of Her And Miss Her Dearly , She Was A Beautiful Soul , We Had Many Laughs And Conversations , She Will Be Greatly Missed , I Am Sorry For The Families Loss

We were saddened to hear of Emma’s passing. We knew Emma from St Patricks. Emma and my mother would sit together sharing their beautiful voices while acknowledging their love and appreciation for music. Emma was a darling and we enjoyed her quick humor and pleasantness. She will be missed..

Linda and her mother, Georgina King

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Emma’s passing. I knew her all my life while growing up in the Temple Corps. She was quite active with many Young People’s activities and we both sang in the Songsters’ I met her again at St. Pat’s home and she still had that sense of humor. My sincere condolences and prayers are with Ada and other family members. May God the Holy Spirit comfort your heart for we know that she is with the Lord and her family whom she love.

I was so sorry to hear about Ada’s passing. She was a lovely person. She was my Girl Guider Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and did a lot of work with the young people at The Temple. May her soul rest in peace as she joins her parents and those who have gone before.
RIP Emma
Freda Butt Winsor

Sincere condolences to the Brown family. I have known Emma for a long time. Thinking of you all at this time!

Rest In Peace Emma. You were the sweetest neighbour and the kindest to our son Chris. He just loved your dogs. Condolences to your family.

We are saddened to read of Emma’s passing. She lived a genuinely kind and compassionate life. Our thoughts are with Ada and all the family.

Sincere condolences on Emma’s passing..
A wonderful co_worker & a long time friend..
My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.
Deepest sympathy.
Elsie Hill

Emma’s family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Amen Emma,

Sincere condolences on the death of Emma. I knew her when she worked as a librarian at MUN and as a resource person for all matters pertaining to the Salvation Army. She was a very helpful individual and reminisced fondly about her visit of the German Heilsarmee (Salvation Army). Rest in peace, Emma!

Sincere sympathy to Emma’s family and in particular to Ed with whom I worked. I knew Emma as a lace-maker. She regularly attended get-togethers at my home and at other people’s homes, and travelled with me to Carbonear for lace-making lessons. She was tenacious in her pursuit of lace-making. I also knew her through the dog show world, where she was equally committed. She was a pleasure to be around. Condolences.

To Emma’s Family. Sincerest Condolances on Emma’s passing. We had the pleasure of knowing her these past few Years over at St. PAT’S and she always had a smile. May her many fond memories and the love of Family and Friends help you all through this most difficult of times.

To Ada and Gordon.
Read Emma’s obituary in the paper today. Thinking of you both. Our condolences to you and the Brown family.
Thelma and Larry.

Sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful Christian lady who radiated joy. May God’s love surround you during this time of grief as you give thanks for the happy times you were able to share with her. God bless you all.

My condolences to Emma’s family on her passing. I remember from my days at Memorial University, and we were both Guide leaders. In later years we would meet in the supermarket and I’d learn what was new with her dogs.
She was a beautiful person.

My condolences to Emma’s family on her passing. I remember Emma well from her years of showing her Shelties. She so loved her dogs and always had a cheerful smile. We spent many hours together training our dogs for the obedience ring. Emma was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace.

I have many fond memories of Emma from my days at Memorial University Libraries, and afterwards. My best thoughts and condolences to her family, friends and former colleagues.

Please accept my thoughts and prayers as you go through the next few months of grieving Emma’s promotion to glory. I knew Emma from the Temple, as a Girl Guide leader and as a librarian.

To Emma’s family
Please accept my sincere condolences. I knew Emma through St. Patrick’s Mercy Home where my mom resides. We loved sitting with Emma in the mornings for a glass of milk and a few cookies. She would often oblige in singing a favourite hymn. She had a beautiful voice and she brought those hymns to life. May she Rest In Peace.

Joanne Simms and her mom Josephine