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SINCLAIR, Brenda

November 16, 1957 – Derby, England
March 16, 2017 – Cochrane, Alberta

Surrounded by the love of her family, Brenda Sinclair passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2017 following a four-year battle with breast cancer at the age of 59 years.

Brenda built a strong family with her husband John, who lovingly referred to her as “Alice.” Daughter Kelly and husband Brent, son Sean, and granddaughters Molly and Zoe will hold her forever in their hearts. Brenda will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

She’s a fighter. In Brenda’s honour, her family will walk 25km in OneWalk to Conquer Cancer. Donations are being accepted through John’s page (Participant number: 310040-2): www.onewalk.ca/site/TR/Walk/Alberta2017?px=1402119&pg=personal&fr_id=1100

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB) on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Brenda Sinclair, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Joni Morrison O'Hara :

    John, Kelly and Sean

    So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing she was such a kind and fun loving person. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

    Randy, Joni, Caitlin and Riley O’Hara

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  2. Andrew Bonthron :

    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time . So many happy memories with all of you over the years and Brenda will be sadly missed by all of us. Andrew,Lynn, Laura, Tracey, Craig and Jim

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  3. Denis Boisvenue :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Denis and Kathy

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  4. Wendy Swinton :

    John I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ann had kept me up to date on Brenda’s battle – and what a strong, courageous fighter she was. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May happy memories, in time, help to ease your pain.

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  5. Deb and Barry Scott & Family :

    John & Family,

    Thinking of you all. Brenda was an amazing woman and friend and her kind spirit will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  6. We are so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing John. Our deepest Condolences at this difficult time to you and your family. I have such fond memories of Brenda during all those hockey days!!

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  7. Loring McIsaac :

    So sorry for your loss John. I’m sure Brenda’s passing will leave a huge void in your lives. We won’t be able to attend the service but will be thinking about you and your family. Have strength brother.

    Loring and Debbie McIsaac
    Campbell River BC

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  8. Stuart Moran :

    John,Kelly and Sean

    Thoughts and prayers with you and all the family at this sad time.Brenda has shown great courage over these past years.
    Stuart

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  9. Wendy Wenaas :

    John my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  10. Sarah Bettenson :

    My heart breaks for each of you as you face this chapter in life without your moms physical presence…but I know she will be your guardian angel watching over you all trying to ease the pain in your hearts.

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  11. Allan and Janet Southgate :

    Johnny, Sean and Kelly,

    We were saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. We remember her tremendous spirit and sunny disposition…always the life of the party. Our thought are with you at this difficult time.
    Allan and Janet Southgate Sooke BC

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  12. Leree Koyzan :

    John, Kelly and Sean,

    Nothing we can say to express how we all feel about Brenda’s (Alice) passing. We all will remember her as one happy lady and one great woman. So glad that we came to see her she could sure make everyone laugh dispite all the issues and hurdles she was facing on a daily basis. We will always have her in our hearts to remember it was a pleasure to have known her and your family John.

    Wilda, Bill and Leree Koyzan.

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  13. Brittney & Michael Borsa :

    So sorry for your loss. Brenda was an amazing light in your family. She will be greatly missed and always greatly remembered.

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  14. Mary Campbell :

    Brenda was such an influence on my life. She showed me how to be a strong woman and that with determination you can do anything in life. She will be greatly missed.

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  15. Brian Kelsberg, Loring McIssac, Don Watt, Doug Markle , Glen Huthersal and Allan Grant all send Condolences, and I pray for your family

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  16. Joanne Lister :

    John, Kelly & Sean,

    My heart aches for you at this time of such a tremendous loss. Brenda was an incredible woman. So positive, courageous and full of life. She loved her family with all her heart, and I know she will always be with you. Sending you much love, hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

    Joanne Lister & Family
    Lafontaine, Ontario

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  17. John & Colleen Bedbrook :

    We love you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brenda had amazing strength, coupled with a wonderful sense of humor that we enjoyed over the years. Our most deepest condolences,
    Love Colleen, John & Sean

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  18. Cliff Campbell and Family :

    John and Family,
    Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Brenda will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we will treasure all the wonderful memories of shared summer vacations at the cabin in Gull Lake.
    With Love,
    Cliff Campbell along with Cliff and Marjorie’s extended family:
    Cathy (Amy, Rose), Lori (Jim, Alex), Jen (Johnny, Seb, Jackson) Murray, Brian, Lyn (Tom, Graham, Ben, Maggie), Mary (Neil)

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  19. Wes and Sue Koyzan :

    John, Kelly and Sean

    We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful wife and mom, Brenda. She was such an amazing, loving person and it was a privelage to have been able to call her a friend. May beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace.
    Rest in Peace our Friend!
    Love Wes, Sue, Wes and Ryan

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  20. Pam Armstrong :

    We love you so much Brenda. You are my mentor and angel. We had so many fun times together and memories. I wish I could be at your service instead of stuck in the hospital!!! Always love you

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  21. Katheryn Sutton :

    Love and support to the Sinclair family! Brenda was one of the most giving and courageous individuals that I have ever know. Her laughter and sense of humour will always be remembered, she could fill a room with her warmth and kindness. Brenda loved her family more than anything, they were her world. God Bless

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  22. Dave Bissett :

    Sorry for your loss and may you find strength in this difficult time.

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  23. Louise & Lorne Hughes :

    John and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. In this time of sorrow may you find comfort in your memories.

