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Brenda Faith Scheepers 1954 - 2012
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Brenda you left us a year ago and it broke our hearts. Time is supposed to help the healing but seems to be a slow process little sister.I miss you so very much and wish it were not so, but we can't change that and we have to go on without you. At least we did get some time to be with you. Brenda you will never be forgotten and i still love you so much. Rest in peace my sister.
Your Brother Bill
I can't believe it's been a year since you left Brenda. It still seems like yesterday. Nothing will ever be the same.
Love you and miss you always.
Brenda I miss you so very much. Tyler loves his Aunt Brenda and blows you a kiss. We love you always, xoxo Love Tracey-beano and Tyler xoxoxox
It's been a year since you departed and the pain eases bit by bit each day.....love you always. Aunt Janet & Uncle Reg.
Auntie Brenda, no words can describe how much we all miss you. Thinking about you always, xoxo.

Love Cara
Dear Brenda, we lost you a year ago today and still miss you so.

Love Sandra
Well Brenda it's been a year, and still I cannot believe that this is real.
I miss you so very much!
Love Tammy xoxo
Dancing In The Sky

What does it look like in Heaven, is it peaceful is it free like they say? Does the sun shining brightly forever, have your fears and your pain gone away? Here on earth it feels like everything good is missing, since you left and here on earth and here on earth everything's different….there's and emptiness…oh I hope you're dancing in the sky and I hope you're singing in the angels choir.

I hope the angels know what they have. I bet it's so nice up in Heaven since you arrived….now tell me what do you do up in Heaven, are your days filled with love and light? Is there music, is there art and invention. Tell me are you happy, are you more alive? Cause here on earth feels like everything good is missing since you left and here on earth everything is different, there's an emptiness.

Oh I hope you're dancing in the sky, I hope you're singing in the angel's choir. And I hope the angles know what they have. I bet it's so nice up in Heaven since you arrived, since you arrived………
Still miss you as much as ever Brenda. I think about the huge laughs we shared all the time, the cream puffs we cheated on our diets with together,your great wisdom and advice, your generosity in so many ways...It's unbelievable how many people are missing you so badly! Forever in out hearts.
It is extremely difficult getting through the days without you Brenda....Mothers Day was a challenge but we got together as a family and had double chocolate cake like you would have wanted. We all feel your loss so deeply and are trying so hard to support each other and lean on each other. Elizabeth talks about you a lot and says she misses you every day. I love that she remembers and we will always make sure your grand kids do. I love you and although your not with us in body I truly believe you are with us in soul! Miss you ore then words can ever say <3
I wish I could still see you Brenda a lot of things I would like to say would only work in your presence. I really can't get away with it now. Love You
Tyler wanted me to tell you Brenda that he misses you very much and hopes your with Grandpa Sam and Grandma Vi.
I miss you dearly and just wish I could see you and I know in time I will.
Love you always,
A friend said to Wanda & I just recently, try not to wish so hard for some event or sign from Brenda that she is alright. She said Brenda is with us in everything we do, we know what she would say, we can hear her laugh and feel her presence. Thankyou Sandra Lucy.

Loving you always, Brenda.
Still think of you and miss you everyday Brenda. Love you and will see you again.
Brenda, as we plan Brooklin's first reunion we can't help but think of you and miss your presence knowing that you would have had some wonderful ideas and the enthusiasm to carry them out. A true Brooklinite and very dear person.
Such beautiful lines, Megan and so true for all of us!
Miss you terribly Brenda. Still hear your voice in everything I do.
Luv you always.
We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds. The days we do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when we wake we know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache with sadness, and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly; in death we love you still. There will always be heartache and often a silent tear, but always, precious memories of the days when you were here. If tears would make a staircase and heartaches make a lane, we'd walk the path to heaven and bring you home again. We hold you close within our hearts; and there you will remain, to walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again. We all miss you Brenda and hold you very close to our hearts. Forever Loved & Always missed <3 xo
Still waking up to the realization that Brenda is no longer with us is extremely difficult. This morning however I woke up to a feeling of comfort after a visit in my dreams. You told me to wish Abbey a Happy Birthday which felt so real. This gives me hope that all of us who love Brenda will get visits in our dreams and have a way of feeling connected to her always. Especially for our children, I want so badly for them to have these moments with her so that they too will always have the connection with their Gramma B. 2 Months today and not an hour of the day goes by where I dont think of you Brenda. I miss you so much and pray that one day we all will be able to think of you without tears and smile remembering all of the incredible moments we cherish with you. Love you & Miss you with all my heart <3
Brenda i miss you so much, all our family does.It's so sad when somebody dies and you realize you wished you had
spent so much more time with them. You just never know when someone will go, and then you have no more time with them.
Brenda I dearly love you and miss you. I will see you again.

