Celebration of Life For: Hilbrandena “Brandi” Van Brunt Scheper
Celebration of Life Date: September 16, 2023
Hilbrandena “Brandi” Van Brunt Scheper, 75, of Kelowna, BC formerly of Sperling and Carman, passed away Thursday, July 20th at Kelowna Hospice. She is survived by her partner Frank, 3 daughters, and their families. She was predeceased by her husbands Albert Penner and William Van Brunt.
Cremation has taken place.
A graveside service, refreshments and celebration of life service for Hilbrandena “Brandi” Van Brunt Scheper will be held September 16th at 2pm at Carman Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Kelowna Hospice.
VAN BRUNT, Hilbrandena “Brandi”
April 29, 1948 — July 20, 2023
Hilbrandena Van Brunt passed away peacefully on July 20, 2023. Brandi came to Canada as a young child from the Netherlands over 70 years ago. At that time, she went by Hilbrandena “Hilda” Scheper. Over the years she was known by many names and many roles. Some of her most cherished moments were those spent with close family and friends.
Brandi’s passion for her homeland was evident in her home, with lots of Delft Blue décor. She also volunteered at Folklorama in Winnipeg, MB and danced along with her beloved grandchildren. Brandi also loves music that spanned the generations, from Elvis to Venga Boys. Oma (as her grandchildren refer to her) imparted loving memories of impromptu dance parties in the kitchen.
Brandi also loved the outdoors and anything to do with gardening. She shared her love by tending to a community garden and weeding any flower bed she came across. Brandi also instilled a love for gardens and the outdoors in her three daughters and three grandchildren.
Brandi had a colourful wardrobe that matched her passion for life and people. She was often found stopping people and complimenting them on their attire, hair and of course their gardens. She loved to connect with others.
Brandi worked for BC Interior Health, in Manitoba she worked as a housekeeper and laundry staff for many years. She was known for taking the time to talk to residents and make them feel special.
Brandi/Mom/Oma will be dearly missed by her partner (Frank), three daughters Sylvia Penner, Phyllis Demasson (Rob) and Amanda Penner (Derek Pearson) and three grandchildren Lehla, Hailey and Jesse. Fur Babies Spike (cat), Shadow (cat), Tango (grand-dog). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna Hospice House.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 pm at the Carman Greenwood Cemetery. In honor of Brandi’s love of bright colours please wear something colourful. Refreshments, Memory Table and Slides available at a venue to be named after the service.