Brenda was adopted at a young age and grew up in Winnipeg and Rorketon, Man. She worked as short-order cook and trained as a nurse’s aide. Brenda completed a police officer course, but her health didn’t allow her to fulfill this dream. She married in Edmonton. Due to medical conditions, Brenda was unable to provide for her children and thought it in their best interests to place them in foster care. When they turned 18, they moved back with Brenda and cared for her until her move into full-time care Dec. 31, 2009. Brenda’s faith walk began at 20 in the Roman Catholic church. Later, a friend introduced her to Crossroads MB Church, Winnipeg, where Brenda contributed to Bible studies, mission work, retreats and baking projects for Habitat for Humanity. Even in health problems, she smiled because she knew Jesus was at her side. She was 31 years sober. Brenda loved Christmas; her scooter was decorated for each holiday. At Deer Lodge, Brenda was an eager volunteer, natural evangelist and loyal friend.