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ABDULIA PENALBER (published on March 15, 2005)



ABDULIA PENALBER Following a lengthy illness, Abdulia (Dulia) Penalber (nee Badajos), wife of Willie Penalber went home to be with her Saviour, with her family by her side, at Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, March 12, 2005. Born on September 5, 1934 in Cabadbaran, Agusan, Philippines, she was the daughter of Rosita Yema and the late Gregorio Badajos. After finishing University and marrying her husband of 38 years, Dulia and Willie moved to Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A. where their son, Jonathan, was born. They then moved to Winnipeg, MB where she taught elementary school for many, many years. In her spare time and once she retired in 1998, she taught piano and was an avid hunter, fisher woman and bowler. She was one of the original teachers of Faith Academy as well as one of the first members of Faith Baptist Church where she was known for her astounding memorization skills and her great love of the Lord. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Jonathan; her daughter, Cherry (Brent, Cade and Cody); her mother, Rosita; siblings, Mila (Leon), Roberto (Victoria), Azucena (Charles), Abigail (Rey), Paquito (Aurora), Antipaz (Salustiano), Nelito (Maring), Joel (Purita) and Aquiline (Harry), many nieces and nephews, including Ilona (Mitch, Devon, Rhea, and Zoe), George, Peach (Jeff, Timothy, and Nathan), Cherrie (Ritchie), Noreen (Cecil), Arthur, Phillip, Paul, and Dessa. She was predeceased by her father Gregorio and her brother Noel. She was adored and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to the staff of Seven Oaks Hospital and Health Sciences Centre as well as the Faith Baptist Church family. Visitation/viewing will take place on Thursday, March 17 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Louden officiating. The gathering of friends and family will follow the service. All services will be held at Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may choose to donate in her memory to Faith Baptist Church. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery Hwy. #1 E. at Navin, (204) 222-3241


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