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Linette Brown

July 2, 1945 — January 21, 2023

Linette Brown

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Linette May Brown passed away peacefully in her 78th year on January 21st, 2023, in Toronto. She is survived by her three children; Tonia Brown, Chris Simpson and Amanda Simpson, her grandchildren Elianna Simpson, Ethan Simpson, Elyssa Simpson, daughter-in-law, Keisha Simpson and many extended family members and friends.

Linette is predeceased by her father Ernest Brown, mother Winnifred Brown, brothers Wesley Brown and Melvin Brown, and sister Jean Robinson.

Linette was born in Mandeville, Manchester Jamaica. She migrated to Canada in 1970, where she raised her children and worked for over 50 years at the Sheraton Hotel. She was an active member of the union at her place of employment and a passionate advocate for women's, immigrant's and employee's rights. Linette was instrumental in spear-heading the implementation of groundbreaking policies which benefit employees to this day. She adored her grandchildren and children and was a lover of the Toronto Blue Jays and many music genres, notably gospel and the blues.

Linette will be remembered most fondly for her witty sense of humour, love for others, selflessness, and the many profound life lessons that she taught, not only by her words, but also by her actions.

She was a giant, a champion, our hero, and our Mom. Our hearts are broken, but we know she is resting in eternal peace and harmony with God!

*Viewing Details*
*Address:* Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (North of Lawrence Ave. W.)
*Dates:* Wednesday February 8, 2023
2:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Thursday February 9, 2023 5:30pm - 8:30pm

A service in celebration of her life will be held at Faith Sanctuary Pentecostal Church, 1901 Jane Street, North York, ON
*Date:* Saturday February 11, 2023, 11:00 am
There will be a final viewing from 9:45am - 10:45am.

Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery, 7241 Jane St, Concord, ON, L4K 1A7

Our family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to everyone for their prayers, kind gestures, and words of solace during this difficult time of mourning.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Linette Brown, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ward Funeral Home, "Weston Chapel"

2035 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9N 1X7

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Second Visitation

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

6:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

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2035 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9N 1X7

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Third Visitation

Thursday, February 9, 2023

5:30 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

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2035 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9N 1X7

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Fourth Visitation

Saturday, February 11, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Service

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)



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