Brenda Eileen Pinsent

March 21, 1963 to June 2, 2019


It is with great sadness we announce that Brenda passed away at Toronto General Hospital from complications arising from her double lung transplant on May 13, 2018.  She was a beloved partner, mother, sister, aunt, niece and friend. Predeceased by her infant daughter, parents Marjorie and Morley Pinsent and nephew James Pinsent.

Brenda grew up in Broad Cove, Trinity Bay and spent most of her adult life in St John’s, last working at the Health Sciences Centre.   Brenda enjoyed travelling and gardening.  She took great pleasure in baking and creating family dinners.

Leaving to mourn their loss while treasuring their memories are her life partner Rick Kenny, beloved son Nicholas, her extended Kenny family members, especially Ryan, Casandra and Aniya, her seven siblings Marie Smith (Max), Baxter Pinsent (Yvonne), Agnes Jackson (Cyril), Wayne Pinsent (Jean), Ruby Shapiro (Richard), Gary Pinsent (Cathie), Brian Pinsent (Paula) , along with her many nieces, nephews and friends Marg, Nancy, and Claudette.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, June 11 from 9am-1pm, with the funeral service following in the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 1pm.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to Alpha-1 Canada.



9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on June 11, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Tuesday June 11th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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Why you had to leave us at such a young age, we will never know. I guess HE had a plan for you. I have known you for many, many years, and you were a strong, kindred, caring soul who adored your son Nicholas and lived and loved life. I am so sorry for your loss Rick and Nicholas and all families and friends close to Brenda- you were the light in her eyes and the thump in her heart. Please keep her in your minds, souls and hearts; I will do the same. I will love you forever my little friend, fly with the angels now!!!


To the Pinsent and Kenny family. So sorry for your loss. May your memories help you in the coming days. In your grief. Thinking off you all. God Bless

My condolences to the family of a wonderful person that I had the pleasure of working with .Bren it was also a pleasure of knowing you .
The love you had for Nicholas when he was born was out of this world.
Remembering the good times always brings a smile to my face. RIP Bren .

Rick, Nicholas, Wayne, Ruby, Brian, Gary, Marie, Agnes, Baxter and families, I was so saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. While it has been many many years since I last saw Brenda, I enjoyed my time with her when visiting Grandad Pinsent, Uncle Morley and Aunt Marjorie. Very sorry for your loss.
Laurie (Pinsent) Gale

I’ve been doing Brenda’s hair for many years. She was always so supportive and such an incredible person. She always brightened my day and I will forever be thankful for having known such an amazing woman. I will never forget Brenda’s kindness and she will truly be missed. Deepest condolences to Brenda and her family. You are all in our thoughts here at Urban Salon.

Jasmine Bishop & The Urban Salon Team

Sincerest and deepest condolences to you and yours.

Nick — I was heartbroken to hear of your mother’s passing. Wishing you and your family comfort and peace at this incredibly difficult time. Keeping you in my thoughts.

With deepest sympathy,

Rick,Nicholas and family —Sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of mourning . …..Cynthia and Lloyd Bennett.

Condolences to rick, nickolas, and families. I have done garden work for Brenda over past couple of years and although I didn’t meet Brenda it seems I have known her for years. She was a true fighter. God bless you Brenda.

Nicholas, Rick and family ….so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing . I had only known Brenda the last couple of years through our mutual friend Marg . She was a sweet, lovely and very strong lady . I was delighted to have known her . She will be in your hearts forever now , my thoughts are with you at this sad time . Hugs ! Muriel Stern


When I think of your mom, I think of two things; her strength and her incredible love for you. I know that her legacy of love will strengthen you during the days ahead.

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love your cousin, (and Grade 2 Teacher)

I was so saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing, she was one awesome lady & I prayed that her double lung transplant would have given her a new lease on life. May you find some peace in your precious memories!

To my cousin Rick & the family of Brenda.
So very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. May the memories you carry comfort you during this difficult time.

Marion Butler

It is with a very heavy heart I send condolences to Brenda’s family. We were best friends in high school and I remember great laughs and fun times. I was shocked hearing this and way too soon. Bless.

So saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. She was always such a kind and welcoming person.
Thinking of the family

Nicolas and Family,
It’s terrible to hear about your loss of your Mom. I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Brenda was always a very kind lady and always with a smile. Rest easy.

From a distance extending deepest sympathy to the family .I have many fond memories of Brenda in school days and im very saddened and shocked to hear of her passing. She always had a smile and it was always great to run into her to have a chat with her .to catch up on things.Precious memories we will certainly hold dear and praying that God will be the comforter not only today but the many days ahead.God Bless You all.

So sorry for your loss

Sincerest condolences to the Kenny and Pinsent Families. Brenda was such a sweet lady and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. RIP Brenda.

I am so sorry that Brenda’s journey was shortened. My heart is heavy for your loss. My sincerest condolences for your loss. May your hearts be filled with the beautiful memories of her love..
Blessed by God.

With all my love


Brian, Paula and the entire Pinsent Family, our sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your sister. Such a young age to be taken and no words can ease your pain but please know we’re thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers in the days ahead.

My beautiful freind, I will love and miss you forever .

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing.
My deepest condolences to her family.

We are so sorry and sad to hear of Brenda’s passing .Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. God bless you all.

I worked with Brenda for 10 yrs at Top cuts in the village mall .We had many good times together at work and on the weekends .So sad to hear of her passing. So sorry for your loss my sincere condolences to all her family and friends. RIP Brenda

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing, thinking of all the family during this difficult time.
Nehemiah and Lisa Pinsent

I worked with Brenda at Topcuts many years ago. I was saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

To Brendas family and friends; I am so saddened to hear of Brendas passing. We were two very good friends when we were kids growing up in Dildo.We lost touch when we finished school and moved on with our lives.I have often thought about her and wondered how her life was going. So sorry for your lost …..Darlene Pretty

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the families

So saddened by this news. Thinking of you all. May the many memories you shared with Brenda be a source of peace and comfort at this time.
Love and Hugs
Kelly Pinsent

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Our Deepest Sympathy to all.

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing .My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I went to school with Brenda RIP

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing,, my heartfelt condolences to the Pinsent family.

So saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family and close friends. Rest In Peace

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing.Loved the friendship and time we spent together.Thoughts and Prayers to Rick,Nicolas,Ryan and all her siblings and Pinsent and Kenny families RIP my friend Till we meet again!

So very sorry to hear about your loss.

My thoughts are with my cousins, their families, and Brenda’s immediate family. Though I hadn’t seen her in many years, I always knew what was happening in her life and was hoping her struggle this past year would end in success. Rest in peace, Brenda. You tried so hard. Your parents will welcome you with open arms.. Love to all.

So sorry for your loss. May god give you strength to get through these next days and in the hard times to follow