When someone dies you never quite get over it. You just slowly learn how to go on without them. But always keeping them tucked safely in your heart. Brenda, you will be tucked safely in my heart forever. Love & miss you beyond words.

Dear Brenda, You're on my mind every morning when I wake up and the realization that you're gone hits again. I wish one morning I'd wake and find it was all a bad dream. You didn't get a chance to finish out life the way we thought you should. Your loss has had a huge ripple effect. So many of us are missing you terribly and can't talk about you without crying. It's gonna be a long time before the pain eases.
Love you, miss you.
People say it gets easier. ..does it? People say be strong, what does that even mean ? Its been a month today and the ache in my heart gets stronger as each day passes. I don't know if I'll ever understand how someone so cherished and valued was taken so soon. I guess they say it right because it is with Great sadness that we feel your loss Brenda. Not a day will pass in my life where I don't remind myself of how lucky I am to be your daughter in law. God I miss you :(
Missing you every minute, every second, every hour of the day .. but I know I have a guardian angel looking over me, you've helped tremendously over the past 2 weeks.

I will never forget.. xo
I will miss you so very much Brenda. We shared a room growing up in Brooklin and had so many laughs that I won't forget. Tyler said he will miss his Aunt Brenda and was so glad he saw you in August. Family and friends will miss you dearly.Words cannot say how I miss you. Love, Tracey
Happy New Year Mom! We are doing our best to get through this difficult time without you. I know you are keeping a close eye on all of us. We miss you so much. I'm glad you got to see so much of us and the kids over the last few months. It makes this even harder. Love you Mom.
Miss you so much, still is unreal.
Well, Brenda you didn't get to see the New Year of 2013. I didn't think it was possible that you'd miss it but we have to get through it without you. I'm not sure how just yet, as it feels so desperately sad still. Bless you dear, beloved sister and friend. Will always miss you. Love, Wanda.
Today was one of the hardest days so far for me - and as time goes on and we still grieve the loss of such a beautiful, wonderful lady, we all continue to stick together as a family. If there is one thing in life that you'd want, it would be to keep family close and tell the ones you love that you love them dearly. And so, I have done what I know you'd love. I now find peace in your passing as I spend more time with Ben, Megan, Elizabeth, Abbey, Andy. Etc. but there is one thing I will never forget .. The way you cherished everything in life and always put your best foot forward. Your smile will forever be implanted in my memory. Tomorrow I will write my exam knowing you're looking down on me and helping me. And please continue to visit me in my dreams, I dont want to miss out on any warm conversations. With ALL my heart auntie Brenda - love you forever and ever. Always on my mind. Cara xoxo
It's the New Year Brenda and as many years as there are ahead I will miss you. With all my Love, your sister.
People say with time it gets easier.....I think with time we will learn to cope but every day that goes by gets harder because we miss you that much more. Yesterday we should have been celebrating your birthday but instead we celebrated your life. I am so thankful for that day 58 years ago because if not for you Brenda I would not be married to your son and blessed with your 2 beautiful grand daughters. I owe you so much, your wisdom, on going advice, unconditional love and am thankful most of all for the wonderful relationship we had. I love you and miss you more than words could ever describe! God Bless you & Happy Birthday Brenda <3
Happy Birthday Auntie Brenda. It still doesn't feel real that you're not here. It was strange not being able to call you today. I want you to know that I always looked up to you and wished I could be more like you. You were always so sophisticated and on the ball and I loved your wittiness and your giggle. I will always cherish the memories of the times our families spent together when Sam, Ben, Sanford and I were little. Those were great times. Thank you for looking out for my Mom as you always did, and for being such a wonderful sister and friend to her. I hope I can at least partially fill your shoes in that way for her. I love you and will miss you always. Until we meet again.
Happy Birthday Brenda. I missed talking to you this morning. Love you so much.

