Melvin George Brown

Friday March 13th, 11 - 12pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Colborne


Friday March 13th, 12pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Colborne


Keeler Centre Colborne

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Melvin George Brown

November 8, 1928 - March 10, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Orchard Villa Nursing Home, Pickering on March 10, 2020 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Ruby. Beloved husband of Lynn. Loving father of Patricia Howlett (Ray) of Wilberforce, Deborah Mayne (Woody) of Whitby and Jane Smith (Rodney) of Barry’s Bay. Step-father of Louise and Suzanne . Proud grandfather of Melanie (Scott), Matthew (Laura), Tricia (Mike), Tonya (Jason) and Sherry (Lance). Step-grandfather of Erin and Jimmie. Great grandfather of Kira, Randy, Anika, Koen, Kennedy, Wesley, Sydney, Brody, Nate and Emme. Predeceased by Delos, Paul and Ruth. A service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Saturday March 14, 2020 at 12 p.m., with visitation from 11 a.m. until service time. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Condolences received at

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Sharron Primeau - March 26, 2020

Message: Re - Mel Brown death Mar. 10/20 with service planned for March 14, 2020. I completed my message of condolence yesterday, March 24/20 in the late afternoon on your appropriate site, but upon completion a notice appeared saying SORRY but the message and posting could not be accomplished. A phone call to MacCoubreys today indicated that I should repeat my message in the form of an email and MacCoubreys would insure that it become part of the condolence package for the Family of Mel Brown. This message comes from Sharron Primeau. Mel was a big man, with a big heart, a big smile, a kind nature and a charming grin. Mel and Ruby were treasured friends of my parents, Roger and Gladys Wall. They were friends who enjoyed fun and laughter over a number of years. Mel was even able to encourage my mother to board an airplane, not once but twice, so the four of them could enjoy time and adventures together in Montreal and Bahamas. Mel was a very special man, the Master of Ceremonies at our wedding, a pall bearer at my Dad's funeral and a business man extraordinaire, making possible a school bus venture, Brownwall Transit. He was thoughtful and kind, visiting my Mom when she was on her own with his wife Lynn and staying in contact with Christmas cards, until just recently. While it may be a release to know that Mel is at peace, there is a tremendous sorrow for the loss of this special man, his generation, a father, a granddad and great granddad. Our most sincere condolences to "The Brown Girls", Patty, Debb ie and Jane and their families. Sharron and John Primeau From: Sharon and John Primeau E-Mail:

Sarah, Janet and Margaret - March 13, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Andy and Nancy Gibson - March 11, 2020

Jane, Rod and family. So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy and we enjoyed all the times we had together. You will really miss him. All our love, Andy and Nancyxx