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Renata Regina Brennan peacefully passed away on December 20, 2016 surrounded by her family. She will be remembered as someone devoted to her family, a passionate advocate for women’s rights and social justice, a principled trade unionist, a musician, and a quilter.

She is survived by her loving and much loved husband Keith and their children Kyle (Amara), Rachel (Brian), and her grandson Felix, who was the apple of her eye. She is also survived by her sisters Carmen (Dale), and Astrid, as well as her father Edward Bellem (Marjie), her nieces, nephews, and her beloved extended family. She was predeceased by her mother Augusta Carrie, and her sister Roelie.

Regina loved her family, life, and social justice.

Thank you to the care she received at Richmond General Hospital.

A Memorial is being planned. Donations in her name should go to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre at 302 Columbia Street, Vancouver B.C. V6A9Z9.


  • Carrie
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I love you guys. Stay strong.

    Aunty Reggy… please say hi to my mom for me…

  • Bob
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Dear Keith and family..Theresa and i are so sorry for your loss..

  • maggie
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    “To everything there is a season.” So Very Sorry For Your Loss. Our thoughts are with you All.

  • Anne Van Beusekom-Orange
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Dear All, my deepest condolences for you all.

    Dear Regien Thank you for the beautiful memories and your beautiful ‘draadje’…..we’ll always stay connected.

    Peace and Love for you All, Anne

  • Maurice Orange
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 2:17 am

    dear ones

    wishing you well in this time of mourning. Roelie, Astrid en Regien were part of our dutch heritage and start in life … I am sorry we never got to know each other more in adult life. I do have vivid and fond memories of auntie Kiek.

    The Oranges (Mil de Neve), Anne, Patricia and Maurice – have just lost our Dad: Peter Maurice Orange – leaving Eddie Bellem to hold the banner for that generation.

    love and all good wishes
    Maurice Orange

  • V
    Posted February 10, 2017 at 3:18 am


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