Donna Elaine Brenton

August 26, 1956 to January 28, 2020

Obituary

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Donna Elaine Brenton, on January 28, 2020 at the age of 63.  Left with loving memories are her husband, Paul Greene, her sister and brother-in- law Kathleen Brenton and Randy Martin; her brothers and sisters-in- law David and Anne; Gary and Barbara Ann; Kevin and Bernice; Robert and Violet; Gerry and Leona; and sister-in-law Patricia Greene. Also leaving to mourn are her eleven nieces and nephews; their spouses and children; plus a large circle of loving friends. 

Donna was well known in the sports community in St. John’s.  She was an all-star basketball player for Memorial University and the city league of St. John’s.  Her contribution to basketball in this province was recognized in 2015 when she was inducted to the NL Basketball Hall of Fame.  Donna was also recognized as one of the premier Women’s Golfers in Newfoundland.  She won many tournaments in her 30 plus years as a member of Bally Haly and she was the proud winner of the Club Championship in 2001.  Donna also proudly represented Newfoundland on the Provincial Ladies Amateur Team at the National Ladies Amateur Tournament in 1998. Donna was an avid curler, and played many sports throughout her life. Donna was also known as a great contributor to Bally Haly in her volunteer efforts in many club tournaments, especially for her role in the annual Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament.

Perhaps the greatest contribution to sport in Newfoundland and Labrador comes as a result of her 30 years as Physical Education Teacher at Prince of Wales Collegiate.  Donna aspired to develop a love of sport in all of her students and to encourage them to be the best athlete they could be. She coached and mentored many elite athletes in her time, but she was equally as proud of those students who grew to love an active and healthy lifestyle from their classes with her. 

Donna will always be remembered for her gentle spirit, her kindness to and encouragement of others, and her love of family and friends. If there is a golf course in heaven, be expecting her and expect her to teach you a thing or two.

The family would like to thank Dr. Patti Power and the team of doctors and oncology staff; especially Cathy Cahill, oncology nurse, for always being there when needed.

Family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, January 30 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Teresa’s Parish on Friday, January 31 at 9:30 a.m.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Donna’s memory to the “In This Together” campaign at the H. Bliss Murphy Centre. 

 

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we love you still,

In our hearts you build a place,

No one will ever fill.

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120 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John's


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Paul, Kathleen and family,
My condolences on Donna’s recent death. I have so many memories of D from back in the 70’s and 80’s. I can see her huffing along the BB court as a Dewey’s Tiger. She had been a very forgiving room-mate to K . M . and my antics on Rennies Mill Rd., a patient cosmetologist when I needed one and a wonderful role model on the possibilities of moderation.
Paul, D became so much more through the love and constancy of your partnership and I enjoyed being there in the early days to witness the joy you shared.
Kathleen, D was so proud of you and obviously loved you beyond measure.
The world will be a lesser place without D who was the consummate teacher leading as much from what she did not say as by what she did.
May she be golfing and grinning in her after life. Jo

“Sweep! Sweep! Don’t dust it – sweep it!
God bless.

Dear Kathleen, Michelle and are so sorry to learn of your sister’s passing. May your pleasant memories help carry you in your time of grief. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Ken & Michelle

I wouldnt be able to tell you the name of all the teachers I’ve had in every school but its always the best ones that are remembered, and she was certainly one of them. My deepest condolences go out to the family at this difficult time.
Rest in peace Mrs. Brenton

Paul and the Brenton family …
I was saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. I meet Donna in the early 70’s when my family billeted her in Avondale for a high school basketball tournament. From that day forward we strengthend our friendship at Memeoral playing ball and later as Physical Education colleagues. She was a outstanding athlete, a modelled educator and a terrific individual. Rest In Peace Camilla

So sorry to hear this news. I didn’t know Donna all that well but she was such an amazing supporter of our golf club and of my own personal golf game…….she had an amazing spirit and I will never forget her.

So sorry to hear this news. I didn’t know Donna all that well but she was such an amazing supporter of our golf club and of my own personal golf game…….she had an amazing spirit and I will never forget her.

We were so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Sincere sympathy; Kevin and Mary Walsh

Paul,
I know we haven’t been in touch however we are really saddened to hear of Elaine’s loss. To you, yours and the Brenton family There are. no words to express the sadness that you now must be enduring.. I am sorry that we have not been present but rest assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless and take care

Kevin & Susanna

So sorry to hear of Ms. Brenton’s passing. I graduated PWC in 1985. Ms. Brenton was my teacher and coach . She was also a teacher and coach to my daughters when they attended PWC. She was a very kind and caring person and everytime I would see her after graduation she would take time to say hello.

