Rosemary Brownell

Obituary of Rosemary Brownell

BROWNELL: Rosemary Elizabeth

was born on October 26, 1946 and passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved wife of Earl for almost 53 years. Loving Mom of Earl Jr. (Kim), Brenda Market (Paul) and Becky Hickson (Bryan). Adored Grandma of Marshall Brownell, Peyton and Evan Jones, Jason Wilson, Jerrod and Lauren Market and Joe, Mitchell and Eddie Hickson. Dearest sister of late Eleanor Salisbury (1972), Ray Shepley, Vern Shepley (Marie Symons) (Virginia), Roy Shepley (late Eileen), Fran Wilson (Russ) and Wayne Shepley. Rosemary will also be remembered by her large extended Brownell family, many nieces and nephews and her best friend Gail Couvillion. After 25 years of dedicated service, Rosemary retired from being a dedicated and well respected Health Care Aide from Iler Lodge.  Rosemary will be remembered as a selfless humble person  always putting others before herself. She was a constant support as she and Earl attended many different activities watching their grandchildren. Her family, especially her grandchildren were her everything. The family was very impressed and so thankful for the many caregivers that assisted and supported Rosemary through her journey including the LHIN, Erie Shores Hospice and Windsor Regional Hospital. Visiting will take place at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Rosemary's life will be held from the funeral home on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11 am. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations made to Erie Shores Hospice, Community Living Essex County or Murchadha House for those with exceptional needs, would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at