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Brenda Caroline Adshade

March 10, 1940 - November 11, 2013


In the early morning hours of Monday, November 11, 2013, Brenda Caroline Adshade passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 73 years.  Brenda was born on March 10, 1940 in Springhill, Nova Scotia to Charles and Gwendolyn Ford.

Left to mourn her passing are her beloved husband, Arnold and her son Larry (Marilyn) MacKinnon.  She also leaves her grandchildren; Tracey MacKinnon, Shelley (Brett) Forsberg and Tiffany (Brent) Rybachuk as well as four great grandsons; Mattias, Grey, Owen and Dane and one granddaughter, Sloan.  Brenda is also survived by three brothers, Ronald, Murray and Merlin.  She was predeceased by her grandson, Troy and her three sisters; Joyce, Joan and Eleanor.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at Mark Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Brenda's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, PO Box 12013 BRM B, Toronto, ON  M7Y 2L3 or to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC  V5Z 1E2.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Debby & Roger Tizzard
Relation: Brenda was my aunt

So sorry to hear of Aunt Brenda,s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time, so glad we had such a great visit with her in 2008, lots of good memories , will be thinking of you all on Friday
LOVE and Hugs to all

From: Marion Duffy
Relation: Great Aunt & Great Great Aunt

Sympathy to Cousin Larry,Marilyn,Tracey,Shelley,Tiffany and family, we will miss her very much xo

From: Chris and Karen Ford
Relation: Brenda was Chris' aunt

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have enjoyed visiting with Brenda and Arnold throughout the years in our home in Calgary.
God Bless.

From: john and vicki porter
Relation: aunt

i have many,many memories of Aunt Brenda especially during my younger years.always thought there was nothing like her.,with her wit and great sense of humor. whenever we came home from out west always wanted to stay with her when dad and mom were getting the house ready to live in.many Sun. drives to Five Islands taking Brenda and Larry over to see his grandparents.she will always hold a special place in my heart. thinking of you all during this difficult time.may many great memories get you through
love to you are in our thoughts now and in the days ahead. xoxo

From: Richard, Wendy Densmore & family
Relation: aunt

We were saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. Wish we had been closer to have been able to visit, have a cup of tea and play a game of Rook. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We have the comfort that she is now in peace and without pain.
God bless.

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
November 13, 2013
Beginning at 7:00pm

Mark Memorial Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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