Philip George (Flip) Penney, 65, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 1997 at his residence on Pender Island, B.C.
He was born to Marguerite and the late George Penney in Stratton, Ont. on Aug. 2, 1932. He spent most of his life there, and was an ardent curler, having curled in many bonspiels with the Clarence Shrumm rink.
He worked for a number of years in the building trade with John Smits and in Atikokan at the mine. He moved to Edmonton in 1976, continuing in the building trade. After retiring, he worked for Tri-Line, where he met his wife to be.
They were married in Edmonton on May 20, 1978. They moved to Pender Island in 1990, where they spent much of their time looking after their market garden. He was an active member of Pender Legion Br. #239.
Philip is survived by his wife, Lurie; and stepson, Robert, and his three children. He also is survived by his mother, Marguerite Penney of Fort Frances; three sisters, Pat and husband, Ole Mosley, and Lucille and husband, John Audette, all of Fort Frances, and Marie and husband, Norman Duhamel, of Dryden, Ont.; and six brothers, Greg and wife, Donna, and Leo and wife, Bonnie, all of Fort Frances, Frank and wife, Merle, of Lethbridge, Ed and wife, Peige of Guelph, Bill and wife, Betty, of Stratton, and Don of Atikokan.
He also is survived by two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law in B.C.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
He was predeceased by his father, George Penney, on March 12, 1971.
Cremation has taken place, with a memorial service to be held in Pinewood Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 at 11 a.m., with Fr. James Panakulam officiating.
Interment will be in Stratton Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Honourary pallbearers will be John Smits, Terry Lee, Clarence Shrumm, and his three brothers-in-law, Norman Duhamel, Ole Mosley, and John Audette.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.