December 18, 1957 – March 19, 2016
at the age of 58 years
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Brenda Joy Williams of Blind Bay, BC. Brenda was born December 18, 1957 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and passed away at her home on March 19th, 2016 at the young age of 58. On that day our family lost the most wonderful woman in the world. She fought a strong, courageous fight with cancer making it home from the hospital so she could pass on in the arms of her husband and sons by her side as she had desired. She is at peace now, and for that we are all grateful.
Brenda was a loving wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend, but above all she was a pillar in our family, always showing unconditional love and support. She taught us what real caring is and illustrated what true courage should be. We may be lost for a while without her, but we will rebound knowing she is with us in spirit. Her only fear was being forgotten, but Brenda’s character, attitude and positivity touched all those who knew her and will live on through her family.
Brenda was predeceased by her parents. She is survived and deeply missed by her loving husband of 37 years David Llewellyn Williams, her sons Derek (Mandy) Williams and granddaughters Rayne and Samiah, Dwight (Natasha) Williams, Shaun Williams and granddaughter Abby. She is also survived by her sisters Carol (Ray) Fox, Bev (Kelly) Kennedy, Joan (Ken) Cooper, Lorraine (Stewart) Deitsch and brothers Jim (Raylene) Norris, Robert (Sam) Norris and as well as countless other family members and friends.
Our family is thankful for the love and support received. We would especially like to thank Brenda’s sister Bev Kennedy and Brenda’s sister-in-law Donna Schaefer for caring of Brenda in her final days and support they provided the family when it was needed most.
Brenda’s family would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at the Shuswap General Hospital, with special thanks to Dr Skubiak, Dr McKee and Dr. Main who did their all to provide the precious extra time with family and the opportunity to pass on in the comfort of her own home as she wished. You are all amazing.
Our love for Brenda is everlasting and we were all very fortunate to have her in our lives. She will be missed dearly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Brenda’s name may be made to the Shuswap General Hospital Foundation.
Thank you everyone for your love and support for our family during this time. I would especially like to thank my Moms sister Bev and My Dads sister Donna Williams-Schaefer for coming down and helping take care of my mom and help my dad when they really needed it. Our family understands that this wasn’t easy and we are forever grateful to you both. I’m not sure how my dad could have done it without either of you.
Love you Mom you will be missed dearly. We were luckiest boys to have you in our lives, and rest assured we will take care of dad for you. Rest now and look over us.
I just learned of Brenda’s passing today and wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family. I have not seen Brenda since she was in Calgary when Doreen was in the hospital. It was so wonderful to see her again after many, many years. Same old Brenda. Caring, compassionate and as always, great sense of humour even in bad times. I was very saddened to hear that Brenda had the dreaded “C”, but how wonderful that she was surrounded by her loving family. I too recently lost my husband to cancer so I do understand the difficulties you have already faced and still will face. Please know Brenda will always hold a special place in my heart.
Love from her cousin – Deb Restell (nee Poirier/Kalinouski)
Dave and Boys, you were blessed with such a loving caring wife and mother. She was a fantastic sister.
Brenda was filled with such love for her family and demonstrated it through everything she did.
I am heart broken at the loss of my sister and can not imaging the pain in your hearts right now. Try and remember the good times and great memories. They will get easier to remember as time goes by.
Brenda my dear Sister you are missed dearly. Your laugh and funny stories are missed. You my dear will never ever be forgotten.
Dave and family.
In time the sadness will pass, good and happy memories will fill your hearts for you to hold forever.
Joan and family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your sister Brenda. We are thinking of you all and sending our prayers to you.
Bob and Debbie Court
David & family So sorry to hear of your great loss our heartfelt sympathy to you and all the family Kathy & Vince Converse
Auntie I miss you so much this really does not seem fair or that this could not possibly be Gods plan for you.you where so young and had so much more love to give but you fought as hard as you could and now your at rest I pray you found your mom and that your happy I will love you and I’ll never forget you auntie… love Sarah.