Brenchley, Charles James Thomas ‘Jim’

School bus driver for many years

Charles James Thomas ‘Jim’ Brenchley passed away in Stettler, Ab. on May 25, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

Born in 1931 at the family home near Scollard, Ab., Jim grew up in the Scollard area and took his schooling at Snake Lake.  He was a school bus driver for many years as well as a farmer in the Scollard and Big Valley areas.  In 1954 he married Marie (nee Wiland) at Big Valley.

Predeceased by his father Charles; mother Ida; sisters, Francis and Bess; and his grandson Chad; Jim is survived by wife, Marie Brenchley; sisters, Jean (Jack) Savage and Josephine Cornellsson; brother-in-law, Ron Moore; his children, Brad (Kathy) Brenchley, Myrna (Doug) Brown, Wayne Brenchley, and Gail (Chris) Baker.

Also left to mourn are his grandchildren Lea-Anne (Stuart), Steven (Krista), Bobbi (Ian), Dallas, Allison, Levi (Shantel), Kailey and Morgan; great grandchildren, Benni, Indy, Jordan, Abby, Etta, Khyll, Jordan, Reighly. Auston, Alanaah, Domonic, Maison, and Rhyley as well as numerous other family members and many good friends.

At the family’s request, donations may be made to the Stettler Health Services Foundation (S.H.S.F.) – Home Care or to the Kidney Foundation – Peritoneal Dialysis.

Interment service was held at Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Ab. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. A celebration of Jim’s life was held at Brennen Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by a time of fellowship and light refreshments at the Big Valley Drop-In Centre, Big Valley, Ab.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at  Arrangements in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Stettler.  Box 193, Stettler, Ab.  T0C 2L0.  403-742-3315.

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