My thoughts are always with you, Your place no one can fill. In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. I know you walk beside me, And when my life is through, I pray that God will take my hand, And lead me straight to you.
Dec. 29. This is the day of Brenda's birthday and I want to say that I am thinking of her on this day and to say that we love her and all miss her so very much and wish we could have spent many more Birthday's with her, but i guess God wanted to take her home. Brenda will never be forgotten and all the memories will be cherished forever. Brother Bill.
Happy Birthday beautiful angel! I know you're watching over you loved ones. Missing celebrating our birthdays together like we always did but I know you are safe in God's embrace.
Love always, Wanda
My dearest sister Brenda, Christmas is over and I don't know how we all got through it without you......things will never be the same. You are always in my thoughts, I can see your beautiful face and your smile and I can hear your voice. I miss you so much and will love you forever...our angel.
Brenda was such a beautiful person, her smile said it all. Jack and Carol Forde
I never considered going through this life without you Brenda. I made it very clear that you weren't supposed to go before me; after all,I'm your older sister, so thought I'd never have to endure that pain. We made it through Christmas somehow without you, with such heavy hearts. Watching your three beautiful grandchildren on Christmas morning made it bearable and heart wrenching too for the times they will miss with you that should have been. You were such an awesome Grandmother , spending every moment you could with them. My heart aches for Andy, Sam, Lyndsey, Wyatt, Ben, Megan, Elizabeth and Abigail. You were snatched away far too soon and things will never be the same.
I miss you so much Brenda....Its Christmas day and your spirit is surrounding us all in every way. Together as a family we have tried to get through this holiday but it hasnt been easy. Thank God for your beautiful grandchildren who have brought us smiles and tears of joy during this difficult time. I know your looking down on all of us and we can feel your presence, today especially. We told Elizabeth you were a christmas angel who watches out for us all year, I truly believe that and will always ensure that they are reminded of their Gramma B.
Life isnt the same without you & never will be but I promise with everything in me to keep your memory alive!
Merry Christmas Brenda <3 God Bless you today and always! xoxo
Our sincere condolences go out to our family far oversea. We heard about the tragedy via our aunt Riek, locally here in Gemert.

Wishing you all the strength you need in these difficult weeks and months to come.
My sincere condolences to Andy and family. My prayers are with you.
Words of Remembrance for Mom (Ben's speech from funeral)

I'd like to start by Thanking everyone for coming out to celebrate my moms life, the support and kind words; and the size of this crowd really shows me and my Family how many lives my Mother has touched in a positive way.

I can't begin to describe how much I will miss my Mom, but with so many cherished memories she will always be a part of my life, and I will share all of these memories with my children and my nephew so they know what a considerate, happy and fun person she was.

I know my mom has played a big role in the lives of many of the people here, as you were all such a grand part in her life. Mom had so many hobbies and interests over the years which resulted in many lifelong friendships along the way. She really held these people close to her heart. Her weekly stitching, bowling, the "birthday girls" and Saturday night dinners with Barney and Nancy.

As a hockey mom, Brenda was able to meet and become true friends with so many people, that she was always a busy woman. "No rest for the wicked" as she always said. I'm glad the people that she met played a big part in her life, because that uplifting-positive spirit, fun-loving attitude and care for others she had has rubbed off on me in many ways.

You all know my mother loved to shop. It was her second favourite thing...tied with chocolate. She used to do annual shopping trips to Buffalo, but it seemed lately like there was closer to 3 or 4 annual trips to go shopping. She LOVED it. We loved it too, because she had a distinct, wonderful fashoin sense and she always came home with bags in tow for us. I'm sure many of you have fun memories of Mom from her time spent shopping and I'd love to hear them all.

When I first met my wife Megan, I knew right away I had to introduce her to my Mom. I just knew how well they would hit it off. I was right. Two people with similar taste in music and fashoin, great conversationalists and just really friendly and fun people to be around. Through Megan, Mom met many wonderful new friends and was always welcomed by a new face due to her laid back, care free and positive aura.

Mom always wanted to be a part of peoples lives. Mom loved a good party, whether it was a birthday party, anniversary, New Years, showers or Christmas Party...especially Christmas parties. She found herself attending more and more parties with every new friend she would meet. She always brought the elegance.

Now to talk about Mom's favourite thing, her Grandkids. Elizabeth Mary Faith, Abigail Brenda Lee and Wyatt Robert Andrew. Mom was just so in love with her Grandkids. All she wanted to do was to be around them. A telephone conversation with Mom about her Grandkids left you knowing that on the other end of that phone her smile was just beaming. She was that kind of Grandma. The BEST. No matter how unexpected our visits, Mom would drop everything and come running to see her Grandkids. I know how proud of a Grandma she was, mostly because it was all she talked about. If you've seen the way my girls dress sometimes, you will have no doubt who bought them the outfits. They were dressed just like Grandma B. Classy. They'll all miss you Grandma.

