Hollyburn Funeral Home

1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC



October 31, 1940January 14, 2020

Brenda Joan Cherrington died peacefully on January 14th, 2020 at Lions Gate Hospital. She is survived by her brother Douglas Cherrington and her beloved partner and Spouse of 34 years, William Riddall. She was predeceased by her parents James & Moira. Brenda was born in Nelson, BC, and moved to Penticton, BC in her youth but spent most of her life in both North & West Vancouver. She graduated from West Vancouver High and eventually UBC, after which she discovered her life long passion for travel and adventure when she spent 2 years living and working throughout Europe. She was a very active person, having spent her youth playing field hockey, basketball and competitive swimming and her adult years skiing and playing tennis. Brenda enjoyed a long and successful career as a Human Resources practitioner, both with the federal and the provincial public service.

Brenda was most passionate about gardening, bird feeding, reading and kept her mind bright with Sudoku and NY Times crosswords. She loved her many summer vacations including camping and swimming in Osoyoos and enjoying the beauty at Yellowpoint.

Brenda lived a life full of love, fun and travel. She was fortunate to have so many wonderful friends with whom she shared very special times.

Brenda had a strong belief in giving back to the community which she did throughout her life, so in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.


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Caitlin Blain

January 24, 2020

My deepest sympathies. I will always remember my times as a child with Brenda on East 11th with the greatest fondness. She was always inviting me over to play with her jewellery and teaching me about all the birds and other critters in the neighbourhood. She was a truely amazing woman.

Cheryl Blain

January 23, 2020

So many fun years back and forth across East 11th. Watching the love story start between Bill and Brenda. So many dinners laughing and even yelling to get a point across. Strong , funny and loving is how we will remember our friend Brenda.
She will be missed.

Mary Donlevy

January 23, 2020

Remembering how happy Brenda made Bill with her humour, wit and intelligence. Also remembering many good times with them.
She approached her illness with bravery and acceptance, but researched all the details of possible treatments. She kept her professionals on their toes!
Rest In Peace Brenda and give em hell up there!

Bob and Marla Wyer

January 22, 2020

Dear Bill and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. We have years of fond memories of Brenda and yourself when you resided on East 11th Street: neighbourhood and pool parties.
With our love and thoughts,
Bob and Marla

Anne Speer

January 21, 2020

So many memories of UBC days and time spent in the Kappa Kappa Gamma room playing bridge and just talking. Then with both of us joining the Provincial Government and comparing stories with our various positions we held. So many laughs.

Elise Riddall

January 19, 2020

Brenda , Bill and the grandkids (Ethan, Nate, Evangeline, Carson, & Mia) - Summer 2019

Elise Riddall

January 19, 2020

Brenda and Bill, Summer 2019 at Bill's 80th birthday dinner with family.

Elise Riddall

January 19, 2020

Brenda this past Summer in one of her favourite places on earth, Yellowpoint.