Jenny Yates...Browndale site owner and founder
Jenny Yates – Known
in Browndale as June Dennis. Born in Hamilton,
Ontario. Lived in the Loyal True Blue and Orange Home from the age of two to age 8. Entered Brown Camps July 6 1966.
After a short stay at Main House, June moved to Muskoka Lodge until
the fall of 1967. This was followed by three years in Peel County when she was moved to Cranberry Farm in Haliburton in the
fall of 1970. June left Browndale in the summer of 1971. However she returned to Browndale in 1974 as junior staff in Newmarket
and then at Muskoka Lodge. June remained within the Browndale structure until the completion of high school
at which time she became full staff in Muskoka. June married Bob Yates, Muskoka Resource staff Dec 1977
. June and Bob left Browndale with the arrival of their first child in Nov 1978.
June moved her family to Florida in 1986, after
the death of Bob where she raised four children. After 20 years she
moved her family back to Canada and now lives in Mississauga. August 2006 June legally changed her name to Jenny Carol Yates.
Logher- known in Browndale as Jerry Logher. Gerrit entered Browndale August, 1968. He lived
at Muskoka Lodge for two years before moving to the house in Huntsville where he lived for one year before leaving Browndale
late in the summer of 1971.
Gerrit decided to help in taking part setting
up this site because he felt that no attention was being given to the Browndale experience and history and that with all the
things and info to be had on the net, nothing could be found over Browndale, save the MSN Board. Considering how much time
was spent by the Brown family in setting up a care center for children with the intention of giving kids a better place to
be, and all the staff that spent so many hours taking care of the kids and all the kids that passed through Browndale it was
only right that someone should take on the task to give the history and people of Browndale a place on the net.