On the evening of June 2, 2019, Brenda Gaetz (nee Johnson) passed peacefully at the St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit after losing her fight with brain cancer at the age of 64.
Brenda was born in Rainy River on April 15, 1955 to Dulcie and Wesley Johnson. Brenda married Charlie Gaetz on Aug. 26, 1977 and they started their life together in Grand Rapids, Man.
She was a loving and proud mom to their son, Steven, born July 12, 1984.
Brenda was passionate about genealogy and after many years of research and much travel produced family history books for both her father and mother's family lines.
She loved reading, doing puzzles, going camping, RVing, hiking, bike riding, winters at Alamo Palms and travelling.
Left to cherish the memories we shared are her husband, Charlie, and son, Steven; parents-in-law, Eugene and Evelyn Gaetz; brothers, John (Patti) Johnson, and their children, Jodi Easton and Sandi Johnson; and Bruce (Janice) Johnson and their daughter, Lindsay; sisters, Alice Johnson, and her daughter, Pam (Tony) King and Jennifer (Pat) Langtry, and their daughter, Kelsey; Dorothy's children, Melanie (Todd) French, Jeffrey Heyens, Christopher Heyens and April Heyens; brother-in-law, Barry Gaetz; and sisters-in-law, Cheryl, Dawn, Gwen and Lorna Gaetz. Brenda was predeceased by her father, Wesley, in 2005 and mother, Dulcie, in 2002; and her sister, Dorothy Heyens, in 1994.
A celebration of her life with family will be held at a later date in Fort Frances, Ont.