We, the family of the late John Penney, are saddened to announce his sudden passing in St. Catharines, Ont. on July 6, 2015.
John was born in Sydney, son of the late Ambrose and Mary Penney.
He is survived by his daughter, Pam (Randy) Mulder of Vineland and four grandchildren, Darryl, Noah, Helena and Matthew. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Kyte (George) of Sydney; sister-in-law, Iona Smith of Niagara Falls; sister-inlaw, Irene Penney of Halifax and sister-in-law, Nellie Penney of Sydney, as well as several nieces and nephews from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by a son, Richard (1981) and his wife, Betty (2010); as well as brothers, Ray of Halifax and Clifton of Sydney and brother-in-law, Doug Smith of Niagara Falls.
John retired from the Board of Education where he worked as a custodian. He enjoyed his work at Carleton Public School and Merriton High School. He also very much enjoyed his regular visits to Tim Hortons for coffee and conversation.
Cremation has taken place and as John has requested no visitation or funeral, a private family service will be conducted.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Hulse and English Funeral Home, St. Catharines Ont.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.hulseandenglishcom.