Paul and family please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of donna

I was so saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. I played VB and Softball with her. Great sportswoman. Beautiful person to be around. My condolences to the family.

Paul & Families;
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Donna always brought light to a dark room. It was pleasure to be in her company and will always be remembered dearly. God bless

Paul and Family – I‘m so sorry hear of Donna’s passing. I have many great memories of you both while growing up – either popping by to enjoy a drink or two with my parents on both Glenview Terrace and Balmoral or through all the wonderful stories I heard of your times playing basketball together over the years. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time through the happy memories and stories of Donna’s life. She was a great friend of our family and she will be forever missed.

Paul and Family,

I am so saddened to hear the news of Donna’s passing. I taught with Donna for one year at PWC which helped shape the teacher I am today. Getting the chance to work with someone as passionate, hard working and as dedicated as Donna was truly a privilege. She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed.

My sympathies, Barbra Ann at the loss of your sister -in-law. I have very fond memories of you in Marystown.

I am sorry to hear of your dear sister’s passing, Kathleen. May she rest in the loving arms of God our Father.

The Brenton Family :
The lady was my gym teacher in high school, I was deeply saddened when I heard of her passing. Even though I wasn’t particularly found of gym class, she introduced me to how fun and rewarding physical activity could be. She always played to my strengths and adapted everything to what I felt comfortable with. As someone with a physical disability, my stamina has been greatly important to me and I can remember every winter I asked to do weekly laps around the gym with her where i had to wheel around in an attempt to :chase her”. Every week it got easier and easier, until one day I could push myself all around the University and do other physical tasks with ease. Her encouragement and charismatic demeanor was something that I have never forgotten and have added greatly to the level of independence that I continually strive for. Cavalier and P-DUBS for life. Rest Peacefully
Love to you and yours <3
Carrie-Ann Bugden a.k.a Wheelz 'the speed demon"
PWC-Class of 2008

Dear family of Ms. Brenton,
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was my gym teacher at PWC between 97 and ‘00. It was easy to see the love she had for her work…she was a great teacher and inspired us all along the way. I was fortunate enough to reconnect with her in recent years as we’d cross paths between appointments at the cancer centre. Thanks for everything, Ms. Brenton. Sincere sympathies to family and friends. May she rest peacefully.

So sad to hear about Donna’s passing. We have lost a beautiful person. Deepest condolences….

Our sincerest condolences to the Greene and Brenton families. A great athlete and asset to the sports community in St John’s. A kind and thoughtful neighbor. Paul hopefully the great memories together, especially on the golf course and the outpouring of sadness and recognition of Donna’s impact in the community will help you get through these difficult days.

Sending deepest sympathy to all of Elaine’s family and friends. I graduated from High school in marystown with Elaine . Great memories. God bless you all

I’m so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Paul , Pitsy and all her family. I met Donna during my stay at the HSC in September. Having her to talk to made my stay so much easier. She was a beautiful person . Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Donna. She is being remembered today across our province as a great athlete and she was indeed that. But Donna was much more then a great athlete. She was a great person . Our condolences go out to Paul and to the Brenton and Greene families. While we cannot be there in person please know that we are thinking of you. “No one ever dies as long as someone remembers “ and Donna will be remembered.

Paul, Brenton and Greene Familes

So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

It is with deepest regret but heart felt warmth from having known her as my gym teacher at PwC . When I look back on my good memories as a student the ones that made a difference
it will be your wife and sister I remember. Thank you for sharing your precious loved one with me . You will never be forgotten mrsB rip

So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. My condolences to the Greene and Brenton family. May you be comforted with the many loving memories. God bless.

I am one of the many women golfers who held Donna in great esteem and affection. A gracious and good humoured woman who was welcoming and inclusive. I can only imagine the loss you must all feel. I feel so lucky to have known her just a bit.

