BROWNLESS (Aylward), Rose Kathleen



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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Rose Kathleen (Aylward) Brownless on November 16, 2023, at Hants Community Hospital. Born in Falmouth on September 22, 1935, to John (Jack) and Zilpha (Peggy) (King) Aylward. Mom grew up in Falmouth on the family farm with many fond memories of friends and good times. Educated in Falmouth and Windsor she began her career with Nova Scotia Power in Halifax in the mid 1950s. In about 1960 she moved back to the family farm in Falmouth and began a 20year career in the office at Avon Valley Greenhouses, she then moved on to The Municipality of West Hants until retiring in the mid 90s as Deputy Clerk. For fun Mom was an avid bridge and duplicate bridge player playing throughout the Valley with her cousin Donnie Aylward. In 1983 she met Lawrence Brown and they spent 20 plus wonderful years together golfing, curling and relaxing at the cottage at Zwicker Lake. The highlight was when they won the Nova Scotia Senior mixed curling title in 1998. She also served on the Board of Stewards for Juniper Grove United Church in Falmouth for several years. In 2010 she sold the family farm and moved the the Gladys Manning Retirement Home in Windsor. She continued to play bridge until 2020 when COVID stopped many activities. She met many dear friends at the Manning playing dominos and cards almost daily with the crew. She is survived by her son, John (Linda) Brownless; grandsons, Tyler (Taylor) Brownless and their children Evelynn and Isla, and Connor Brownless. She is also survived by John’s father, George Brownless. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving partner Lawrence Brown in 2005. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lindsay Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street Windsor, NS, B0N 2T0. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be Saturday, November 25, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Kevin Cox officiating. A reception will follow the service in the funeral home, all are most welcome to attend. Flowers are welcome; in lieu of flowers a donation in the memory of Rose to the West Hants Historical Society, 281 King Street, Windsor, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at: