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GERALD (GERRY) WAYNE PENNER (published on November 12, 2007)



GERALD (GERRY) WAYNE PENNER Peacefully, with family by his side, on November 8, 2007, at the age of 53. Gerry was born December 14, 1953 in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is survived by his loving wife Linda Mulvey; son Sam and daughter Rita; stepsons, Colin (Candace) and Andrew Campbell; his parents, John and Anne Penner of St. Catharines; brothers, Ralph (Kathy) of Winnipeg and John (Julie) of Toronto; sisters, Janice Penner (Tim) of Niverville and Colleen Froese (Gary) of Kitchener; and many nieces and nephews. Gerry moved to Manitoba at the age of 19 to attend Winkler Bible School and later settled in Winnipeg. He worked at various jobs in Winnipeg and was employed with Centra Gas and Manitoba Hydro for the past 27 years. He enjoyed many sports including golf, cross country skiing and hockey. He was a caring, loving person who had many friends, with some friendships spanning over thirty years. Gerry loved to drop in on friends and have coffee. Many friends enjoyed fellowship with Gerry in church and friends at Beginning Experience will miss his caring smile and kind words. Gerry had a strong faith in God which gave him courage and hope during his recent illness. He was very thoughtful of others and giving of himself, and never complained to the end. He will be sadly missed by his wife and family. The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff at St. Boniface Hospital Oncology, especially Dr. Ralph Wong and nurse Denise and the staff on 5E at St. Boniface General Hospital for his care. A visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2007 at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at Immanuel Pentecostal Church, 955 Wilkes Avenue with interment to follow in Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. FRIENDS FUNERAL SERVICE 2146 Main Street 339-5555


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