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Star Staff Writer

City man dies following balcony fall
Star Staff Writer

A Corner Brook native fell to his death in a Toronto suburb late Friday night.

Roderick Brentnall said his cousin Scott Brown, an automobile factory worker, fell 17 storeys from his North York, Ont. balcony during a party at his apartment. He said neither foul play, nor suicide were suspected.

"It was an accident that shouldn't have happened," said Brentnall. "It was just a terrible accident. It's really weird. I can't fathom this at all. It's strange, you know someone for so many years of your life and all of a sudden they're gone."

Mr. Brown left behind two children: Jamie, 27, and Samantha, 18. He also leaves to mourn his partner Theresa Marcoccia and her children Philip and Anthony. Mr. Brown also left brothers Robert, Eric, Frederick and Terry and sisters Phyllis Freeman, Vera Dunphy, Florence Thornham and Elaine Bennett.

Brentnall described Mr. Brown as happy-go-lucky.

"He loved people and people loved him," said Brentnall. "He didn't say anything bad about anybody.

"He was a Scott. What can I say? I had a brother Scott and they were the same personality. They're down-to-earth people. He worked every day. He supported his family. He was a good all-around person. He was a good guy."

A funeral service is planned for Mr. Brown at Country Haven Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m.

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