Ivy Stella Penney

February 13, 2020


Passed peacefully away on February 13, 2020 at Pleasantview Towers, Ivy Stella Penney aged 81 years. Ivy leaves to mourn her loving children Darrin (Kay) and Susan (Paul) as well as two grandchildren April and Matthew.  Ivy joins, in heaven, her loving husband and best friend Fred, her beloved sister Marie (Ken), brother Harold and parents Nathaniel and Effie Kinden.  She also leaves to mourn sisters Marilyn (Melvin), Judy (David) and brothers Eric (Hazel) and Howard (Shirley) and special sisters-in-law Jessie (Sturdee) and Francis and brother-in-law Cyril (Bernice), as well as a large circle of nieces and nephews.  Ivy grew up on Indian Islands in Notre Dame Bay and throughout her battle with Alzheimer’s, kept many fond memories of this special place.  In her teenage years she came to St. John’s to work in Government House with her cousin Stella and eventual life-long friend Rose.  Fred was not too far behind, leaving Indian Islands as well to chase Ivy and eventually convince her to marry him.  They settled into Suvla Street which was home for the next 50 years.  Ivy became close friends with the neighborhood girls Maisie, Sheila and Susie and many a cup of tea, game of cards and meals were had with them and their husbands.  We are sad to see Mom go but know that Dad has been patiently waiting for many years for her to come join him again.  We would like to thank the staff and students in Pleasantview Towers 2NE and Hillcrest Estates who became Ivy’s extended family over the past 5 years.  Please join us in celebrating Ivy’s life at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday February 15 from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday February 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at St. Thomas’ Anglican church on Monday February 17 at 11;00 a.m. In lieu of flower’s donations in Ivy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of NL.



2-4 p.m. on February 15, 2020

2-4 p.m. on February 16, 2020

7-9 p.m. on February 16, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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St. Thomas' Anglican Church

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Darrin, Susan and the Kinden family,
We were very sad to hear of Aunt Ivy’s passing. We have only very fond memories of her throughout the years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Trudy Pearce & Wynnry Kinden

Susan and Darrin ,
We are saddened to learn of Aunt Ivy’s passing .
She was a very outgoing and engaging person. When we were growing up it was such a special treat around Christmas time when she and Uncle Fred would visit . Our condolences to you and your families.

Darrrin,Susan & Families,

Sorry to hear of Aunt Ivy’s passing. We have some
wonderful memories of times spent with Aunt Ivy
and Uncle Fred. that we will cherish forever. She had a
wonderful sense of humour.. A special person
and a beautiful lady who will be sadly missed.
Please know thoughts and prayers are with you all
at this time.

Susan, Paul and Family
The passing of a Parent is never easy, keep memories of your Mom close, she was a sweet woman

Susan and family: Condolences on the passing of your mom. Treasure your memories.

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. I remember as a child Aunt Ivy and Uncle Fred visiting Fogo Island and later on visiting them at their home. During that particular trip to St. John’s, I remember the sun shining through the kitchen window and Aunt Ivy humming away while she made us a snack – she was so happy all the time. I am thankful Aunt Lorie took me to visit with Aunt Ivy a few years ago during a work trip. I will cherish that visit.

Susan and Family, So sorry to hear this sad news. I know these past few years have been a struggle for your family. Cherish the special memories and take comfort in knowing she is with your father again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

My condolences are with the Penney family,. My daughter Sofia and I spent some time with Ivy when she was living on Sulva street and she was so fun to chat to. Very kindhearted lady. Very blessed to meet her. Rest In Peace

Mrs. Penney was always so much fun to visit, a real joy. I especially enjoyed her stories about rural Newfoundland.

So she is now back with Fred, the love story continues – for so long. We don’t choose our parents – but we are sure grateful for folks like Ivy & Fred. And so they are bringing us all together once again, a lot to be grateful for a wonderful life lived, even at this most difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Darrin, Susan and families. Take care everyone – Derek Peddle & family.

Susan and family, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a sweet and beautiful lady. I know she will be missed but now she will be your angel looking over you.

Love Karen Penney-Pike (Hillcrest Estates)

Susan, Paul and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences.

My dearest Aunt Ivy, you now can be with Uncle Fred. We thoroughly enjoyed every visit to your place because you made us all feel special ❤️. Even my children remember you greeting them with a bucket of toys at the door and you running around the house, or skipping down George Street to lunch!☺️ We will certainly miss you❤️. Rest In Peace my sweet Aunt.

Dear Susan, Darrin and Family,,
Seymour & I send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. I am Susie’s daughter, Grace, and I remember well the relationship you speak of and the neighbourhood fun on Sulva Street. We lived next door to Ivy & Fred. I remember when Ivy would hold up a tea cup, standing at her kitchen window, and that meant it was time for a cup of tea. No cell phones then but that communication worked just fine! Mom & Dad (Susie & Harrison Noseworthy) and Ivy and Fred were very close friends indeed. When Mom & Dad moved to Ottawa to be close to us, Ivy and Mom still kept in touch..

Treasure the memories of the happy times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Grace & Seymour Kell

Very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Susan, Darrin and family, very saddened to hear of Aunt Ivy’s passing. I have so many fond childhood memories of Aunt Ivy, her humour and love for a bit of fun. She will be deeply missed. Thinking of you all.

I Met Ivy at Hillcrest when my mom was a resident there.Even though both were struggling with dementia she would take care of Mom and help her get around.She was such a sweetheart!!RIP Ivy.

Susan, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Having read her obituary and seen her lovely photo, I would have loved to have met her. She was clearly a much-loved matriarch in your family and a cherished friend in the communities in which she lived. Deepest condolences on what is inevitably a terrible loss for your family 🙁

I have known Ivy Penny most of her life and what I remember about her most was her great sense of humour. She and her late husband Fred were very good friends to my parents and she will be missed.

Susan so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, she was a lovely lady.
Ellen Power

Lovely lady. I have many fond memories of Ivy having met her through my family on Liverpool Ave. Had many chuckles sitting around the table at Walter and Maisie’s house. Please accept my sincere condolences Susan and Darin.
Doris Bishop

We remember beautiful ivy very well. She was such a pleasant lady and we loved being in her company many years ago with the Collins. RIP Ivy.