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Born: Apr 11, 1923

Date of Passing: Mar 16, 2020

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April 11, 1923 - March 16, 2020

John passed away March 16, 2020, in Winnipeg, with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife Diane and her family; his daughters, Kathleen and Maureen, his son Murray and their families, as well as many extended family members.
John was born in Blumenfeld, MB to Mennonite parents, Peter J. Penner and Maria (Wiebe) Penner. He was predeceased by his first wife Katherine (Kaye) in 1983, his son Erroll in 1971, and 11 siblings.
John never knew his mother as she died shortly after giving birth to him. He and his four surviving siblings were all raised by extended family members.
John completed grade 8 and proceeded to serve in the army in the Second World War as a conscientious objector in the Medical Corps, along with his two older brothers.
He then took a carpentry course at M.I.T., now Red River College and received his Master Carpenter Designation. His handiwork is very evident all over Manitoba. He was employed with Via Rail until his retirement.
John enjoyed baseball (was a semi pro pitcher), hockey, golf, curling, hunting. He loved his Arabian Horses, a rousing game of cards and was well read. He was fiercely proud, competitive and meticulous.
John was a member of the Church of Christ.
We, as a family, are grateful to those who supported him and us. He truly appreciated the cards, prayers and visits. To his niece Arlene Heppner-Everett (Wayne) of Michigan, many thanks. A special thank you to his doctors, home care teams and funeral home staff.
A notice of service to follow.

Ruhe in Frieden

Arrangements entrusted to
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

Publish Date: Mar 21, 2020

April 11, 1923 - March 16, 2020

John Penner passed away peacefully on March 16, 2020, with family at his side.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
A full obituary will follow.

Arrangements entrusted to:

Publish Date: Mar 18, 2020

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 18, 2020, Mar 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Blessings of peace and calm to each family member.I was Blessed to know John's smile and laugh all my life. Now he is at rest with his Heavenly Father. God Bless. Bob Haskayne - Posted by: Linda Haskayne (Friend ) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, Kathy Mimi and Earl Singer - Posted by: Mimi & Earl Singer (Friend) on: Mar 23, 2020

  • Kath, We are sending our love and condolences.. May your dad ruhe sanft Karen, John & families - Posted by: John & Karen Koop & Schellenberg family (Family) on: Mar 21, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Diane and family. - Posted by: CĂ©line (Friend ) on: Mar 21, 2020

  • Thanks for the times that we shared, the memories , your daily inquiries and the special relationship that will never be taken from me. You were very special. Until we meet again......... Love, Arlene - Posted by: Arlene (Niece) on: Mar 19, 2020

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