"If you live to be 100, then I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I won't have to live a day without you." Winnie the Pooh
There is a new bright star to serve as our compass and follow suit to a good life. We miss you Mona. Karen, Kenny and Dakota Norton
Mona Brun was truly one of my favourite people! We met when I was a journalist and she was the star of the Woodward's kitchen. For ethical reasons, I couldn't say how much I admired her until we'd both left our jobs, but Mona was always my secret favourite among the thousands of people I met in my role as consumer columnist for the Vancouver Sun. I had the privilege of meeting Claude not long after their marriage. Their story of friendship that later bloomed into love has delighted and inspired me for years! (If I recall correctly, Claude married Mona when he was 95 and she was perhaps a decade younger.) What a wonderful woman Mona was, and how you must all miss her! I'm sorry to have seen this notice so late, but am pleased to have had the opportunity to express these thoughts about BC's most beloved and popular homemaker. Mona Brun will live on through her popular recipes and through our enduring memories of Woodward's.
I was so saddened to hear of Mona's passing. I met Mona in the '90s when she was hosting the cooking shows at the 'Taste of BC at the PNE' she was an inspiration to me. It was a huge thrill for me to actually do some of the cooking shows with her. I will forever keep her in my heart.
I am so sorry to hear of Mona's passing, I tried contacting her a year ago but was unable to connect with her. She was a true friend, with a huge heart. She was one of a kind and she will be missed. I saw Maureens obituary and will drop by.
So sorry for you loss. I remember Mona very well, as my parents Eileen & Scotty Coutts were friends for years. I still have a copy of your moms cookbook that she had given to mt mom years ago.
I met Mona when she and I were regulars on the Jean Cannem Show on BCTV in the 70's. Mona's casual fun helped me keep the nervousness in control. She shared all her foibles and funny experiences but that didn't hide the fact that she was a brilliant talent and an entrepreneur. The most unforgettable character I've ever met. Heartfelt condolences to all the Brun family.
Ah dear Mona. What a wonderful grand lady and now a beautiful angel dancing in the clouds with Claude. I was Mona's travel agent for many years. I always appreciated the friendship and kindness Mona showed me. Mona welcomed me into her home and life and I treasure the memories. In particular her July luncheon! If we could all get through life with the humour and giggles that Mona had in spite of the obstacles. God bless you dear lady. To Maureen and family my heart felt condolences. Know that Mona is a beautiful angel watching over you now.
It is of great sadness to learn of Mona's passing. Mona was one of those special people that I always looked forward to working with at the many Cooking Shows we did for BC Hydro at the PNE, Agrifair and Word on The Street. Mona's enjoyment for life inspired those around her and she never forgot her friends. Sheila and myself enjoyed the hospitality of the Brun Family and we will always be thinking of you.
My condolences to you for the loss of Mona, a truly inspirational person! Mona was very supportive to us in the early days of BC wines. Our biggest giggle was ending up in emergency together. Mona had cut herself with a French knife and I had broken a bone getting up in the office. Mona you made life better.
This wonderful lady was my friend and mentor since I met her in 1969 at CHAN. She welcomed me into her life and into her family and I treasure every moment I spent with her. There will never be anyone like her and my thoughts are with her family at this sad time.
Dear David & Karyn and family, sincere sympathies for your loss. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to her - a truly amazing woman.
Mona was apart of our family all our lives through Lorraine Clark. On her and our behalf - countless fond memories at Garden City Rd. -Jack(ie) & Edith Scollon.
Our Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mona Brun. We have beautiful memories of this grand lady. I remember the fun times we had working at the PNE AgroFoods Pavillion. Love & Prayers, Denise Nahirney
My deepest sympathy to the Brun family. So sad to lose such a wonderful, grand lady. I worked with Mona when I was at BC Hothouse and will remember well those wonderful days at the shows and her home. She contributed so much to so many. It was an honor and pleasure to know her.
God bless you Mona - may you rest in peace.
My prayers and sympathy are with you. My family and I will never forget Mona's kindness and love to all of us.
Sincere condolences to the Brun Family. Mona's contributions to a certain Era in British Columbia's modern history are significant. My last contact with her was in 2003 at the CBC Studio One presentation to which I brought my friend Gail Maxwell as a guest. Bless your soul, Mona, and may your continuing journey provide you with all the right ingredients for wholeness.
Dear Brun family, I have known Mona as a member of our family all my life. I loved her dearly. Jamie Scollon, Puerto Vallarta,Mexico
What a wonderful lady she was to us all. We both encountered with Mona many times thru Woodwards,Tony Wilson and the RP events. She was an incredible lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Brian & Sheila Grocott
Dear David, Karyn and Brun family,
My condolences to you for the loss of your Mother/Family Matriarch. She was truly a pioneer of her times and a well known celebrity!
Love, Lorraine Wolff
It is with deep sadness that I express my thoughts and prayers to Mona's family. Mona was truly a special person and touched everyone in a special way.
I worked with Mona at the Turkey Board, the PNE, various cooking shows and events. She was a great friend, teacher and mentor and I will never forget her kindness.
I am very sorry I will not be able to attend the service on the 11th.