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submitted on March 4, 2017 7:11 PM EST
Name: Mary McPeake/Humphrey
Comments: Barriec,Ont. Fondest memories

submitted on January 11, 2017 7:08 PM EST
Name: David -81Lorne Holmes
Comments: Haliburton circa 1980 Passed away December 13, 2016

submitted on January 5, 2017 9:30 PM EST
Name: Nobody loves me
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submitted on December 10, 2016 11:33 AM EST
Name: Lilly Ann Muzik
Comments: In loving memory of Lilly, who passed away in Wausau,Wisconsin, on December 3,2016. Rest in Peace,Lilly. xoxo

submitted on October 24, 2016 4:49 AM EST
Name: John Brown
Comments: Love him very much, he seemed to understand everyone and for this I am so gratful.

submitted on August 5, 2016 7:40 PM EST
Name: Eddie Brown
Comments: I lived with him in Newmarket he is a good person!Rick Sheveluk

submitted on March 29, 2016 9:29 AM EST
Name: Glenda Myrna Rose Mainville, 56
Comments: Passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.Glenda was born May 1, 1942 in Fort Frances to the late Wilfred and Rosalie Morrisseau. In 1960, she was united in marriage to Roger Mainville. In the 1970s, Glenda worked as night staff at the Browndale Group Home in Thunder Bay, Ont. In the early 1980s, she moved to Kenora, Ont., where she lived until 1988 when she moved back to Fort Frances.

submitted on August 15, 2015 7:20 PM EST
Name: Alice Eaton
Comments: Passed August 5 th 2015

submitted on August 15, 2015 7:18 PM EST
Name: Alice Eaton
Comments: A wonderful woman that brought Browndale to British Columbia ...she passed July 5 th 2015. She was loved by many and will always be remembered with love.

submitted on January 26, 2014 6:07 AM EST
Name: Gloria Bonfield
Comments: Gloria Bonfield was my teacher in Haliburton Browndale, when in 1974 at the age of 27, she was killed by a Drunk Driver. This accident which happened in Carnarvon was a traumatic experience for me at the time as I was one of many other survivors in the school van that was hit. Numerous people were seriously injured. Both drivers in the other car, were killed. A beautiful young person who's life was cut short. I was 8 years old at the time.

submitted on December 1, 2012 10:35 AM EST
Name: John Younger
Comments: My beloved friend Passed Thursday Nov29 2012 at home in Cache Bay Ontario He will be sadly missed by me and my family !! His life lessons will not be forgotten!! all my love John on your continued journey to heaven xoxo Douglas J Gareau

submitted on September 22, 2012 11:45 PM EST
Name: david solberg
Comments: david was well meaning and believed in stuff

submitted on April 20, 2012 1:35 PM EST
Name: Paul Dolbear
Comments: In fond memory of Paul, who worked at Warrendale(Cuddly House) and Browndale (Haliburton programme). Rest in Peace,Paul.

submitted on March 12, 2012 4:43 PM EST
Name: Linda Thomas
Comments: Rest in Peace,Linda.

submitted on February 20, 2012 1:51 PM EST
Name: john brown
Comments: this site will not let me tell the truth of what really went on at night or other topics.

submitted on August 16, 2011 9:37 PM EST
Name: Barb Black May 2011
Comments: Rest In Peace

submitted on January 8, 2011 7:04 PM EST
Name: Carla Maley
Comments: Passed away August 2 2005. Carla leaves behind two children Patrica and Jason and three grandchildren Emily, Amy and Riley. Carla was a loving mother and a true friend to all. She is missed more then I am confident she would have ever though.

submitted on January 8, 2011 7:01 PM EST
Name: Carla Maley
Comments: Passed away August 2 2005. Carla leaves behind two children Patrica and Jason and three grandmother Emily, Amy and Riley. Carla was a loving mother and a true friend to all. She is missed more then I am confident she would have lot.

submitted on June 2, 2010 5:20 AM EST
Name: Chuck Ouimett
Comments: Chuck and I lived together at Heather Lane in PTBO, we both graduated from Browndale and then returned when it was Kinark. Chuck passed away Feb 16/07 and I miss him very much. Rick Winter

submitted on March 14, 2010 11:06 PM EST
Name: Gord Annis
Comments: Gord was my brother and was in Browndale the same time as me although he stayed in longer and I went home. He passed away due to a traffic accident.

