Brenda Louise Sawers
Brenda never forgot to smile. A beautiful and infectious smile we will always remember. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brenda Louise on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Brenda was determined, loyal and very willing to speak her mind.
Throughout her life, she dedicated herself to her family and her large circle of close friends for whom she would do anything and vice versa. Brenda was a person you could count on for the simplest favour but if things got difficult, she was the first to step up for others and did so often. She matched her generosity with her compassion. She rarely stood still accomplishing more things in a day than the average person would complete in a week.
The most important thing to Brenda was her family. The imprint that Brenda made on her sons, grandkids, nieces and nephews is indelible. She was a great Mom. She devoted herself to her boys - Craig, Trevor and Aaron - inspiring them with her can-do attitude. Her boys were encouraged by her unconditional support and trust in everything they took on. She had a firm hand when needed, instilling her strong principles of right and wrong with her boys and their many friends who often sought refuge in their home. Brenda was no less devoted to her grandchildren Zadee, Jade, Sierra and Jenna, and step grandchildren, Megan and Joey, giving them her time, energy and love at every turn. She was that special auntie who always made sure that her nieces and nephews felt unique, appreciated and loved. As the eldest of 6 girls she was the big sister, friend, confidante, anchor and tormentor to Cathy, Charlene, Billie-Lou, Lynn and Laurie. In 2009 Brenda married Glen Springsteel. Theirs was a marriage of love and mutual respect. They enjoyed myriad outdoor adventures and travel experiences with their family and so many friends. She took great pride in their home where there was always a project on the go. Her home reflected her personality, welcoming and warm.
To support her family and exploit her intellectual and people skills, she became a well-respected insurance professional at Van Helden Agencies where she worked for 41 years until her retirement in 2019. Going the extra mile for clients was her minimum standard and she was a caring leader and role model for her co-workers. Brenda was an enthusiastic booster of her adopted hometown of High River and a reliable volunteer in a variety of areas, big and small.
Brenda and her family are grateful to the many medical professionals involved in her journey with cancer. Her family would like to especially thank Dr. Sarah Makhdoom, the team at the High River Community Cancer Centre and Dr. Vincent Tam at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Brenda is survived by her husband and best friend, Glen Springsteel, her boys, Craig Chapman (Charlene), Trevor Chapman (Rhonda Byers), and Aaron Ferguson, her sisters, Cathy Ens (Dale), Billie-Lou Laskosky (Ken McClennon), Charlene Sawers (Kris Basford), Lynn Johnson (Kevin) and Laurie Allan (Scott), grandchildren, Zadee, Jade, Sierra and Jenna, and step grandchildren Megan and Joey, numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Deanna Sawers.
A Celebration of Brenda’s life will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., 305 - 1A Street NE Wallaceville, High River, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the High River District Healthcare Foundation or a charity of your choice. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.