Morningstar, Brenda

October 19, 1951 ~ May 18, 2021

MORNINGSTAR, Brenda Elaine (nee Bridges) – Age 69 of Brigden, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Larry Morningstar. Loving mother of Tim (Shona) Gray, Tammy (Barry) Newman, Terry (Renée) Gray, LeeAnne (Darren) Munro and Jennifer (Glen) Doxtator. Cherished grandmother of Delaney, Peyton, Jaelin, Scot, Braylon, Owen, Brock, Jessica, Justin, Hollie, Josh and Kolbe. Dear sister of Tom (Tracey) Bridges and sister-in-law of Dan (Juanita) Morningstar, Wayne (Melba) Morningstar, Warren (late Sharon) Weiss and the late Jeff Morningstar. Predeceased by her first husband Doug Gray and parents Claire and Kathryn Bridges.

A special thanks to Dr. Yoshida and Dr. Fortin as well as the Doctors and Nurses at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques mailed to the funeral home).

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  1. I’m sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing; I always think of her as a bundle of energy and fun. Deepest to condolences to all of the family.

  2. Deepest sympathy to you Tammy and family. Brenda was a special person I was fortunate to know.

  3. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Also sending condolences from my father, Alex Johnson who is a cousin of Brenda’s mother.

  4. Sending our condolences to Brenda’s family. She will be greatly lost by many that knew her and the rest of the family.

  5. So sorry for your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Morningstar family
    Dave and Mary Steadman

  6. Dear Tammy, Tim, Terry , Larry, Tom and all your families. I was so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She always had a big smile and I know she was a kind caring person. She will live on in your many memories. My deepest stmpathy to you all. Jan Matthewsc

  7. Deepest sympathy to all of Brenda’s family. I am also sending condolences from my mom, Helen Evans, who is Kathryn’s cousin. We have many fond memories of Brenda—she was always so fun and cheerful.

  8. Tim, Tammy, Terry and family

    So sorry to hear about your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  9. To Terry ,Renee, Braylon , Owen and all the families our deepest sympathies..Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. To Tammy, Tim, Terry and Families our deepest sympathies. Your Mom was amazing, cheerful, caring! She will be deeply missed. Thinking of you all.
    Ellen,Dan,Jonah,Nathan

  11. My sincere sympathy to all of Brenda’s families..May all her memories stored keep her close now and in the years ahead .And May Her Dad and Mom …Claire ..Kathryn and all her loved ones welcomed her home .. Forever remembered .

  12. Larry, Tim, Tammy, Terry and families, such a wonderful wife, mom, sister, and probably her most cherished role, grandma. You all will miss her so much, as many of us who knew her as friend and neighbor will. Loved seeing her pedaling around town, always smiling and asking how I was, and the children, her care and concern for others was a trait to be admired. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  13. My sympathies to Brenda’s family for their loss.
    I have many happy childhood memories of spending time with the Bridges during our summer vacations.

  14. Dear Larry and family. Butch and I were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We remember Brenda with mush fondness and memories

  15. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tim, Tammy, Terry and Larry. Stacey and I as well as our kids all have some awesome memories of Brenda as a great neighbour and friend. Thx Brenda for everything. RIP

  16. Dave and I are so sorry for your loss to the family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Dave and I went to school with her. Lots of connections through Oil Springs. Our thoughts are with her family. Memories are forever.

  17. Barry, Tammy and Family,
    Sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing, our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Mark, Tracey, Tyson & Hayden Sitzes

  18. As a cousin of Brenda’s mother I have happy memories of Brenda and her brother Tom playing duets on the piano with lots of elbow jabs . As an adult her smile and friendly manner invited pleasant chats. Her dedication to healthcare inspired her children to follow her example and I think of them at this time.

  19. The best neighbour anybody could ever ask for.. please except our sincere condolences Larry and family..

  20. Tim, Tam, Terry, Tom and Larry and families: sending you all my deepest sympathies. Having spent most of my teen years at your home, I have countless wonderful memories of Brenda. She was a kind, funny and strong woman to be admired. She loved to cook and was one of the best softball players I have ever had the pleasure of playing with. I, like all of you, will miss her dearly.

  21. I am so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She fought hard and never loss her smile and courage. My condolences to Larry and the Morningstar family and brother Tom. May she now Rest In Peace.

  22. David &Carol are so sorry to hear of Brendas passing our hearts go out to the family She was a great cousin &sis love to all

  23. Tammy, Barry & family. Deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. Sending condolences to the whole family. Her easy smile and giggle will surely be missed. So many fun memories.

  25. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Your memories will help to keep her with you always. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  26. Dear Larry and Family . I am sorry to hear of the passing of Brenda. She will be greatly missed. So accept my condolences.

  27. So sorry to hear about your moms passing
    Such great memories of your mom and growing up
    together in Brigden
    Your mom was a wonderful lady
    Thinking of you all

  28. Dear Larry and Family: I am sorry to learn of Brenda’s passing. I know how much you all will miss her. Take care and I want you to know you are in my thoughts.

  29. Dear Larry and Family: we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife/mom/sister. Though I had known Sharon and Jeff from years ago, we were more recently acquainted with you through Tom & Tracey, our neighbours in Oil Springs, and of course, the Brigden Legion.
    Brenda has always put her family first, I believe, and you must share many wonderful memories. Bless you.

