Isabel Mary Brenner passed away peacefully on June 11, 2012 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Isabel was married to the ‘love of her life’, Rudolf (Rudi) Brenner for 55 years whom she met as a German ‘prisoner of war’. She was predeceased by her beloved ‘Rudi’ who died in 2005, and her brother Dr. Tom McComb from Scotland. Isabel and Rudi had 3 children – her oldest son Norm Brenner (Patti and children Monika & Steffie), her twins Doug (children Leslie & Kim), & Arlene Brenner.
Isabel began her long registered nursing career in 1945 where she worked many years in emergency surgery. She was an avid skier & hiked and kept herself busy as an artist doing needle point, quilting, paintings & gardening. From Scotland and a number of stops in between, she and Rudi ran a ‘bed n’ breakfast’ in Banff Alberta. From there they came to Vernon with their three children where they ran the popular and always inviting Tiki Village.
Her 84th birthday (a highlight of her life) brought over 100 friends together for a celebration of the beautiful woman she was. She loved life and lived it to its fullest by going to every ‘outing’ that included music of any kind. She belonged to the Vernon Community Singers where she was one of their sopranos. Singing, friends, and laughter were a huge part of Isabel’s life and she leaves behind good friends who always enjoyed her stories and amazing sense of humor.
Isabel spent a lot of time with her daughter Arlene on outings and taking pictures. Isabel was blind and Arlene deaf; one saw the beauty, the other heard that same beauty. This past year she met Henry Carrier and became fast friends. On behalf of the family, thank you Henry, friends, the staff at Coldstream Meadows, our wonderful Doctors and Vernon Jubilee Hospital staff for your compassion and caring during this final stage of her life.
Graveside Service – Coldstream Cemetery – June 27th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
Celebration of Life – Coldstream Meadows Views – June 27th @ 1:30 pm
A.S.L. interpreter provided.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home