|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1958|
Isle of Wight, England
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 2003|
Brenda was born in Newport, Isle of Wight, first child of Betty and Ernest Luckey. She was followed by Carol and Wendy, and then later by Juliet and Michael. She went to Carisbrooke Gramar school where she excelled in Music and then went onto Camebridge to study music - playing the Flute beautifully and being head hunted by the English Opera Society because of her exceptional singing voice.
She first married Geoffrey Strowger in 1974 and subsequently emmigrated to Toronto, Canada where she had her first son James. Ross quickly followed but subsequently her and Geoff divorced. Brenda then met and married Chuck Jolliffe - a science graduate who worked for Sciex, working in the field of Mass spectrometry. They then had three sons - Elliott (who goes by his second name Alex), Tyler and Russell.
Chuck went on to build them a wonderful house in Schoemberg, Ontario, where Brenda was an active member of the church community and spent her time as a happy wife and mother, caring for her family. Chuck left Sciex and set up his own company in partnership with a friend called Ionics -manufacturing Mass Spectrometres.
Brenda fell ill with Hodgkins disease - a form of lymph cancer - in the late nineties. Having been in remission once, the disease reemerged, and instead of returning to the hospital she put her hopes in the methods preached by Ryke Geerd Hamer - a german doctor who had been barred from practising in his own country and actually arrested twice and served a jail sentence for misleading patients and falsely assuring them that his "New Medicine" would cure them. This led directly to her deterioration, encouraged by the fact that her herbalist advisor told her to shut herself away from the world to avoid stress. Eventually she was hospitalised - weak and extremely underweight, and though she had a brief respite her health deteriorated and she passed away in April 2003 in intensive care due to the cancer growing through her bowel and its blood supply.
At her Memorial service her son Tyler said he could hear her singing. Her ashes were scattered at Wasaga Beach, Ontario, where she and her extended family spent many happy holidays.
Research has shown that with prompt treatment aproximately 90% of sufferers of Hodgkins Disease survive. Her family firmly believe that if she had not be advised to follow the practises of Mr Hamer she would still be with them today.
**Apologies made for cemetary - the entry required a listing but would not accept any country other than United States.**
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Plot: Ashes scattered at waterline.
Created by: googeju
Record added: Oct 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22581282
To my wonderful sister. The world is a duller place without you. Every year you are gone is one more year less til we see each other again. I have so many regrets - but most of all that I let that stretch of water come between us. Miss you Bren xx|
Added: Oct. 31, 2007