Thornton (née Hogg), Brenda Carole

Thornton (née Hogg), Brenda Carole

October 20th, 2017

After a short but debilitative period of suffering from a very progressive cancer, Brenda passed away at Victoria Hospital on Friday, October 20th, 2017, in her 63rd year. Beloved daughter of Douglas and the late Ethel (2017). Loving sister of David Hogg (Aniko). Cherished mother of Melissa Thornton, Jeremy Goodenough and Brian Goodenough. Fondly missed by her grandchildren:  Jeremy Jr., Brian Jr., Sarah, Megan, and by her two great-grandchildren. Also missed by her aunt Carole (Frank) Dicker; sisters-in-law Mary-Lou and Chrystal; niece Jennica; nephew Michael; and daughter-in-law Jen. Predeceased by her brother Frederick. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow with private inurnment at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Brenda are asked to consider a charity of their choice.

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    Julie-Ellyn HarlandDearest Brenda..........blessed to be your blood, blessed to have had a chance to say I'll see you later - not goodbye - and I know you are in the loving arms of our Lord and with your Mom and the rest of our family in heaven. I loved you more than I can share and you were always my favourite cousin for all the times you would secretly put press-on nails on me all those years ago or when you gave me my first job when I moved back to Ontario.............63 years on earth was not enough for us, but for you - well you are so special you had to go sooner rather than later - you have important work to do. Go with God, I'll see you someday..... Rest in Paradise Bren......
    Rob BaxterDevastated by this turn of life for you Brenda...and all who love you. To Uncle Doug, Dave, Melissa, Jeremy and Brian and extended clan...no words make you whole. The deja vu is strong from 10 years ago...and it was Brenda that picked me up at Pearson when my trio of deaths started. Our vegas runs with "E" and times at your place are treasured moments. Kim and I remember you with love and admiration for your resilience and warmth. " Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" anon
    Mary Lou GoodenoughMy darling sister........ even though we were in laws our amazing connection made us sisters. We were always on the same page. We finished each others sentences and we laughed till we cried. You have been a amazing friend to me through all the good and bad times we shared. You are forever in my heart Brenda and I will miss you so much, but I know you are at peace now and no more pain. So visit me when you can because you know I will hear you. I love you with all my heart and I will hold you close till we meet again. God Bless You my darling and Blessing to your family. xoxoxoxoxoxo
    maggie lawrenceI was so glad that I was there for you on the day of your passing and that I got to say goodbye to you, but it is not goodbye, it is until we meet again. Although our time together was short, I truly believe that we were meant to meet for a reason. A friend said to me today that we must of known each other in a past life, as we hit it off instantly, I believe that one too. I will miss you my friend and all the adventures that we had planned, so if I get to do any of those adventures know that I will carry you in my heart, wherever my journey takes me. Rest now my friend, you fought a hard battle. I love you from the bottom of my heart and you will always be in it. My condolences to all her family and her many many friends. God Bless.
    Linda & Jerry JongeneelenMy Beautiful friend Brenda <3 It saddens me that my true loving friend had to go thru this hard battle of cancer and so short of time. You are forever in my heart Brenda and I will miss you so much, but I know you are at peace now and no more pain. All the plans that we were going to do well we will do them when we meet again :) Will miss our precious times together, all the laughter and smiles we shared. You and I both lost our mothers with in a 1 1/2 weeks in January this year and we both went thru so much together at that time. I know you missed your Mom so much now you will both be together and with my parents as well living in paradise. I will cherish every special moment we shared together and I know you will be looking down on us shining in the sky my beautiful ANGEL. Rest in Peace Brenda as you will be so missed by so many. We LOVE you and this is not goodbye it is until we meet again in heaven <3 <3 <3 Love Linda, Jerry and Family xoxoxo
    Gord and Carol StonemanDear Doug Our deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved daughter, Brenda. May she RIP. Sincerely Gordon and Carol Stoneman
