Brenda Buis
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Obituary of Brenda Buis

BRENDA MARACLE BUIS joined the great creator on May 23, 2024, after a long hard fight with alcoholism. In passing she is reunited with her husband Jim Buis. Cherished mother to MacKenzie and Trinity Buis, Brittany and Tory Marr, Jessie and Ashly Buis and Quincy Buis. Loving ‘Grandma Crazyhorse’ to 10 beautiful grandchildren, she will be missed by Iris, Violet, James, Parker, Grace, Norah, Miles, Jasper, Tyson and Jacob.


Born July 6, 1962, in St.Thomas, Brenda is predeceased by her mother Jean and father Glenn ‘Bob’ Maracle and brothers Glen, Shane, Greg ‘Duke’, and Shannon. Survived by her sisters; Sue (Pat), Linda, Wanda and Velda as well as mother-in-law Nellie Buis. She will be sadly missed by many in-laws and nieces and nephews.


Brenda will be remembered most for her Firey spirit, spunk, quick remarks and colourful language. She was an avid reader, swimmer, knitter and sewer. Her creativity was unmatched as a leader of Beavers, and as a grandma. Most of all she will be remembered as a gracious cook, happiest when making giant hoagies for camping trips or feeding a large table of family and friends. 


‘Brend’ will be missed by many friends who shared in many wild adventures over the years.


Rest easy Mom, you are loved.


The family appreciates everyone’s thoughts and support and asked that friends share a favourite memory or story of mom on the Kebbel funeral tribute page.  


The family extends their deepest gratitude to homecare by Cassie for making mom smile in her final weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation- Mental Health Unit would be appreciated. Share memories or condolences at


A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Springwater Conservation Area -south pavillion. Please use the entrance nearest to the schoolhouse.

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