Posted: August 21st, 2021

Edna Penner

1938 – 2021

Edna Ruby Penner of Lethbridge, Alberta beloved wife of Mr. Jake Penner passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital into the loving arms of her Saviour on August 19, 2021 at the age of 82 years

Edna was born December 31, 1938 in Waldheim, Saskatchewan. She was born into a large farming family and was raised in Christian home. When she was a child, the family relocated to St. Catharines, Ontario. Edna accepted the Lord as her Saviour at an early age and her devout faithfulness inspired and sustained her throughout her life.

In her early adult years Edna headed west for employment as a secretary in Saskatchewan, Alberta and finally in Vancouver, BC. She left the city life in 1975 and returned to the farm when she married her beloved Jake and became a mother to his three children. Jake and Edna were on the farm in Grassy Lake for 11 years before retiring to Kelowna, BC. Together they enjoyed 13 wonderful years in Kelowna before returning to Lethbridge, AB in 1998 to be closer to family. Edna had a beautiful voice, loved to sing and shared her gift many times throughout her life in the Christian community. The opportunity to participate in a choral tour throughout Europe was one of her highlights. She was an avid reader and in her leisure time enjoyed needle work, floral arranging and playing board and card games. For many years Edna and Jake enjoyed winters in the warm sun of California and Arizona. Edna loved family gatherings and adored being a grandmother.

Besides her loving husband Jake Penner, Edna is survived by her daughter Wanda Bahniuk (Stan); sons Randall Penner (Martha), Roger Penner (Jennifer); grandchildren Thomas Penner, Megan Hyland, Matthew Bahniuk, Nicole Bahniuk, Taryn Bahniuk, Mack Penner, Austin Penner, Kale Penner, Ty Penner; great grandchildren Mitayah, Jordyn and Colter Penner, Sam and Maddie Hyland, Hazel Jordison; sisters Betty (Walt) Isaac, Lois (Walt) Martens; sister in laws Joanne Penner Herron, Susie Pankratz; brothers Allan (Ester) Andes; brothers in law Bill (Grant Clark) Penner, Dr. Werner (Ruth) Pankratz As well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families

Edna was predeceased by parents Jacob and Mary Andres; brothers and sisters Elmer Andres, Jim Andres, Josie Reimer, Grace Braun, Irene Dick, Nellie Friesen, Clara Andres

A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Evangelical Free Church, 4717 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Dave Acree, presiding.

Edna’s service will be available to view by livestream. To access the livestream, please go to Penner and scroll to the bottom of the page.

A private Family Interment will precede the service at the Royal View Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to MCC Canada at 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 5K9/ or Gideons International – Canada at 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph Ontario N1H – 6T9.

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