Brown, Adeline

July 5, 1939 ~ December 21, 2021

Brown, Adeline Audrey Julianna (Molzan)- Age 82 of Brigden (Petrolia), went to heaven peacefully on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 surrounded by love in her daughter’s home. Beloved wife of the late Eldon Brown for 44 years. Loving mother of Krista (Peter Mueller), Petrolia and Timothy (Lynette) Brown of Brigden. Dear gramma of Marissa and Mattias Mueller, Julianna, Brooklyn and Campbelle Brown. Survived by her sister, Eleanor (late Gerald) Wilkinson and sister-in-law Eugenie (late Robert) Molzan. Beloved Aunt Adeline to many nieces and nephews . Predeceased by her parents, Ronald and Adele (Zitner) Molzan, and siblings Edward Molzan, Edna (Edward) Baker. Adeline went to Althouse Teachers College and began teaching in a one room schoolhouse (Walnut) at the age of 18. Her heart was always with missions and she worked with troubled youth in the inner city of Detroit. Most of the young men went away to war and never returned, but had prayed to receive Christ. Adeline loved her time as a missionary in Germany and recently in the Ukraine. She was a faithful Sunday School teacher, Junior Church instructor and Kids’ Club leader at Voice of Truth (Oil Heritage Family Church) and the church pianist for over 25 years. Adeline became the first ESL (English as a second language) teacher in Lambton County and fought against the social injustice of immigrant families. Adeline was an avid gardener and wonderful cook. She had a real passion for distributing God’s word through the Gideons and loved her son’s Wisdom from the Farm videos. She was a woman devoted to prayer for New Life Assembly, Oil Heritage Family Church, her community, missions and her family. She was called many things, but “Gramma” was her favourite.

Special thank you to long time family physician, Dr. Susan Mather, Anastasia Carron, Deb Bezanson, Dr. Maddison and the palliative team for their professionalism and compassion. We are so grateful for the love, prayers and support of our family, friends, church family and community.

Family and friends will be received at New Life Assembly Church, 421 Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia on Monday, December 27, 2021 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Due to Covid-19 restriction, those who wish to attend must wear a mask and RSVP with a time to attend the visitation at

Funeral service will be held at New Life Assembly Church on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 1:30 pm. The funeral service will be streamed online at:

A private family interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Share Word Global (formerly Gideons) (

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  1. Krista, Tim and family.
    Adeline was such a sweet lady. Always had a smile. She truly was a treasure and will be sorely missed.
    Earle & Beverly Woolaver

  2. It’s makes our hearts sad to lose such a loyal soul winner; spiritual warrior and Mother to so many. You were a rock to many people and your faith never wavered even for a moment. We love you Adeline and you will be sorely missed; but thought of often.
    Krista, Tim and families; take much comfort in knowing how many lives your dear Mother has touched and helped over her lifetime. God bless you all

  3. Krista, Peter, Tim & family I’m so sorry for your loss. Every story I’ve heard about your mother exemplified the strong character and faith she possessed. In the midst of your sorrow there is room for celebration and thankfulness for the imprint she made on your lives. God bless you guys.

  4. Our sincere condolences Krista & Pete, Tim & Lynette and your families, on the loss of your mother and grandmother. You have so many memories to treasure. As you remember all these things, give thanks for the wonderful legacy that your parents have left behind for you, and continue to “carry the torch”. We watched the Celebration of Life…..what a tribute indeed! Praying that God surrounds you with His comfort at this time of your loss, and Heaven’s gain. God bless.
    Ellen & Dave

  5. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. She would be so proud. We were fortunate to be neighbours for so many years and we have so many happy memories. Our sincere sympathy and love to you and your families. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. We are so thankful for the life and ministry of Adeline Brown. What a precious and faithful saint. While we grieve with the family in this loss, we also rejoice with them in our shared Hope in Christ, the centre of Adeline’s life.
    Our sincere condolences to the family. 💕💕💕 our love and prayers to you.

