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Rita Elthea Penney

PENNEY, Rita Elthea - With heavy hearts, we wish to announce the passing of Rita Elthea Penney (nee Martin) on January 31, 2019 in her 85th year. The daughter of the late Joseph and Lenora Martin of Burlington, Green Bay, Newfoundland, and the wife of the late George Leonard Penney (predeceased Dec. 1994). Rita is survived by her two daughters, Valerie Penney-Hamilton (Steven) of Midland, Ontario, and Paulette Penney (Chris Isles), of Barrie, Ontario. Rita is also survived by grandchildren Sarah Hamilton (Nick Parker), Angus, Ont., Eric Hamilton, and Justin Hamilton both of Midland, Ont., and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Rita (Mom) fought a short and courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Our many thanks go out to the 3rd floor nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elliot Lake, Ont., The staff at Dr. Purzner’s office, the many other Doctors and Specialists at the Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ont., also let’s not forget the Nurses and PSW’s who frequented Mom’s residence every day to ensure Mom was comfortable during her stay with us. Many thanks also go out to the friends and neighbours who were always there to check in on Mom, whether it be to mow the grass, gardening, collect mail, etc. your thoughtfulness and caring did not go unnoticed. Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlands Cemetery, Elliot Lake, Ont., with a luncheon to follow at the United Church in Elliot Lake, Ont. In lieu of flowers: Donations to the CT Scanner fund at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elliot Lake, Ont., would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES , Elliot Lake, Ont. Thanks Mom and Dad for always being there. Until we meet again, we love you, and thank you for everything that you’ve both done.13336987
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