Spence, Brenda Gaye

November 17, 1952 – April 10, 2023
at the age of 70 years:     

A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at Sunnybrae Hall on May 7 at 1-5 PM. All are welcome.

Brenda Spence, 70, of Salmon Arm passed away suddenly at Kelowna General Hospital with her family by her side. She was born to the late John and Hetty Gloyn, November 17, 1952 in Salmon Arm, BC. 

She married Stewart Spence in 1974 and lived in Salmon Arm through the 49 following years. 

She is survived by her husband Stewart, son Tom (Marega, granddaughters Claire and Laurel), son Ed (Julie), sisters Sandra (Bruce), Sharon (Rod) and Joanne (Hermann) and their extended families. 

Brenda worked as a Special Education Assistant in local schools where many people will remember her as a kind and creative mentor. She will be keenly missed by her family (and her grand daughters to whom she was “Granny”) and many close friends. 

A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at Sunnybrae Hall on May 7 at 1-5 PM. All are welcome.


  1. Gosh, I am so sorry for your loss! I met Brenda through the school district and enjoyed knowing! She was joyful and friendly, with an easy laugh. My condolences to her family and friends.

  2. Dear Stu and family, we are deeply sorry to hear of Brenda’s sudden passing. She was a lovely person. Sincere condolences to you from Art & Audrey.

  3. So sorry Stu to hear of Brenda’s sudden passing. She was such a lovely person. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

  4. One of the best CEA’s I’ve had the privilege of working on staff with. Always smiling, always believing the best for each and every student. And ohhh the patience. Nothing but great memories of an amazing woman. She will be missed.

  5. I’m very sorry to hear of Brenda‘s passing. She was a good friend to me. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  6. Dear Stu & family,
    We are so sorry you are experiencing such a great loss to your family. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Brenda’s warm smile always brightened our days whenever we met. Our sincere condolences. from George & Mavis

  7. Words are pretty hard to come by but we send our condolences to you Stu and your family. Her death will leave a big hole in your world but the memories of all the good years together hopefully will bring you some comfort.

  8. SO tearfully sad and sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Many blessings for all who knew and loved Brenda. I remember my middle son Jacob even has many memories from having been over at your house all those years ago when he and your son, Tom were best friends way back in elementary school. SO sadly time waits for no one…. Brenda will forever be here for all of us if we always remember her and that is something I will always do! Much love and memories Always. Much Love and Prayers from our family to all of yours. XO The Kuchta Family – Wendy & Jacob especially!

  9. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s sudden death, Stu. Our sympathies to you, your sons, their families and Brenda’s family. We were always impressed with Brenda’s sense of humour and her creative capabilities. We hope your family will be able to come together to support one another during this time. From Robin and Mary.

  10. So sad to learn of Brenda’s passing, she will be missed by all who knew her.
    Condolences to her whole family. Greg & Linda Hughes

  11. I was very sorry to hear about Brenda’s passing.. When I moved here in my Grade three year, she was the first friend I made. Condolences to her family.

  12. A very fine person gone much too soon. My sincere condolences to Stu and family and all those who knew and loved her.

  13. I was so shocked to hear about Brenda ,Stu. She was a beautiful person. Hugs to you and the boys.

  14. So, so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Condolences to your family from Sue Kalke and boys.

  15. Condolences Stu and family, sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing, may she rest in peace now and shine down on you all

  16. So sorry to hear about Brenda, Stu. Cindy and Sherwood send their deepest condolences.

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