submitted on March 14, 2010 7:31 PM EST
Name: Marvin E Brown
Comments: He passed away in Nanaimo March 11/2010 in Nanaimo

submitted on February 26, 2010 12:00 PM EST
Name: Charlene Brown
Comments: Tragically killed by a drunk driver Feb. 14 2010 Charlene was a Muskoka/Haliburton kid in the late 70's and early 80's. Charlene was my first kid as a full time house staff. She was a fiesty determined little girl full of mischief who quickly stole my heart. I will always cherish the memories I have of my time with her. She had a major impact on my life and taught me what it meant to give unconditional love. My heart goes out to her family. RIP Char you were loved and will be missed. June oxo

submitted on January 26, 2010 10:16 PM EST
Name: WAYNE PAYNE
Comments: Wayne was in a coma for a few months before passing on, as a result of a 1976 motorcycle accident in Toronto. I was lucky to have seen him just weeks before it happened, he was my first friend at Redstone Camp, summer of 66. "LETS PLAY CATCH"...RIP. Wayne had a brother, Brian, who was also in Browndale.

submitted on January 26, 2010 5:57 AM EST
Name: SUSIE LANGSTAFF
Comments: Susie passed away Dec 78, as a result of a car accident, she is buried in the Carnarvon Cemetery. Anyone who knew her can find her gravesite easily to the left and at the back of the cemetery marked with a big headstone, I visit when ever I'm in that area. RIP

submitted on January 26, 2010 5:37 AM EST
Name: GARY BROOKER
Comments: Gary was in Newmarket in the mid 60's, than was transfered to Haliburton to be reunited with his brother also in care, Jim Walker. Sadly Gary took his own life in the late 70's at a bar in downtown Toronto. RIP

submitted on January 26, 2010 5:27 AM EST
Name: LINDA LOVE
Comments: Linda lived at Hilltop Farm in the late 60's and was moved to a group home where she was murdered in the 80's by another resident, very sad life for her. RIP

submitted on January 26, 2010 5:03 AM EST
Name: BERNIE GILLIGAN
Comments: Bernie was a staff at Hilltop Farm, he was originally from North Bay, a former OPP cop. He was married to Bonnie Smith, a staff at Southridge Farm. Bernie was murdered in a Haliburton cottage than left at the dump in the mid 70's. The kids' at the time planted trees in his memory. RIP

submitted on November 4, 2009 9:26 PM EST
Name: Eddie Brown
Comments: as i recall Eddie lived at Shrigley house in the early 80's, and yes he did love his cowboy boots, i have a funny picture of him

submitted on June 17, 2009 7:40 AM EST
Name: allan w KING =1930-2009
Comments: ALLAN W KING =RECIPIENT OF THE order of CANADA award for his work as a filmmaker.ON MONDAY IN toronto at his home with his family.He is survived by his wife and 4 children, 6 grandchildren .

submitted on June 16, 2009 6:51 AM EST
Name: Alan King
Comments: Canadian filmmaker Allan King, director of the documentaries Warrendale and Dying at Grace, has died. He was 79. He died Monday June 15th at his home in Toronto after a battle with brain cancer, surrounded by family, his family announced.

submitted on June 14, 2009 5:49 PM EST
Name: Maryann Pootoolik
Comments: Passed away suddenly in her own home in Kingston, ON

submitted on June 14, 2009 5:43 PM EST
Name: IRENE READER
Comments: WHO PASSED AWAY SO MANY YEARS AGO AFTER LEAVING TREATMENT AND BEING ADMITTED TO ST THOMAS PSYCH HOSPITAL.

submitted on May 9, 2009 11:04 AM EST
Name: Mr. JOHN BROWN
Comments: He is fondly rememberd as a man who saved a lot of kids including myself and in doing so gave us all a new chance at a proper life instead of the one i had in the C.A.S. i do thank him and i do think of him often.

submitted on May 9, 2009 10:12 AM EST
Name: Carnarvon
Comments: to the kids who died in a terrible car accident at the carnarvon corners and to the staff that was murdered at the dump many vears ago.

submitted on May 9, 2009 10:08 AM EST
Name: BILL BIHUN =carnarvon
Comments: Bill was,is, and always will be my best friend.

submitted on May 9, 2009 10:02 AM EST
Name: CARL BROWN
Comments: I realy wish i had said YES to his question.And i do think about him quite often

submitted on April 27, 2009 11:09 PM EST
Name: Patricia Harvey
Comments: John Brown was at the original 60 Millard Ave. Newmarket (Warrendale) in 1953 as I was there Oct./53 to June/54. I remember him and his first wife Liz very well. The date in his memorandam is not correct.

submitted on April 8, 2009 9:53 AM EST
Name: Daryl Logan
Comments: Daryl was in Browndale from 1967-1970 at Muskoka Lodge. He had a good sense of humor and loved pranking staff. LOGAN, Daryl Peacefully in the presence of his loved ones on Monday, February 16, 2009 at the age of 52 years. Dear step son of Doreen Pratt. Loving father of Denis, Katy and Bruno. Forever best friend of Rachel. Also survived by sisters Mary and Caroline and by his brother Larry. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Thursday, February 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m. In remembrance, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

submitted on December 4, 2008 7:40 AM EST
Name: PATRICE O'DONNELL
Comments: Patrice O'Donnell: Patrice was at Warrendale with me in the mid to late 60's. She was a beautiful young woman with turquoise eyes. We had been in foster care together prior to Browndale. Sadly Patrice's life led her to a life of addiction and incarceration. At the time of writing her poems (re-published from Tightwire), Patrice was a prisoner at Kingston's Prison For Women (P4W), who was suffering from AIDS. She died December 8th 1990, at Kingston General Hospital after being transported from the prison. RIP Patrice. You can now fly free!

