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Born: Jan 17, 1957

Date of Passing: Jun 19, 2020

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January 17, 1957 - June 19, 2020

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Brenda Joyce Kolson on June 19, 2020, at the age of 63 years.
Brenda was predeceased by her parents, Ben and Joyce, her sister, Deborah, and her brother, Benjamin.
She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her brother and best friend, Doug (Kara), brother, Jim (Marg), and sister, Kris Moffat (Bear), as well as many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Brenda was born on January 17, 1957, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After high school, she worked at Great West Life, MTS and the Federal Government. Brenda's desire for knowledge led her to the University of Manitoba where she graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1982 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. She taught math, science and physical education at St. Maurice, St. Charles Academy and St. John's High School for 17 years. In 1999, she decided to change careers and joined TRAF in the finance and payroll department. She received her accounting certificate from Red River College with honours in 2008. She enjoyed 19 years working with her wonderful colleagues at TRAF and retired on January 3, 2020.
Brenda was a kind and gentle soul with the biggest heart and the brightest smile. She was hardworking, persistent and responsible, and looked at life's challenges, with determination and grace. Brenda was a loyal and supportive friend and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She was someone who spread love and compassion to everyone she met. Brenda loved to laugh, have fun and spend time with her family and friends. People often commented on how just hearing her infectious laugh would make them smile. Brenda loved the outdoors and was an avid athlete. She enjoyed horseback riding, downhill skiing and hang gliding but by far her greatest passion was the game of golf! She was a member at Southside Golf Club and was part of the ladies league where she formed many close friendships. Anyone who knew her, knew she was the greatest Tiger Woods fan of all time. Brenda also loved to travel and enjoyed many trips over the years with family and friends. Gardening was another favourite hobby, although the flowers and vegetables often got neglected during golf season.
Brenda's passing has left a huge void in our lives and she will be forever in our hearts. We would like to thank the staff at Riverview Health Care for their dedication and compassion, as well as to those extra special people in Brenda's life who brought her so much joy and happiness. A heartfelt thank you is given to Pam, Tracy and Val for their unconditional love and support.
In accordance to Brenda's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

No good byes, just good memories!

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 27, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I first met Brenda when she signed up for hang gliding lessons with Adventure At Altitude, I was her instructor. I guided her from the Kimberly training hill in a East Kildonan, to her higher flights in the Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan. Her solo flight class in the valley consisted of 4 women and only 1 man, as her energy was so determined and infectious that inspired other females to also excel at the sport. She spent many weekends flying with the Manitoba Hang Gliding Association for many years, and she will be missed by her fellow pilots. - Posted by: Barry Morwick (Hang Gliding Instructor) on: Nov 18, 2020

  • Doug and Kara, We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your sister (in-law). Our condolences to all of you and your family. - Posted by: Denise & George Anneck (friend) on: Jun 30, 2020

  • I hired Brenda at TRAF to work with a team on a special project. It took no time at all to become friends. She was always ready to listen and to make thoughtful insight into any conversation I always appreciated her wisdom and laughter. I know how much she loved her family and what a huge whole her passing will leave and I offer all of you my condolences - Posted by: Liz Farler (Past coworker and friend ) on: Jun 29, 2020

  • My family and I extend our deepest sympathies with the passing of Brenda. Brenda had a great way in engaging people, she was not one to exert her presence but added to the conversation, and she had a laugh that illuminated the room. Good-humoured and gentle nature I really enjoyed her company, she was the kind of person that you wanted to sit with at lunch or stop and chat with during the day. We share in your sadness as we remember Brenda. - Posted by: Robert Fairbairn (Ex collegue and neighbour) on: Jun 29, 2020

  • Doug, I am so sorry to read of Brenda’s passing. I remember how close the both of you were. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Mari-Jo Cormier (Pearce) (Old friend of the family) on: Jun 28, 2020

  • Brenda was a great person and friend to Pam. I loved how she was so passionate of others, I will miss seeing her at Pam's for special events. Fly like an eagle, on Angels wings. Donna Kuhn {Pam's sister} - Posted by: Donna Kuhn (Pams sister) on: Jun 27, 2020

  • To all of Brenda's family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She died much too young. Her laugh was mentioned. Thank you for that. It was beautiful. I remember being in the family basement, many times for homework projects. I would love to know when you do her celebration of life. My last thought is a silly thing we did for a number of years that came out of a Guide camping trip. We called each other Cheep and Chirp. - Posted by: Peggy Sanders (Grace) (went to school with her) on: Jun 27, 2020

  • I golfed many times with Brenda. She was very passionate about golf. She was always determined to beat her own score. She was an excellent golfer and never bragged at how good she was. She enjoyed the fun and social aspect of golf. I will miss her laughter and the joy of her friendship! My condolences to her family and friends. - Posted by: Joyce Leganchuk (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2020

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