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Official Obituary of

Brenda Marion (Field) Coles

March 18, 1960 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Brenda Coles Obituary

Brenda Marion Coles was born in Peterborough, Ontario on March 18, 1960. She passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2024, surrounded by her family at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.  Brenda was 64 years old.  

Beloved wife of Shane Coles, married for 36 years; loving mother of Jessica (Scott) Ollenberger and Joshua (Nicole) Coles; cherished grandmother of Haeley, Tolemy, Gemma, and Caleb; beloved sister of Donna Zalaski and Gordon (Kellie) Field; beloved Aunt and Godmother of Jennifer Zalaski; beloved daughter-in-law of Carol Coles; beloved sister-in-law of Darlene Reicherd, Helena (Dave) Kimber, Dea Graham, and Kari (Scott) Paradis; predeceased by her parents, Donald and Marie Field; Brenda will be sadly missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

Brenda loved life. She loved her family. Her family was her life. Each grandchild had a special place in her heart. She was a beautiful spirit. She had beautiful blue eyes, and her face lit up when she smiled. She was patient, kind, loyal, trustworthy, compassionate, caring, thoughtful and forgiving. When Brenda hugged you, she meant it and would hug you close and tight. She would hug you heart to heart. Brenda never failed to show you how much you meant to her, whether in her hugs, the cards she wrote, the thoughtful gifts she gave, or lending a helping hand.

Brenda loved camping, quadding, music, sitting by the fire, socializing with friends and family, drinking wine, playing with her grandchildren, growing a garden, reading, and praying for her children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends. She also loved going to Arizona with her husband in their “home on wheels” for the winter, quadding in the desert, visiting the local watering holes, and sitting by the campfire at night.

Many family members have commented that they do not know how they will live life without her. That is a tribute to Brenda and the impact she had on our lives. Brenda was truly a gift and blessing in our lives.  We celebrate the strength and beauty of her Spirit and pray she knows how much we love her. May she rest in peace for eternity.

Cremation has taken place, and there will be a Celebration of Life for Brenda at a later date.

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