I know you will all truly miss my Mom, the way my Father, my Brother and I will. But remember the good times, the conversations and the many, many laughs. Go out and hug your Mom and all the ones you love. My brother and I learned from our parents to work hard and to love harder. To be passionate in every way about the things you are passionate about. Thanks Mom, Thanks everyone. I'll leave you with a quote from Mom. "Peace, Love, Groovy Man." Brenda Faith Bowers Scheepers. We LOVE you Mom!
Andy we are very sorry to hear about Brenda. We shared a lot of laughs with her in our hockey and lacrosse days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sam and Ben at this sad time.
Dave and Carol Slater
Words cannot describe the ache in my heart right now. I loved you as though you were my own mother and couldnt of asked for a better mother in law or Grandma to my kids! I will make absolutely certain that your memory lives on and they know how amazing you are and just how much you loved them. I promise with everything in me to be every bit the woman you were to your son & our kids! I love you so much Brenda Your loving Daughter in law & friend
There is no words that can truly express the sadness in my heart. Mom, you have taught me to love, laugh, forgive and to heal, all of the good qualities that make me the person I am today. Your grandchildren will be raised in the same loving environment that you provided for your sons and will no doubt be all the better for it. The strength and determination you have shown especially over the last year have been paramount and an inspiration to us all. Not one day will pass where I dont spend a good part of it thinking of you. Your loving son always and forever, Sam scheepers.
The loss of my dear sister and best friend, Ben is a tremendous blow to all of us. Till we meet again beautiful angel.
My condolences to the family, I worked with Brenda some years back she was a kind and caring person and a joy to work with, she will be missed but never forgotten

Joyce Bell
To all the Bowers, Scheepers, and their extended families, our heartfelt condolences for your great loss
Patricia Kirkwood-Irvine
Doug Irvine
Yuma Arizona
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Brenda. Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Maggie & Neil Shannon
Andy, we are saddened to hear of your loss. Our condolences go out to you and your family.
So sorry to hear of your loss Andy.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Greg and Maureen Harvey
Our sincere condolences to you and the family!

Robert & Susan MacKinnon (46 Longfellow Court, Whitby)
Words cannot describe the ache in my heart right now
Andy, my sincere condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Andy, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Stay strong for each other and may you cherish all the wonderful memories of your beautiful wife. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
There are no words to express the loss of a loved one. I will always remember Brenda with her beautiful smile. You will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers to your family.
The family of Michael Longo, John,and Enid, send our sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your beautiful Brenda. We knew you Andy and your family through those years of hockey. Brenda could light up the room with her presence
My sincere condolences to Andy and all the Scheepers family for your loss.

John Christopoulos
How very sad. Our hearts go out to all of you's. She will be greatly missed.

Rita & Larry McDonald
Andy, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories of Brenda's smiling ways from school years and beyond.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
harry and heather budd
My Auntie Brenda will be missed over and over and over eveeryday us closest were to her. Days come and go but the best of them are with my Auntie Brenda. My Love to The Scheepers, I am here to talk and always will miss my Auntie Brenda.
Words cannot express our grief at the loss of Brenda, our dear Sister-in-law. She was always a ray of light, an inspiration, and always found the positive side of things. We will miss her beautiful smile. Our thoughts go out to Andy, Ben, Sam, Megan, Lyndsey & Brenda's grandkids whom she loved so much.
I can't begin to explain how great of a mother you were. Sam and I were so fortunate to grow up in a kind and loving family with unconditional support for us, and our kids. We know how happy you were to be with us your grandkids and they will learn from us just what a wonderful person you were. I love you mom and I will miss you until we meet again.
Dear Andy, Sam, Ben and families

Words can not express the terrible loss of Brenda a amazing Wife, Mother , Grandmother and most of all a really good Friend. Louie Tina Chad Chase and Lindley Atkinson express our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Tina And Louie
Such a tragic loss, my heart goes out to the family of Brenda. I was a Brooklin girl and went to school with Brenda and Wanda. We were meeting for coffee last year and were trying to start the coffee sessions again. It was so wonderful to touch base with Brenda again and I will deeply miss such a wonderful girl. My condolences to every member of Brenda`s family. Molly Cooper ( Bailey )
So sorry to hear of the lose of your sister, my deepest sympathy to all the family.
Sharleen Mackey. ( Brooklin)
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Dear Andy and family.
Sorry for your loss of Brenda, to young and to sudden. our thoughts are with all of you at this time, she will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Dave & Cheryl Thompson
To My Cousin Brenda, I Will miss you forever .we had such great times as kids. LOVE YOU BRENDA .
Dear Andy, Ben and Sam:

Sorry to hear of your great loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

George and Joanne Lepine
Andy, Sam, Ben the Scheepers & Bowers Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of Brenda bring you comfort.
"Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you."

