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IRENE PENTON (LONGRIGG)
Date of Passing: Sep 20, 2014Offer Condolences or Memory
IRENE PENTON (nee LONGRIGG) With deep sorrow the Penton family announces the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Irene (née Longrigg) on September 20, 2014 at age 96. Irene is survived by her seven children: Eleanor (Tony) Rock and their children Terry (Becky) and Maureen (Richard); Ken and children Marc (Kerri) and Lindsey Routhier (Darren); Nancy (Rod) Allen and children Caley Houtop (Justin) and Cassie Allen-Brown (Andrew); Bruce (Barb) and children Kirk (Sarah), Kate Overes (Scott) and Christine; Bob (Chris) and son Dustin (Susan); Brenda (Steve) and children Dan and Claire (Benji); and Laurie (Janet) and sons Connor and Erik; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Terry, her siblings Ken and Kae Longrigg, and daughter-in-law Gayle. Irene was born in Winnipeg on April 30, 1918 and moved to Brandon with her family in 1933. She married Terry in 1941 and they raised their seven children in Brandon, 52 of those years on 28th Street. She was a long standing member of the Wheat City Al-Anon group, where she drew great satisfaction from the camaraderie and helping other people. She was also a proud founding member of the RCAF 502 Wing ladies' auxiliary. Irene enjoyed gardening and spent her summers puttering in her yard, nurturing her flowers and vegetables. She was very specific of the harvesting techniques and specifically how the potatoes were to be dug! Irene's adaptability and determination were demonstrated when she obtained her driver's licence at age 68 after Terry's passing. With her new wheels, she was able to maintain her independence. She also enjoyed travelling to visit her children and grandchildren across western Canada. The family wishes to thank the third floor staff team of Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg for its care and support of Irene over the past three years. The funeral service will be held at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., with viewing held prior to the service, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terry and Irene Penton Memorial Scholarship, c/o Institutional Advancement, Brandon University, 270 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9 or to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
Publish Date: Sep 27, 2014
IRENE PENTON (nee LONGRIGG) Irene Penton (née Longrigg), beloved wife of the late Terry Penton, passed away peacefully at the Golden West Centennial Lodge, Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Irene will lovingly be remembered by her children: Eleanor Rock, Ken, Nancy Allen, Bruce, Bob, Brenda and Laurie. The funeral service will be held at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The service time will be announced in tomorrow's paper. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
Publish Date: Sep 23, 2014
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 27, 2014
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Sending my sympathy to you Nancy. We taught together at Lakewood way back. I would love to get together and visit. Please call or use FB. I lost my mom almost two years ago so I can really sympathize. You will want to call or ask her something, and miss her even though she had a wonderful long life and you know she would want to rejoin your dad. She sounds like a very interesting lady. Keep the happy memories of good times for your children and grandchildren. Sincerely, Jan - Posted by: Janice Robidoux (1974 co-worker with Nancy at Lakewood School) on: Sep 28, 2014
I was very sorry to learn of Irene's passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Now that I am living in Kelowna I regretably will not be able to attend the service for your mom. On behalf of my entire family know you are in our thoughts at this sad time. - Posted by: Eleanor Wilde and family (Friends) on: Sep 23, 2014
My condolences to you all. Take care. - Posted by: Lauren (Neighbour) on: Sep 23, 2014
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