It is with great sadness that the family of Brenda Matthews announces her sudden passing at the age of 68.
Brenda is survived by her son Jason Joliffe and her granddaughter Brittney Joliffe, as well as six brothers and three sisters and their partners, children, and grandchildren, her stepmother Janet Handel, her Aunt Helen and Uncle Conroy, and many cousins.
She is also survived by her former husband, Rex Matthews, and her dear friend, Faith Haran, whom she always regarded as another sister.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ted Paterson of Winnipeg and Doris J. Paterson of Mission.
Brenda worked as a nurse in Ontario, Manitoba and BC until illness forced her to give up her chosen vocation more than 30 years ago. She was a deeply loving person who was a second mother to many young people.
She had a profound love of nature and a fierce passion for all things that would make the world a better place.
If you wish to make a memorial donation, please give to a charity of your choice.