Marjorie Brent

Obituary of Marjorie Jean Brent

Marjorie JEAN Brent (nee Baggs) passed away surrounded by family on December 4, 2021 at the age of 87, born June 1, 1934.

She was predeceased by her husband George Brent; her parents Pearl and Wesley Baggs, her brother Bill and niece Cathy.

Survived by her children Janette Butler (John), Barry Brent (Sandra), Carolyn Yates, Thomas Brent (Kim), Susan Harding (Paul).

She is also survived by her treasures, grandchildren Nancy, Michael, Kenneth, Cassandra, Denny, Corey, Chelsey, and Brent, as well as her great grandchildren, Anders, Grayson, Aurora, Xavier, and Sarah.  There is also a large circle of family and friends, and friends that were like family.

After finishing school, Jean spent time in Ontario doing secretarial work as a young lady. She eventually came back home and soon began courting a young George Brent.

On January 24, 1957 she married George in Bishop’s Falls and raised her family in Botwood and resided there until her death in 2021. 

Jean was active in the community.  She was a member of the UCW, the Women's Fellowship Group, the Women’s Institute branch in Botwood as well as serving on the provincial board.  She served many years as a Past President and various positions of the Executive Boards.  Jean was also an active member of the Hospital Auxiliary at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Center, Minor Hockey Moms Association and long standing member of the United Church congregation.

She was a reliable volunteer for a number of charities and organizations.  Her baked goods and craft items could always be found at any local bizarre.  Jean loved to sew, knit and over the years her family has collected a number of items made with love. Socks, mitts, caps and blankets amongst the favourites.

She had a love of sweets.  Tried her best to stay away, touting that she needed to abstain but she was never one to turn down a piece of chocolate or a dish of ice cream.  There was always a treat at nanny’s house.

She would give someone the shirt off her back if someone was in need.  She donated much of both her time and possessions.  She took great pride in being knowledgeable about members of her community.

A huge heartfelt thanks to the staff on Unit A at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Center for their care, compassion and love. 

There will be a public visitation at Hoskins Funeral Home on Monday from 7-9 PM. Rev. James Martin-Carter. dip. DLM.NR will concuct the funeral service from the Trinity United Church, Botwood on Tuesday at 2 PM.  If you would like to attend the service, please call Pastor James at 572-3665 to register.  Both Vaxx pass and photo ID will be required for both the visitation and the service. Pallbearers will be Denny Yates, Kenneth Butler, Corey Brent, Michael Brent and Nick Foley. 

Donations in her memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one’s choice. Flowers are gratefully accepted.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Marjorie
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hoskins Funeral Homes-Botwood