It is with deepest regret but heart felt warmth from having known her as my gym teacher at PwC . You will never be forgotten rip

To Paul and Donna’s extended family.
Condolences to you all -at this sad time.Donna was an outstanding athlete in a number of sports and an inspiring teacher. RIP.
Michael Boyle Mount Pearl/

To Paul and Donna’s families, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies. May Donna Rest In Peace after fighting a brave fight and Paul, I wish you all the very best in dealing with your loss. God bless you both! Thinking and praying for much needed support at this time of loss.
Bruce and Mary Dwyer

Paul and the Brenton Family.
I am very sorry for your loss. Donna was someone who I knew to be an exceptional athlete, leader, and educator. We first met at Memorial University while doing extra training for our varsity teams in the gym. We would run in to each other from time to time over the years and I found her to be the same person who I knew back then. My condolences particularly go to Paul, who was a friend and classmate of mine back in elementary and junior high in St. Pat”s

Dave, Paul and Families,
It was with deep sadness that we received news, as we travel today, of Donna’s passing., and wish to extend to you all our most heartfelt condolences. Donna was a lovely lady, great competitor, and good friend. She will be very sincerely missed from our ranks. We are very sorry to not say our good-byes in person, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this sad time..
Walter & Kathy Crotty

Paul and Brenton family,
May God bless and comfort you in your grief.
Elaine was an inspiration to all who knew her. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Judy, Bob and Richard Drake

So sad to hear of Elaine’s passing. I have many good memories of our friendship during the high school years. My sincere condolences to all of her family

Paul and Family,

So sorry to hear about your loss. We had quite a few laughs together when we worked at PWC. I will miss her. We bumped into one another after retirement on the golf course.

To Paul, Kathleen and your family.
So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I worked with Donna for 4 years while we taught at PWC. I always felt a special connection to Donna because I knew both Paul and Kathleen beforehand and also because we both were from the Burin Peninsula. She was a wonderful woman. My sincerely condolences to all of you.

So sorry to learn of Donna’s passing. She was far to young. Although we are older our paths crossed because of our love of sports. We are both members of Basketball Hall of Fame, love golf and and walking the Works track. She did so much for sport by example and through her teaching. Our deepest sympathy to all the family

To Paul, The Brenton and Greene Families,

We are very saddened at Elaine’s passing; she was an extraordinarily person on so many levels. We had never met Elaine without a big smile and a positive attitude whatever the circumstances. I know Elaine will be missed greatly by her family and all those who loved her so dearly!
Rest In Peace Elaine! 💖

“To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die” Thomas Campbell

My condolences to all the family at this very sad time. I played basketball against Donna and she was an excellent competitor. I also played golf in the Bally Haley tournament and as well as playing she compiled the stats. She was a great sports lady and will be missed.. My thoughts an prayers are with all her family.

We are deeply saddened a the loss of a wonderful friend.. She truely made this world a better place for all who knew her. Donna left us with a lot of fun memories. She will be missed. Love to the family
Karen and Craig Butler

I was so saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. As a student at PWC many years ago and also as a young coach, I looked up to Donna. She was a great teacher, a great athlete and always had something nice to say. My sincere condolences to Donna’s family and friends.

Paul and family,
Thinking of you all with a very heavy heart,; Donna gave so much to others during her life and will be greatly missed; I will always remember her smile,, gentle words of encouragement and her love of life;.
Take care
Betts

Paul and family,
Surprised and saddened to learn of Mrs. Brenton’s passing. I feel so blessed to have been a student of hers in the mid ’90s at PWC. She struck that incredible and often impossible balance of commanding respect while also being a supportive friend, as well as being highly competitive while also empowering movement at any level among her students. In later years I competed against her on the curling ice. She would always insist that I call her by her first name then, but I never would. We would share a chuckle over that each time our paths crossed….

We are so sad and sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Such a kind and gentle lady. Our condolences to Paul and her dear sister Kathleen.

Paul and family, Very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Cherish the wonderful memories at this most difficult time.

Paul: Donna’s passing has left a huge void in so many, but none more than her family. Our memories will have to suffice of a life well lived. Our condolences to all her family, we are thinking of you. Hugs Michele and Keith

To Paul and Families:
So Sorry for your loss:
Geraldine Kelly Murphy

Have had many a conversation with Donna over the years at BH. A beautiful person who has passed way to early. My condolences to you Paul and all her family and friends.. RIP Donna

I had the pleasure of working with Donna in the area of Physical Education for 9 years. Her motto was simple when it came to students in PE… “our job is to leave them pink and smiling”! And that she did… they left her classes with a good bit of activity… and a boat load of love and caring from her… and that would make anyone smile.

Always supportive for anyone on staff who needed help… and for me… an amazing friend. You left a beautiful mark on all of us… you will be missed.