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  24. William Quinn :

    John, Sean and Kelly. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. John lost his beautiful wife and the kids lost their wonderful loving Mother. We are also saddened as we lost a lovely person who shared some of her life with us. Brenda will be missed by all that had the opportunity to have met her.
    Love Willie. Cathie, Cody and Bonnie Quinn

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  25. Brent and Joyce Cooper :

    John
    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Brenda. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  26. John and Rosie Forsyth :

    So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She truly “fought the good fight” and endured so much, her feisty spirit shining through all the while. Our thoughts are with you.

    John and Rosie Forsyth

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  27. Susan Drake (Cooper) :

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Keep your memories close.

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  28. Gloria & Don Cheyne :

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  29. Dianne Maclean :

    John,Kelly and Sean,
    Our hearts break for your loss. Brenda went through trials and tribulations with a smile and bright face. And we think of your family often. Our most heart felt hugs go to you all – we are thinking of you and remembering Brenda during this time.
    Dianne and Doug Maclean

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  30. Jean ludvigsen :

    John it is with heavy hearts that we hear of Brenda’s passing
    We trust you will receive strength t o help you through this sad time
    We think of you and your family with love
    Jean & Flemming Ludvigsen,

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  31. Lee and Sandy Rogers :

    John and family, our hearts are breaking for you! Brenda was such a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed. Just know all of you are in our thoughts.

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  32. John sad and sorry to hear that Brenda passed on. Brenda will also be remembered for her laughter and her positive outlook on life. My thoughts are with you and the family John.
    Rob Quinn

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  33. John, Sean, Kelly and family, We are so very, very sad to here of Brenda’s passing. I am having troubles finding words to express how much admiration I have for all of you, with all you have endured. Please know that all of us are lucky that we were privileged to have been touched by Brenda’s humour and courage, as well as all of your strength. We are holding you close to our hearts.
    Sincerely,
    Mel and Dana

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  34. Cori Bestwick :

    Words can never truly express the feelings and wishes that both Tom & I want to convey to you and your family. From the first time we met while serving on the Weedon Hall Board to our times at the games, she always expressed concern and caring for others while silently battling her health issues. With her strength, humor, amd hope she inspired many people. She forgave the past, lived in the present and yet still fought for the future.
    As people have said, Brenda was an amazing person.
    Tom & Cori Bestwick

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  35. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing John. She was a strong lady and the challenges she faced made many realize how trivial the daily issues we deal with truly are. We will always remember the support she (and you) gave us as we dealt with our life challenge as she was dealing with her own.
    Jess, Bonny, and Tynel

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  36. Connie & Chuck Burgess :

    Chuck and I would like to express our sincere condolences. Brenda was a beautiful, lovely lady and words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. I know Karen and Emmett are especially sad at this time. Brenda was their dear friend!!! Hugs!

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  37. Connie & Chuck Burgess :

    Chuck and I would like to express our sincere condolences. Brenda was a beautiful, lovely person. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs!!!

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  38. Dale & Dena Lyons :

    Dear John & Family,
    You are in our thoughts at this very difficult time. Brenda fought so hard and was such an inspiration to many. Dale and I will always cherish the good times spent with Brenda over the years. Her spirit and courage lives on in our hearts!

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  39. John, Sean and Kelly I am so very sorry for your loss. Brenda was an amazing woman. She brought light into every room she entered. Her strength and courage are an inspiration to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  40. Hayley Toone :

    Auntie Brenda will be missed so much. Always there at the end of the phone, my wise owl, support worker, relationship counsellor, inspiration, friend and quite often bad influence! When the tears come I will remember her unwavering positivity, her courage and strength, her warmth and generosity and her wonderful sense of humour. I will put a smile on my face and feel lucky to have had such a bright star guiding me in my life. Love to Uncle John, Kelly, Sean, Brent, Molly and Zoe. Lets all raise a Coors light in Brenda’s honour xxx

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  41. Hayley Toone :

    Auntie Brenda will be missed so much. Always there at the end of the phone, my wise owl, support worker, relationship counsellor, inspiration, friend and quite often bad influence! When the tears come I will remember her unwavering positivity, her courage and strength, her warmth and generosity and her wonderful sense of humour. I will put a smile on my face and feel lucky to have3 had such a bright star guiding me in my life. Love to Uncle John, Kelly, Sean, Brent, Molly and Zoe. Lets all raise a Coors light in Brenda’s honour xxx

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  42. Trixi Davidson :

    John,

    Darrell and I are so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing.

    In Sympathy,

    Regards

    Trixi & Darrell Davidson

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  43. Raymond & Shelley Mohl :

    John,
    Our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Raymond, Shelley and Ashley Mohl

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  44. Sean, John and Kelly. Our condolences to you all during this difficult time. I will never forget my fond memories and the warm nature of Brenda. An incredibly strong lady who always made me feel so very welcome, and whose positivity and personality never faltered.
    Sincerely Tris and Jo x

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  45. Linda and Greg Sanden :

    I first met Brenda when Kelly took piano lessons. In all the years I have known her she suffered multiple back surgeries, survived a life threatening car accident and then came the triple whammy of the cancer. I admired her courage and optimism. She always had a smile, a sparkle in her eyes and a cheerful voice. What an example she set for me and I’m sure many others.

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  46. John, Kelly, and Sean;

    I am saddened by your loss. For the short time I knew you all, Brenda was the energy and light in your home and in your hearts. Wishing you all my condolences during this difficult time.

    In sympathy: Ted Lister

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