Brenda Lee Hala
June 30, 1960 – August 10, 2015
The family is sad to announce the passing of Brenda after a courageous battle with cancer. Brenda was predeceased by her sister Diane Kirkpatrick and brother-in-law Les Price. Brenda is survived by her parents Lloyd and Gertie Hala, sister Debby (Barry) Mosby, brother Les (Sandy) Hala and numerous nieces and nephews.
Brenda began her photography career in 1979 in Regina, Sask. In 1987 she became the Regional manager for Sooter’s Studio and managed 43 studios in BC, AB and Sask. In 1989, Brenda moved to Vernon and opened her studio in 1991.
Brenda has received numerous awards locally, provincially and regionally. She has been recognized for her professional and volunteer work. She has been a mentor to many on a personal and business level. Brenda believed in giving back.
She was known for her positive attitude, light demeanor and ability to “go with the flow”.
Brenda’s passions included photography, travel, camping, music, Vancouver Canucks and Nascar car racing.
Brenda will be greatly missed by her family and friends and the entire Community. Please join the family in a celebration of life on Saturday, August 15 at 3:00 at the Schubert Centre, Vernon. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Brenda’s memory to North Okanagan Hospice Society, BC SPCA Vernon or the Tom McMurtry and Peter Baerg Cancer Clinic.