In Loving Memory of

Emanuel "Manny" Brown


Obituary of Emanuel "Manny" Brown

Brown, Emanuel (Manny)
(November 4, 1928 - February 6, 2022)

With heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Manny Brown at his home in Port Colborne, ON. He is survived by his loving wife, Gale (nee McDougall), sister Anna Bloom of Toronto, niece Catherine Kurosu (Rob) of Hawaii, nephew Stephen Bloom (Marsha) of Bradford ON, nephew Clive Brown (Suzy) of Manchester UK, and grand-nieces Hannah Kurosu, Maya Bloom, Camryn Bloom, Rebecca Brown, Sophie Brown and grand-nephew Alex Brown. Predeceased by brothers Harry and Morris, and parents Samuel and Dora Brown (nee Miller). He will be sadly missed by many friends, including long-time friend, Jerry Manco of St. Catharines, ON.

Manny was born in Edinburgh, Scotland where he attended Heriot’s School. A child evacuee during WW2, he later served with the RAF before emigrating to Canada in 1949. In Toronto he began a long and successful career in advertising, acting as Media Director for several major national agencies, and retiring as Director of Corporate Media for Nabisco Canada in 1994. He served as chair, director and/or member of many boards and associations, his contributions still felt in the industry today. Retiring to the beautiful Niagara region in 1994, he and Gale operated a busy B&B in Niagara-on-the-Lake, dabbled in antiques, annual wine making, and local history. He loved to explore back roads, winding paths and pastures, giving name to every grazing llama he found, often revisiting his favourite, DollyLlama in Pelham.

Manny was a truly refined gentleman, possessing integrity, honour, and down-to-earth humility. His delightful sense of humour, and his supportive, gentle spirit uplifted and endeared him to many. He was a lifelong golfer, loyal supporter of the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, the Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays—often recalling Joe Carter’s “bottom of the 9th homer” as his most exciting moment in game attendance. He loved to bake rustic breads and could rustle up a fine meal. Manny also had a keen love of opera and classical music, with an uncanny talent for citing not only the composer and piece by ear, but also the conductor and orchestra.

He touched many along his life path, and will be missed by all of us.

As he wished, cremation has taken place. An honour gathering of friends and family will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services, 221 Division Street, Welland. Online condolences may be shared on Manny’s tribute page at

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Mary Lou Floyd
2 years ago

RIP Manny I had several wonderful conversations with Manny and Gayle while living in St. Catharines. A true gentlemen who always had an uplifting chat.

Andy and Mario Hortin
2 years ago

Rest in peace Manny. It was a privilege to know you.

Edwin and Catherine Manning.
2 years ago

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Manny. He was so kind to us when we arrived as your new neighbour s. We have lovely memories of numerous cups of tea and glass of wine on the porch. He was special indeed. Keeping you in our thoughts. at this sad time.


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