Austin (née Clare), Brenda

Austin (née Clare), Brenda

February 8th, 2019

Peacefully at home, on Friday, February 8, 2019, Brenda Austin of London, in her 61st year. Cherished Mom of Steven (Ashley), Tara (Tim) and also dear friend of their Dad Randy. Beloved Ma of Clara and Grace, Rowan and Kelton; joining Timara in the stars. Missed by her fur babies, Lily and Quinn. Loved by her East Coast family; many aunts, uncle and cousins. Brenda will be dearly missed by her close friends, as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Daughter of Steve and Hazel Clare, and daughter-in-law of Pat and Joyce Austin. She was a proud seasonal resident of Harbour Side Trailer Park for 39 years. Brenda loved all things Mickey, Elvis Presley, Grease, flip flops and butterflies. She will be lovingly remembered as the paparazzi at any social gathering. She took great joy in creating hats and blankets to give to various NICU departments. Cremation has taken place, and the Celebration of Life will be conducted on a sunnier day. A visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, to forever rest with her Mom and Dad, to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Brenda are asked to consider The Sunshine Foundation of Canada or Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario. 

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Sheila O'RourkeI am thinking of the fun times at Harbourside and her flip flops..Hugs Brenda
DONNA CRAFTCHICKheartfelt hugs and prayers for her family. Brenda was my cousin. I will miss our daily chats. She was my co-conspirator when we were growing up. love you kiddo see you on the flip side.
BreedaMy heart aches for you Tara, my friend. Sending sincerely condolences and hugs.
Donna Atkinson- WilsonYou will always be remembered for Your kind heart, generous spirit and your laughter. We could not have helped those 100's ot Homeless Fols without You. I will miss You Dearly My Friend. May You R.I.P. and I hope they have knitting needles there! Love You.
Chris and Beth StireOur sincere condolences and love to the family, especially our good frineds Steve and Ashley. My the Lord walk with you in this time of grief.
Nancy JohnsonTo Steve Ashley Clara and Grace.I was so sad to hear of the passing of Steve's mom.I remember her many times at the church to support Steve when he was baptized and many times at Christmas concerts.My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Doug and PamIntertwined in our life she will be missed. Her presences near with her children and theirs . Never to be forgotten. Pam and Doug
AshleyI am just so sad to hear of this news. My heart breaks for Steve, Ashley, Tara, Tim and the kids. Thinking of you all in this very difficult time. Love The Bales
Roberta & Gary Knottthis was a dear & fantastic lady, friends of hers since our kids were in kindergarten, our condolences to Steven & Tara & their families, Roberta & Gary Chris & Treena
Karen PetersMy heart goes out to Brendas family..We have been friends for a very long time...We watched our children grow up together at Myrtle St School. Many many memories were created back then...I will cherish everyone of them. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always....Heaven has gained another angel..I will miss you dearly MY FRIEND!!!!
Sherrie and Dale KearneyBrenda had bought a few items from us and was a huge supporter of our business. We wanted to take a moment to send our condolences at this difficult time. She was a pleasure to chat with. She will be sadly missed. Sherrie and Dale monkeysandmore.com Halifax, Nova Scotia
Doug & Jackie Menchenton Our thoughts and prayers are withyou always your trailer park friends
Paul RathA whole lot of memories as Brenda and I grew up together. My thoughts go out to Tara and Stephen. May God be with you both and rest of family in these difficult times
Heather Shaw My condolences to her Children and Family. Our kids went to Myrtle St school. May you rest in peace my friend, heaven received another angel.
Laurel SpriggsMy condolences to Tara, Steven and family during this difficult time. Such a ray of light, kindness, love of kids, grandchildren and selfless to those that had the good fortune to meet her. Long time and cherished friend....You will be missed sweet girl
George collierI am an east coast cousin who has had many Messenger conversations with Brenda over the last couple of years including this week. She was generously offering support to me for an illness in my family. I know how close she was to her children and grandchildren and I am so sorry for your loss.
Laverna RandallMy deepest condolences to family and friends. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with her recently and we had amazing conversations. I will miss her, she was a dear friend, with an amazing gentle heart ! HUGS
CynthiaWe are so sad to hear this news. Brenda was my first cousin on my mom's side. I have many great memories of fun times on Barker Street in the summer when I would go up to visit with my mom, Brenda's "Aunt Rene." Thinking of Steven and Tara and their families at this most difficult time. We will surely miss her.
Rhonda BurtI was so sorry to hear of the passing of Brenda. I have many memories of her from highschool . I send to her family all my hugs and prayers. Love Rhonda (Budd) Burt
Marion LundriganPlease know my family from Barker St days are all thing of you now.. What a reunion all our Barkers street family are having in heaven right now... I am sure she is getting big hugs from my Mom and LaVerne
Lorie JohnsonSo sad to hear of the passing of Brenda. She was always so cheerful, giving and compassionate. My condolences to her family at this very difficult time
Bonita BristowDear Tara and all your family. Sincere condolences to you at this time. Your Mom was such a kind and generous lady. So sorry for your loss. Hugs, Bonita Bristow
Michele PottieR.I.P. Brenda! My condolences to your family and friends. Even though we were virtual friends, I felt like we knew each other forever. I'll miss our genealogy chats, seeing pics of your family and the hats you make for the NICU. You were a beautiful person inside and out. I'm so sad you're gone.
Sandra WalkerI am so very sorry to Brenda's family. I have known Brenda since she was a baby. I was her sitter when (Wanda's daughter Sandy) she was a child and her neighbour growing up. Then became friends again on facebook. We were in contact just last week. I valued Brenda's friendship. She was a kind and caring person and I will miss her.
Kim SchaeferSo very shocked and saddened. Brenda was a very good neighbor to me so many years ago in St. Thomas. Condolences to her family. She will truly be missed.
Sharon GrayThinking of you, Steven and Tara, in this time of sorrow. So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories of the time you and your families spent with your mother. Sharon Gray
Bob and Paula BarwellWe were shocked to hear of Brenda’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.
jackie penny I am so saddened by Brendas passing we just met through face book n learned we r related on the guy side of family .our deepest condolences to her family n friends
Wilma frivaltI am so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. I meet her on F.B. when we learned we were family on the Clare side. I send my condolences to her family. God Bless you Brenda..
Chris & Angel TysonVery sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She was such a nice person . Please accept our condolences.
Deb MurrayMy dear sweet Tara, my heart breaks for you and your family. Sending you love and hugs! Xox
Chris & Leah DittrichWe are deeply saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. We will miss our chats catching up and sharing stories of Port Franks. She was a wonderful caring person and neighbor. Our deepest condolences to the family, we are thinking of you all during this heartbreaking time and sending our love.
Donna GrassI just heard about Brenda's passing and I'm so sorry for your loss. I had met Brenda having worked with Randy at Sterling trucks. She was so funny and had such a fun personality. I'm sure she will be dearly missed. 💜
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