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Brona Brown

Date of Death: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Yahrzeit Day: 23 Elul
Date of Funeral: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Memorial Service Location: Har Hamenuchot Israel
Burial Service Location: Har Hamenuchot Israel
Shiva Details: 73 Pickett Cres, Richmond Hill

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Bobbi Greenberg
Avra and family. So sorry ti hear about your sister's passing. She was a lovely kind person.
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Tova Gaisin
Avra - you are my sister and my heart breaks with you! May Brona z"l dance and sing again and her Neshama have a beautiful Aliyah. Love you Tova
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Sue and Rob Brown
Avra and family: Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time. Lots of good memories for all of us to remember. Our hearts are full of sorrow.
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Cantor Simon and Aliza Spiro
Dear Avra, We are incredibly sorry at this news. We spoke to Brona just a few days before she passed away, and she was so sweet. She was so grateful to you for all your care and love. Brona was very very special. Her love of music was enormous, and we loved seeing her at The Song Shul. She has left her mark on our lives, and in this world. May you and your family be comforted with the memories, and may her memory be for a blessing.
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Marla Lukofsky
To all who knew and loved Brona, I wish you my deepest condolences.
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Rachel Steinhouse
My sincere condolences on the passing of Brona. When I read her name on Steeles list it brought back memories of Brona and I belonging to the same B’nai Brith chapter in our teens. She was funny and we had a lot of laughs. May your memories be forever a blessing.
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Dear Avra & family, we are so sorry to hear about your sister Brona...she was a very special woman. Love Doni and Meera Brown
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Arlene Weisberg
We met up in front of your moms house a month ago! My sincere condolences! Arlene (Stern) Weisberg
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Francee Olch
Brona and I met when we were councilors at Camp Fundale when we were 17 years old. We then shared an apartment for awhile when we were in Waterloo at university. When school ended, we went our separate ways, but did see each other once or twice again. I have often thought of her throughout my life - unfortunately we didn't connect. She was a wonderful person and so full of life in those days and was a great roommate. My sympathy to the family.
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Karen Igra-Wolanski
Hi Avra. Please accept my sincere condolences. I had a few moments to reminisce with her at my house when I hosted the garden party. She directed our grade 9 school play at Associated Hebrew School and I have very fond memories of that whole experience. Hope you are doing ok through your sadness.
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adina lebo
Dear Avra and Family! So sorry for your loss. Brona was a great friend and teacher and she will be greatly missed.
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Leonard and Cheryl Cappe
We are so sorry to hear of Brona’s passing. Brona had a ready smile and was always eager to chat. We picture Brona specifically at The Song Shul a year ago during Neilah offering her own heartfelt prayer before the Aron Kodesh. She will be missed. We wish you and your family comfort through loving memories.
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Steven Geller
Very very sorry to hear of Brona's Passing. She was always such a bright light.
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Saul Levine
To Brona’s family My wife Barbara joins me in conveying our most sincere condolences on Brona’s passing. We met Brona at the Songshul over a year ago and often spent some time in conversation at the kiddush. Very nice lady.
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Penina Sotto
Dear Avra and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your sister Brona. I remember her as a funny and wonderfully talented lady. May her Neshama have an Aliyah and her memory be a blessing to all of you. With Love, Penina
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Memories of Brona from West Prep, FHCI, and fromher parent's store on Eglinton Aveenue, Brown's TV, I believe
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Libby Znaimer
We worked with Brona for years at Citytv, where she was a delightful, quirky presence! The news of her passing is very sad and shocking. We hope you will find comfort in family and friends. Sincerely, Moses and Libby Znaimer
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Marc & Rachelle Brown
Avra and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Susan (Applebaum) Zabrovsky
Dear Avra, Remembering Brona from our school days. Our families went way back with the electronics business in common. My dad always bought at Browns TV. So sorry for your loss.
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Jordana Frankel-Sable
Avra and Family....so sorry to hear of your sister Brona passing away. We shared some fabulous times with both your parents Anne and Max z”l and Brona was always a beat behind...still hear her funny laugh. May God comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Jordana Frankel-Sable
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Merle Langbord Levine
Brona was our young neighbour on Old Park many years ago. I offer my condolences to her family. She was an interesting young girl and appears to have left a memorable mark in her passing. May she rest in peace.
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Jack Copelovici
I met Brona when I was at U of T. We attended Hillel programs. I was always impressed with her independent personality and that she was a real Renaissance person. My condolences to her family. Jack Copelovici Raanana, Israel
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David Onley
My wife Ruth Ann & I were deeply saddened to learn of Brona's passing. While we did not work closely at Citytv, as our schedules were different, we did oftentimes meet and chat about her wonderful community stories which captured her generosity of spirit. I recently saw this watching a vintage CityPulse video sent to me by a colleague which included Brona in the midst of a delightful family event. That this video is my final memory of her is a blessing. Hon. David C. Onley, CM, OOnt Ontario Lieutenant Governor, 2007-2014
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Shari Cappe.
Dear Avra and family, Brona was such a bright light, she will shine in my heart forever.
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Shari Cappe
Dear Avra and family, Brona was a beautiful all encompassing light, she will shine in my heart forever.
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Pamela Kenley and Frances Massey
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Brona's passing. We met at Shul and always spent lovely times together during Kiddush, always the last to leave. She was so special; so loving, such fun to be with, and always with her angelic smile. Her light will always shine through the memories she leaves behind. xoxo
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Karen Gordon
My sincerest condolences to Brona's family. I've just now heard the news and am in a bit of shock. I knew Brona from her time as a publicist at CITY, through to her on air career and beyond. Brona was an across the boards talent. An intellect, a humorist. She was so smart! Forget winning an argument with her! She was incredibly positive, even when she was frustrated she was positive and happy. I was often gloom, and she would try to impress on me the need to just be happy . She was super-artistic, she loved writing, and of course painting, and singing with a deep love of jazz and Ella Fitzgerald. She adored being a character actor, and talked with great relish about the way she loved to disappear into a role. Brona was also a fabulous storyteller. We'd meet for coffee or brunch and Brona would tell stories, often of the Jewish mystics and teachers and I'd be rapt. Her love of the Jewish faith and its teachings helped enlighten me and made me see things in a way I hadn't before. And she was devoted to telling the important stories, talking to survivors for the Shoah project. Her love and support for Israel was deep. I remember her once getting a prickly pear when we were shopping and talking about what being a Sabra meant. But nothing was more important to her than her family. There was never a conversation we had that didn't involve her talking lovingly of her parents, her sister and brother in law, and her nieces and nephews. From the time they were little she saw their talents and would talk about them as if they were already fully formed talents and superstars. She shone a light everywhere she went. I'm so sorry to hear that she's passed. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
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Paula Shear
I am heartbroken and shocked to just now learn that Brona has passed away. My deepest condolences to her sister Avra and her entire family, that she so adored and spoke glowingly about, and so often. My heart goes out to you all. Brona was an incredible talent and gifted in so many ways; singing, acting, painting. With a great intellect and quick wit, she excelled as a writer and publicist. I will remember fondly all the wonderful stories she shared about her parents and family members that she was so devoted to. Her light shone brightly and gone too soon.
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