Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home

8 Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, NS


Brenda Lee Steele

July 4, 1954January 4, 2020

We regret to announce the passing of Brenda Lee Steele on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at the An Cala Unit of CB Regional Hospital. Born on July 4, 1954 and raised in South Branch, NS with her late parents Hazel (Maxwell) and Frank Peterson along with her nine siblings, Allen (Penny), Frances Cox (Colin – Deceased), Bob (Carol), Leona Cox (Eric – Deceased), Judy Burchill (Paul), Bev Myhr (Neill), Jim (Laura), Wayne (Evelyn), Connie Babineau (Earl). Along with her siblings Brenda is also survived by her sister-in-law Debbie (George) Young. Besides her mother and father, she was predeceased by her stepmother Irene, her first husband Malcolm MacDonald (1985) and her second husband Bentley Steele (2011). Although Brenda had no children of her own, she was a mother to many. Her home and heart were open to all of her friends, family and especially children. Her three special “kids” Sarah, Lindsay and Jordan meant so much to her, along with their children Ryder, Rachel, Charlee and Janelle. Her warm heart and generous nature endeared her to all who knew her. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, Jan. 9 at St. Joseph’s Church in Little Bras d’Or with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. Interment of her cremated remains will take place in the spring. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman. Donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to the IWK.


  • Frank Peterson, Father (deceased)
  • Hazel (Maxwell) Peterson, Mother (deceased)
  • Allen (Penny), Brother
  • Frances Cox (Colin - deceased), Sister
  • Bob (Carol), Brother
  • Leona Cox (Eric - deceased), Sister
  • Judy Burchill (Paul), Sister
  • Bev Myhr (Neill), Sister
  • Jim (Laura), Brother
  • Wayne (Evelyn), Brother
  • Connie Babineau (Earl), Sister
  • Debbie (George) Young, Sister-in-law
  • Irene, Step-mother (deceased)
  • Malcolm MacDonald, First Husband (deceased)
  • Bently Steele, Second Husband (deceased)
  • She is also survived by her three special kids Sarah, Lindsay and Jordan who meant so much to her, along with their children, Ryder, Rachel, Charlee and Janelle.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


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Ralph MacLellan

January 12, 2020

So sorry to hear of Brenda's passing.
My condolences to Connie, Earl, Jordan and the rest of her family.
She will be missed. I will miss her bringing in baked goods to work.

Brian & Melissa Douglas

January 9, 2020

Our sympathy goes out to Brenda's Family and her close friends. It was a true pleasure getting to know Brenda over the past few years and this time allowed us to get to know a really great person. The world will be a worse place without her and she will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences.

David Peterson

January 9, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to Brenda's family. Our thoughts are with our relatives . Love David and Janice

Marilyn&Jim Broderick

January 8, 2020

Brenda was a very special lady and will be missed by so many. She had a special place in our hearts because she was so kind to our daughter and grandchildren. Our condolences to all her family and friends

Eunice Hyde

January 7, 2020

My condolence and prayers to all the family. Rest In Peace Brenda .Never to
be forgotten .❤️

Bev & Gerry Peterson

January 7, 2020

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Brendas family, we can not be there but you are all in our thoughts. Sending much love & hugs.Bev & Gerry

Helen Peterson

January 7, 2020

We are saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. Ken and I want you all to know that we are thinking of you all and even though we can’t make the service our heart felt condolences are definitely sent to you all. God Bless you all and sending hugs and lots of love and hugs your way 💕💕🤗🤗🙏🙏😇😇

Evelyn Gardiner

January 7, 2020

Brenda was my best friend and travel partner. We shared many fun times over the years and I will forever miss her. My heartfelt condolences to her family and many friends, and especially to my brother Bill, she was like a sister to him. May God be with you all and help you through this sad time.

Ronda Smith

January 5, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She has been in my thoughts and prayers. It is good that her pain and struggles are at an end. She was a special person, may she rest in peace.

Cilda and Wayne Gosby

January 5, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She was a dear friend since childhood (to Cilda)and she was a special and dear friend we will be sadly missed.