Brenda Jean Peters
Passed on June 29, 2022
1953-2022 Peacefully on June 29, 2022 Brenda Peters passed away at the age of 69. Brenda was born in Winnipeg, MB on February 9, 1953 to the late Donald and Ioleen McPherson. She will be lovingly missed by her daughters Jo-Anne (Lyle), Donna (Rob), son Darryl (Erin), her precious grandbabies Dylan, Gavin, Blake, Greysen, Elliott, Addisyn, Nolan and niece Pam (Duane). Mom will also be sadly missed by her close group of neighbours, longtime friend Rita Morton, and extended family and friends in the community. Mom was predeceased by her parents and our dad, David Peters.
Mom grew up in Winnipeg with her 3 siblings in the Brooklands neighbourhood. She was an avid basketball player even at 5 foot 1 inches tall. Mom moved to Gretna where she met our dad and started our family. She loved being a stay at home mom to us 3 kids and made sure we had the best childhood spent camping in St. Malo, going to dad’s baseball tournaments and spending a lot of time with our huge extended family.
We moved from Gretna to Melita in 1987 and six years later moved to Stonewall in 1993. Mom started working as an interpreter at Quarry Park then continued her career with Canada Post for over 30 years. Mom was so well liked and known for working at the post office and everywhere she went, someone knew her and stopped to say hello. After retiring in November 2020, when she would run into people from Stonewall, they demanded she come out of retirement and go back to work.
She loved to travel and enjoyed her trips to Wisconsin Dells, Niagara Falls, the Cayman Islands, numerous trips to Puerto Vallarta and visiting the cottage in Lester Beach. Mom/Grandma loved watching us kids and her grandkids at their various sporting activities and even a trip to Regina for a hockey weekend. Mom was always game to tag along for a planned or last minute shopping trip with us kids or with Rita. She loved watching a good Manitoba lightning display, baking, doing puzzles, watching movies and true crime tv shows, having coffee and visits with her neighbours. Mom ramped up her baking right after she retired and filled our freezers with goodies to last for months. We loved all the things that came from Brenda’s Bakery.
Mom was always there to listen and laugh with us. She was witty, kind, gentle, funny, loving and generous, and this was all felt by those close to her.
We love you and are going to miss you so much Mom! Mom, you held us close when times were tough Been by our sides, when life got rough Forever constant, always there Sometimes firm, but always fair You are our rock, our inspiration Gave our life it’s strong foundation Ever loving, patient, kind And listen with an open mind You mean the world for all you do We love you mom, for being you.
A celebration of life will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Stonewall Quarry Park Interpretive Centre (166 Main Street).
In lieu of flowers, or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug your parents, child, grandchildren, grandparents, friend, or walk in the park for a moment, an hour or a day. Time waits for no one.
So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. I knew her as a friendly face of Canada Post Office. She always had something funny to say. I didn’t know she was a baker! I wish you all peace. Enjoy your memories. Condolences to you all.
We knew your mom when she lived in Gretna. She was a very special person. When we happened to meet up somewhere we didn't miss a beat Thank you for your closing poem in her obit, it is beautiful. Thinking of you and may beloved memories always dwell in your hearts. Ev and Harold
Ev and Harold Kehler
I am so very sorry for your loss of your Mom , Grandma 🌹 May memories help you all through this most difficult time . Thanks Brenda for the memories at the Post Office , we had some great laughs Take care Judy Aucoin
Donna and family, we are so very sorry for the loss of your dear mom. Our hearts go out to you at this time. With Our Sincere Condolences, Randy & Karen Knutson
Jo-Anne, Donna and Darryl, we will always remember the friendships and good times shared with your family during your years in Melita! Hours spent at the curling rink watching those crazy men curl, coffee times at your house, our kids sharing school activities, ball teams, etc. We bought our first camper from your family, and yes, your mom loved to bake. I still use her doughnut recipe with the chocolate icing! A loving person and good friend to all! George and Gloria Vanbeselaere
Our condolences to the Peters family. Ward and Pat McNeil Lindsay McNeil Beauchemin and family Ashley and Paul Paterson and family Our thoughts are with you all.
Ward and Pat McNeil
Auntie Brenda, although we were not in contact often my memories of you have always been of the wonderful, caring and loving person you were. Rest In Peace!
Rest In Peace Brenda. Our condolences from the Main family to yours. You will truly be missed. Love Uncle Bob, Teri, Andrew, Natalie, Emily, Cindy and Tim
Cindy Main Flynn
Donna, Our condolences to you and your family. So very sad
We are so sorry and sad to hear about your mom’s passing. Thinking of all of you Les, Karen, Mark and Lauren Taraschuk
Les and Karen Taraschuk
Our deepest condolences to her children, grandchildren and extended family. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
Rest in Peace dear Auntie Brenda: We hope the sad hearts left behind heal more as they remember & share each cherished memory of you. Rudy & Kim
I will always have fond memories of your mom. She was incredibly kind, and made me feel like one of the family whenever I was around. My heart goes out to all of you.
So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Sincerely Peter, Krista, Breanna and Kyle
Brenda was the best mentor I had at the post office. She became a wonderful friend. I miss her very much. My heart goes out to all of her family.
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by a lot of people. Hugs.
Jo-Anne, Donna, Darryl and families, we were saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. She was a cornerstone of the Post Office crew, and was missed at her retirement. Both your Mom and Dad made Stonewall their home and were a part of our community. They will be sincerely missed by all who knew them. Our sincere condolences, Cheryl and Jack
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