Brenda Phyllis Iachelli

September 4, 1937October 14, 2020
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With heavy hearts we announce that Brenda passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020.

Brenda was the mother of John (Carol) and Carmelo (Jennifer), and proud grandmother to Alexa, Noah, Claire and Adam. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Carmelo Lisandro Iachelli, and her sister Harriette Record.

Brenda was born in Port Hope Ontario. After high school, she attended nursing school at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, and moved to Hamilton thereafter, where she worked as a psychiatric nurse. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection on Mohawk Road West.

A special thank you to the Hamilton General Hospital, Heart Function Clinic and the nurses and doctors on 8 West for their amazing care of Brenda throughout her battle with heart failure. Brenda was truly loved and adored by all who knew her. Her laugh and her sunny disposition will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandma, sister, aunt, wife and friend. We are sad to lose her.

In accordance with the regulations of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario due to COVID-19, all funerals and interments are restricted to a specified number of attendees. Everyone will be required to wear a face covering, as well as provide name and telephone number to funeral home staff.

A private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020. If you wish to view the service, please visit Brenda’s Memorial Page on the Marlatt Funeral Home “Swackhamer Chapel” website at 11 am to view a live stream of the service at

Donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society in Brenda’s memory would be appreciated by the family.


  • Private Memorial Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020



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Luciano Cavallin

October 20, 2020

To John, Carmelo and family: my condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. My prayers for her soul and for the living and may the Holy Spirit give you strength.

Joseph and Sandy Porto

October 20, 2020

John and Carol, Alexa and Noah,

So sorry about the passing of your dear Mon and Grandmother .
Prayers with you for coping skills and for Brenda's peace.
Joe and Sandy

Jack Marchese

October 20, 2020

Dear John:
Our deepest sympathy to you and family on the passing of your mother.

Marg Ricci
Jack Marchese

Muriel Bell

October 20, 2020

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Brenda's two children John and Carmelo and to Brenda's grandchildren. John Bell and I were often in the Port Hope High School classes as Brenda. Brenda was a special friend of Muriel and will remembered by many in Port Hope

Jessica Tjeng

October 20, 2020

Dear the Iachellis

It breaks my heart to hear about Aunty Brenda’s passing. I send you my sincere condolences.

Many of my childhood memories are surrounded in your family’s home.
Aunty Brenda thought me how to pet her dog, made broccoli pesto for the first time and provided my parents’ with many late night cappuccino hangs.

Thank you for being a part of my life and I wish I had more time to re-explore my friendship with Aunty Brenda.

Sending you my love


John & Karen D'Alessio

October 20, 2020

Our hearts go out to the Iachelli family. We have known Brenda for most or of our lives. She was a great influence and was part of nearly every major milestone - high school dances and events, when Karen and I first dated 36 years ago, our wedding, birthdays, and special events. Brenda had such a comforting smile. She would send us Christmas pictures every year of her and her grandchildren. We will miss her.

John and Karen

Judy Stempski

October 19, 2020

In Memory of Brenda,
We have 24 years of love and wonderful memories of Brenda.
Brenda was always so welcoming to me and my family, a lovely Lady who loved to laugh, chat and was always thinking of others. Brenda, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a wonderful mother-in-law to my daughter, Jen and the best Nan ever to, Claire and Adam. You have enriched our lives to the fullest, and I appreciate you so. I will cherish our numerous visits, Celebrations and Holidays that held many cups of tea, and laughter! I will never forget just how much you mean to me, and helped ease my pain when I needed a shoulder... God Bless You.
Go with God, Brenda and Rest in Sweet Paradise.
We love you, you will be missed, as well as be in our hearts forever!!
Judy & Brian

Marie Peart

October 17, 2020

John - my deepest sympathies to you and all your family. You are in my prayers.

Gwen Linton

October 17, 2020

My sincere condolences to you in the loss of a loving mom and grandmother. Brenda and I were friends in High School in Port Hope and she was a bridesmaid at my wedding----many memories. May she rest in peace.

Mauro Tarquinio

October 17, 2020

Deepest condolences on your loss , have great warm memories of hanging out at the Iachelli’ s visiting John and Carm and always feeling and witnessing Mrs. Iachelli’s warmth and kindness . Always very much appreciated . Rest In Peace . My thoughts and prayers are with you .


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