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COOLEY, Brenwyn Mary

November 6, 1946 – Fort Mcleod, Alberta
November 16, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Brenwyn passed away on November 16, 2017 at the age of 71 years.

Brenwyn grew up on farms in the Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek area, and lived in Edmonton and Calgary. Brenwyn had a very successful career, working in progressively more senior leadership positions at Carma Developments, the Federal Business Development Bank, the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association, and the Alberta Roofing Contractors’ Association. Brenwyn remained active in her retirement, and spent many years bringing joy into the lives of others through her work as a Marriage Commissioner.
Brenwyn’s care for others, and commitment to improving the community were well known and recognized in many ways. In 1981, Brenwyn was awarded a Canadian Home Builders’ Association Maple Leaf Award. In 2000, she was a recipient of the Calgary Women of Vision award. In 2005, Brenwyn was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal for her accomplishments and commitment to making Alberta better.
Brenwyn and Bill had many lifelong friends, all of whom will miss them tremendously. Brenwyn was a breast cancer survivor, and treasured the friendships she made as Past President and Member of the Sister-ship Dragon Boat team. They both loved to travel. They enjoyed the West Coast, especially trips to Hornby Island, and sailing off Vancouver Island. Together, they appreciated art, wine, laughter and fellowship.

Brenwyn is survived by her brothers Lorne and Marguerite of Pincher Creek, Kelly and Carrie, Ilan, Steve and Trish, Dawn and Jeff, Glen and Trish of Calgary, Jane, Lyle and Dannie, and Brian and Mary Ann of Calgary, Anna and Brandon, Emily and Michael; and numerous great nephews and nieces. She is survived by step-daughters Tracey Taylor, step-granddaughter Janelle Matiowsky, and step-daughter Deborah Taylor and Ron.

Brenwyn was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Taylor, on November 12, 2017. They both lost their battle with cancer only 4 days apart at the Foothills Hospital. Brenwyn was also predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Dorothy Cooley of Pincher Creek.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Brenwyn Cooley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Rita Hemmes-Davis and Jim Davis :

    Ilan, Lorne & Marguerite,
    Ilan, we are so sorry for the loss of your aunt and Lorne & Marguerite we are sorry for the loss of your sister. I can’t think of the best thing to say at this time other than our hearts go out to you.

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  2. We were deeply saddened to learn of both Brenwyn and Bill’s
    passing so close together. We have so many wonderful
    memories spending time over the last twenty years doing
    pot lucks, coffee clatches, and social gatherings with them.
    We will miss them.
    Our deepest condolences go out to all family members.
    Nadia and Eldin Eitzen

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  3. Doreen Keith (Janzen) :

    Lorne and Marguerite

    We are so very sorry to hear that Brenwyn has passed away. Though we had not stayed in contact over the years, we had been very good friends as teenagers. Our sympathy also goes out to Glen, Brian and their families. May she rest in peace.

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  4. Trevor & Trina Sziva :

    I’m in shock to hear of Brenwyn’s passing. She was a beautiful person who was always there to lend an ear and provide guidance through my years at the ARCA.
    I’m sorry I didn’t stay in touch Brenwyn … may you and Bill rest in peace…together forever.

    Condolences to the family and friends

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  5. Brenwyn was a very special lady who always had time for you. She was a kind and happy person , you always came away feeling better after talking with Brenwyn. She was a friend and she will be missed. I offer my heart felt condolences to the family.

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  6. We worked together at Carma Developers in Edmonton from 1976 – 82. Brenwyn was a wonderful girl, and a constant source of fun and laughter in the office. So sad to read of her passing, and will always remember those fond memories of our mutual involvement in the land development and housebuilding industry. Rest in peace Brenwyn!

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  7. Darlene Stratton :

    Brenwyn my Dear friend and neighbour of 18yrs. I will miss you so very much. You were a source of laughter that I enjoyed so ! Always positive and fun to spend time with, a bright smile that brought Sunshine on a overcast day!
    Bill and I send our sincere condolences to family members and all close to her.

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  8. William and Darlene Stratton :

    Brenwyn my Dear friend and neighbour of 18yrs. I will miss you so very much. You were a source of laughter that I enjoyed so ! Always positive and fun to spend time with, a bright smile that brought Sunshine on a overcast day!
    Bill and I send our sincere condolences to family members and all close to her.

