Peacefully on December 3, 2019, about a month after her 91st birthday, Anne Penner passed away at Mont St. Joseph Home in Prince Albert, SK.
Anne was born in Miami, Manitoba on November 1, 1928 to Peter and Agatha Reimer (nee: Wolf). She had four sisters and six brothers. Anne’s family moved to Morden, MB and then Winnipeg, MB where she met Henry Penner and was married in 1948. Anne worked with Henry diligently as Pastor’s wife and helper doing church planting for the Mennonite General Conference Home Mission Board in USA and Canada. Anne love sewing and tailored suits and clothing to help the family income. She then added a knitting machine and became very proficient, also making many gifts for her kids and grandkids. At Bethal Place in Winnipeg, she started making blankets for MCC and then involved many other people. Within the first 5 years, over 1000 blankets went to MCC from there. This tradition has continued.
Anne is lovingly remembered by her children: Charlene Penner of Ramona, California; Nanette (James) Klassen of Meath Park, SK; Gwen Penner (David Grabill) of Kitchener, ON. 13 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and 3 sisters.
Anne was predeceased by her husband, Henry in 1997, her daughter, Lillian Lee (Roger), 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 sister and 6 brothers.
We are thankful to the staff at Mont St. Joseph Home for the compassionate care they have given Anne for about 7 years.
The Funeral Service for Anne will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at North Star Mennonite Church in Drake, SK. Interment will follow in Drake Cemetery. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Marianne Turcotte, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Anne Penner December 3 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Spiritwood, Province: Saskatchewan