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PENMAN – John (Jack)

June 9, 1924 – December 10, 2010

It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, and papa on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the age of 86 years.

Jack (Papa) was born on June 9, 1924 in Cardenden Fifeshire, Scotland. He immigrated in 1929 with his parents and siblings to Canada and came to reside in Nordegg, Alta. In 1955, Jack and Marion moved to Calgary, where they have resided ever since. Jack and Marion enjoyed many trips back to Nordegg every year to spend time with many of their childhood friends. Papa’s greatest passion was spending time with his family and his grandchildren were the loves of his life. Being surrounded by his family made him the happiest man on earth. We are all so grateful to have been able to have him at home with us in his final days.

Jack is survived by his beloved wife of sixty three years Marion, his cherished children Jim (Rita), Roxanne (Boyd), and adored grandchildren Shelley (Trevor), Melissa, Brock, and Brett. He is survived by his siblings Elizabeth Marzetti, Margo (John) Smith, and George Penman, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father James, his mother Elizabeth, brother James (Cork), brother-in-law and childhood friend Frankie Marzetti.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

The family would love to express our deepest gratitude, to all the doctors and nurses at the Foothills Emergency Room for giving Papa all their exceptional care. Thank you Dr. Soolsma and the nurses on ward 32 for all of your compassion and caring during Papa’s stay in the hospital. But most of all, the ladies from Palliative Care and Home Care, we called these ladies our angels. Cathy Rasmussen, who helped us bring Papa home as soon as possible and Kathleen Russell who became part of the family in just a short few days. Words cannot express our gratitude to all of you. Last but not least the compassionate care of the nurses from Home Care that helped keep Papa comfortable.

In living memory of Jack Penman, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Edwina Segboer :

    Roxie,
    Just to let you know Jeff, Kaley, Chase and I are thinking of you and your family. Papa will always be remembered by all of us. Our prayers are with you. Love the Segboers.

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  2. Tom and Wendy Norris :

    Marion and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

    Sincerely,
    Tom and Wendy Norris

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  3. Julie and Ken McKeeman :

    Marion and Family,

    Just to let you know we are thinking of you. May your many happy memories give you comfort at this time.

    Julie and Ken

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  4. Miles and Judy Christianson :

    Jim, Rita and Family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Love,
    Miles and Judy Christianson

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  5. Rose and Myles Monea :

    Roxie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will remember your father as a jolly happy person who was fun to be around. May he rest peacefully now after his struggles of the past few years.

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  6. Reg and Giselle(Rossi) Gerlitz :

    Marion, Jim, Roxanne and families,

    We are very saddened by your loss. Unfortunately, We are unable to attend today’s services. Hope it helps to know that our heartfelt thoughts are with your family. He has left behind rich memories (especially of Long Ago Christmas gatherings) that I will keep in my heart forever.

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  7. To Roxie, Boyd and family
    Our sincere sympathies go out to you at this of saddness.
    Blessings and much love
    Lon and Ida

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  8. Pete & Judy Fortney :

    Jim, Rita, Melissa and Shelley & Trevor,

    We had the priviledge of meeting Jack and enjoying his sense of humor. We know how much you all will miss him. You are in our prayers that you may receive comfort and peace.

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