Pierce, Brenda

August 22, 1958 ~ September 30, 2022


On the last evening in September 2022 God took Brenda home. Her loving memory lives on through her parents Donald and Donna Pierce, her sisters and brothers-in-law Cheryl Cassin, Laurie & Mike McAndrew, Lisa & Steve Symons, her nieces and nephews J.J. Cassin, Mallory and Rob Medeiros, Jessica and Jamie Bere, Troy Symons, Christopher and Kathy Symons, Shauna Balger, Ashley and Tom Pye, and tail-wagging Guinness and Jagger.

Numerous are the lives she touched with her teasing manner, her incredible joy for life, and the remarkable comeback from so many health issues and surgeries.  She truly ‘defied all odds’ but this time her heart just couldn’t keep beating. Peacefully she left us as the notes of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ played in her room. Her yellow brick road finally lead her Home…

We were truly blessed by having Brenda for 64 years.  They say it takes a special family to raise a child with special needs. Ours is but an ordinary family with an extraordinary God who gave US the gift of Brenda.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 5-7pm and face masks would be preferred.

We welcome all who loved her to join us in her Celebration of Life on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 11:00am at the Brigden United Church with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

The funeral service will be streamed live online by clicking the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89559923739.

“…There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away…”  (Revelation 21: 4 b)

Those wishing to honour Brenda with a remembrance could do so with an act of kindness in your own community, or through donations to Lambton County Developmental Services (www.lcdspetrolia.ca) or Brigden United Church (e-transfer brigdenpc@gmail.com).


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  1. Cheryl and family…Gary and I are sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. We know how much she touched your souls and how she will forever be in your hearts and minds. Your write-up was a lovely tribute to her. We know her smile and joy she exuded will be missed by all. We will be thinking of you.
    Gary and Rosa

  2. Cheryl, my heart goes out to you and your family. I was so sorry to read the families moving and loving tribute to Brenda in the paper.. Having listened to the stories you shared of her over the years I felt I knew her. You always spoke of her with such joy, love and compassion. I know she will be sorely missed by all those that knew her and the lives she touched. I am keeping you and your extended family in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories of Brenda sustain all of you in your time of grief and on your journey to recovery. Sincerely Judie St.Pierre

  3. don and Donna
    My deepest condolences on the passing of Brenda. I am sure you will have beautiful memories of her. May you find peace and comfort from these memories. Dianne Stephens

  4. Cheryl and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of Brenda. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  5. Don and Donna: So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time. May you be comforted by the many memories you have of Brenda.
    Doug and Holly Scott

  6. Don, Donna and Family
    Sincere condolences on Brenda’s passing. She was a cheerful soul and always had a smile. She was at physio the same time as I was and she showed great grit and determination. You will have good memories of her time with you..

  7. Donna, Don, Cheryl and families,
    Sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Brenda. Know that others share your grief.
    Mary Cassin

  8. On behalf of The Muller Family (Joan & Eric , Siblings and Spouses) our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Daughter Brenda. Her incredible joy for life will live on in your hearts forever. Bob,Betty and Carrie Muller

  9. Dear Donna, Don and Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Sending our sincerest condolence and thinking of all the family.
    Hugs Randy, Gail and family.

  10. Brenda was a true inspiration and I am happy to have known her. Believing that she is running free in fields of flowers now. My sincerest condolences to you Donna, Don, Cheryl and the rest of Brenda’s family.

  11. Dear Donna, Don and family
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sending you sympathy and prayers as you remember her with love and gratitude.
    Connie Capes-Leslie

  12. To the family of Brenda Pierce:
    I am so moved by the lovely tribute to your beautiful daughter and sister.
    My youngest brother was also a special needs child. Unfortunately we lost him at.the age of eight, but during those eight years, no child was more loved than he and no family was more blessed by having him with us.
    I agree that.children.like Brenda are indeed a GIFT from God … my parents felt it was an honour to be given the responsibility to care for my brother.
    Your loss is huge and I offer you my deepest and most sincere condolences as you say goodbye to Brenda for now. I believe that she and my brother are now both happy and we’ll and looking forward to seeing their families again one glorious day. God bless you and be with you now.

  13. Sorry to hear of Brenda passing over. She was sure known by a lot of people for her very unique being. To the ENTIRE family our thoughts and PRAYERS on this ending of a journey in her own passing. May peace remain within hearts even when losses in memories remain. For all that we have known and grown to know.

  14. Dear Aunt Donna and Uncle Don and family, my sincere condolence in the death of Brenda. She will be missed by all
    but now will be in the hands of God.

  15. Dear Don and Donna, my Sincere condolence to you at the death of your daughter. You have been wonderful patents and I’m sure Brenda will be sadly missed..

  16. My deepest condolences on the passing of Brenda, I am sure she will be missed greatly but cherish the time that you have had together🤗

  17. To all of Brenda’s family.
    We are very sorry for your loss. Sounds like Brenda is a bright light.
    Terry and Anne Warwick

  18. Dear Donna, Don, Cheryl, Laurie & Lisa,

    So sorry to learn of the loss of your dear daughter, Brenda. You were all so caring in looking after her and having her
    with you on so many occasions. May all of the prayers give you strength and peace.