submitted on November 25, 2008 4:39 PM EST
Name: Wesley Hugill
Comments: A great kid. Died at approx age 40.

submitted on February 12, 2008 10:53 AM EST
Name: Ethel Bhatt & Lorna Greenslade
Comments: Sometimes we forget the wonderful cooks and night staffs who made our jobs easier. Ethel and Lorna were long time cooks at the Main House in Oak Ridges. They made "specialty" breakfasts to order for kids...and for we "wake up" staff,always had a pot of coffee ready for us at 6:30 a.m.(Tim Horton's wasn't on anyone's horizon in those days,lol).

submitted on February 9, 2008 2:56 PM EST
Name: Bruce Logan Mar.18 1958- -May 30 1995
Comments: His time was short-lived. He left survived by his two children Cheri Logan, Chayne Logan. As expected I was to give the eulogy I spoke of the memories we shared Fond memories of Browndale and there after. We shared everything. I also spoke of the atrocities inflicted on such an innocent boy. mostly I spoke of the children all the neffews, nieces and even freinds of theirs and how it is our responsibility to love them as brothers and sisters, without judgement or envy, I mentioned,how in its purity.There is no other single word to descibe love, adore maybe its not quite. There are many single words to describe hate

submitted on December 10, 2007 11:58 AM EST
Name: Donna Turner
Comments: Donna was a "pre-senior",living on the second floor of the Oak Ridges Main House.She was bright,energetic and VERY articulate...her verbal sparring matches with Carlo Tela were a wonder to behold,lol.

submitted on December 10, 2007 9:47 AM EST
Name: Matthew Greenspan
Comments: Matthew lived in the Old Homestead house,Keswick. After he left Browndale,Matthew followed his dream of becoming an accomplished musician.

submitted on December 10, 2007 9:45 AM EST
Name: Harry Spector
Comments: Harry lived in Newmarket,the Walter Avenue House,in the late sixties.He particularly enjoyed camping, and always wanted to be a disc jockey.

submitted on December 5, 2007 12:10 PM EST
Name: Harold Watkins - Cranberry Farm, Haliburton
Comments: Harold passed away in 1973 at age 14 while in treatment. He was a spunky kid who loved horses and was a true and loyal friend to have.

submitted on December 5, 2007 11:56 AM EST
Name: Carlo Tela
Comments: April 6, 1929-Nov. 12, 2007-Carlo began working in Warrendale in the very early 60’s. He moved with the programme into Brown Camps/Browndale as Resource staff after the Warrendale takeover. Carlo was well known to the many children of Main House and Muskoka. Carlo then became the Director of Midland in the early 70’s. He remained in Midland until he moved to Saskatchewan where he was also the Director. Carlo stayed with the programme after the change to Kinark, retiring in 1988.

submitted on December 5, 2007 11:48 AM EST
Name: Anna Akula - Aug. 21, 1958-Oct. 6, 2006
Comments: Anna came into the programme in 1966 at age 7. She was at the cottage with 11 other children in Oakridges at the corner of Stouffville Rd and Younge Sts. After a stay at the farm she was moved to Joe Watalias's house in Barrie On. Anna was an amazing little girl who touched many lives. She was obessed with drawing and had a wonderful talent, she would draw on any piece of paper she could get her hands on be it cartoon characters or flying pussycats.

submitted on December 5, 2007 10:15 AM EST
Name: Eddie Brown
Comments: Eddie lived at the Srigley Street house,in Newmarket,in the late sixties.He showed a real talent for renovations, and was a valued helper to Tommy and Roy Priest(both now deceased),the maintenance team who helped keep the Browndale houses in good repair. Eddie's dream was to be a rancher, and he always wore his cowboy boots.

submitted on December 4, 2007 4:37 PM EST
Name: Walter Gunn- Senior Resource Staff
Comments: Walter began working in Warrendale in the early 60's and moved with the programme into Brown Camps/Browndale. He worked in Oak Ridges, Peel County and Newmarket, into the early 80's. Walter was a favourite of the kidsand was know for playing his ukuiela while signing various silly songs.

submitted on December 4, 2007 10:38 AM EST
Name: John L. Brown FRSH,ACSW,AGPA
Comments: july 10, 1922- Oct.20, 2004 Born in Kitters, South Dakota. John began working in Warrendale in the late 50's. Founder of Brown Camps/Browndale. MPP from 1967 to 1971 as the member for Beaches-Woodbine for the New Democratic Party. John was a Crusader of children's rights.