Brenda Eileen McIntosh
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Brenda Eileen McIntosh (née Turner), who passed away peacefully at the Huron Hospice (Bender House) on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, with the love of her family surrounding her.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Jim; daughter Carol Leeming (Tim Cook), and son Ross (Barb) McIntosh.
Brenda was the dear grandmother of Jessie (Jeff) Greidanus, Laura Leeming, and Troy Leeming (Davis Steffler); Kirsten and Dugald McIntosh; and dear great-grandmother of five great-grandchildren.
She was the dear sister-in-law of Mary (Lawrence) Butt. Brenda will also be remembered by nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Brenda will be missed by her beloved dog Taffy (who is always waiting for crusts after breakfast and to lick a plate clean) and cat Benji (who is always getting into trouble).
Brenda was predeceased by her parents Bill and Hazel Turner; brother Ron Turner; father- and mother-in law James C. and Vera McIntosh.
Brenda was born in Guelph on Nov.15, 1939, to her parents William (Bill) Turner and Hazel and grew up on Kathleen Street. Brenda first worked at a car dealership, then got a job as a secretary at the University of Guelph in the poultry department, where she met her future husband Jim. She worked there for five years before moving to Tuckersmith Township to Jim’s family farm, where she got married and started her family.
Brenda kept busy for many years in her home office working as deputy-clerk for the Township of Tuckersmith when Jim was township clerk.
Brenda became a farmer and helped Jim grow their farming business. Together, they spent many long days getting crops planted and harvested and working in the pullet or layer barns. She also enjoyed sewing, reading and baking and had treats to offer anyone who came in her door.
Brenda was involved in the community and served as the president of the Huron County Federation of Agriculture, a board member of the Van Egmond House and Museum and a member of the Seaforth and District Horticultural Society.
Brenda and Jim retired from the farm to Egmondville, met great new neighbours and spent time finishing crosswords or word-search puzzles together while watching YouTube orchestra performances from Andre Rieu or going out for a tour in their much-loved red Mustang convertible. Of all their travels, Brenda and Jim most enjoyed the many, many years they drove their truck and camper trailer to Texas for the winter, met up with neighbours, made new friends and many cherished memories.
A heartfelt thank you to Dr Candi Flynn and the staff and volunteers at the Clinton Hospital and the Huron Hospice.
A celebration of life will be held at the Seaforth and District Community Centre on Sunday, April 28 with words of remembrance at 2 p.m. and come-and-go reception to immediately follow from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Haskett Funeral Home, Seaforth entrusted with arrangements. Donations to the Huron Hospice or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be forwarded online through www.haskettfh.com.