Bianca Breward

Obituary of Bianca Breward

A golden heart has stopped beating. Hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

A resident of Blenheim, Bianca Breward passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on August 8, 2019 at the age of 87.

Born in India, Bianca was the youngest daughter, and youngest of 13 children, of the late Edward and Vida (Thompson) Newman.

Beloved wife of 65 years to David Breward.

Loving Mother to Lynda (John) Miller of Rondeau, the late Alan Breward, Michael (Katherine) Breward of Winnipeg, Owen Breward of Blenheim and Mother-in-Law to Carolyn Breward.

Caring Nana to Tom (Stephanie) Miller, Michael (Samantha) Miller, Katy Miller, Bianca (Steven) Harismowich, Natasha Breward, and loving great grandmother to Sophia, Health, Charlie, Chase, Shaun and Sawyer.

Dear Sister of, and predeceased by, Ashley (Katherine) Newman, Theodora (Bill) Holmes, Corallie (George) Drummond, Rita (Majeed) Ahmad, Delores (Paul) Walde, Thelma Newman, Yolanda (Bob) Carr, Aetne Newman, Eardley (Catherine) Newman and Edward (Teresa) Newman.

Predeceased by Sister-in-Law Madge (Peter) Kaczmarczuk.

Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren in Ontario, British Colombia, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Australia.

Bianca, was born in India during the British Raj, where she had many exciting adventures to share with all of her children and grandchildren. (Hunting tigers was always a favourite!)

She worked as a nurse and schoolteacher in England where she met and married her husband David. She then moved to Canada in 1967 with her young family.

She was a wonderful, supportive, kind and loving mother to her four children; a very gentle soul who always fought for the underdog.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, going on adventures to shopping malls, dollar stores and playing games with them and always finding the time to send them surprise parcels.

She had a very entrepreneurial mind, and passed that on to some of her children. She ran two businesses in Ontario: a floral business in the 1980s and then a retail clothing business, with her youngest son, in the 1990s.

She was a devout Christian and an avid reader who enjoyed gardening, cooking and knitting. She was also a political junkie and strong Trump supporter who was always tuned into Fox News and up-to-date with her current events. And for those who dared, she was always ready to discuss (and debate!) the current issues of the day.

She was a woman of conviction and compassion. She had a huge heart for the less fortunate, and was always deeply concerned for others, while never thinking of herself.

She was an Angel on Earth and now she’s an Angel in Heaven. She will be missed greatly by all of her family and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life for Bianca will take place at a later date.

With special thanks to Dr. Misra, all the nurses and support staff on floor 4A at the CKHA-Chatham.

Donations made in memory of Bianca to the Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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