Shirley Avis Penner

Shirley Avis Penner

Shirley Avis Penner (nee Meyer)

August 27, 1926 ~ September 12, 2012

Shirley Avis Penner (nee Meyer) passed away on September 12, 2012 in Creston, BC, at the age of 86 years.

Shirley was born to parents Pearl and Lawrence Meyer on August 27, 1926 in Didsbury, AB. She received her elementary education in Didsbury, AB and then continued on to obtain her teaching certificate in 1947; she taught in Alberta for a number of years.

Shirley married Henry Penner in 1949 in Didsbury, AB and in 1968 they moved to Grimshaw, AB and then finally settled in Creston, BC in 1974.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents Pearl (1945) and Lawrence Meyer (1957); sisters Helen (infant) (1916), Elsie Fay Anderson (2002) and brother Gordon Meyer (2010).

She will be dearly missed by her loving husband Henry Penner; brothers Glen (Mary) and Neville (Doris) Meyer; children Denise (Jerry) Pennock of Calgary, AB, Lisa Sharp of Camrose, AB, Laurel (Gordon) Leversage of Delta, BC, Murray (Beth) Penner of Delta, BC, Randal (Elisabeth) Penner of Creston, BC, Treena (Mike) Chappell of Creston, BC; seventeen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service was held Friday September 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Joshua Tschetter and Monty Wood officiating.

Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.


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