EAST WINTHROP-Brenda S. (Morin) Bazinet, 46, of Mace Avenue, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. \r\r\n\r\r\nBrenda was born in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 9, 1955, the daughter of Richard R.J. and Phyllis (Cooper) Morin. She graduated from Cony High School in 1973. \r\r\n\r\r\nBrenda will be remembered by friends and co-workers that she met over the years from the Kennebec Journal, the Kennebec Sheriff’s Office, YMCA, the American Red Cross and Hospice of Kennebec Valley. She was a Hospice volunteer, a facilitator for the Grieving Children’s Program, adult education instructor, and also a first aid and CPR instructor. Most recently, Brenda ran a day care center at her home and will lovingly be remembered by all of her day care children. \r\r\n\r\r\nBrenda loved the outdoors and enjoyed kayaking, swimming and camping. She also enjoyed dancing, crafts, antiques, thrift stores and spending time with her family and friends. She recently took a wonderful vacation with her sister to France. Simply put, Brenda loved life. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe is survived by her adoring husband, Leo Bazinet, and their two daughters, Courtney and Caitlin Bazinet, of East Winthrop; her parents Richard and Phyllis Morin, of Harrisonburg, Va.; a stepdaughter, Leslie Beattie and her husband, Donny, and their daughter, Meka, of Topsham; a stepson, Kevin Bazinet and his companion, Missy, and her children, of Augusta; her sister and best friend, Debbie Welsford and her husband, Kyle, of Hallowell, and their three children, Jeff Welsford and his wife, Adriann, of Monroe, Mich., and Lindsey and Ashley Welsford, of Hallowell; her brother, Gary Morin, of Orange, VA.; her aunt, Lucille Hutchinson, of Portland and her children Joy, Lea and Chris; her aunt, Priscilla Morin, of Quimper, France; her uncle, Ronald Morin, of Sanford; her aunt, Mildred Abbott, of Aberdeen, Md.; her sister-in-law, Cecile Moniz and her husband, Manuel; her sister-in-law, Annette Collura and her husband, Edward; her brother-in-law, Ray Bazinet and his wife, Nicky, and the entire Bazinet extended family, of Fall River, Mass. She will be sadly missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews, in-laws, her wonderful friends, her daycare children and their families. \r\r\n\r\r\nVisiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. A funeral Mass will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 22, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Lakeview Ave, Winthrop, with Rev. Brian Blanchette, celebrant. \r\r\n\r\r\nBurial will be at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, at a later date. \r\r\n\r\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bazinet Children’s Scholarship Fund, C/O Winthrop Area Federal Credit Union, Highland Ave, Winthrop. 04364.