Brenda passed away peacefully in her home on November 14, 2023 at the age of 65 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She will always be remembered for her warmth and compassion, generosity and kindness and beautiful smile and laugh.
Brenda was born in Edmonton, Alberta to Georgena and Albert Lampert on November 23, 1957. During nursing school in Calgary, she met the love of her life Joseph (Don) Haley. They were married for 45years and together created a life full of love and laughter for themselves and their three children. Brenda’s children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Brenda was an avid gardener and had extensive knowledge of flowers. She would often be found in the back yard tending to her flowers and enjoying her beautiful oasis. She also loved to crochet, cross-stichand paint ceramics. Brenda loved nature and camping. Don and Brenda would take trips to Red Lodge and Waiparous campground. Brenda also loved to travel. Some of her fondest memories were trips taken to Cuba and Jamacia with her family.
Brenda worked in the airline industry for 14 years. She then made the decision along with her husband Don to purchase the Wild Rose Bakery. Behind the counter Brenda would welcome her community members and make them feel like part of her family. She prided herself in memorizing people’s faces, names and their favorite treats. For years, after they sold the bakery, she would run into customers and be able to recall what their usual order was. Retiring from the bakery in 2015, Brenda enjoyed volunteering at her grandchildren’s schools and spending numerous days in the hot tub with her family. Brenda was an active member of the Canadian Brain Aneurysm Foundation.Brendas presence will deeply be missed by all of those who were lucky enough to know her.
She is survived by her loving husband Don, her daughter Christina (Karman) Longmuir, daughter Amanda, son Matthew and her cherished grandchildren Jadon and Logan Haley and Lane and Lacey Longmuir. Brenda is also survived by her mother Georgena Lampert, twin brother Barry (Teri) Lampert, sister Carmen Duckmanton, sister Debbie (Gary) Paton, sister Dawn (Howard) White and is predeceased by her father Albert Lampert. She will be lovingly remembered by all of her nieces, nephews and many friends.
An angel lived among us,
a gift from God above.
She showered us with kindness,
and shared with us her love.
She cherished every moment,
with her family who was her life.
Walking hand and hand together,
facing life with all its strife.
She loved her children dearly,
each one a different way.
Nestled close within her heart.
Though, now, she’s far away.
She’s gone to live with Jesus.
But she’s here with us, today.
Smiling down on every one of us,
And telling us she’s O.K.