Brenda Marianne Romano (nee Anderson) passed away peacefully on April 15, 2016 surrounded by her family. Brenda was born on July 28, 1961 in Hope and spent her youth here, graduating from Hope Secondary School in 1979. She married and raised her children in Hope and spent countless hours volunteering in the schools and with youth activities. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, crafting, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren and relaxing at the lake. Brenda is survived by her husband Tom, children; Jordan (Chelsey) and Danielle (Tyson), grandchildren; Darcy, Brooke, Ethan and baby girl Romano, her mother Yolande Anderson, sisters; Carla Barnes (Chuck), Judy Anderson, and Paula Fossum (Jeremy) and many nieces and nephews and good friends. She was predeceased by her father Carl Anderson, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Mary and Manny Romano. A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held Saturday April 30, 2016 at 2 pm at the Hope Curling Rink. In lieu of flowers donations to the Fraser Valley Down Syndrome Society (www.fvdss.org) would be greatly appreciated.