Brenda Lee Munro
July 11, 1953 – December 15, 2006
“My Life, was a very very fine life,
with 2 kids in the yard,
I didn’t find it hard
To live as me..”
Born in Claresholm, Alberta to Matt and Anne, loving parents. I had the little brother Bradley and a happy childhood. As a young girl I enjoyed participating, joining, for example: guiding, swimming, most school sports, never excelled with natural talent, just tried hard.
Pictures show me as somewhat geeky with glasses and I confess that I wasn’t comfortable in my body but now I am. What a shame that I had those years of discontentment. I know that my girls have gone through it too and hope it doesn’t have a strong hold on them.
As an adult, I continue to be a joiner, sometimes a leader in some small way, a bit bossy to my family. I don’t expect a lot out of others but I do out of my own family. My family is kind and accepting, fair and honest, I think. I love them. – They are the reason I exist.
Anyway, more about me, Guiding, Daycare Society, Cancer and Mammography, Sorority, book club, Red Hat, church, Skating Club, all of these things, and more, have occupied my time for periods in my life.
Through these groups I found many friends. I guess my main source of purpose is my role as wife and mother, followed by my job, be it fishing or X-ray.
Fishing, deckhanding for Brian was a lifetime and a lifestyle. I loved the freedom, the sense that the harder you work the better you did, the closeness to nature and the partnership with Brian.
Motherhood called me away, and so I don’t regret making the shift away from the lifestyle that was leaving me as well, at the end it was a time of change for everyone.
Xray; I chose it because physics was one of the pre-reqs at BCIT and I liked BCIT and I liked physics. Lucky me. It was a good fit. I loved my job. Every day was a new day. I could work really hard and get ahead because of it.
I have been living with cancer for almost 4 years now. I have grieved for a lot of things. I have gotten over most things but I regret leaving my family and I can’t shake this sadness. I hope they can move along, I have done all I can to let them know how much I love them. I want them to have happy lives, knowing that.
Brenda Munro survived by husband Brian, daughters: Laura and Marlee, mother Anne Piket, brother Bradley Allen (Lynda), nieces Heather and Kimberly, and sister in law Beverly Wydenes and nephews Gary, Norman and Gary as well as a large extended family and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday December 21, 2006 at 2:00pm from St. George’s United Church, Courtenay.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Piercy’s – Mt Washington Funeral Home.