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  9. Rosemary Pahl :

    My thoughts are with you at this very sad time; losing Brenwyn and Bill so close together. Brenwyn was a wonderful board member on board of The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton in the 1990’s where I was the CEO ( in fact I think she was part of the committee who actually choose me for the job for which I am eternally grateful) . She was also a lot of fun and had such a contagious laugh. May your memories bring you joy amidst your sadness. Sincerely Rosemary Pahl

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  10. Herrat Zahner :

    Oh Brenwyn and Bill, you left so quickly together before I was able to contact you after my recent absence. I will miss our coffee hours, chats, meetings and shared visits. Before that, we remember with pleasure the times we worked together in support of strengthening ARCA. Both Mike and I loved your company, admired your leadership qualities and love of life. Your friendship was precious to us. Now you will rest, like Mike, as you well deserve. No more pain. Just peace.
    My very sincere condolences to all family members and those who loved them. Your loss is great. Let our love and admiration for Brenwyn and Bill help ease your pain. Deeply saddened, Herrat Zahner.

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  11. Paul Nelson and Patti Beres :

    So sorry to hear about Brenwyn’s passing. She was an amazing woman. We had the pleasure of working together with her on volunteer activities. She was dedicated to making things happen, keeping us in line, but always willing to share a laugh. Brenwyn also officiated our beautiful wedding ceremony, along with invaluable help from Bill, for which we will always be grateful. Brenwyn and Bill will be sadly missed.

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  12. On behalf of the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association members and staff, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Brenwyn.

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  13. Sonia & David Bickman :

    Sonia & I send our condolences on Brenwyn’s & Bill’s passing to all of their family and friends. We knew them well and loved them very much, and will miss them, too.

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  14. Jeri-Lynn Osayande :

    My heart is heavy with the passing of Brenwyn and Bill – they were both very special people. I am honoured to have been a friend of theirs and will cherish the memomies. My thoughts and prayers are with all their family and friends.

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  15. Grant & Sandra Hammond :

    Grant & Sandra Hammond
    December 26, 2017
    We have lost so much with passing our dear friends. Hornby was all of our place. Brenwyn & Sandra kayaking-naps in afternoon-great food (Bill),wine and noisy mexican train . Our lives will be emptier without them.

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  16. Len Webber, MP :

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of both dear Brenwyn & Bill. Brenwyn volunteered for my political campaigns in the past and was a dear friend to my late wife Heather, who also succumbed to breast Cancer. Both Brenwyn & Heather were a part of the Sistership Dragonboat Team in Calgary. God Bless both Brenwyn & Bill. May they Rest In Peace. Len Webber

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  17. Len Webber, MP :

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of both dear Brenwyn & Bill. Brenwyn volunteered for my political campaigns in the past and was a dear friend to my late wife Heather, who also succumbed to breast Cancer. Both Brenwyn & Heather were a part of the Sistership Dragonboat Team in Calgary. God Bless both Brenwyn & Bill. May they Rest In Peace. Len Webber

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  18. Christy D Swanberg :

    Words cannot convey how sadden I am to stumble on this obituary of a woman whom I simply adore. She married many of my clients and was simply the best. She gave so much love and joy brining two souls together. With her husband they were the best dynamic duo and they will be missed dearly.

    May your family feel my love and support as I only wish that Brewnyn and Bill will rest in peace.

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  19. My warm thoughts and love go to the families and friends of Brenwyn and Bill.
    I’ve had the pleasure of working with both of them on a few occasions in the wedding industry, and know that the news of their passing will deeply affect the many newlyweds who were lucky enough to have their love and guidance. Brenwyn had the kindest soul, and was simply one of the gentlest and loving women I’ve ever met.
    It brings me a strange comfort to know that Brenwyn and Bill parted ways only a few days from one another. A rare but beautiful blessing.

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  20. My heart hurts for Brenwyn and Bill’s loved ones learning this as I only had the luck of knowing them for a few short years as a wedding planner in Calgary. Brenwyn was my go-to wedding commissioner for my couples and everyone absolutely loved her. Her kind smile and Bill’s help always made my day so much brighter and better. I’m deeply saddened and my heart hopes they are hand in hand together again. Please always know the impact of the lives she touched and how she will always be held in our hearts.

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