  7. Tim, krista and Brown family my heartfelt sympathy at the passing of Adeline. Our families have shared so many memories through so many generations. Your dad taught me to walk some 73 or so years ago and I grew up riding on his tractor singing “I’ve got a mansion” as we chews juicy fruit gum. God blessed us all when He put our families together here on earth …may we blessed again when we meet eternally.

  8. My deepest condolences to the Brown family. I have many fond memories of the time I spent with my great aunt Adeline over the years. Adeline was one of the most faithful and dedicated servants of the Lord I’ve met in my life. I remember vividly when Aunt Adeline, Uncle Buddy, Aunt Jean and my grandparents Don and Bonnie prayed for and blessed my siblings and I at the cottage when we were children. Aunt Adeline always had a powerful optimism from the Lord and brightened the hearts of anyone she spent time with. On behalf of my chapter of the Stuckless family I offer love and sympathy during this difficult time.

  9. So sorry to hear of Adeline’s passing. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and illness over the years. Her faith carried her through. She will be greatly missed by her community and her family. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  10. Our deepest condolences to Krista ,Tim and families .She will be missed.Our prayers are with you at this time.

  11. My Deepest Condolences Adeline was a Wonderful Person Wife Mother who impacted all she came across with her in a positive manner in her life and showed in her Wonderful Children Krista and Tim who loved her Deeply.i think the key to Life is to leave the world a Better place my having made an impact and ADELINE DEFINITELY MADE A GREAT POSITIVE IMPACT IN ALL PEOPLE SHE TOUCHED REST IN PEACE SWEET ANGEL

  12. Krista and Pete
    So very sorry to hear of Adeline’s passing.
    She will be so missed by everyone who knew her.
    My sincerest condolences

  13. Krista, Tim and families. So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to everyone. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.. May your memories comfort you.. Hugs Gail, Randy & family

  14. Our deepest love and prayers go to the entire family! Adeline is a hero of the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ and we are so honored to have known her. We have generously received of Adeline’s prayers, wisdom and love over the years and already miss her! We so admire the legacy she established and that lives on through her amazing family!
    Love Joshua, Janet, Lincoln, Liberty and Legacy Mills

  15. Sending our sincere sympathy to you, Krista and Pete, Marissa and Matt , Tim and Lynette, Julianna, Brooklyn and Campbelle on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. The legacy she has left will live on in you.
    Jim, Karen and Meggan Douglas

  16. Tim, Krista and family,

    My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom. She was such an amazing woman. Welcomed everyone with open arms, whether it was at church or her home. She will be greatly missed.

  17. On behalf of myself, my wife Ionne(nee Douglas) and Adeline’s former classmates at Watford District High School(WDHS), I extend sincere condolences to all of Adeline’s extended family. She was incredibly talented and she dedicated her life to helping others through those skills.

  18. So sorry for you loss of your wonderful Mom and Granma.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Tony and Jane Straatman

  19. Dear Brown family.
    So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences and hugs, at this difficult time
    Gail & Ted

  20. So saddened by the loss of your mom, Adeline. You will always miss her but take comfort in the words that Peter Marshall wrote, “if those we love are with the Lord and He is with us, they are not far away”. Love always, Bruce and Peggy Poulain

  21. My condolences to all of you. I loved Adeline from the moment I met her. She richly Blessed my life. Always a smile and a hug. Oh but the Joy of spending Christmas with Jesus. I pray the LORD surrounds you all with His Peace and Love ❤. I cannot attend in person. However, in my heart I’m with you. You’re an amazing family. “Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted”.

  22. Sending our condolences to all. Adeline was a women of deep faith, an contagious smile , a deep love for family and community. The Brown family has been apart of my life in many ways and we are blessed for the memories. God Bless

  23. My sincerest condolence , ti Krista , Peter and family , heart felt sadness . My God wrap her in His loving arms , and may He comfort and strengthen you all through this time of grief ! You are Loved !

