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Brenda Connie Christenson (nee McKee)

July 07, 1950 - November 12, 2023

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Obituary For Brenda Connie Christenson (nee McKee)

Brenda Christenson, a resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of McKague, SK, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at the age of 73 years.

Brenda was born on July 7, 1950, in the small town of Tisdale, SK, and resided in the hamlet of McKague where her parents, Russell and Dorothy McKee, raised Brenda and her siblings: Bev Stroshein, Kelly McKee, and Vicki Cliff.

When Brenda got older, she moved to Edmonton and found the love of her life, got married, and began to raise a family. They relocated to Grande Prairie in 1976 and made a home as they grew their family.

Although Brenda was in a city now, she maintained her small-town values and sense of hard work. She could fight tooth and nail but loved just as fiercely.

Brenda was very active in the CKC and loved showing her dogs. She travelled extensively while showing the Shelties she bred and raised.

Brenda will be much missed by her husband, Dan; children: Chris (Michelle), Danielle, and Chad; and granddaughter Mallory.

Brenda was predeceased by her parents, Russell and Dorothy McKee.

The family has asked that instead of flowers, consider making a donation in Brenda’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society AB/NWT Division (200, 325 Manning Road NE Calgary, AB T2E 2P5) or a local animal shelter.

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  • November 27, 2023

    Brenda was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many. She always had a kind word for everyone! A beautiful Lady gone before her time.

  • November 23, 2023

    Will miss you Brenda!❤️❤️ Such an amazing women. Your smile so contagious. I worked alongside you many many years and I always cherished our conversations.

  • November 18, 2023

    So very sorry for your loss Dan. My thoughts are with you. Pat Fraser

  • November 17, 2023

    Brenda was an amazing woman and friend always there with a big hug. I'm sure going to miss those take care my friend and we will meet up again 🥰 My condolences to your family and friends ❤️

  • November 17, 2023

    I have known Brenda for a little over 10 years. She was definitely a fire cracker and I loved working with her. She had an infectious laugh and always had the biggest smile. She was always telling us about her dogs and horses. My favorite memory of her is when I walked into the lunchroom one day and I saw her standing with one leg on a chair and she was inside a microwave, cleaning it, well omg I was laughing 😂 and I said to her "we have people who clean that?!" And well she came out and looked at me and says "they aren't doing their job now are they, or I wouldn't be half inside this thing haha!" My last memory of Brenda was when she came through my till at the end of her shift (which she always did 🥰) and she was buying stuff for her lunch, I asked her if it was going to be enough and she said no but it'll do and laughed; I walked around my till and put her groceries in her cart, then I gave her a hug and she said "see you tomorrow" and that was the last time I saw her😢. She will be deeply missed. My condolences to the rest of her family ❤️ RIP Brenda ❤️

  • November 17, 2023

    Condolences to the family of Brenda! I worked with Brenda at Walmart she was tiny but mighty !

  • November 17, 2023

    Oh so very very sad to read of her passing. Knew Brenda from dog show, a fun witty person...she always had a lovely Shellie to show...we often chatted on FB &messenger..my condolences to all who loved her.....she will be missed.

  • November 17, 2023

    To Dan and kids and extended family, lots of great memories with Brenda over the years and she will be missed. Deepest condolences to your family. Thoughts and prayers, Dave Smashnuk

  • November 17, 2023

    Oh my. Heartbroken. So sad. You will be missed.

  • November 17, 2023

    Rest well Brenda everyone is going to miss your smiling at work prayers for the family at this time

  • November 17, 2023

    So sorry for your loss! Brenda and I not only shared a love of Shelties but my Dad was from McKague/Tisdale and turned out that she went to school with my cousins! Rest easy my friend!

  • November 17, 2023

    I will miss you my friend. Knew you for many years but we got pretty close the last couple. I will miss your phone calls and our many laughs together. I know you are with your dad that you loved with all your hearts. Till we met again my friend.

  • November 17, 2023

    I grew up in McKague , shared good times with Brenda . We enjoyed the reunions , a chance to reminisce , and get together with old friends. So sad to hear this news , our condolences to all the families , Marlene ( nee Johnson ) and Ron Viney

  • November 16, 2023

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • November 16, 2023

    Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. My condolences to her family(my neighbours).

  • November 16, 2023

    I truly truly am sad today when I heard the news, fly with the angels, my most favorite memory of Walmart is u riding a tricycle at work and u made everyone laugh so hard . I'll miss calling u little lady, I feel a hole in my heart ❤️ right now. 💓💗❤️

  • November 16, 2023

    We had lots of great memories from the dog show world .You will always be remembered ❤️

  • November 16, 2023

    Brenda has been my "other mother" for 42 years now - in dogs and more importantly, in my life! We spoke almost weekly since I moved away from GP 12 years ago and she came to visit a few times as well - and of course we met up every year in GP for the dog show. She even showed up in FSJ a few years ago bringing me boxes of her Sheltie memorabilia, which of course is even more treasured now. I miss you and love Bren. There are no good byes - only 'catch up soons!' We will meet again but until then... keep on loving all our dogs up there , we'll catch up again! 💔

  • November 16, 2023

    I met Brenda about 25 years ago, when she was selling sheltie puppies, and after that we became good friends, we both had joined the gp kennel club and we were always at a show and got together for supper and at the gp kennel club Christmas parties and had lots of fun and laughs together, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Brenda, condolences to Dan and your family, Brenda will be missed by everyone

  • November 16, 2023

    Another life taken to soon by a terrible disease. Our condolences to you and your family, Dan. May Brenda rest in peace. Dan and Joan Kirkham

  • November 16, 2023

    I so sorry for your loss my condolences to all the family. Brenda will be missed by so many of us at Walmart. We have been coworkers/friends since we met in 2011. I will miss her so very much but will always carry her in my heart.... so many memories but best of all will be her smile and her fiery personality. Until we meet again Little Brenda RIP my friend.

  • November 16, 2023

    So sorry for your loss tiny but mighty that was and will always be the Brenda I have know for years. Shared many a good book and laughs along the way

  • November 16, 2023

    We will miss you Brenda! The smile and just you talking to me and making me laugh.❤️ We will miss you here at Walmart.🙏🕊️ To the Family: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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