  19. Sincere condolences to the families of Brenda Pierce, my thoughts ànd prayers are with you at this sad time. She has been a joy to you all.

  20. Dear Don, Donna, Cheryl and Family,
    What a wonderful loving family you are, such a loss will have a very sad impact and I sincerely offer my condolences. Her smile will never be forgotten and all the memorable events you have shared. Cherish these and may they give you peace.

  21. Cheryl and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Keep the memories close to your heart.

  22. Dear Cheryl,
    I am so sorry for you and your family in losing Brenda. I am also so grateful for your faith in our loving and merciful Father.
    Kathy McCallum

  23. Pierce Family. Condolences with the passing of Brenda. She always had a smile on her face. Memories of Sunday School with her. God’s comfort to you all.

  24. Donna and Don and family. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Lots of good memories.Love and Hugs

  25. We wish to express our condolences to Don and Donna Pearce and family on the passing of their daughter. From Ross & Kathy Pettit.

  26. To the Pierce Family
    Sending our sympathy and much love to all of you! Praying that your many memories of Brenda will give you peace and comfort in the coming days.
    Kay and Harv

  27. Our sincere condolences. May you be blessed with many heartfilled memories,to all the Pierce Families.
    Barb ( Hyatt ) and Rick Harper

  28. our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time, and we thank all the workers that cared for her throughout her life, Brenda was an inspiration to all those who knew her. God Bless

  29. So saddening to hear of the loss of such a special family member to us all.
    She has left me with fond memories of our gatherings over the years…memories that I will carry for the rest of my life.
    Sincere condolences to all of our family members. Love you all!

  30. Entire Pierce family,

    We all have heavy hearts as we have heard of Brenda’s passing. Brenda had a profound impact on all those privileged to have known her. Touching many with her infectious smile and sly sense of humour. You are all in our thoughts and in our prayers. Brenda will be missed. Condolences.

    “Death leaves a heartache nothing can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

    All your friends, staff and Board of Directors at Lambton County Developmental Services

  31. Don, Donna, Cheryl, Laurie, Lisa and families, deepest sympathies to each of you. Brenda was a treasure you all were entrusted with and you all helped to make her shine. Brigden Fair won’t be the same this year without seeing her and teasing about who was going to ride with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love each of you

  32. Don, Donna, Cheryl and families
    A light has certainly been extinguished with Brenda’s passing. Loved her laugh as she participated in Relay for Life. Thinking of you all as you remember Brenda with love.

  33. Dear Laurie, Mike and all of Brenda’s family.
    I was so sorry to hear about Brenda’s passing . I trust that you will be comforted by the love and support of your family and friends.. She was such an integral part of your family and she will surely be missed. Sincerely. Dorothy

  34. Don,Donna and Family
    Sorry for your loss! Memories will keep you going ! Please accept our condolences and praying for comfort!
    Brenda and Pete English

  35. It was an honor to care for this zesty gal this past year. She will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to the Pierce family.

  36. So sad to hear of Brenda’s passing. She was a great gal. Memories you have will keep your heart full.
    My sincere condolences.
    Beth McGill

  37. Don, Donna & Family,
    We’re so very sorry for your family’s loss of Brenda. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Mike & Jane Young

  38. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She overcame so many obstacles in her life, but never gave up. Thinking all of you at this sad time. She is at peace now. ❤️

  39. Don, Donna, and family,
    So sorry to read this sad news.,
    Brenda was truly remarkable .
    My sympathy to all.

  40. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Brenda, she surly was an amazing girl. It is comforting to know she had a supporting family around her thru her short life here on earth.Good to know she is now in the arms of our Lord and Savior and is in pain no longer

  41. Cheryl and Family. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

  42. Don, Donna, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda was a special woman that I was fortunate enough to get to know. She will be truly missed.

  43. Don, Donna and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of Brenda. May all your memories be a blessing

  44. To Brenda’s family
    Brenda was a VERY special lady. I am unable to attend, but you will be in my thoughts.
    Hugs to everyone.

  45. I have so many memories of Brenda, too long to list. Some days her wit beat mine. She definitely was a gift on earth and her angel wings are very much deserved. To the Pierce family who holds a very special place in my heart- my love, strength and support are with you all ❤️

  46. Don and Donna and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of your earthly angel Brenda. I pray you find comfort in the days, weeks and months to come, knowing she is back in Gods arms. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

  47. Sorry to hear of the passing of your special daughter and sister. You all were so good to her. She always had a smile. You will miss her greatly. Keep your memories close. Gord and Barb

  48. Don and Donna plus your entire families, so sorry to hear about the passing of Brenda . I’ve been thinking of you all I know she will be missed and I guess she got her teasing from her dad lol . Hugs to you all I won’t be able to make the visitation but will be thinking of you all ! Love Always Maureen Bailey xoxo

  49. Don and Donna and Family
    Thinking of you during this time of loss. Brenda definitely defied the odds and made everyone’s lives fuller. May all the wonderful memories be with you always.