PENNER BobPosted: December 13th, 2012
1943 – 2012
It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Dennis Penner announce
his passing on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the age of 69 years.
A private family graveside service will be held at the Taber Memorial
Garden prior to the funeral service on Thursday, December 13, 2012.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48
Avenue, Taber on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Harry
Unger officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Besides his loving wife Judy, Bob will be lovingly remembered by their two
children Tara (Len) Andrus of Whitecourt, Todd Penner of Taber and
granddaughters Randi and Shayna Andrus. He is also survived by three sisters
Elviera (Don) Enns of Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Ella (Art) Neufeld of
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Betty (Lyle) Brown of Carstairs; two brothers
Eldon (Olinda) Penner of Abbotsford, British Columbia and Harry Penner of
Didsbury; Judy’s sister Wendy (Mike) Delaney of Kelowna, British Columbia
and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Henry and Helen Penner, Judy’s parents
Len and Joyce Berscht and a sister-in-law Betty Lou Penner.
Bob was born in Didsbury on February 3, 1943. On April 1, 1967 he married
Judy Berscht and they were blessed with two children. He began his career in
clothing retail sales in 1962. Bob moved his family to Taber in September of
1975 where he established Penner’s Mens Wear. His hard work and commitment
continued until his retirement in 1997. Bob was actively involved in the
community and sat on numerous boards and committees. He was dedicated to and
instrumental in the development and incorporation of Taber Special Needs in
1987. His passion and vision for Taber Special Needs carried on for the next
twenty five years. Bob’s devotion to his family and genuine love for people
was the foundation of every aspect of his life.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bob’s name may be made directly
to the Taber Special Needs Society, 6005 – 60 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Wedel and all
the staff at Linden View for the special care given to Bob.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
We were very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Good memories of his life will however last forever. The last time we saw him he brought sacks full of Taber corn to Dan and Anita’s.
Bob has found peace and contentment now in a pain free Heavenly environment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy, Tara and Todd during this difficult time.
Dave and Sue Helps.
It was with great sadness that we heard of Bob’s passing. Lots of fond memories, Judy, during our times in Didsbury. We pray that Peace and Comfort are with you and the children.
Bob & Bev Mettlewsky