Official Obituary of

Brenda Vande Voort

June 23, 1969 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 54) 54 Years Old

Brenda Vande Voort Obituary

Brenda VandeVoort, age 54, passed away peacefully on Friday February 23, 2024. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Matthew VandeVoort. She will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Carl and Jane Wainer; sisters Laura (Brian) Brecker, Jennifer (Jim) Beke; mother-in-law Caryl VandeVoort; father-in-law Lewis VandeVoort; her sisters-in-laws Heidi (Taek-Hyeon) Nam, Beth VandeVoort; and several nieces and nephews.

Brenda was born prematurely and as a result had Cerebral Palsy. She was a strong and determined individual who didn’t let her disability and health problems stop her from accomplishing what she wanted. She graduated from Ottawa Hills High School, Grand Rapids Community College, and Davenport University.  She was an advocate for youth who were struggling in life and also with disabilities.  She also volunteered, while she was able, at Spectrum Health Fuller Long Term Care Facility, where she was a resident for the last 10 years.

Brenda will be remembered for her love of her husband, her cats (Ray-Ray, Licorice, and Gum Drop), and her big smile and dimples. She also enjoyed the art classes at Fuller and was known for her intricate and detailed coloring of posters.

We would like to thank those who cared/helped her: her care team from Hospice of Michigan, staff at Fuller, and Heidi Swieringa.

Per Brenda’s wishes cremation has taken place. A time to visit with Brenda’s family to celebrate her life will be held at Memorial Alternatives on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 2pm to 4pm.

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March 1, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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