Nov. 30, 1948 – Mar. 9, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our amazing mother, sister and grandmother. Wendy left us peacefully on March 9, 2016, surrounded by family. She was born in Penticton and raised in Summerland where she lived her entire life. Parents Eb Brennan (1985) and Maxine Brennan (1992) predeceased her. Wendy is survived by 2 daughters Lauri Hanko (Jim) from Penticton, B.C. and Bonni Price (Laurie Lewis) from Tappen, B.C.; 1 sister Arlene Wilson from West Kelowna, B.C, and 5 grandchildren; Dustin Soules, Shaya Soules, Emma Schneider, Zack Lewis and Caitlyn Lewis; and her loyal loving cat Chai. When Wendy was in grade ten she quit school and became a hairdresser. Later, she went back to school to become a care aide while raising two daughters on her own. Her care aide career started at Parkdale Place in Summerland and then Dr. Andrew Pavillion ECU in Summerland when they opened. She retired early due to health reasons. Her time was focused on caring for her grandchildren, and was always there to support her entire family. Aside from her family, Wendy loved her “grand doggies”, the lake, thunderstorms, cooking, picnics on the beach, camping and visits from family – especially the American cousins. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Carrie and Rhonda from Palliative home care nursing and the hospice team-enabling mom to die at home. Thank you to Dr. Severide and her office for the loving care you provided over many years.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local SPCA.