Albert Norman Penner went home to Jesus on November 7, 2020 at age 75.
He was born to William and Tina Penner on July 5, 1945 in Carman, Manitoba.
As a youth, Albert lost an arm in a tragic farming accident. After beating the odds of a near-death experience and being in a coma, he emerged with a sense of determination to over-come his new found disability. Later, he moved to Winnipeg to pursue welding. And soon after, returned to his hometown to start a family and a farm of his own. Albert had the foresight to see the potential of egg production in Manitoba, and became a successful leader in the industry.
In 1988 he married Judy Saunders who at the time said she would never marry a farmer. Well, that farmer became the love of her life, and she was the sparkle in his eyes.
After retiring, he spent his time tinkering with antique vehicles, and welding old junk into treasures. Albert was a risk taker, and his strong sense of independence would get him into trouble, like climbing a tree, with one arm, and a chain saw.
Albert was predeceased by his father and mother, William and Tina Penner. He is survived by his wife Judy Saunders-Penner, daughters; Phyllis (Rob), Sylvia, Amanda (Derek), Brandi, and Jodi (Kevan), and grand-children; Lehla (Anthony), Samantha, Hailey, Jesse, and Logan.
Due to his passion for farm safety, he volunteered and spoke at schools to educate children on the dangers of farm equipment and all-terrain vehicles. Memorial donations can be made to The War Amps at www.waramps.ca. Amputees helping amputees.