Brenda Pue: too well loved to ever be forgotten


PUE, Brenda Susan

Aug. 29, 1955 – Aug. 12, 2015.

A spunky, fun-loving leader of leaders, Brenda Susan Pue made a lasting impact through her work with Arrow Leadership, where she mentored and encouraged leaders from around the world to “Lead More Like Jesus.”

On August 12, Brenda passed over the threshold peacefully while at home. She was 59 years of age. Surrounded by her loving family, and after courageously living with cancer for 588 days, she quietly “slipped into heaven.”

Throughout her life, and especially as she faced cancer, Brenda was a woman of courage and faith. Writing authentically about her journey, she impacted many readers who followed her blog ( brendapue). A charismatic woman, Brenda was known for her contagious laughter and winsome smile. Just being around this remarkable Vancouver resident made God seem closer at hand and easier to know and trust.

She will be lovingly remembered by Carson, her husband of 38 years; their three boys, Jason (Kristin Paterson), Jeremy (Shari Boileau), Jonathan (Kirstie White) as well as their five beloved grandchildren, Landon, Liam, Mac, Ellie and Georgia.
The immediate family is profoundly grateful for all the love and support they have enjoyed over the past 20 months from Brenda’s mom, siblings, friends, and medical professionals.

Come join an inspiring Celebration of Life and Hope that will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Christian Life Assembly, 21277 56 Ave, Langley. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received for two of the ministries about which Brenda was most passionate: Arrow Leadership and Barnabas Family Ministries.

Brenda Pue – too well loved to ever be forgotten.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2015

12 thoughts on “Brenda Pue: too well loved to ever be forgotten

  1. My dear Carson,

    I am so saddened to hear of this news. I will be praying for you and your family over the coming days as the Lord brings you to mind. May you find comfort from Jesus today in the middle of little understanding of His ways.


  2. Carson, this obituary is so beautiful and tender! And I really liked the message from the Sri Lanka missionary.

    See you this weekend.

    Love you, Mom

    Sent from my iPad


  3. I am so sorry to hear the news of your dear wife’s passing, Carson. I pray that you and your family will know an abundance of God’s peace and comfort, love and joy, power and presence at this difficult time of bereavement. How wonderful to know that in Christ, this is not a “final farewell” but rather a “see you later”. In the meantime, may you experience God’s rich blessing!

  4. Carson, I am in shock…..I had no idea what was going on in your lives until something made me open my LinkedIn acct. I am so sorry for your loss!! I will pray for you and the boys as God leads me to. I have fond memories of visiting you and Brenda, so many years ago. We had so much fun together. She leaves a wonderful legacy behind. Knowing Brenda she gave that hateful cancer all she had to fight it. Thinking of you!! Hugs from NC, US – Kim

    1. Thank you Kim. When you can take a look at her caringbridge blog. The service will also be broadcast and we will post the details.

  5. My sincere condolences Carson. I had the privilege of sitting with Brenda and her Mom several times during the morning church service before her diagnosis. We shared some engaging conversations after the service and the last time she looked beautiful with her new hair style! I can now hear her singing – “Victory in Jesus, My saviour forever, He sought me and bought me, With his redeeming blood, He loved me ere I knew Him, And all my love is due Him, He plunged me to victory, Beneath the cleansing blood.
    The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief
    But the pain is grief
    is only a shadow
    When compared with the pain
    Of never risking love – H.S. Zunin

  6. Carson, I am praying for strength and grace to wash over you. Brenda will be missed by thousands of friends, but most of all, by her family and especially her husband. If there’s anything, anything at all that I can do, I’m here.
    I love you bro and I’m praying for you.

  7. Carson, my friend. You continue to be in my thots and prayers. May you sense just a bit more keenly during these days, the warmth of the sun, the songs of the birds, the smile of Grace, and the buoyancy of Tranquility and Hope.

  8. Carson, my friend. Stunned to hear this news from Irving!. May you continue to know much grace, tranquility, serenity and hope during these difficult days. You are much in my thots and prayers!

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