Colleen Ann (McGean) Brown

Born: Mon., Mar. 31, 1952
Died: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
Location: Holy Family Church

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BROWN, Colleen Ann (McGean)
Sydney Mines

It is with heart felt sorrow that we regret to announce the passing of our Dearest Mother Colleen on Christmas Day at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by her loving daughters and family. Chi, Cher and Jillian were the love of her life and Colleen was their everything. Their mother-daughter bond was unbreakable and the everlasting love for her girls knew no bounds. Colleen’s six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Brydon, Tristan, Brady, Nadia, Alexander, Charlotte and Jacob were very dear to her and she was always very active in their lives and the activities that they were involved in. Colleen’s first grandson, Brydon, held a special place within her life as did Darryl (Brydon’s Dad) who Colleen thought of as the son she never had.  
Although death is sad, it was a beautiful moment to witness such strength, courage and deep faith that our mother displayed during the time of her health challenges. Our mother only wanted the best for her children and their families and even up to her passing; she continued to express her desire for us to have a happy life.
Colleen was born March 31, 1952 in Sydney Mines to the Late Howard and Francis (Hoskins) McGean, one of five sisters and five brothers. Our mother is survived by her three daughters, Chi (Jimmy), Cher (Darryl) and Jillian (Marc). Colleen is also survived by her sisters, Estelle, Heather, Rachael (Dave), Sharon (Gordie), and brothers, Jack, Gerard (Leona), Brian (Rayeanne), sister-in- law Maureen. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Colleen was predeceased by brothers, Basil and Kevin; nephew, Kevin, as well as sister and brother-in-laws, Neila and Norman. Colleen was also predeceased by the father of her girls, William (Buck) Brown (December 10, 2018).
Colleen was employed with the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for 33 years as an OT, retiring in 2009. Our mother had a very active retirement with traveling with her girls and sisters. Her special moments were spending time at the beach.    
The family would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude to the Nursing Staff of the Northside General Hospital (Five East and Four West).
Thank you to Dr. Kohlsmith, from the bottom of our hearts for your professional and excellent care that was provided. Words could never express our sincere appreciation for the compassion shown our Mother as well as to the family through our most difficult time.
Visitation for Colleen will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, NS.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Holy Family Parish Church, Main St., Sydney Mines, NS with Fr. James Oliver officiating.
Interment to take place at a later date.
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Patricia MacEachern Estabrooks
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Colleen’s sisters, brothers, children and family:

My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

Patricia, an old friend formerly from View Street.

Joan Prince
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Chi, Jimmy & sorry to hear the news about your recent losses.....losing a parent is difficult and I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow you feel, having lost both in such a short period.....please know you are in our thought and prayers.....may you find peace and remember the good times to help ease your sorrow.
Joan & Dave Prince

Pauline Bartlett-Redden
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Sharon and Brian: so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you both.

Anna Martin
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Dear Gillian, Chi, Cher & Family!
I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful person, your mother. The beautiful memories that you have of your mother are locked in your heart forever and they wii never die. It is those memories that will give you the strength to get through the difficult times in your lives. May God bless you all!

Debbie Macintosh
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
We are so saddened to hear of Colleen's passing. Our sincere sympathy to her daughters and family. God bless you and give you comfort as you adjust to the loss of your mom and dad.They will both be with you always,sincerely, Debbie and Bernie MacIntosh Sr.

David Kerr, Ottawa
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Sharon and McGean and Brown Families,
I was so sorry to read about Colleen’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
David Kerr, Ottawa

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