Gerald John Brown

November 6, 1932 to July 5, 2024


Gerald John Brown (Gerry), husband of Lorraine (née Sheppard), brother of Wilson (Dodi), uncle to several nieces and nephews and a loyal friend died at St. John’s, NL on July 5, 2024.

Upon retirement from Revenue Canada, Gerry volunteered his time to several charities, both locally and internationally. “Serving the children around the world” through Kiwanis was his passion. Gerry was an active member of the Church of St. Michael and All Angels as well as the honorary Treasurer of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador. During this time, he was named (the first) Lay Canon of the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s. Though he did not seek it, he was humbled and honoured by the recognition he received both in his work and through volunteering.

The family is thankful for the respect, dignity and excellent care administered by all the disciplines at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home. The staff on the 4th floor is especially recognized. In faith and hope we thank God for Gerry’s long life and for the support he so generously gave to family, friends and co- workers, community and church.

Graveside service and inurnment take place at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road at 11:00 am on July 11, 2024 with Bishop Cyrus Pitman, a friend of many years officiating.


Committal Service

11:00am, Thursday July 11th

Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.


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Lorraine, We were very saddened to learn of Gerry’s passing. He was a wonderful person and a dear friend. our thoughts and prayers. Are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
With deepest condolences,
Ches and Mary Warren

Gerry was a true friend in both my darkest moments and my brightest moments. I will remember him with great love and admiration and will miss his quiet kind soul. His life and work are a testament to his strong faith and commitment but I will always remember him as my dear dear friend. I will miss you Gerry. You will forever live in my heart.

It was so sad to learn of the passing of a Jerry. Know that we are thinking of you, Lorraine at this most difficult time. The passing of a loved one is never easy but as with all people of Christian faith, we all know that when God calls us home we go willingly knowing that we will be fully embraced within the kingdom for all eternity. May this servant lay down his Earthly duties, separate from his loves in person and accept our Father’s divine love. One more of His flock has come home and Jerry will ensure that the way to heaven will be well lit for all of are fortunate enough to follow. May Jerry RIP and may his family and /friends find solace when we remember the long life that was lived and the way it was lived. A man of true faith who was always in the light, steadfast in his strong beliefs of the greatest power we will ever come to know., that being of our heavenly Father and creator., the Lord our God. Amen.

We are so very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing.
He was a true gentleman, kind and thoughtful.
Thinking about you at this very sad time,
Mary O’Brien, Brendan Barrett and family

Mrs. Brown please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear husband. He was a remarkable man who was dedicated to Revenue Canada. He was a fine Director always professional,
kind and pleasant. Under his direction Revenue Canada was a place I and others were very proud to be a part of the team. Keep your memories of him in your heart and he will always be with you

Lorraine & family,

We were saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. Another good friend gone. Sending our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Gertie & Sue Ann Tilley

Wilson and family of Gerry Brown
Sending sincere condolences on the passing of your brother. May his soul RIP.. Joan Brown

Condolences to Mr Brown’s family and friends. Remember him fondly during his time as Director at CRA. Friendly, pleasant and professional- he was well respected and remembered fondly after his retirement. May be rest in peace🙏🏻-

So sorry to hear of Mr Browns passing ; he was a wonderful person and leader.
My sincere condolences to his family.

Please accept my deepest sympathies on Gerry’s passing. I will be thinking of you in the difficult days ahead. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Alison Moore

So sorry to hear of Mr Brown’s passing, condolences to his family, RIP Gerry,

Dearest Lorraine,

I was deeply saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. A gentleman of integrity and good will. We used to have great chats and stories at the Diocesan Office. I will remember him with great esteem.

Peter Chalker

Lorraine and family. We are saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences. We have fond memories of get togethers with the Bishop Field staff and Gerry was always up for a bit of fun! He was such a kind, caring man and he will be missed by all that knew him! Terry and Kevin Sharpe

Lorraine, Wilson and the Brown & Sheppard families, So sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time. Cherish your many good times together.. May they bring you comfort in the days ahead Love Clara Brown Godwin and the Brown family R.I.P. Gerald.

Lorraine, sincerest condolences to You and family on passing of your husband Gerry. As a church treasurer myself I always appreciated his insights during many after service coffee chats at St Michaels. He knew what it meant to be a good steward.