Auntie Brenda, you will forever be in my heart. xo
Dear Andy and family our deepest Sympathies in the loss of Brenda. We will remember the good times that we shared with Brenda. The many rinks that we shared cheering our boys on and the many laughs. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Brenda was an amazing lady and will truly be missed.
Kirk and Debbie Hughes
We are incredibly saddened to hear of Brenda's passing. Our daughter Lyndsey loved her dearly. We spent a long, anxious night together waiting for the birth of Sam and Lyndsey's son Wyatt. She was such a warm, caring, lovely person. What a great loss to her family and her beautiful grandchildren. Thoughts and prayers are with you all
Andy, our thoughts are with you and your family.

Mike Stewart
To you Andy and your family my My hearts goes out to you at this time of unimaginable loss and sadness.
My deepest condolences & prayers go out to the Scheepers & Bowers family in the loss of Brenda. We went all the way through school together right to Grade 12. Always a funny, smiling, friendly person. Loved our get togethers with other former Brooklinites in the last 3 years - Brenda was always so thoughtful, warm & comforting.
Such a tragic loss of a beautiful lady. I will miss you lots.To Andy and family i send my condolences. Brenda and I had many great times going through school and I will always cherish them. I love you Ben. RIP

Barb Cox (Brown)
I will miss my "cousin Benny" We lived at their house in Oshawa for three years when I was a little boy. I have many fond memories of Brenda then as well as in later years. She had a heart of gold, was fun loving, adventuresome and her Mom and Dad loved her dearly. I will miss you Benny. Rick Corby.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

We lost our precious Brenda on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012, my dearest younger sister. R.I.P. Brenda. I love you. Sandra
Sometimes things happen and there's nothing anyone can say or do to make it any better. It just takes time -- time to cry -- time to heal. Brenda was an amazing lady. I've known her for a short time, but I know she will be missed tremendously by family and friends. With sincere condolences...
Our sincere condolences go out to Andy and the family. Stay Strong Andy
Keeping you in our prayers
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Dear Andy,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Brenda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sam, Ben, and your extended family.

Take care of yourself and that ever-growing family.

David, Laurie, and Mark McLeish
Dear Andy and family,

We want to give our condolences and wish you much strength in this
difficult time,
We light a candle for you and thinking of you,

Love, Johnny, Henny, Bert and Riek
Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of Brenda.
David and Margaret Brooks-Port Perry, Ontario
Andy, my deepest condolences go out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Andy and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. We hope you and your family are able find some comfort remembering happy times you shared with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love you forever Ben
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
My thoughts are with your family at this time of great loss. Sincere condolences.

Yvonne Kirkwood
Our most sincere condolences at this very difficult time..... our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.....Love Ron & Deborah White Whitby ON.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Brenda family she will be missed but she will always be in your heart forever.
Pat and Rheal Parent
Brenda was a very special neice who will be missed dearly by our family but loved forever by us all. God bless you Brenda and live happily in God's kingdom. Our love always, Aunt Janet & Uncle Reg.
I am so so sorry to all of you for your tremendous loss. I have no words, the pain is intense, but just know that the love surrounding you is what helps you each day. Special love to you and your family Megan, Ben and girls. I am so sorry.
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved Brenda
Dear Andy and Ben and Sam
I am so sorry and so sad to hear about Brenda's passing.Mike just called to tell me a few minutes ago ..I will always remember our happy times we had together. Remember Flordia and white russians and the many hockey tourneys we were in and the hallway parties we had .and also all the fun days in the pool when we were younger Lots off Love to you and the boys Andy Love Carol Neil/Shearer xxxooo
God took her home ... it was his will... but in our hearts.... she liveth still

I will always remember your kind words and the fun we had thru the years
I will miss you with all my heart and soul

Mary Kubrynski
Our sincere condolences go out to you, she will be remembered as a wonderful woman who adored her family. Keeping you in our prayers.
My thoughts are with the family, I grew up with Brenda in Brooklin, (I lived on Mitchell) we went all through school together. She will be missed by us all.
Such a tragic loss. My heart goes out to everyone in the Scheepers & Bowers family. She was a warm, kindhearted and truly amazing woman. I was blessed to have met her. I am deeply saddened by the news of her passing. She will never be forgotten. xoxo
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