Benita Brennan 1926 - 2021 We are saddened to announce the passing of Benita Brennan on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home just a week shy of her 95th birthday. Benita was born in Russia on February 27, 1926 to Berthold and Ottilie Biberdorf. The family emigrated to Canada when Benita and her younger brother, Arnold, were very young children. Benita married Fred Meyer and three children were born to this union; Carl, Eileen, and Allan. They lived on a farm south of Frobisher where Benita worked hard growing a garden, milking cows, helping with harvesting as well as many other household and farming chores. She also worked occasionally in the Frobisher restaurant and later operated the restaurant with her younger sister, Alma. Fred and Benita sold their farm and retired to Oxbow where they enjoyed town life. Benita worked at the Bow Manor Restaurant and Meals on Wheels. After Fred passed in 1992 she married Richard Brennan. Benita and Richard continued to live in Oxbow for a few years. They then chose to live in Estevan where they had a cozy little house. Later they moved to Creighton Lodge where Richard passed in 2010. Benita loved to visit with friends and family so Covid 19 was difficult for her as she was no longer able to spend time with the people that she enjoyed.After her stroke in September of 2020 Benita moved to the Estevan Regional Nursing Home where she was still learning to adjust to her new life. The family appreciates the care and kindness given to her by the staff at the Nursing Home. Benita was predeceased by her parents; her son Carl, and her brother Arnold. Benita is lovingly remembered by her sister, Alma; sister-in-law Barbara; daughter Eileen (Al); son Allan (Norma) and daughter-in-law, Joyce. She is also mourned by her eight grandchildren, Leslie Manz, Pat Hiebert (Howard), Leigh Byblow (Corinne), Kelsey Meyer (Michael), Kohl Meyer, Morgan Meyer, Shelby Meyer (Dalton), and Montanna Meyer and four great grandchildren; Carter, Noah, Nicole, and Madeleine and numerous nieces and nephews as well as countless friends. Eileen and Allan would like to extend a very special thank you to Bernice Miller and Sandra Euteneier for being with our mother during her final hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and the interment of her ashes will be in the Oxbow Cemetery. In memory of Benita, memorial donations may be made to Creighton Lodge, 1028 Hillcrest Dr., Estevan, SK S4A 1Y7. Hall Funeral Services, Estevan is caring for Benita's family - Yvonne Clark, Funeral Director.
Published in Estevan Mercury from Feb. 24 to Mar. 26, 2021.