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Lydia Agathe Penner

Lydia Agathe Penner (nee Winters)

1913 - 2005

Penner Lydia 1.jpgPenner lydiaoval copy.jpgSuddenly on Thursday, November 24, 2005, at the Victoria General Hospital, Lydia Agathe Penner (nee Winters), aged 92 years of Winnipeg was called to be with her Lord.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward W. Penner (1971) and 1 daughter, Susan Hope Penner.  Also brothers, John, Charles, Peter, Benjamin and Jacob and sisters, Martha, Sarah, Helen and Mary.

She leaves to mourn her passing 1 daughter, Carol and husband Ken Seburn and 3 sons, Wesley and his wife Frances, Fred and his wife Odette and Terry and his wife Linda Penner; 9 grandchildren, Mark, Glenn, Paul, Joy, Julie, Damien, Hayley, Danica and Kendra; 12 great grandchildren, David, Daniel, Ruth Anne, Jonathan, Felicia, Rebecca, Arryn, Jessica, April, Sarah, Rachel and Luke; brother Harry Winter and sister-in-law Chris, sister Emily Bergmann and sister-in-law Jessie Winter and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Lydia was born June 14, 1913 at Hope Farm, near St. Jean, MB.  She was raised on a farm in Winkler and married her husband Edward Penner in 1935.

In 1967, she took a cake decorating course at Red River Community College and became a master cake decorator.  She won two silver and three bronze medals from Manitoba Chef de Cuisine for her cake decorating and her gingerbread creations.  She learned wood carving and was always sketching, painting and drawing; or was doing her favorite cryptogram puzzles.  Lydia was very active in the Winnipeg Art Gallery Seniors and the Strollers Group as well as the social activities in her apartment building especially cribbage and sing-a-longs.  During the past two years she regularly attended the Cornerstone Baptist Church.  She was always a great influence to all of us.

Mom was always thankful for her good health and mobility.  She will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

A celebration of her life will take place at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 505 Oakview at Watt St. on Wednesday, November 30 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Clark Gietz officiating.  Interment will follow at the Hope Farm Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, donations may be made in Lydia’s memory to either the Canadian Down’s Syndrome Society 811 – 14th St. NW Calgary, AB T2N 2A4; Heart & Stroke Foundation of MB 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 or the Cancer Care Manitoba 675 McDermot Ave. Room ON 109 Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.

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