To the Brenton and Green families. So sorry to hear of the passing of Elaine. Condolences to the entire family..

Mrs. Brenton was one of the best coaches I ever had at PWC. She was everything an educator should be: kind, patient, & encouraging. She had high standards and taught us what hard work was. She showed us a lot more than how to win on the court. Her lessons have helped guide so many of us as we’ve grown into our lives and careers. She will be warmly remembered by so many. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

Sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing, we attended high school together in Marystown. My condolences to her husband and the Brenton family.
Cherish the memories.

Bonnie Hanrahan

Mrs.brenton
Your were so kind caring loving always had a smile on your face Everytime I seen u in halls of prince of Wales.

Your golden heart and graceful always put a smile on my face no matter I was going through or doing. Your hugs were like so motherly. You were a amazing woman and I am so proud that I had not the chance but the honour to know u.
My thoughts and prayers are your family. May God bless u and your family today tomorrow forever.
See you soon Mrs B.
I have beautiful memories of me u and Mr George having our little talks cherish memories

Rest in peace Mrs.b
See u soon
Youra truly
Ashley Howell

Paul, sister and brothers and all Donna’s family and friends; I am saddened to hear of Donna’s passing and I extend my sincere condolences to you all.
I am away for the next few days and am very disappointed that I won’t be able get by to pay my respects. Please that I am thinking of Donna and all of you.
Donna and I were pals at MUN and saw each other around town, sport events and golf courses over the years thereafter.
I always enjoyed her company and will greatly miss her.
Sandy

Our sincere condolences to the Brenton and Greene families on the passing of Elaine may she rest in peace.

We are devastated with the news of Elaine’s passing. Such a gentle soul to be scooped up from us so soon. Our hearts and prayers are with her and each and every member of her family now and always. Rest in Peace .

Paul , We are saddened to hear of Donna’s death. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. . Sincere condolences to you and all Donna’s family and friends. We are out of the Country so will not be able to attend the celebration of her life. Maude & Ches Peach

I am so sad and sorry to hear about Donna’s passing. She was a friend, a mentor, a colleague, a competitor….and a nuisance to move once she had the ball under the basket!
Such an amazing teacher, and athlete; gone far too soon.
Sending my condolences to Paul the Brenton and Greene families and the entire basketball community, to whom she meant so much.

So sorry to hear of Elaine passing I only knew her briefly but enjoyed our short time together
May she RIP
Condolences to the family

Paul and the Brenton family,. We are saddened by the news of Donna’s passing. and extend our sincere condolences to you all. Although it has been a few years since we have seen her, we have great memories curling and golfing together before we moved to Ottawa. An incredible lady that will be missed.

Brenton and Greene families,
So very sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing.
She was such a kind and caring person and a good friend to me all through high school.
Time has a way of escaping us, we think old friends will always be there.
Rest in peace my friend.
Raymonda and Gerald

Brenton & Greene Families, We are saddened to hear of Donna’ s premature passing. As a MUN Basketball team member it was a pleasure to be in her company. Some people come into ones’s life and never leave. Donna was one of those special individuals..Though our paths crossed sporadically after MUN days, it was always a joy to engage in conversation. We are richer for knowing such a beautiful person.
Hugs
Geri (Butland) Doherty & Ron Power

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Elaine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Greene and Brenton families.

Paul and the Brenton Family

So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences to you all during this very sad time.

I was shocked to hear of Donna’s passing. Such a kind soul. I will miss her smile and chat’s on the course. Condolences to Paul & the Brenton family.

Deeply saddened to hear that Donna has passed. My condolences go out to Paul and their families. Donna was a wonderful person, and a teacher and coach who made a difference to so many. Donna often dropped into my office and I was always delighted to see her as she told it as it as it was with issues around the school; no BS with her. I was even more delighted when she stuck her head in and said “I’m on my way to Manna Bakery for a sandwich, do you want the usual”? Farewell Donna you made a difference and will be deeply missed. Bruce Sheppard

Paul:
So sorry to hear that DONNA has passed away. Please except our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are all of the province at this time and will not be able to attend the service.RIP Donna

I certainly remember Mrs Brenton from PWC , my condolences to her family & friends

Deepest sympathy is extended to Paul and the Brenton family on Elaine’s passing.

So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. Condolences to all her family.

