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LENA ANITA BROWN

Lena Anita Brown (nee Johnson), 52, of Pinewood, Ont., passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at the University Hospital in London, Ont.

She was the beloved wife of Vernon; loving stepmother of Veronica, Tyler, and Stacey; and dear daughter of Hilkka Grouda of Sudbury, Ont. and the late Alexis Johnson. Lena was predeceased by her infant children, Chantal, Darren, Monica, and Baby Brown.

Lena was cherished sister of her twin, Riitta (Paul) Caruso, Gary (Marlene) Johnson, Leila Johnson (Bob Nault), and Kaija (Dan) Jalbert; and fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

She also will be missed by her cat, Muffin, and dog, Skipper.

Lena enjoyed gardening, reading, and travel, and always looked forward to cruises with her sisters. She also loved the outdoors and had great times as part of the hunting crew.

A dedicated RN at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc., Lena provided tender care to her patients.

She was a loving, caring, and compassionate woman who devoted her life to family and friends. She will be sadly missed.

A memorial service will be held Thursday June 3, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont., with Rev. Barb Miller officiating.

The honourary pallbearers will be Melanie Trenchard, Angela Jewett, Kaija Jewett, and Deanna Jalbert.

In memoriam contributions to the Canadian Liver Foundation or the London Health Sciences Foundation (for Transplant Unit), c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0, would be gratefully acknowledged.