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July 19, 1950 - October 31, 2012
It is with sadness in our hearts that we share the following news. On October 31, 2012, Brenda Adshead of Edmonton, formerly of Whitehorse, Yukon, passed away at the age of 62 years, after losing her brave and courageous battle with cancer.
Brenda moved to the Yukon in the 1970's, she worked several years at the Westmark Klondike and Golden Hill Ventures. Brenda always called Yukon her home but in 2003, she moved to Edmonton to be closer to family.
Brenda is survived by one son and two daughters, Ryan La Porte and his children, Brett and Megan from Victoria, BC; Katherine La Porte and son, Trysten from Edmonton; Peggy La Porte and son, James from Edmonton; brother, Albert (Nancy) Adshead of Edmonton; sister, Beverly (Larry) Coombs of Wainwright; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Albert and Ellen Adshead and sister, Diane Bonnici.
Memorial Service Saturday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Kids with Cancer Society, 11135 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 0V9 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT, Edmonton Division, #201, 9452 – 51 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on Nov. 7, 2012