Mary (nee Eidse)
It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Penner announces her passing on March 4, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Mary was born April 30, 1924 in the R. M. of Morris, Manitoba. May was married to the love of her life Jacob Penner July 22, 1950, they had nine beautiful children. Mary was predeceased by Jacob in 2011, her oldest son Wayne in 1994, and her youngest son Dale in 1991. Mary is survived by her children (Susan), Gordon (Nancy), Bob, Wesley (Laurel), Rick (Mary), Carol (Ken), Sharon (Casey), Rena (John). She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Kauchali and Unit 31 for their care and support during her stay at the hospital. Mary was an avid gardener with a green thumb, a short walk through a conservatory, a pinch, a wet napkin, and shortly thereafter she would have a new plant growing in her house. Another talent was cooking, although she could only cook for a dozen or more, all without a measuring cup, but rather a bit of this and more of that. Mary was always putting away money for a rainy day, or an emergency, but it seemed there were rainier days and more emergency’s than there were savings. Mary continuously assured her children everything was going to work out…and of course she prayed and it worked out. Mary’s favorite song was “Jesus Loves Me” and he did. Mary’s life was her family, her greatest strength was her unwavering faith and immeasurable kindness for anyone who was fortunate enough to have known her. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, March 12, at the Nazarene Church in (West Park) at 1 pm, 3920 57 Ave. Red Deer, AB. “It is said if you look up into the sky and see the brightest light shining, that is an Angel carrying a Star”.
Arrangements are entrusted to Eventide.