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FARNESE, Brenda Margaret (nee Medway)

July 6, 1936 – London, England
January 6, 2014 – Priddis, AB

Brenda Farnese of Okotoks passed away at the home of her son Terry on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Brenda is survived by two sons, Peter of Millarville and Terry (Cari Strachan) of Priddis; daughter and son-in-law Susan Farnese and Bill Johnson of Victoria; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Joseph (Stephanie), Jimmy and Lauren; two great-grandchildren Isabella and Abigail. She is also survived by her beloved sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Fred Simmons and their family. Brenda was predeceased by her husband James Farnese in 2001.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 1:00p.m. Graveside Service to follow in St. Joseph’s Section at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Brenda Farnese, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Very sad to hear of Brenda’s passing. I have very fond memories of our time working together at the Calgary Board of Education. Best wishes go to her family.

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  2. Okotoks Alumni Club :

    On behalf of the Okotoks Alumni Club I would like to offer our sincere condolences on the death of Brenda. She will be missed by many friends.
    Sally,
    Secretary

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  3. So terribly sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Brenda and my sister were good friends for many years when they worked at the Board of Education and afterwards until my sister passed. I met her after she retired and then moved to Okotoks. Brenda had a beautiful personality and I will always remember her for making me laugh each time we were together. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  4. Margaret Boone :

    So sad to hear of Brenda’s passing. David and I were good friends with Brenda and Jim when we
    belonged to the British Heritage Club and spent some happy times together having supper with them at one anothers homes.I also remember Brenda from the CBE where I also worked. She had always a smile and we always had a good laugh. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Margaret & David.

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  5. Sad to hear of Brenda’s passing – had known her for only a few years – recently had lunch at “The Dukes” in Okotoks – she was in great spirits that day. So that is how I shall remember her.
    Sorry I cannot be there to say my final farewell. Weather conditions have kept me in Toronto

    Condolences to all the family – Betsy

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  6. Sorry to hear of your loss of a kind and gracious lady. I worked with your father for several years at RBC and met you mother at various functions. Though it has been a number of years since we’ve been in touch, I still remember the sense of love and pride whenever they talked of family.
    Will always remember both your mother and father with very very fond memories.

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