PENNER; Selma Gertrude (Rempel)

September 7, 1922 ~ May 14, 2016

Selma was born in Main Centre, Saskatchewan to David and Anna Rempel, the seventh child in a family of nine. She cherished many happy memories of her childhood on the family farm. In 1941, Selma married her childhood sweetheart, Harry Penner. Their love and dedication to each other was evident throughout 55 years of marriage until his passing in 1996. Selma’s six children were privileged beyond words. She leaves to mourn: Jordan (Diane) Penner, Evangeline (Donald) Piche, Lionel (Cheryl) Penner, Trevor (Maureen) Penner and Claire (Evan) Vike. She was predeceased by her infant son Jonathan in 1945. Selma also leaves 15 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren – the names of each she recalled in her prayers each night. A Memorial Service will be held today, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Menno Hospital Chapel, 32945 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Selma’s family extends their sincerest thanks to the staff at the Menno Hospital who provided excellent care during her final year. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Selma’s honour to the charity of your choice or the Mennonite Benevolent Society, 32945 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 1K1. Selma loved her Lord and Saviour, and cherished her family and was a beautiful witness of God’s love to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Online condolences to the family may be made at:

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

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