Brenda Dunwell-Crawford, 74 years of age, passed away January 19, 2017 unexpectedly from complications after heart surgery. Born in Leeds, England, Brenda immigrated to Toronto in her 20’s but more recently lived in St. Marys, which she considered to be her home. Brenda was partner of David Crawford, mother to Tara Norton (Bruce Greenwood) and Bronwen Heinrich (Peter), stepmother to Victoria Vollering (Richard) and Trevor Crawford (Nikki), sister to Marjorie, Jean, Roy, Jennifer and Susan, and loving grandmother to Luka, Tucker, Raine, Kai, Maya, Ian, Sean, Hunter and Chase. Brenda’s love of her children and grandchildren was extraordinary and she will be deeply missed by them all. Brenda had a love for gardening and flower arranging and was actively involved in the St Marys Horticultural Society and the Garden Club of London. Community and family were important to Brenda. Naturally kind and generous, Brenda touched many people’s lives. Brenda enjoyed daily conversations with her daughters, playing with her grandchildren, reading, doing crosswords and spending time in her garden.
There will be a gathering at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, St. Marys on Friday January 27, 2017 from 2 - 4pm.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Breakfast Club of Canada, www.breakfastclubcanada.org.