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Walter Edward Brenner

May 15, 1927 ~ June 3, 2022 (age 95)


          In Loving Memory of Walter Edward Brenner

Walter Edward Brenner, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats on June 3rd, 2022 at the age of 95.

Walter was born on the home quarter south of Churchbridge to Ludwig and Annie (Bessel) Brenner on May 15th, 1927. He was raised on the family farm and was the eldest of 8 children.  He attended Liscard School and later worked as a farm hand before purchasing his own farm in 1950.  That same year on July 14th  he married Helen Catherine Mitschke, and together they raised 5 children.  He was self taught in mechanics, carpentry, welding, and plumbing, and later established his own plumbing business.  He was creative, entrepreneurial, progressive, and was always proud of his new inventions.  He continuously challenged himself and learned many new skills especially when he worked alongside the general contractor when building him and Helen's retirement home in Bredenbury.  Walter was more than willing to help his children with projects and was very generous with his time when he was called upon.  Throughout Walter and Helen's life they enjoyed travelling and dancing; later in life they taught dance and wintered in Arizona.  Walter always enjoyed playing cards and other activities, especially when he lived at the Bentley in Yorkton.   He established, enjoyed and appreciated his many friendships in all the communities he resided in.  He loved to read and share his wisdom and life experiences with his family and friends, and even wrote a book outlining some of his favourite life lessons and stories.  Despite facing many health challenges throughout the years, Walter approached life with humour and resilience.

Walter was predeceased by his wife Helen, daughter Linda Gibson, brothers and sister-in-laws Leonard (Sonja), Howard (Jackie), Larry (Mae), Willard and Arnold; brother-in-law Don Gray and grandson-in-law Wayne Maendel.

Walter leaves to mourn his children Brian (Mary) Brenner, Judy (Bruce) Smith, Donna Brenner, and Janice Brenner (Garry Frie); and son-in-law John Gibson;  his grandchildren and great grandchildren Tracy Brenner (Kevin Treptau), Ashley Dziecielski and children Axton and Anik, Nicole Chatten, Kerri (Emerson) Secor and children Dallas, Taylor, Rhome, Robert, and Ollie, Louie McGregor (Katy Armstrong) and children Emma, Rowan, and Ryder; Scott (Jodi) Smith and children Rylan and Avery, Tim (Tammy) Smith and children Adam and Amber, Collin Smith (Kasandra Wollis), Jeff (Jolene) Smith and children Atlas and Meadow, Amie Evans and daughter Danyka, Jessica Evans (Kyle O'Brien), Larissa Maendel and son Thaddaeus, Rebecca (Kyle) Parent and children Tucker, Hudson and Athena, Jennifer (Cody) Diederichs and children Kayson and Raya, and Matthew McColl; sisters Arleen Gray, Lorraine (Bernie) Welke and sister-in-laws Jean Brenner and Verna Brenner; and many nieces and nephews.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at the Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats for their care and kindness to Walter and his family throughout his time spent there, especially in his last few days.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests that memorial gifts be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or making a donation to Lakeside Manor Nursing Home “Quality of Life Fund”.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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