Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 26, 2017, Ches Penney, aged 84 years. Predeceased by daughter Maggie, parents Chesley and Ina, brothers Malcolm, Neville and Jim.
This amazing man and proud Newfoundlander leaves behind with fond memories his loving wife Iris Petten and his children Jill (Bob Carter), Chris, Gail (Harry French), Dan (Barbara), Ches (Tamara), Joe (Connie), Hayley (Nick Chisholm), Cheslea (Mike Bradshaw), and stepson Grayson Ewing; grandchildren Jennifer (Colin), Jill (Jason), Dylan, Jackson, Julia (Conor), Diana, Charlotte, Grace, Cecilia, Anna, Sophie, Emily, Sarah, Chesley, Hillary and Everett; and great grandchild Daniel.
Ches grew up in Carbonear and came from a large family and is remembered by brothers George (Helen), Jordan (Helen), Orville (Betty) and Fred (Anne) and sisters Elizabeth (Hallett) Winter, Anna (Alex) Thistle, Norma (Calvin) Pilgrim and Glenis (Glen) Murray.
Also fondly remembered by Margaret Penney, Kristine Penney, In-laws Vernon and Shirley Petten, and Eddie Kearley.
Ches had a business career spanning more than sixty years during which time he developed an extensive group of close business associates and friends too numerous to name. Ches dearly appreciated the many business partners and employees in the companies he founded and guided over the years.
Special mention to Fred Taylor who worked alongside Ches from the early years in Grand Falls. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who provide Ches with caring and support in his last years.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation on Saturday, January 28th from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm, Sunday, January 29th from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm, and on Monday, January 30th from 10 am – 12 noon, 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 31st at 2 pm from the Salvation Army Citadel, Adams Avenue. Cremation has taken place. Interment will follow at a private family service. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Ches’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, Downtown Ministries, Canadian Red Cross, and the Canadian Mental Health Association NL. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.
In recognition of the many friends, family and business acquaintances throughout his life, the family will be providing a live webcast of the service by connecting to http://www1.webcastcanada.ca/live/live/ea117.php
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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