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In the Memory of My EverLoving Mum Joan Henrietta Teresa Brown
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Newspaper Report on Mum's Funeral Mass
Mood:  sad
Topic: Report

REPORT ON THE FUNERAL MASS OF JOAN BROWN

 

 

 

                                             By   A   Correspondent  

 

  “ One cannot imagine a home without a mother.  So, when a mother passes away The home feels very empty. It can never be the same…”

                     Those were the words of Fr.Pat Eaton, s.j. from his homily at the funeral Mass of Joan Henrietta Teresa Brown, wife of Melvyn Brown. Joan passed away peacefully on Sunday 10th August 2008 at Calcutta .

                      The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s church, Ripon Street , where forty years ago she married Melvyn and in the same church had her children Sabrina and Warren baptized. Over three hundred people attended the service, from the present MLA, Barry O’Brien to the entire Mantosh family, her many friends, relatives and all those she had prayed for over the passage of the years.

                       Joan was indeed ,a woman of prayer. She prayed for people who visited her Home Of Divine Mercy and for all the petitions placed on the altar

                       In his homily Fr.Pat Eaton said, “ A tree is judged by its fruit. From the fruitfulness that has emanated from 3 Elliott Road in the work of Melvyn and the careers of

Warren and Sabrina, now well settled abroad, we know all the prayers, sacrifices, tears and guidance of Joan that went into it. “

                       Fr. Eaton went on to say, “.. behind every great man is a great woman. Joan made possible Melvyn’s documentation on the history of the A.I. community and his newsletters, his work with the Catholic youth in the Ambassadors For Jesus; his newsletters of the AFJ to promote Catholic unity ; untiringly propagating the devotions to the Divine Mercy and to Our Lady ; his work for poor A.I. families at Christmas and Easter….

                        “ Today we thank God on the passing away of a wife and mother whose prayers,

Sacrifices, tears and care have been like a fruitful vine bearing much fruit. She is now at home

with Jesus, Mary, her parents, family and friends where are no more tears, no more pain and no

more sadness but only the joy of a faithful servant sharing the joy of her Master. “

                        When Melvyn Brown spoke from the pulpit he said, ‘ I  know that Joan is with me and she will always be holding my hand as she did throughout in this lifetime and now

in her spiritual form. I am strong in spirit as she had always wanted me to be …”

                         The burial was at the Lower Circular Road Cemetery with the parish priest, Fr.Elias D’Mello blessing the grave and saying the prayers. Joan, Rest in Peace.

 


Posted by wisdom154 at 12:30 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 31 August 2008 12:45 PM EDT
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Mum at the Exhibiton of Our Lady organized by Dad on 3rd August 2008
Mood:  happy
Topic: photos

 


Posted by wisdom154 at 12:25 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 3 September 2008 1:46 AM EDT
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Homily Read by Fr. Pat Eaton S.J. at Funeral Mass on 13th of August 2008
Mood:  sad
Topic: In Memoriam

EXTRACT OF THE HOMILY AT THE

FUNERAL MASS OF MRS. JOAN BROWN

 

One cannot imagine a home without a mother. So when a mother passes away the home feels very empty.  It can never be the same.

 

We have all gathered together in this Church, so many relations and friends of Joan and of Melvyn, Warren, Sabrina & Paula to fill this emptiness in their hearts by our prayers and presence.

 

I would like to thank Melvyn on behalf of the Fathers, staff and students of St Xavier’s  for a whole life of committed service to the college. When I joined College in 1959 as a fresher the image of him as Library Asst. still endures among my lingering memories.

 

 All the visitors from India and abroad who visited the Goethals Research Centre and Library were full of appreciation for Warren as a very courteous and competent Library Asst.

 

A tree is judged by its fruit. From the fruitfulness that has emanated from 3,Elliott Road in the work of Melvyn and the careers of Warren and Sabrina, now well settled  abroad, we know all the prayers, sacrifices, tears and guidance of a mother that went into it.

 

When you, Warren and Sabrina migrated it must have caused a wrenching pain and emptiness in her heart. Today as Mummy leaves home you also experience some of that tearing pain and emptiness.

 

Indira Gandhi once said that the contribution of the Anglo-Indian Community to national life in India is far greater in proportion to its numbers.  The same can be said of Melvyn : his contribution to the Anglo-Indian Community and the Church is far greater in proportion to the scarce facilities and means he has at his disposal.

 

They say that behind every great man is a great woman. Joan made possible Melvyn’s documentation on the history of the A.I. community and his newsletters; his work with the Catholic youth in the Ambassadors for Jesus; his newsletters of the AFJ to promote Catholic unity; untiringly propagating the devotions to the Divine Mercy and to Our Lady; his work for poor A.I. families at Christmas and Easter…….

 

Today we thank God on the passing away of a wife and mother whose prayers, sacrifices, tears and care have been like a fruitful vine bearing much fruit.  She is now at home with Jesus, Mary, her parents, family and friends where there are no more tears, no more pain and no more sadness but only the joy of a faithful servant sharing the joy of her Master.

 

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Memoriam Card of My Mum Joan Brown
Mood:  sad
Topic: In Memoriam


 


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