So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. We have known her for so many years through sports and her teaching days at PWC. Always such a pleasant person to be around.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Gleniss & Paul Thomey

To Paul and the Brenton Family : So saddened to hear the news of Donna’s passing . We were classmates and teammates at MUN and travelled to Saskatoon together for basketball nationals – lots of good memories there ! I can still hear her call me by the nick name she gave me – “ bird “ . An incredible woman , such a loss to us all . RIP

Our sincere condolences to the Brenton and Greene families on the passing of Donna. May the happy memories you shared bring you comfort.

Paul and the Brenton Family,
It is difficult to put into words the valued friendship with Donna that has lasted for 45 years. I was fortunate to have coached her in softball when she came to St. John’s and several years in basketball where she was a dominant force on the basketball court and a real team leader. Off the court, she as a wonderful person who always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. I will miss her at the golf course.
Bill Abbott

I was so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I have lost a dear friend of over 30 years whom I cherished greatly. My condolences to you Paul and to Donna’s Family. RIP my Friend.

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. May she R.I.P.

So sad to hears of Elaine’s passing. Our condolences to the Brenton family. God bless.

Kathleen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May good memories warm and comfort you in the days ahead.

My sincere condolences to all Elaine’s family. May the love of God, family, and friends be with you as you deal with the days ahead. Rest in perfect peace, Elaine.

Ella

Mrs. Brenton was one of My favourite teachers. She took me under her wing, saw I had talent in sports, helped build my confidence and supported me to become the best person I could be. She helped me break out of my shell and achieve things as a female at a time when women were not able to always make it in certain professions. She helped give me the confidence to go for it. I speak of her often now even 30 years later. About how one person can change the course of your life. Her legacy lives on in people like me, in that extra word, in that extra moment of time, in that pat on the back for a well done. I pass on some part of her spirit to my own trainees and in that I know she will always be alive. My deepest condolences to her family. You shared her with so many and I thank you for that. God bless Mrs. Brenton.

Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. RIP Donna.

Paul and Donna’s family and friends,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. When I joined Bally Haly, Donna was one of the first to guide me along. She was always there to support, encourage, and have fun. She was genuinely more excited to see others do well than what she doing in her own game (which was always great). I am so grateful to have experienced her kindness, positive attitude, and love of life. Rest In Peace

My deepest condolences to the family thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs.Brenton was my gym teacher at PwC she was amazing funny and it was always a good time going to her class she will be missed.
Robyn Sullivan

Deepest Sympathy to all the family

Our deepest condolences to you all. Elaine was a wonderful athlete, neighbour, and friend. To all her siblings and their families please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May god bless you all.

My deepest condolences to Donna’s family and friends.
I was fortunate to meet and get to know Donna while I worked at PWC. . I witnessed her kindness, gentle manner, words of wisdom and encouragement to students. Donna, you were such a caring person. May your gentle soul rest in peace.

Gladys

Paul and all of Elaine’s family, I share in your sorrow.. May my buddy RIP!
God bless you all during this difficut time.
Prayers and hugs,
Sylvia Hann

To Paul and family. So very sorry to read this news this morning as I’m celebrating my oldest daughters wedding in West Vancouver. We’ve lost such a caring, kind soul. Her legacy will live on in all who knew her.

Sean

I am deeply saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. I am away at the moment and will not be able to join you in person to help celebrate the life of this lovely lady and to mourn her passing, however my thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

Paul and Vince and family,

So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing.
I remember when she first came to Memorial a number of years ago and was determined to be not only a good player but a very good player. Her dedication , determination and effort were matched by her love of the game of basketball. A true competitor who treated other people with respect and dignity. with a kindness and concern for the welfare of others.. Our sincere condolences to her husband Paul, brother Dave who was a teammate at Memorial, his wife Anne and the remainder of the Brenton family.

Ron/ Brenda Tobin

Oh my the early memories in of this awesome woman. To her husband and family my deepest condolences. Her legacy of inspiring generations will continue. The Hann clan remember and smile. Love and peace in these difficult days. Prayers for all.

Oh my the early memories in Marystown of this awesome woman. To her husband and family my deepest condolences. Her legacy of inspiring generations will continue. The Hann clan remember and smile. Love and peace in these difficult days. Prayers for all.