  24. Dear Krista, Pete, Tim & Lynnette, and their families
    We are very sorry for your loss at this time of the year, We know your mother and grandmother are with the lord
    singing or playing her Christmas songs for God. I am sure she is one of the brightest stars there
    all our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all Mark, Jane, Christina, Melissa and Christopher Teskey

  25. Adeline will be greatly missed, she was such a positive roll with anyone she met. I’ll tell you this that woman sure loved her prayers. I will miss our monthly or bi-monthly talks

  26. Dear Krista and Tim and families,
    We are so sorry for your loss and so grateful that we knew your Mom and Dad. You have a blessed heritage.
    Our arms of comfort for all of you.
    Jack, Kathy and Devon McCallum
    Jamie and Ryan Burdett

  27. Dear Tim, Lynette & family.
    We send hugs and our deepest sympathy to all that loved your dear mom.
    Thinking of you and sending prayers of comfort at this sad time.
    Sincerely, Andy & Karen

  28. Dear Krista, Pete,Tim and Lynettte and families,
    We are so saddened to receive this news. The incredible outpourings here and on Facebook reveal the wide impact your Mom had on so many, both directly and through each of you. Love and big hugs,
    Scott and Susan Burns

  29. To Tim & Family; Our deepest sympathy to you. I was one of her early students when she started teaching at Walnut school and she kept in touch with many of her students over the years. I always enjoyed talking with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Anne Duffy

  30. Lovely picture of Adeline – that was her, she always greeted you with that nice smile. So sorry for your loss.

  31. I am so sorry for the loss of Adaline. She will be greatly missed by so many people. I send my condolences to the whole Brown family, I send big hugs, love, and prayers. Darlene Brunette

  32. Our sincere condolences to the Brown family. Adeline was a very special person and will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you.
    Pat and Bill Davidson

  33. Adeline was a very giving and warm person, devoted to her children Krista and Tim. Eldon and Adeline were a special couple who left us with a beautiful legacy in their children and grandchildren.
    Condolences to Adeline’s family, she was a special lady.

  34. My sincere sympathy to Krista and Tim and Families on the passing of your Mom and Grandma.
    Adeline was a fine person who always was so interested in making life better for the children, youth and seniors or anyone who needed encouragement. She certainly will be missed..

  35. Krista, Tim, and families,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your mother/mother-in-law/grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  36. Saddened to hear about the loss of this dear saint. A life devoted to service to our great God. She touched countless souls and was the key to their salvation’s . She was that good and faithful servant . She will be missed in this present evil world in such need of her prayers and ministry. But she made it home safely. My heartfelt sympathy to the family . I am praying for you. God will give you joy in the midst of your sorrow. God bless you all.

  37. Hello Tim and Family. I am very sad to hear of your Mothers passing. She was such a Powerhouse for Jesus and such a Positive and Beautiful person. When you were in the room with her there was always many smiles and happy energy. I appreciate all the times that we were invited to your farm and for the incredible meals and stories. Time just goes by waaay too fast and I cannot wait until we are all together again in Heaven!!! I Pray May The Lord Jesus be with You All in a Powerful way this Holiday Season and I am Praying the He gives you all Peace and Comfort in this time of Loss. Love, Daniel Birg (USA)

  38. Dear Krista, Tim and families, your mom was certainly one who made an impression on those she met, she was one of a kind! I remember when Heath won a curling championship she attached his picture to a stone and presented it to him, so very thoughtful, as she was to many. She will be missed but her life will be celebrated. Sincere condolences. Elsbeth and family.

  39. To Matt and the Brown, Mueller, and Molzan Families:

    On behalf of the Western Mustangs Men’s Tennis Team, please accept our most heartfelt condolences for the Earthly loss of such a remarkable grandmother, mother, mother-in-law, aunt, sister, and friend. It is clear from the many testimonies how much of a positive impact she has made in – and across – this world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Stangs

  40. Tim, Lynette and family. Our deepest condolences, heaven received a true angel.
    Always a kind word and a beautiful smile
    Bruce and Gail

  41. Our sympathies to Tim, Krista and families. Adeline was a wonderful kind caring women. She was steadfast and strong in her love and commitment to the Lord. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories you have.
    Mike & Pam Belan

  42. Krista and Tim and families. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.. May your many memories console you at this time. God bless. Love and Hugs Marg

  43. Mr. and Mrs. Mueller & family, Tim and family, sending lots of love your way as you grieve the loss of your mom and grandma. Adeline was always such a sweet woman and I will never forget our times spent at Kids Club in Oil Springs with her when I was a little girl. Sending you all so much love. May Adeline rest in sweet peace.