  30. My condolences go out to your family at this difficult time! Your love and support during these past weeks and months were an immense comfort to her!

  31. Thinking of each of your family at this time. Brenda was an amazing cousin and will certainly missed.

  32. Larry so sorry to hear about Brenda I will miss our visits at harvest time while waiting in line

  33. Larry and Family.We are so sorry to learn of Brenda’s passing.I worked with Brenda for many years at Twilight/Meadowview.She was always a pleasure to work with.Our sincere condolence’s to all of you and may your memories help get you through this sad time. Nancy Hibbert and Ace Plaine

  34. Dear Larry and family- Corrie and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies as we remember Brenda at this difficult time.
    Remembering Brenda in the times to come, I am sure that there will always be fond memories of her- especially that smile. She will be missed.
    Grant and Corrie Spearman

  35. Deepest condolences to the family of Brenda. She will be missed. Always enjoyed chatting with her.

  36. Dear Tammy & Family: We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom and grandma. Please accept our deepest sympathies! May God Bless you and comfort you.

  37. Dear Larry & Family:
    Frank & I are so very sorry for your loss. Words seem so inadequate! I remember all of our chats at the library and the books we would discuss. Brenda was a kind loving person and will be dearly missed. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and bring you comfort and peace at this very difficult time!

  38. Larry, Tom and families, my sincere sympathies to you all. Brenda grew up in Oil Springs and was a neighbour of ours. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  39. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Brenda had a great understanding, patience and caring for the young and old alike. She enjoyed time with family and friends. Always a smile on her face. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  40. I’m very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Remember her and Tom well growing up in Oil Springs. She was a very good athlete and ball player. My condolences to Larry and family and to Tom and family. Bev Byers

  41. My condolences to the family. I worked with Brenda at twilight haven and meadow view villa . A great person, a great mentor and a wonderful PSW/HCA.

  42. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find peace through the memories that you shared together. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Melissa Bell

  43. Our deepest sympathy at this time to all the families. May all your beautiful memories that you created with Brenda, be forever cherished in your hearts. Roy, Joan and Families 🌹

  44. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom and grandma she was a really nice lady and I know you’ll miss her. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  45. Heartfelt condolences to all of Brenda’s family. Sincere sympathies from Lonnie and Donna Barnes and family.

  46. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She was a special lady and I will miss visiting with her as she rode her bike around town. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  47. We extend sincere condolences to Brenda’s family on her passing. So many good memories of Brenda, Kathryn and Claire. Thinking of Tom on the loss of his sister,
    Joan and Terry Gentleman

  48. So very sad to hear of Brenda’s passing. I loved working with her at LMV. She was the best! My condolences to her entire family, especially Larry and Tammy. All of our wonderful memories of Brenda will help us through this dark time.

  49. Sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She sure was a person her kids could be proud of! Thinking of you all.

  50. We are saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all of the family. Hold your memories close to help you’s through this difficult time.

  51. Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
    Lots of memories will be shared.
    Tears will fall and hearts will be broken.
    We will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

  52. Absolute wonderful,caring,loving woman, certainly will be missed by Danny, I and our children, sending our deepest condolences and love to Larry and all of the children and grandchildren and to her only brother Tom.

  53. I would like to express our condolences to all of Brenda’s family. She was such a great lady and always had a smile. Brenda will be missed by all who knew her.

  54. Our sincere condolence to the Morningstar and Gray family on the loss of Brenda a beloved wife, mom, sister and friend. Tim, Tammy and Terry you are in our thoughts and prayers. We cherish our memories of the fun times we had with your mom and are sure you will keep her close in your hearts 💕 and forever share stories of her marvellous ways.

  55. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing..
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time!

  56. Larry,Wayne & Melba, Danny &Juanita, Tom & families…..so very sorry for your loss and thoughts are with you at this difficult time

  57. Tom, so sorry to hear of your loss! I remember Brenda from way back when we lived in Oil Springs. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Mary-Jo Farrish (Henry)

  58. So sorry for your loss, Brenda was a smart,caring genuine,person, I worked with Brenda for many years RIP my friend

  59. Larry and Family I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of Brenda . I worked with Brenda for a few years until she retired such a lovely lady . Thinking of you all at this difficult time! Love Always Maureen and Ron Bailey 💗💗

  60. We are very sad to hear about the passing of my cousin Brenda Morningstar. Brenda you will always be remembered and left us with such great memories to remember you by.

  61. Terry, Tammy, Tim, Larry and families, I am so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. I’ve know Brenda my entire life as our parents grew up together and attended B&E Baptist church. May your memories of your mom’s/wife strength carry you through this difficult season. (((HUGS)))

  62. To all of Brenda’s family. Alan and I send our sympathy and may many happy memories give you comfort. God bless you,
    Alan and Marie Stephenson

  63. Tammy,Barry,Jaylene, and Scott. Sorry to hear about your mom Tammy worked with her for several years was the kindest personto work with will be deeply missed. Our condolences Darren and Darlene Kirwan.

  64. My deepest condolences to the whole family I worked with Brenda for years she used to bring me iin her homemade salsa and chili. I loved working with her she will be deeply missed

  65. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and the rest of Brenda’s Family with their great loss. We have known Brenda for many years and I worked with Brenda at LTH and LMV in Petrolia. Brenda will be missed by many. R.I.P. Brenda

  66. Terry, Renee and family
    Sincere condolences on your loss, your Mom was always a pleasure to work with.

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