An extremely respectful and lovely human being. I had the great pleasure of knowing her at PWC and seeing her beauty and grace.. I pray that she is in a much better realm of existence than this world.. RIP Donna

Well, this is sad news I wasn’t expecting today. What can I say about a coach, teacher and beautiful person who took a chance on the shy, tall kid and helped her build skill and confidence? It was great to also have conversations over the years as teaching peers. So much appreciation for hours spent in the gym, life lessons taught and learned, and for the road trip to Doyles, NL on a yellow school bus for Grade 12 Provincials. ‘Miss Brenton’, you are in all our hearts.
Sincere condolences to all of Donna’s family. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Nancy Russell Corbett
PWC Class of ‘88

To Donna’s family, I am so sorry to learn of her passing. In 1979 at PWC she inspired me to be the best I could be. As a young teacher her talents and rapport with students were wonderful. Beverley Karagianis (Rowe)

To Donna’s Family. So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing prayers to all of the family in this difficult time. I will miss her smile at the club.

Mrs B , a Collegian you will always be- you were such a great teacher and mentor to so many of us! RIP beauty.

To Donna’s Family
Sending condolences on the news of Donna’s passing. I remember Donna from our softball years. Beautiful person. Fly high with the angel’s Donna. R.I.P.

So for your loss prays for family my son went to that school so sad

To Elaine’s Family. So sorry for your loss. May God give you all the strength to get through this sad time

To Elaine’s Family. So sorry for your loss. May God give you all the strength to get through this sad loss from Russell and Bernadette winsor

Paul, the Brenton & Greene Families,
Very saddened to learn of Donna’s passing – a truly authentic, kind-hearted, fun-loving woman who will be missed by all who knew her. She left this world a better place. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

So sad to hear of Elaine’s passing! She was a beautiful person and always had a smile! Keep your cherished memories close to your hearts during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brenton and Green families.

Kathleen and Family,
So very sorry and saddened to hear of your sister’s passing. Ms. Brenton taught me at PWC many years ago.
Cherish your memories and always keep her in your heart.

So sorry to see and hear this. Mrs. Brenton was one of my all time favorite teachers back in the day at PWC. Sending my condolences

To Kathleen and family,
I am so sorry about the loss of Elaine. I never had the opportunity to get to know her however one thing I do know she was an amazing, loving Aunt to Jenelle. Keep your cherished memories close to your hearts during this time. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole Brenton and Greene family.

Paul

So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing.

I had the privilege of working with Donna for 10 years. Donna was always a professional and an inspiration to students and staff.

Donna cared deeply about her work and she was always willing to help me in my work. I remember our many conversations.

Thank you Donna

Allister

Sending sincere condolences to Elaine’s husband Paul, the Green & Brenton families on Elaine’s passing..
Our hearts go out to all of you at this difficult time..
Sincere sympathy,
Dennis & Bernadette Dwyer

My deepest condolences to Ms. Brenton’s family and friends. She was my phys. ed teacher at PWC many, many years ago! Her enthusiasm and dedication to sport was truly inspirational.

Paul, Pits (Kathleen), Dave, Gary, Kevin, Bob, Gerry and families: So sad to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was a wonderful person, coach, roommate and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

So sad to hear about this. She was my gym teacher at PWC and I remember her well.

So very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. My condolences to all the Brenton Family.

In the over 30 years I knew Donna she was always so gracious and a kind person who always had a smile for students and teachers.. My ondolences to the family especially Paul.
Great memories of coaching volleyball, and curling bonsfields..

So sorry to hear the sad news. Codolences to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Elaine.

Paul so sorry to hear of Donnas’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.!
Your old friend from Beaconsfield.
Maria

My deepest sympathy to all family members of Elaine. May Elaine Rest in Peace.

Paul, Patricia, Kathleen and the Brenton family:
Saddened to hear of Elaine’s passing.
Donna’s memories will be cherished in my heart forever. She was a great athlete, educator, mentor and an overall genuine person.
She will be surely .missed at family functions and on the golf course.
My deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends.
Condolences, Peace and Love..XO

So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. She was a great person who we’ve known for many years. She was a great athlete who will be surely missed by all those who knew her throughout the sporting community. Paul, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. R.I.P.

Deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one.. May your wonderful memories of her bring you comfort at this time.

I am so saddened by the news of Donna’s death. A finer person you would never meet. Thinking of many good times shared with Donna and friends at Bally Haly. To all who mourn her, my deepest sympathy.

