Helen Marguerite Penner
March 13, 1923 ~ February 1, 2010
On February 1, 2010 at the Carman Memorial Hospital, Helen Marguerite Penner (Roberts) beloved wife of John W. Penner, passed away at the age of 86.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Pat (Abe) Unger, grandchildren Dale, Devin (Jessica), Dustin (Angela), and Drew (Nissa); daughter Nelda (Brian) Johnson, grandchildren Meghan and DeNel; son Bill, grandchildren Christine, Neil and Stephanie (Will Altenburg) and her five great-grandchildren Jennica, Darren and Tabitha Unger; Logan and Hailey Unger. Her dear sister, Jean Peckover will fondly remember the many times they spent together.
Helen was born March 13, 1923 on the family farm at Homewood to Frank and Nellie Roberts (Hogg). She had six siblings, Jean Peckover, Charles, Frank, Kathleen Roy, Wilfred and Nellie Downs. Mom grew up on the farm, an active child who loved the outdoors. She attained her education at Garnet School and St. Norbert after which she went onto a career with the Royal Bank. It was while living in Winnipeg after the war that she met the love of her life John Penner and they were married November 1,1947 in a double ceremony with her sister Nellie and Mike Downs.
Mom and Dad lived and farmed at Sperling, Kane and finally settling at Homewood across the road from where she was born. Mom loved the farm life, her flowers and garden and loved to travel. Mom was a very kind and generous person in her lifetime. She will be fondly remembered and missed by many especially her nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the homecare staff at Boyne Tower and the nursing staff and doctors at Carman Hospital for the care she received during her time there.
A celebration of Helen’s life was held on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 1:00pm at the Legion Ladies Aux. Hall in Carman. Internment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Carman at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Friends of Boyne Park, Box 1644, Carman, Manitoba, R0G 0J0.