  44. Dear Krista, Tim and families
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was an incrediable women of God! She touched many lives and I am so thankful for her part in our lives. Your parents were amazing people.Praying for you

  45. Krista and Tim. We are very saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person. We have great memories of her helping with Jonathon. He loved going to the farm with all of you. We will cherish her always. Find peace in your memories.
    Robin & Jonathon Daley

  46. Tim,Krista and Families
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you ! May God be with you and comfort you all during this time !
    Peter & Brenda English

  47. Heaven is Sweeter because you are there Adeline. Your legacy and passion for Christ will live on in every life you touched. We are so Blessed to have had you in our lives for even a short season.

  48. We did not lose our beautiful SISTER IN LAW Adeline because something is only lost when you don’t know where it is. We know where our Adeline is: SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS! WE WILL MISS HER PRESENCE IN A PHYSICAL SENSE, but we sorrow not as those who have no hope. We shall all be with her again in Glory! AMEN!!! SHE WAS A GODLY WOMAN UNIQUE IN EVERY WAY.

  49. Krista, Tim and families. Our deepest condolences on your loss. May God be with you and comfort you during this time and in the coming days.

    Gary and Patty Newman

  50. Adeline was an incredible woman and witness for Christ. She made this world a better place every day. Much love to Krista, Pete, Marissa, Matt, Tim, Lynette, Julianna, Brooklyn and Campbelle.

  51. Adeline was a special lady with a loving firmness and tender heart. She was God’s prayer warrior and anyone who knew Adeline felt her caring love. She is with her lord now but will be sorely missed . Please accept our sincere condolences Tim, Krista and families. May God hold you and comfort you during this difficult time! God Bless!

  52. Entire Brown & Mueller family,

    Jen and I sorry to hear of your loss. A great woman has left us. Sending our love and deepest sympathies your way. Be safe and well…

    Nick & Jen Salaris and Family

  53. Krista, Pete, Tim, Lynette and families,

    We are crushed to hear of Adeline’s passing. Thinking of you all.
    “Death leaves a heartache nothing can heal. Love leaves a memory nothing can steal.

    All your friends, people supported, staff and Boar at LCDS

  54. So, sorry to hear of such a loss in this holiday season. May God comfort all those whom lives she so did touch.

  55. My sympathy to the families of Krista and Tim. Adeline was a wonderful lady, always with a smile on her face and a heart full of love for everyone. I enjoyed visiting with her whenever I had the chance. Adeline certainly made a difference in this world. You will have many wonderful memories to share forever.

  56. Tim & family,
    We extend our sincere sympathies to you, we know your cherished memories of both Adeline and Eldon will bring comfort in the coming days and years ahead.

    Town of Petrolia Council & Staff

  57. We send our deepest sympathy to Tim.your family and all the Brown family on the loss of Adeline. She was such a delightful person and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Jack and Catharine MdKenna

  58. Our sympathies go to the Brown family. We have known Adelaide for many years. She was a fine person always thinking of her family. A difficult time for all of you, Gord and Barb Leaper.

  59. To Adeline’s family, many years I have known Adeline. Remember when Eldon and her got married and the teasing they put up with. She left a great foot print in the world. God has taken her home for her rest, God be with you and comfort you.
    Alan and Marie

  60. I have known Adeline for many years,. and she was always an elect lady. She will truly be missed by your family and friends especially at this Christmas time but just think of the Christmas celebration she will be witnessing along with her husband beyond the veil of mortality.. My sincere sympathy and love and prayers to you and yours.
    Anne Gowrie

  61. Deepest sympathies to Adeline’s family at this time. She certainly was a warrior for the gospel. Prayers for and hugs to you all this emotional time.

  62. Our deepest sympathy to Krista,Tim and the entire Brown family. Adeline was a special person to the community. She will be missed.
    Mary and Dave Steadman