BROWN – Riley J., 85, of Mersey Point, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Upper Chelsea, Lunenburg County, Riley was a son of the late Aubrey H. Sr. and Hattie R. (Uhlman) Brown.
A hard worker all his life, Riley worked in the woods hauling logs with his brothers-in-law and a horse named Grace. Riley worked as a mason most of his life, from Ontario east to Nova Scotia, his brick and block work graced many houses, schools and buildings as well as working for the former Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited retiring in 1994.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman; many of his stories were of his trips to North Mountain in Truro and on the Medway River salmon fishing. After Riley retired he became a part-time resident at Bear falls during kayak season until his health began to fail.
Surviving are his daughters Shelley Roy of Mersey Point; Doreen Brown (Stephen Whynot) of Brooklyn and his son Matthew (Sara-Beth MacLeod) of Liverpool. His grandchildren Quincy Brown and Ethan, Evan and Emily-Rose MacLeod. His sisters Audrey McKinnon of Mill Village and Marilyn Fisher of Bang’s Falls. His brother Aubrey Jr. of Chelsea.
Riley was predeceased by his wife Belva (Boland) and his brothers Harold Uhlman and Roland Brown as well as his son-in-law Scott L. Roy
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be held Monday, August 6, 2018 from 7 until 9 p.m. with a prayer service being said at 8:00 p.m. all in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens S.P.C.A. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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So sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words, just know that I am thinking of you all.
Chris and I are sorry for your loss. When I was a kid I remember well when you and Riley visited Doug and Alice.
Wish I was home to be with the family , uncle Riley was a wonderful man , he will always be in my heart , big hugs to you all .
Walter & Noreen MacDonald
Deepest sympathy to Riley’s family on his passing.
Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about Riley. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
So sorry for your loss; Riley will be remembered by all. Deepest sympathy to the family. Wayne, Patricia(Boland), JOEL and Jodie and family.
Doreen, Shelley and Matthew and Families:
So sorry to learn of Riley passing. He led a good life and is now at peace with no handicaps. I am
sure he is happy seeing his love Belva again. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Bruce and Charlene White
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family.
So sorry to hear of Riley”s passing. My condolences to his family.
Hughie & Sandra Hamm
We are so sorry to hear of Riley’s passing,Hughie worked with Riley at Bowater Mersey for many years,together as Mason’s.Hughie often spoke of Riley with great admiration and remarked of how hard he worked and enjoyed the years they worked together.Our deepest sympathy to the family.RIP Riley.
Doreen, we send our condolences to you and Riley’s family.
Gary and Marion
Donna and Bucky Norman
Our condolences on the passing of your father. May your many memories keep him in your hearts forever and help you through this difficult time.
David whynott of mersey point
So sorry to hear of Rileys passing he was a great and also funny guy. we had a lot of laughs when he done my basement foundation in 1972.great, great mason.
Bless you all at this sad time.
know riley since i was a kid. good man to talk to. rip mr. brown
Angela,Ronald and Leigh-ann Young
Sorry to hear about your dad.Our thoughts are with you.
Sorry to hear of Rileys passing. he and Billy were good friends MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY ; R I P’
Clark and Sandra Hebb
To the families of the late Riley Brown . So sorry for your loss , our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow
Brian Dagley & Deb
R.I.P. my old friend
TO RILEY’S FAMILY MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS SAD TIME. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES SPENT AS A FAMILY.
Soo sorry for your loss. Riley was an amazing person. Such a kind heart and full of laugh and great stories. He will be missed. Xo
Kim and Dale Foley
Still shocked that he is gone because he seemed unstoppable.I have lots of fond memories of him and I will always remember how I was always welcome in his home since I was 12 years old.I was always his “Tim” which I think he enjoyed teasing me about.I have nothing but love for you all and I hope he now has the peace he deserves.Love your “sister”,Kim
Robert & Sally Fader
Doreen & family:
Sending sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. You are in our thoughts & prayers at this very difficult time.
sorry to hear of the passing of your father..Memories will be with you forever..thinking of you and your sister and brother. Sandra and Dave Whitman
John and Trina Langley
Sorry for your loss.Thinking of you all at this difficult time
I know my dad has been waiting awhile for your dad to get up there.(look out heaven). Uncle Riley was most favorite , I spent alot of time at your house as a kid, and it is because of that that I have awesome memories of my chidhood. ( Thank God Aunt Belva put up with me) My heart hurts for all of you, I promise I will try not to cry but , well you know me.RIP Uncle Riley.
Doreen, Shelley and Matthew,
My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. You have all been so faithful in taking care of your Dad since your Mom left, a sign of a loving family. I know each of you will grieve in a different way, stick together and you will overcome the pain of losing another parent.
Love and prayers, Carolee.
Donald and Diane White
So sorry to see this , sincere condolences to the family at this sad time.
Sorry to hear of your loss Riley and I had a lot of fun together .
Clyde and David Whynot
sorry to hear of Riley ,s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time
Barry and Sharon Levy
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Kim Masland, MLA
To Riley’s Family.
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort in the many memories you have shared.
I am so very sorry to hear of Riley’s passing. My sincere condolences.
So sorry to hear of Rileys passing sincere condolences to the family.
Sorry to hear of Riley,s passing.My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Doreen, Shelly, Mathew and families;
I would like to express my condolences to the entire family. I have fond memories of your father when I lived in Mersey Point. A great man who I will always remember.