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(née COGGAN)

March 18, 1951 – March 11, 2021

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, that we announce that Brenda Ann McDonald (née Coggan) passed peacefully on March 11, 2021 in Riverview Health Centre at the age of 69 years.


Brenda is survived by her husband of 46 years, Douglas; their three daughters, Rachel, Leah (Nick), and Sarah (Ryan); grandchildren, Zaiden and Ava; brother Ron (Calgary); and stepbrother Bill (Victoria). She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Betty; stepmother Rae; and her brother Don (of Montreal).


Brenda was born and raised and lived in St. Vital (Winnipeg), MB and loved her city and its parks. She was an avid gardener and could always be found puttering around the yard. She took great care of the peonies that were planted in the 1950’s by her father and tended by her mother. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, colleague and friend and always took the time to send kind messages or bake a sweet treat. Her children were her greatest achievement. She was known for her famous buttertarts and would always have coffee cake ready for visitors. She gave a card for every occasion specifically picked out for each person. She enjoyed the simple things in life and that brought great joy to her heart. Brenda loved her grandchildren dearly and always looked forward to their visits. Every Christmas she would buy them a special pair of Christmas jammies. Brenda loved her Winnipeg sports teams- watching her Jets and Bombers. She enjoyed relaxing at the cottage and cooking for the family then retiring with a cocktail. She loved her work away from home with Provincial Services and was considered a beautiful person. Brenda was the kindest soul and will always be remembered as an earth angel.


In accordance with Brenda’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.



You can only have one Mother,

Loving, kind, and true,

No other friend in all the world

Will be so true to you.

For all her love and kindness,

She asked for nothing in return,

If all the world deserted us,

To our Mother we would turn.

To those of you who have a Mother,

Treasure her with care,

For you will never know her value,

Until you see that she’s not there.

To hear her voice, to see her smile,

To sit and talk with her a while,

To be together in the same old way,

Would be our dearest wish today.

Author Unknown


Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 -

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