Brenda Elaine Terhune

With heavy hearts the family of Brenda Elaine Terhune wishes to announce her passing on November 13, 2014.

Brenda was born on April 11, 1945 to Albert and Hjordis Hill. She spent her first 3 years in Cranbrook with the balance of her life in Castlegar.

Brenda was known in her earlier years for her basketball skills; always her sparkling blue eyes, wonderful smile and care and compassion for others. Brenda had a love of cooking and shared many of her creations with family and friends. Brenda’s special place on earth was Lil Cayuse Creek; she spent endless hours gardening and enjoying the beautiful views.

Brenda was employed for many years at the sawmill in Castlegar retiring in 2005. As well as working full time Brenda owned and operated a costume business, Masquerade Magic as well as a catering business at one time.

Brenda raised her two sons Roger and David and enjoyed the thousands of hours supporting them through their many endeavors.

Brenda is survived by and will be loving remember by her sons Roger (Robyn) of Port Coquitlam and David (Lori) of Castlegar; grandchildren Holly, Amanda , Courtney, Mathew, Spencer, Mandy, brother Darryl (Eleanor) Hill, sister Sylva Leduc (Robert Rican), step sister Carolee(Riley) Fitzgerald and her many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Brenda was predeceased by her father and mother Barrie and Hjordis Hill, stepmother Ivy Hill, step sister Sherrel Koreen and grandparents Ma and Pa Johnson of Wardner and Archie and Lillian Ferguson of Castlegar.

Special thanks go out to Dr Clemens Gibbon and all the caregivers and staff at Talarico Place and the Rotary Cancer Lodge in Kelowna for their care and compassion through this difficult time.

By Brenda’s request there will be no formal service; a Celebration of life will be held on Sunday November 23, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Kinnaird Hall in Castlegar.

As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to either Talarico Place in Castlegar or The Rotary Cancer Lodge in Kelowna.


Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.