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Born: Oct 10, 1930

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2023

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Jeanette “Jay” Brenton (nee Nazar) passed away at the age of 92 years on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Selkirk Regional Hospital.

Jeanette was born in Brandon, Manitoba to Anne and Michael Nazar on October 10, 1930. Jeanette spent most of her younger years in Brandon, where she graduated from high school and began her working career. She was an avid and recognized softball player, who was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Federation Hall of Fame. While living in Brandon, Jeanette met her future husband Robert “Bob” Brenton.

Jeanette and Bob married on April 27, 1957. The pair welcomed three beautiful, much loved, and occasionally mischievous sons: Chuck, Pat and Bill. Jeanette and Bob moved to Winnipeg in 1960, where they resided until her passing. Jeanette was a loyal and active member in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Always a faithful volunteer, Jeanette participated in the church choir, worked as a treasurer, and was a skilled perogy maker.

Jeanette was a loving and loyal mother and grandmother. Her four grandchildren Garrett, Meaghan, Matthew and Lucas were the light of her life. Jeanette was an enthusiastic fan of her grandchildren’s hockey and dance; they could always spot her smiling face in the crowd. She and Bob enjoyed trips south to Arizona with their son Bill to escape the harsh Winnipeg winters and to visit with family and friends. Jeanette’s warm demeanour garnered her many friends in the church and her community.

Jeanette is survived by her husband Bob; sons, Chuck (Pauline) and Pat (Stephanie); four grandchildren; sister Nancy; six nephews and one beloved niece. She was predeceased by her devoted son Bill who cared for her until his untimely passing in 2021. Jeanette was also predeceased by her two siblings, Irene Majcher and John Nazar.

An intimate graveside celebration of Jeanette’s life will take place in Brandon in April 2023.

Donations in memory of Jay may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Jan 21, 2023

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Dear Bob and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jay. She always had a smile and something nice to say. I remember you and her coming to my house in LaSalle Ontario years ago. Cousin Johnny and Joey were there too! We all had a great time!! She will be sadly missed. Love, Denise (Ogrodnik) - Posted by: Denise Bergeron (Ogrodnik) (Cousin) on: Jan 21, 2023

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