I am so sorry to hear the news, but at the same time I’m so happy to have known such an amazing person. I went to PWC and I talked to her throughout high school and into the real world after graduating. She always complimented me, smiled, and not only made me feel good, but she spread happiness and positively throughout the world. Miss Brenton you will be missed by so many people, and you will be a fine leader in heaven. Xoxo many prayers many loves

So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Jeff and I have many fond memories of Donna, especially at Bally Haly. Donna was kind, generous, and sincere and always had a kind word for everyone. Condolences to Paul and family.

Saddened to hear about Donna’s passing. She was a wonderful person both on and off the basketball court. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with Paul and the Breton family.

So sorry to hear about Donna. While a student at PWC she guided me in all my sports endeavors through the years. In the years following graduation I would often run into her and talk about our golf games. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Loved her! An amazing athlete, kindhearted and genuine,. I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on some initiatives with her. Condolences to all of her family. She’s a very special person indeed.

sorry to hear about Donna

So sorry for your loss. Condolences to all of your family.

It is with profound sadness that i heard of Donna’s passing. I worked wiith her for 15 years and she was a true friend and pleasure to work with…. a loving caring person who was very student centered. Paul ,Patricia and Kathleen…you are in my thoughts and prayers

So sad to hear of Donna’s passing. She was a great coach and person. My thoughts go out to her family and large group of friends.

Ms. Brenton was such a positive influence on my life. She saw my potential as a kid at PWC long before I did. I will always take that with me. My condolences to her family and friends. She will forever live on in the thousands of students that she inspired.

To the Brenton and Greene families. Our deepest condolences on Donna’s passing. She was a wonderful gift to you and to everyone she touched. She is resting in peace. God bless. Pat and Grainne Baker

Katleen and Randy so sorry for your loss thinking of you and your family !!

Laura and Trevor

Sending my deepest condolences to the Brenton family on the passing of Donna. May she rest in peace.

Debbie Delaney

Condolences to Donna’s family. So sorry to hear of her passing. I taught with Donna at PWC. She was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed.

I will miss you my beautiful friend. Fly with the angels till we meet again.

So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing..I went through high school with her and we played basketball together. Sending condolences to the family.

To Donna’s family,
I am very sad to here of Donna’s passing. I taught with Donna at Prince of Wales Collegiate for many years. Donna was loved by students and staff. She lit up the staff room everyday with her smile and sense of humour. Rest In Peace.
Elizabeth Tuff

I was a student at PWC from 1986 to 89. I played volleyball and basketball under the guidance of Miss Brenton all 3 years. . She was a super coach and tireless volunteer who always found something positive to say. In 1988 we travelled to the Codroy Valley for 3A basketball. Provincials. This was back in the day when parents weren’t involved. We all depended on the coach for everything…. It is one of my fondest high school memories . I often talk of those glory days.
She gave me a love for sport I have carried with me throughout my life. I have passed this love on to my 3 children who all are involved in sport and the local and provincial level..
Thank you Miss Brenton, Rest In Peace.

I am so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing, even in high school in Marystown she was a avid sportsperson, a shining star to those she met along her path. May you Rest In Peace Elaine. God give your family faith and strength inn the days ahead as they continue their journey until ye are all untied again. God Bless All

To Donna’s Family
I remember her fondly as my phys Ed teacher at PWC.I graduated in 1985 she was young and so inspiring.I always enjoyed my time with her.I am so sorry for your loss . My thoughts are with you st this time. Rest in peace, Donna.

My condolences go out to to Donna’s husband and family. I was saddened to hear of her passing. I had the good fortune to work with Donna for eight years at PWC. She was a Cavalier through and through and as a senior member of staff, she always had a perspective worth hearing and heeding. A dedicated physical education teacher and a passionate golfer, Donna will probably be best remembered by those who worked with her as a great colleague.

Ms. Brenton was my Phys. Ed teacher at PWC. As someone who is neither competitive nor athletic, I always dreaded gym class. That is, until I had Ms. Brenton as a teacher. She was gentle and encouraging, and made a constant effort to ensure that class was enjoyable and fun, even for those who normally hated sports. I always appreciated the fact that she made even the least athletic among us feel valued in her gym.

My deepest condolences, Patricia (and the entire family), on the loss of your sister-in-law, and a truly gifted educator.

So sorry to here of Elaine’s passing, we went to high school together, always a. Athlete. Condolences to her husband and all the Breton family. RIP Elaine

Sorry for your loss sincere sympathy to all the family

So sorry to hear that Donna has passed ..
Sincerest condolences.
Nancy Patten

Paul and family so sorry for your loss! God Bless

Paul, and Brenton family,
Donna will be missed dearly by all that knew her. I remember many years of doing ditty bags in mom’s basement for the golf tournament. She was the best Phys Ed. Teacher anyone could ask for, she always saw the potential in every student and encouraged them endlessly. Our deepest condolences to you all at this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Donna’s laughter will be missed by us all, especially ringing through the halls of Bally Haly.

