ANDREWS, Brenda Irene (nee Walkey) Born 1930 in Birmingham, England and after a brave battle with illness, Brenda passed away peacefully on November 18, 2011. She is predeceased by parents, Elsie and Cyril Walkey and husband, Charles ""Ken"" Andrews. Brenda will always be remembered by; daughters, Jacqueline Teresa and Andrea Kara; grandchildren, Ross (Donna), James, Kiera and Mercedes; cousins, Bill Walkey, Joy Walkey, Eileen, Bruce and Stuart Russell and Connie Longhurst. She will also be remembered by Ian Flint and many other relatives in England, Wales and Australia. Brenda immigrated to Canada in May of 1958 from England and settled in the English Bay area of Vancouver. She began her career in Canada as an accountant for CP Air. Her greatest passion was the time and the love that she gave to her grandchildren. She also enjoyed music, travelling and White Spot. She dedicated much of her time to volunteering in the community, especially at Senior's Centres doing music therapy, as well as participating in numerous choirs and performing solos for weddings and funerals. A Celebration of Brenda's life will be held at the Gardens of Gethsemani Chapel, 15800 - 32nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm followed by interment. Brenda's family invites you to join them for a reception directly after the burial at the Richmond Funeral Home Lounge, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C. A special thank you to the staff of the Richmond Hospital and Minoru Residence and to Ross and Donna. In Brenda's memory, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundations or the Richmond Hospital Foundation.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 26, 2011