    Lynn GacserMy dear friend Brenda, I will miss you until we meet again. I have many happy memories that I will always cherish and the world feels less bright without you in it. Love always and until we meet again. Lynn Gacser and Jennifer Szabo
    Susan Campbell-WorrallSincere condolences to Doug and family. I knew both Doug and Brenda when they worked at W.C.B. many years ago.
    Jennifer calcutt Brenda, it's been an honour knowing you for 25 years... you were a very caring, generous, smart hard working woman.. I first met you back when I was only 14 years old when brian sr and I started dating... circumstances in my life at that time having no where to go, you took me in as one of your own.. I have always been thankful and will always be thankful.... you and your mom have been a great influence on me and have molded me into the woman that I have become... you were always a great influence on my children (your grandchildren) brian jr and Sarah! They've always looked up to you.. nevi is still adorning that panda bear you had given her recently. It's still her favourite. you will be so missed.. birthdays won't be the same, Christmas's, even on an ordinary day:( we all take comfort in knowing your no longer in pain and now with your mom... it still doesn't take the pain away in our hearts nor will it ever... :( I'm going to miss our conversations.. you are missed brenda... rest in peace. I know you and ethel will be watching over all of us.. till we meet again... ❤️ We love you..
    Jennifer calcutt Brenda, it's been an honour knowing you for 25 years... you were a very caring, generous, smart hard working woman.. I first met you back when I was only 14 years old when brian sr and I started dating... circumstances in my life at that time having no where to go, you took me in as one of your own.. I have always been thankful and will always be thankful.... you and your mom have been a great influence on me and have molded me into the woman that I have become... you were always a great influence on my children (your grandchildren) brian jr and Sarah! They've always looked up to you.. nevi is still adorning that panda bear you had given her recently. It's still her favourite. you will be so missed.. birthdays won't be the same, Christmas's, even on an ordinary day:( we all take comfort in knowing your no longer in pain and now with your mom... it still doesn't take the pain away in our hearts nor will it ever... :( I'm going to miss our conversations.. you are missed brenda... rest in peace. I know you and ethel will be watching over all of us.. till we meet again... ❤️ We love you..
    susanne T HodgesMuch sympathy to the family, I have lost a dear friend and neighbor and will remember her beautiful smile always...RIP dear Brenda, you are gone to soon and we will miss you always, but never forget you.
    Ralph PosteraroDear Brenda; Distance kept us apart, but love kept us together. Will always treasure the times we spent together in Puerto Vallarta. Even though you were in considerable pain, I was very pleased to see you in London. Deepest condolences to Doug,Dave, Melissa and rest of the family. You will be missed my friend. Love ❤️ Ralph
    Clare and Peggy MoffattMuch sympathy and love sent to Doug, Dave and Brenda's family. Clare loved and appreciated all the hospitality he was offered at your house, he thought of Brenda as a little sister. We will keep you all in our thoughts, prayers and love. Love to all, Peggy and Clare Moffatt
    Deborah HolmeDear Doug and family, I am so sorry to hear of Brenda's death, words fail me. Brenda and I were in confirmation together, many years ago and life took us our separate ways. Please know that you and Brenda's family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Deborah Holme (formerly Trinity Lutheran...) PA
    John & Sheila TeepleI have been sitting here trying to put in words how I feel about Brenda being gone from our lives!!! Sincere sympathy to family and friends. You will be missed my friend. Happy trails my friend until we meet again.
    Joe WiddisDear Doug, very sorry for your loss. The kindness and thoughtfulness from you and your family is what made my London Knight experience a memorable one. My thoughts are with you.
    Nancy GoldingI cannot believe the news of Brenda's passing. You were a great neighbour Brenda and a wonderful friend. Although we did not see each other often it was always an enjoyable pleasure to visit, chat and catch up. I always felt so welcome in your home and in your company. I will miss you Brenda. All the animals on this Earth will miss you too! With sympathy to Melissa and Brenda's family and friends. Cherish the memories of the times you spent together. Nancy, Savannah and Rachel XO
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