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September 1, 1932– Chortitz, Manitoba
November 12, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with profound sadness but with peaceful hearts that we bid farewell to Jake for he has ascended to the Kingdom of Heaven to be with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jake was the fifth child of fifteen born to Isaac and Maria Penner.

Jake is first and foremost remembered by his loving wife Iris, a woman with steadfast heart and enduring tenderness. Jake is survived by his daughters Barbara (Michal Colborne), Tammay (Ian Cruikshank), and Robynn (David Colborne); six grandchildren Ross Cruikshank, Anna Cruikshank, Celeste Colborne, Jack Cruikshank, James Colborne, Amelia Colborne and by his remaining twelve siblings. He is predeceased by his mother Maria, father Isaac and brothers Ike and Martin.

Funeral Services will be held at First Alliance Church (123456 – 40 Street S.E.) on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through We wish to thank the dedicated staff at the Beverly Midnapore for their compassion in the care of Jake over the years. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Ups and Down: Calgary Down’s Syndrome Association, 1940 6 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 0W3 Telephone: (403) 289-4394.

In living memory of Jake Penner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Joan Fletcher (Fraser) :

    Iris, I am so sorry to hear of Jake’s passing as we will miss him here, but also rejoice with you that he is free from all limitations and is in his eternal home. You’ll continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. ~~~ Joan

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  2. Bev&Darren Conrod :

    Iris & Family please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. Iris we certainly have missed you and Jake as neighbours. The news of your loss is very sad our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry due to prior commitments we will not be able to attend the service but know you are in our thoughts Bev & Darren

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  3. Peter and Karen Vanderwal :

    Dear Iris and family, We are so sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. We pray that the Lord’s peace and grace will comfort you all as you mourn. Jake’s love for the Lord was a great blessing to us. Our assurance that he is now rejoicing in our Saviour’s presence, having laid down the burdens of life, is comforting. Iris, may you know the Lord’s strength and the richness of His love for you at this difficult time.
    Your friends in Christ, Peter and Karen
    Psalm 116 v 15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

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  4. Lynne & Dennis Brennan :

    Barb, Mike, Celeste & James.
    We know how much you’re going to miss your dad/papa. But he will always live on in your hearts and memories.
    Love Lynne & Dennis

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