My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to you, Paul, and family, at this very difficult time. May you Rest In Peace, Donna, my friend.

Sorry to hear of Donna’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, may she RIP,
Eric & Shirley Brenton

Paul, Kathleen (Pitsy), Dave, Gerry, Bob, Kevin, Gary, and families: We are so deeply saddened to hear of your dear sisters passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless, Lynn and Lester

Paul and Brenton family,
I can’t tell you how much sadness the passing of Donna brings me. Donna was such a fabulous person,; not only with her athletics, but most importantly, her personality. Donna helped and guided me in many ways and never wanted anything in return. She will be missed but all the friends she made in the sports community. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing .It didn’t matter if it was basketball camps … the MUN PE building … PWC or Bally Haly… Donna always had a smile on her face and was quick to provide a laugh. Please accept my sincere condolences..

Paul and family, so sorry to hear this. Donna was a wonderful person, a great team mate and excellent teacher. She will be missed. Thinking of you at this sad time. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Paul and Sharon Moores

Sending prayers and sincere sympathy to all of Donna’s family at this sad time.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Brenton and Greene family at this very difficult time. Treasure all the memories you have made with Donna over the years. I have many memories of on the golf course and enjoyed my rounds whenever we got to play. Rest In Peace Donna

Brenton & Green family,
My deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. I have many childhood memories of Elaine & her family babysitting me! Fly high with the Angel’s my dear cousin. 🦋

Sincere condolences to Donna’s husband and to the Brenton family. Treasure your memories. They will help you through the difficult days ahead. May she Rest In Peace.

I am so sorry to hear this news. I have wonderful memories of Donna….she was a great mentor as a basketball player!!! What a great loss. Kathleen….you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Paul and Family,
So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing, our deepest condolences for your loss. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anita Kelly and Catherine (Kit) Barker

Please accept our condolences. Your tribute to Elaine is both breathtaking and heartbreaking. Her legacy has a long reach ; we know your memories are rich. Thank you for sharing her with all of us,
Sandra and Paul

My deepest condolences to all of the family on your sad loss. May happy memories bring y0u comfort in the days ahead.

Our sincere condolences to the Brenton and Greene families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you❤️

So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. She was a pleasure to golf with and never made you feel badly about your playing level. Having known her through basketball as a player and fellow provincial executive member, her dedication and love of the game was second to none.
As a teacher, she was well-respected, and there are hundreds of ‘testimonials’ actively participating in sports, due to her encouragement.

So sorry for your loss Bob and Violet and all the family. We will be keeping you in up our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

My deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time!My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.God bless and may Donna “Rest in Peace”

My sincere condolences to you all during this sad time. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was such a wonderful woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at thiis most difficult time. God bless you all. Rest in peace Elaine

Just heard. So very sorry. Incredible educator, extraordinary person, loyal friend. Deepest condolences to all family.

Oh no! Just heard. So very sorry. Incredible educator, extraordinary person. Deepest condolences to all family.

So very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to Bob, Violet and the family

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

To the Brenton and Greene families, I offer my sincere condolences to you all on Elaine’s passing. I have great memories from our High School days when Elaine and I competed against each other on various sport teams. I trust that your precious memories, and knowing her pain is over, will help you through this difficult time. Rest In Peace Elaine.🙏🏻

Paul, and Brenton family, the news of Elaine’s passing is heartbreaking for me and all my family, she was a wonderful cousin and friend and we shared many good times growing up together. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss, she will be missed. Many family members are in heaven to welcome her there. Love to you all.

Rest In Peace my buddy!! I will always cherish my wonderful memories of golfing, snowshoeing, walking, and our lunches at The Duke. But most importantly, our great friendship over the years. Fly with the Angels my buddy. I will miss you, but never forget you.

Kathleen, I am sending my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of you and hoping you take comfort in knowing people hold you close in their hearts to help you through this great loss. Xo

Dear Kathleen,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister. Thinking of you,
Lisa O’Keefe

Our Condolences to you Kathleen,and all your family

Our condolences to the family and friends of Elaine.

Condolences to the family and friends of Elaine.

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