Penner, Helen

Helena Penner

1933 - 2016


Helen PHelen Penner passed away peacefully at Boundary Trails Health Center at noon on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the age of 83 years with her siblings by her side.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Helena Penner (nee Thiessen) and numerous half brothers and sisters. She was also predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Helen is survived by three brothers and three sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Helen Penner was born to Jacob and Helena Penner in Mexico on April 26, 1933. She moved to Canada in 1939, along with her parents and siblings. She lived in Chortitz and later in Friedensfeld. She got baptized in the Blumenfeld Old Colony Church by Bishop Jacob Froese. She worked as a housekeeper at various places. Helen later stepped out of her comfort zone to pursue her career in becoming a Licenced Practical Nurse, sometime in her forties. She worked as a nurse and then later changed to being a private home care giver. Helen was a very private person and would not share or discuss her feelings easily. On her retirement she resided in Winkler and her last place of residence was at Cedar Estate.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday August 14, 2016 at the Christian Faith Church with interment at the Blumenfeld Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the Doctors, Ambulance attendants, nurses and the staff at BTHC. We also would like to thank the Chaplin Steven Siemens for his compassion and care. We would also like to thank Pastor Davey, the song leader, pianist, ushers, food committee and serving group. The family would also like to thank Wiebe Funeral Home staff for their professional and caring service. In Helen’s memory, donations may be made to Gateway Resources.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


#1 Curt reimer 2016-08-16 18:48
Always fun to talk too,she was so nice,sorry to hear

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