Margerie Lewise Brown (nee Fritz)

BROWN, Margerie Lewise (nee Fritz)
(Sept. 27, 1937 – Sept. 15, 2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margerie Lewise Brown in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband of 59 years Douglas Alexander Brown and daughter of the late Albert Jacob & Mary-Katherine Fritz (nee Campbell). Survived by her children Michael (Louise) of Elliot Lake, Danny (Darlene) of Sudbury, Pamela (Wayne) of Onaping & the late Patricia Lynn. Loving grandmother to Mélanie McLean (Jesse), Vicky Desrochers (Jason), Carley Zammit (Abigale), Lyndsey Zammit, Dustin Zammit & the late Katie Lynn Zammit. Great-grandmother to Véronique, Arianne & Amélie Robitaille, Cameron & Kaitlyn Desrochers, Hayden Quinn & Olivia Zammit Hollands.
Margerie will be fondly remembered as loving sister to Don Fritz (Marie), Bryon Fritz (late Marilyn), Rick Fritz (late Jeannine) & the late Jim Fritz (late Barb). Dear sister-in-law of Sandra Sutherland (John) of Kincardine, Susan Patterson (Terry) of Windsor, Dale Brown (Helen) of Kelowna, B.C., Dana Brown (Brian) of Elliot Lake & the late Steven Brown. She will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Margerie was born in Kirkland Lake, raised in Listowel and returned home at many occasions. She was a long time resident of Elliot Lake for 59 years, owned & operated Gay-Lor Ladies Wear & Brown’s Flower Shop. She was actively involved with the United Church Women, Terry Fox Run, Canadian Cancer Society, Elliot Lake Palliative Care Program, St. Joseph’s General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary & volunteer driver with the Canadian Cancer Society. In Margerie’s early years in Elliot Lake, she was an avid curler. She was also a former recipient of the Citizen & Volunteer of the Year Award & also had winning entries with floral arrangements through the Elliot Lake Horticultural Society.
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial wake will take place on Thursday September 26 from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm from the Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel & Cremation Centre (36 Ontario Ave). The memorial service will be celebrated on Friday September 27, 2019 at 11 am from Holy Trinity United Church, 40 Hillside Dr. N., Elliot Lake. The Rev. Cory Vermeer-Cuthbert officiating.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation & gratitude to the dedicated support workers, Doctors & staff at the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron for the kind & compassionate care they provided to our mother during her residence there.
The family would also like to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff at St. Joseph's Manor in Elliot Lake for the kind & compassionate care they provided to our mother during her previous residency.
Thank you is also extended to doctors and nurses at St. Joseph's General Hospital for the care they provided her & special thanks to Dr. DeBortoli for the care he provided to our mother throughout the years.
Donations in Margerie Brown's memory can be made to the Terry Fox Foundation, Elliot Lake Palliative Care Program, St. Joseph’s Foundation of Elliot Lake (CT Scanner) & Alzheimer Society

Condolences left by others

Josie Garner

Margerie was a kind woman who helped our family when we needed her. She will be missed but never forgotten.
Love, The Bramhills


So sorry for your loss i know how close you were to your mom. She sounds like an amazing person a reflexion of who you are .
Hugs and kisses Carole

Robert MacDonald

Mike, Danny and Pam (and families)

So sad to hear about your Mom. Thinking of you and all of the times our families shared.

Elaine Jones

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing; she certainly sounds like a wonderful lady, one who I would have very much liked to have known. She will no doubt be missed by many in Elliot Lake who over the years were fortunate enough to benefit from her volunteerism, kindness and friendliness.

Jocelyne Beaulieu

My condolences & prayers to you Mike & Louise & your family.
Your memories will keep Marge in your heart.

Donald Martin

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mom May she rest in eternal peace . I wish I could be there but I will be there in sympathy

Brian Dianne Huether

Marge was a lovely lady. We always had laughs and good time together at Auntie Barb’s. Deepest sympathy to all your family . Hugs

Susan (MacDonald) Walkington

Michael, Danny, Pam and families
Our condolences to all of you. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with your mom, dad and all of you growing up in Elliot Lake. Your mom especially will always be in my heart. Our love and prayers

Carrie Chenier

The world was a better place when Margerie smiled and she smiled a lot. Rest well, I am so sorry for your loss,

Richard Fritz


Lisa & Mike Tessier

Heartfelt condolences from Mike and I Louise, to you, Mike and the girls. Cherish your wonderful memories of a dearly loved and beautiful lady.