Brenda Jackson Zhoonya Penasii Kwe (Shining Thunderbird Woman) Giibwaano-sii Dodem (Redtail Hawk Clan) 1968-2022
Brenda passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Georgian Bay General Hospital at the age of 53. Loving mother to Christy Black. Grams to Ella and Sutton. Sister to Big sis Kathy and lil’ sis Sheri (Kirk). Auntie Bre to Tyler, Eric, Kirk, Ryan, Keith, Jackson and Sierra. Predeceased by her mother Evelyn and her father Roger. And her daughter Sara. She will be lovingly remembered by her Medewiwin family, numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends. Her leadership and dedication to her communities of G’Chimnissing, Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association (GBNWA), and the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle (BANAC) will be sorely missed. Her sacred fire has been lit and is burning at 404 Cedar Point Rd, Tiny. Everyone is welcome to the sacred fire to visit with our sister as she begins her journey to the spirit world. Donations in her memory can be made to the GBNWA Senior’s Event. Arrangements entrusted to Penetanguishene Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at the family home at 404 Cedar Point Road Tiny on Tuesday August 2nd in the evening and again on Wednesday August 3rd during the whole day. Wednesday evening at dusk there will be a Medewiwin send off. Everyone welcome. A funeral service will be celebrated at Christian Island Rec Centre on Thursday August 4th at 1 p.m. Interment to follow.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Dino and Cheryl Pangrazzi | 04-Sep-2022
A month has gone by, and the loss of Brenda still seems surreal. Brenda is one of those souls who leaves a lasting and positive impact on the lives of all whom she touches. She was a role model of compassion and kindness, and she had an unending determination to make a difference, but in the most gentle of ways. We are better people for knowing her and we cherish fondly the memories we have our time together. We wish all of you continued healing on your grief journey. May you be comforted by family and friends, as well as the teachings that steer your ship and help you to know she has found her way home.