Brenda Rooke

  • Born: 29 May 1921
  • Died: 2 February 2021

Sadly, Brenda didn't make it to her 100th birthday, but she had a full and happy 99 years, living independently in her own home to the end, She was a loving mother, nana and great grandma and a valued aunt, great aunt and friend. She died at home on February 2, aged 99. Born in Stockton on Tees, Brenda worked as a shorthand typist for I.C.I during the war, surviving several bombing raids, as I.C.I Billingham were doing top secret work. She married Wilf, who was with the Royal Canadian Air Force and, because of his job, they moved to Glasgow and then Burnham, Bucks. After they divorced, Brenda moved to live in Haslingden to be near her son, Paul and his family. She enjoyed holidays, parties and eating out. She was an enthusiastic sculptor, entering work into local exhibitions. She was also a member of the local Spiritualist Church. She made many life-long friends. Brenda will be sadly missed by son Paul, daughter-in-law Jackie, grandchildren Adam, Elliot and Gemma, great grand-daughters Erin and Eliette, cousin Marlene, nephew Peter, his wife Marguerite and their daughters Danielle, Melanie and Justine.

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