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HUNT, Brenda

July 20, 1935 — December 15, 2018

With heavy hearts, the family of Brenda Hunt (Pass) announces her tragic passing on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at the age of 83.  Born July 20th, 1935 in Warrington, Lancashire, England, she and her parents (Walter and Clara) arrived in Canada on the Aquitania to Pier 21 in May 1949 along with her two brothers, twin Derek and older brother Gordon.  Brenda attended school in Brandon, Manitoba and, in her late teens, met Arthur Hunt.  They were married April 18th, 1955.  The Hunt family barbershop and beauty salon was operated by Brenda and Art in Brandon, with Brenda also working part-time at Reesor’s Jewelry.  Son Dennis arrived on June 29th, 1960 with daughter Diane following on April 14th, 1962. Many summers were spent at Clear Lake, Manitoba with family friends at the 2nd Street North cabin water-skiing, swimming, fishing and enjoying the outdoors.  Arthur and Brenda relocated to Kelowna, BC in May 1974.  She worked at Birk’s Jewelry in Orchard Park mall as a clerk and manager establishing many lifelong friendships.  She was well respected by the Birk’s family and an annual supper with Drummond or Henry Birk was a highlight in her year.  Following her retirement, Brenda and Art moved from their Webber Road home to Sun Village in 2004.  It was here that she continued to be actively involved in line dancing, bowling, playing cards, “coffee klatch” and traveling abroad.  Sun Village was family to Brenda and Art and many more dear friends were created.  Following Art’s death, Brenda spent numerous years traveling and enjoying the company of her “lady friends”.  In 2008, she met Raymond Pullen and the next loving chapter of her life began.  They became soulmates and were inseparable in every way.  Brenda was an outgoing, positive and friendly person who will be missed by many.  She made friends very easily and valued her family and friends dearly.  She thoroughly enjoyed the company of people and appreciated the simple things in life.  Her joyful, cheerful and kind nature will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Our individual memories of times spent with Brenda are valued and we are blessed to carry these memories in our hearts and passing on her beliefs, values and traditions to future generations.  Brenda was predeceased by her parents Walter and Clara, her twin brother Derek and older brother Gordon, husband Arthur and her daughter Diane tragically.  Left to cherish precious memories is her son Dennis (Donna) and her grandchildren Jonathan and Katherine of Brandon, Manitoba; Raymond Pullen of West Kelowna and his two sons Raymond (Natalja) and Vincent of Vancouver; as well as extended family and friends – too numerous to mention but not to be forgotten.  The service to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 1:00 pm with a private family interment planned.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  To honour Brenda’s extreme love of animals, donations in her name may be made to the BC SPCA Kelowna Branch, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC, www.spca.bc.ca.

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Service
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Location
Springfield Funeral Home

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To honour Brenda's extreme love of animals, donations in her name may be made to the BC SPCA - Kelowna Branch, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7 Link: www.spca.bc.ca

 


Service Information

Service Details


The service for HUNT, Brenda is scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077


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None.


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Condolences

  • Brian Heichert says:

    Dennis, Donna, Jonathan, Katherine and Ray, we are so very sorry for the loss of Brenda. I will always remember how her eyes would light up when we visited your house as teenagers. I now live in North Kelowna, but surprisingly we would run into each other now and again. Her eyes would light up the same now as they did then. Maybe that is why I remember? It was always nice to catch up. She always made us feel welcome as such a kind and caring person. I am glad she was part of our lives, and we have the memories to keep.
    Brian and Marilyn Heichert and family

  • Vivian says:

    Dennis, Donna, Jonathan, Katherine and Ray,
    My eyes have tears but I have smiles too….. I hope the love and laughter you brought each other helps you through this difficult time …
    I have many wonderful memories …and a couple of recipes from so long ago …. peace be with you all……..
    Viv

  • Sharon Ferguson says:

    Dennis, Donna, johnathan, Katherine and Ray
    My thoughts are with you all. Brenda was a true friend for 32 years . I will miss her. She was a bright star. I will always cherish her friendship over the years we spent lot of time together laughing in the good times and crying when things were tough.
    I am sorry I cannot attend her celebration of life as I have recently moved to Prince George and travelling is not good at this time of year.
    But on Jan 2 I will be celebrating her life on my own. Looking at Country Kickin Grannies. Photos and videos
    Bless you all
    Sharon Ferguson

    My

  • Mary Pavich says:

    Sorry to hear of Brenda Hunts passing. She was a great lady.

  • Robert Watson says:

    As I left Tim Horton’s on Saturday the 15th returning to my vehicle, I came across the accident scene! Being a senior who enjoys walking it affected me greatly! I did not know Brenda but having read her obituary I wish I had been able to meet her! So sad that she was a victim of this tragedy! My thoughts are with her family and friends.
    Robert Watson
    West Kelowna

  • doreen hirtz says:

    Brenda was a special friend. I am grateful to have known her. Doreen Hirtz

  • Cliff & Marlene Shipley says:

    I just spoke with Aunt Brenda a couple of weeks ago when she received our Christmas newsletter. She was such a beautiful person who cares deeply for her family and friends. She will be sadly missed, but our memories of her will last forever. Our sympathies to Dennis and family.

  • Anne Hunter says:

    In sympathy with all who knew and loved Brenda. Brenda’s bright and cheerful ways would always bring a smile to our faces. The world has lost a truly kind and generous spirit. Saddened by her loss, Jim and Anne Hunter, Sun Village

  • Joanne & Sharon Lilley says:

    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your memories get you through this difficult time.

  • Bob and Sharon Heise says:

    Our sincere condolences to Ray and Brenda’s entire family. We knew her through the Westbank Country Opry. She was a lovely, tenderhearted soul. She had such a great laugh and was always smiling. She came to one of our shows awhile ago and came up to me to give me a big hug. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.

  • Jenny/Cornelis Donders says:

    Rest in peace Brenda. Our condolences to Dennis family and Ray Pullen

  • Ward MacDougall and Shantelle Matic says:

    We are so sorry Dennis and Donna! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Christina Frame says:

    Dearest Brenda:
    Thank you for sharing your smile with us.
    Your energy and love was always bright.
    . We will you.
    Christina, Kayla and Hailey

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