Sorry to hear about Gerry’s passing. His legacy of giving amid quiet humility will always be remembered. A true gentleman
Kevin and Kay Smith

Lorraine; you are in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate the death of your dear husband. My sincerest condolences..
Susan(Cooper) Adams

Lorraine and the Brown and Sheppard families,
Please accept our condolences on Gerry’s death. He was indeed a good and loyal friend. Many of his kind deeds were done quietly and without fanfare. Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate his memory and a life well lived.
Robert and Marie Hyslop

Lorraine, I am so sorry for your loss. You married a wonderful man who was thought of highly everywhere he went. The world will miss him greatly and remember him with admiration and gratitude for all he accomplished for everyone else. You and Gerry are and have been very special friends.
This world will not be the same without Gerry.
May his love for YOU surround you and give you comfort. You were a fabulous wife for Gerry

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband Gerry. He was a great volunteer with Kiwanis and his contributions will always be remembered.

Lorraine and family ,my sincere condolences to all of you ,, Gerry was so special to us it was such a pleasure to have cared for him❤️May he rest in peace

Barbara and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Brown Family with Gerry’s passing. Mr. Brown hired me as Part of his leadership team to build a Personnel Team to manage over 600 initial hires for the opening of the Taxation Center in St. John’s. It was truly an honour to form part of his management team and work shoulder to shoulder for five years with the most professional group of Personnel employees who all thought the world of this Gentleman. We were all blessed to have had this privilege and will always remember his gentle commitment to make the world around him a better place. Rest in Peace my Friend.

Lorraine and family
So very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all.

Lorraine, I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Gerry. I knew Mr Brown from working at CRA. He was a kind, gentle and well respected man who always had a smile and a chat. I miss our chats at St Patrick’s Mercy Home when I was there visiting my mom, Shirley Birmingham, on the third floor. Sending hugs ❤️
Gerri Humber

Sincere condolences to you, Lorraine. It was a pleasure to have known and cared for Gerry. He was such a lovely gentleman. Barbara Noftall

Lorraine, I was sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing;. My sincere condolences to you and family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.
God bless
Gertrude Snow

Mrs. Brown. Thinking of you as your mourn the passing of this special man, your much loved husband.. I worked at Revenue Canada when Mr. Brown was the Director and I was on the Union Executive.. The day he retired, a lot of respect and dignity left the building with him. I sit here now with a smile remembering when I was in Grade lV at Bishop Spencer and you were my teacher. Each day when Mr. Brown came to pick you up, we would all swoon over his good looks and promised each other that when we grew up we were all going to marry a man like Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown was an honourable man and we did not always agree, but I always admired his ability to see things in a different light. May you take comfort in knowing that Mr. Brown’s gentle soul is now resting in the loving arms of our Savior. May he always rest in Peace and Love. HUGS

Tender Loving Warm Heartfelt Sympathy 💐 And Condolences 💐 On The Departure Of Your Love One Gerry, Who Touched All Our Hearts And made Us All Smile And Laugh. We will remember.

Lorraine, my darling, Glenda, Wilson, and family i send my love, hugs, light, peace, and prayers to you at this sad time, but it’s also a time of celebration for Gerry’s long life that was lived to the fullest.

It was my absolute pleasure and high honour to care for Gerry, he was my dearest buddy i loved him wholeheartedly.
Gerry and I had many wonderful, funny, and lovely conversations, laughs, and shared a special bond.
We will all remember him for the well dressed sharp man he was, his winks, smile, stories, and his laughter.

It will be difficult and a little strange to return to work from my holidays and Gerry not there, but he will be talked about for a long time to come.
We all loved him and you sweet Lorraine so much.

Well Gerry my buddy go rest high upon that mountain, your work on earth is done,
Love Kevin your buddy (laugh out loud)

Chris Fudge
St. John’s
St. Patrick’s Mercy Home
4th Floors

Lorraine and the Brown family,
Sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing.
Please accept our deepest sympathy and our prayers are with you, Lorraine, his brother and many nieces and nephews.
Gerry was a man full of compassion and devoted his life in serving God through his church, community and his great devotion to his wife.
He was a great friend and we work on many committees in the diocese over the years.
Now, may Gerry rest in peace and hear those wonderful works from the one he served for many years, “Well, thou good and faithful servant, enter into eternal rest.

Gerry’s family and friends ,
I knew Gerry through Synod office. He was a pleasant and very helpful. My condolences on your loss. May the memories you hold in your heart , help during this difficult time.

Lorraine, Rita and I extend sincere condolences to you and all Gerry’s family and friends at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your cherished memories be a blessing to you in the coming days.
Dick and Rita King

It was with sad hearts that we learned of the passing of your dear Gerry. We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May you feel the power of God’s love and compassion as you face the days ahead.
With deep condolence,
Eugene and Shirley Castella

We are deeply saddened to hear about Gerry’s passing, and the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador shares your sorrow during this difficult time.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace of Christ bring solace to your hearts, and may the promise of eternal life bring you hope as you navigate through this time of loss.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Bishop Sam Rose
Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador