Brenda Lorraine Andres

June 16, 1964 - May 17, 2023
May 25, 2023 20 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with saddened hearts the family of Brenda Andres, of Spruce Grove, AB, announce her passing on May 17, 2023 at the age of 58 years.

Brenda was amazing.

Daughter, sister, friend, partner, co-worker and last, and best, Nana to four.

Brenda was born to Bruce and Shirley Gray June 16, 1964 in Kindersley Sask., the only girl with three older brothers. She always said her best friend was her mom.

Brenda was pursued by Garry. She was a prize worth pursuing. Brenda and Garry married May 12, 1984. Children followed. Ty, Sara and Lisa. They were added to by Sara as she married Russell and as Ty married Deanna. Brenda’s favourite role in life was Nana. She will be deeply missed by the grandchildren.

Brenda worked as a Librarian and secretary in the public school system. She moved on to work at Beulah Alliance church as an Administrative Assistant. Lastly, she worked at the Town of Stony Plain in Recreational services. She was blessed to work with some amazing people.

Brenda loved shoes, loved clothes, and she loved beachcombing for rocks, especially heart shaped rocks. She had a love of keys. She loved coffee. Brenda loved organizing. Everything in its place. She would move furniture and accessories till they all fit just right. She was our everything. She knew who needed what. Never short of a gift large or small, always ready. She was beautiful and she was loved.

She gave her heart to Jesus early in life. We know she is in Heaven. She is well again. We who are left behind will never be the same. We cannot wait to see her again.

Brenda spent time at the U of A unit 4A2, Laurier House Lynnwood, and the Good Samaritan Care Center in Stony Plain. At all three places, her care was exceptional. We were blessed by people with big hearts, full of love and compassion.

Brenda is remembered by her loving husband, Garry Andres; her children: Ty and Deanna Andres, Russell and Sara Huizinga, and Lisa Andres; grandchildren: Julia and Malcolm Huizinga and Nora and Alice Andres; her father, Bruce Gray (Janet Henwood), and her siblings: Bryan and Sandra Gray, Ron Gray, and Ed Gray.

She was predeceased by her mother, Shirley Gray.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Friday, May 26 at 1:30 pm at the Beulah Alliance Church (17504 98a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 5T8) with Pastor Allen Powles officiating and a reception to follow.

  1. Dear Garry and family, my heart breaks for you as you’ve lost your beloved Brenda far too soon. Brenda showed love, compassion and kindness in all she did. I’m grateful for our season of friendship in Fort McMurray and Calgary; she offered laughter and comfort in both good times and challenging times. Well done, faithful servant. ♥️

    • Thank you Heather. Some day we must have a pop together.

  2. She was loved so much by so many! Our hearts are with you as you go through this time.

    • Thank you. For all you’ve done for us.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. We treasure the memories we have of The whole Andres family.

    • Thank you Dean and Shelley.

  4. Although we have not known Garry and Brenda long we feel a big void. Her kindness and gentle heart shone brightly. We enjoyed the togetherness and games. Garry our hearts go out to you and the family. May the joyful memories fill your broken heart in days to come.

    • Thank you Ross and Jacquie.

  5. Separated by distance and many years, our love nonetheless remains for you Garry, and for your extended families. Especially so at this time of immense personal loss. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are sent to you and yours. 💞🙏🏻💫

  6. My dear friend Garry, I got to room with you in Fort Mac. Stand along with you in your marriage to that wonderful woman who’s with Jesus now. And now mourn with you. From across the miles from our Manitoba farm, Judi and I, just want to hold you in prayer, and know that you are loved with an everlasting love, and underneath are HIS everlasting arms. David and Judi Heide

    • Dale and Mary Joan thank you. Some day we must have a get together.

  7. Dear Garry and family, we know that your beloved Brenda is in the arms of her loving Lord and Savior, Jesus.
    No more pain, no more tears.
    May you be comforted by the Holy Spirit during this most difficult of times.

    • Thank you Mark and Tracy.

  8. My heartfelt condolences with the loss of Brenda thinking of you all much love and prayers be with you all in the coming time.

    • Thank you Maggie.

  9. It was an honour to have known Brenda. She was a very kind, caring person. We are thankful she is at peace now, with her Heavenly Father. She will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to your whole family.

    • Thank you Doug and Karen.

  10. Our condolences to all the family.

    • Thank you.

  11. Dear Garry and family; I am only just finding out about your loss of your dear wife Brenda! I am so saddened for you and your family and Brenda’s Dad and Brothers.❤️ I was honoured to know Brenda when you lived in Fort McMurray. She was a kind, caring, loving, and generous person always with a beautiful smile for all who met her. She was a blessing to so so many in Fort McMurray and I’m sure as well to ever so many in Spruce Grove and area. What a wonderful reunion it must have been for Brenda to meet again with her best friend, her Mother, in Heaven! I know this is a difficult time for you but thankfully you have so many wonderful memories to cherish of her time here. Hugs to you and your children, take care. There are no goodbyes for you as wherever you are, Brenda will always be deep within your heart bringing you strength and comfort. She is your Angel in Heaven.

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