Anton (Tony) Penner

1935 - 2013 


After a lengthy stay at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Anton Penner was released into heaven to be with his Heavenly Father on January 21, 2013.

Dad was born on Aug. 14Th 1935 and spent his first 13 years north of Horndean Manitoba. Then the family moved to Paraguay in 1948.  Mom & Dad were married on Aug. 7th 1955 in Paraguay. They then returned to Canada, to the town of Altona, where they were blessed with their first baby Johnny. Then 13 months later Rosie was born, 2 1/2 years later Ernie was born in Winnipeg.  Dad had had a few careers in his lifetime; one of the most memorable was his position of Farm Manager at Fahr's farm, in Birds hill, north of Winnipeg.

In 1974, Mom & Dad moved north of Plum Coulee, where they purchased a chicken farm. Dad also drove school bus, for 17 years, during this time.  When they retired from the Chicken Farm, Mom & Dad moved into the town of Plum Coulee, where Dad started a saw sharpening business. Dad loved wood, being an avid woodworker.  Dad made many a piece of furniture for family and friends, selling many pieces of furniture big and small from end tables to bedroom furniture.  But accidents happen; Dad had cut his finger on the table saw. When the surgeons sewed his finger to his stomach, He told people that he could tickle his stomach from the inside.

Then they moved to Winkler in 2003 to a condo and spent 8 years there. Then 1 1/2 years ago, they moved to Lions Court. They made many friends there and one person that Dad liked to joke around with was Lynn Penner.

Dad was a solid believer in Jesus Christ. He would pray daily for his children and grandchildren. Dad prayed for our safety and health, he also prayed that each and every one would come to know Jesus Christ like the way he did. That one day they would meet again in heaven. Dad also led many bible study groups. It was very important to Dad that the Christmas story was read at Christmas time. Dad we will miss your prayers for us.

Remembering Dad with love of 57 years are his wife Nettie (Friesen) of Winkler and 3 children, Johnny & Eileen Penner of Calgary, Rose & Ray Wiebe of Winkler and Ernie & Gloria Penner of Winkler.  Grandpa will be missed by his seven grandchildren, Lindsay Penner & fiancée Stefan Mendritzki, Matthew Penner, Tony & Nikki Wiebe, Nicki Wiebe, Sam Wiebe, Chrissy & Wendell Peters, Tim Penner and 2 great grandchildren Dylan and Logan Peters.

Dad is survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Dad is predeceased by his parents Anton & Marie Penner, 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Celebration of Anton Penner life was held January 24th at the Winkler Mennonite Church at 2 pm with burial at the Winkler Cemetery.

We would like to thank the Boundary Trail Health Centre for their wonderful care of Dad, for the Palliative Care People that worked their time to sit with Dad. Thank-you to Jake & Betty Peters for sitting with Dad and finding people to stay with Dad through the night. Thank-you to Bernie & Helena Penner for your faithful visits. For all who drove Mom to and from the hospital during the last 6 months, Thank-you so much.

Thank-you to Bernie Thiessen and Abe Reimer for your visits to Dad, reading the Bible, as well your prayers for Dad & Family and the Funeral Service. Thank-you to the ushers, song leaders and the pallbearers.

Nettie Penner and Family

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s memory to Boundary Trails Health Centre Palliative Care unit Box 2000 Winkler, MB R6W 1Y8. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements,

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