Oscar Penney

September 13, 1936 to June 20, 2018


Oscar Penney, age 81 of Paradise, formally of Adams Cove, CBN, passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Health Sciences Centre.

Predeceased by his parents Oliver and Hazel Penney and baby sister Olive of Adams Cove, parents-in-law Jack and Nettie Lynch sisters-in-law Florrie Penney, Nellie Penney and brother-in-law Joe Bussey.

Oscar leaves to mourn with precious memories his wife of 59 years Madeline (Lynch) Penney, his son Gary Penney (Patricia Flynn), and Gary’s four children Nichole Molloy (Mitch), their son Colby, Jeanine (Bubba) Penney, Ashley Penney (Mike Snow), their daughter Kaiya, Garry Penney and their mother Janet Bennett.

His daughter Charlotte Comeau (Darren) and their four children Olivia, Olena, Felicia-Beth and Devon.

Oscar leaves behind his brothers Clayton Penney (Mary Hodder), Allister Penney and sister Judy Shortt (Dick), his in-laws Marina Bussey, Jack Lynch (Hazel), Melvin Lynch (Val), and Joan Chaytor (Reg). As well as nieces and nephews whom he loved from both sides of the family. Special thanks to nephew Brian Penney who has been with us every step of the way for the past nine weeks.

Special thanks to dads caregivers Jeanette Gleeson, Paula Campbell and Patsy Oliver who became like family and gave dad exceptional care.

Visitation to take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday, June 23 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Sunday, June 24 from 2-9 p.m. and Monday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, June 25 at 2 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the U.C. Cemetery, Blackhead, CBN.

Flowers grateful accepted or donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.

Our dad loved life, and his family truly was his pride and joy. In his better days, dad loved in the woods picking berries “in on the hills” hunting with the dogs, and dearly loved being on the water. His favorite place in the world is the place he grew up, Adams Cove. The past 17 years dad faced many challenges of being deaf and a stroke survivor. He faced everything with patience and a smile. He didn’t let his disability burden him and he was a joy to care for. Dad loved to go for drives and have a lunch on Topsail Beach. He would buy flowers and strawberry plants and call his grandchildren whom he called “his children” to plant them together. And oh the funny stories he could tell. We have many, many memories of our dad and he was a true poppy in every sense of the word to his grandchildren. In dads disabled condition he didn’t look at what he couldn’t do but what he could do. He had a wonderful outlook on life.

Dad will be dearly missed by all his family and will remain in our hearts forever.



2-4 p.m. on June 23, 2018

7-9 p.m. on June 23, 2018

2-9 p.m. on June 24, 2018

10 a.m. - 12 noon on June 25, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday June 25th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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11:30am, Tuesday June 26th

U.C. Cemetery, Blackhead, CBN

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Dear Madeline and Family, So sorry of the loss of your husband Oscar. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Daphne Duff

My sincere condolence to the Penney family. My father, Bill Stewart who just passed away in Feb was a friend of Oscar and also of Joe Bussey. I remember meeting both Oscar & Joe many times over the years and I always remember them both being very kind & friendly to me. My father spoke highly of both of them. Sending prayers from my family to yours during this difficult time.
Margo Hand(daughter of WR (Bill) Stewart PEng)

Madeline, Gary, Charlotte & Family,
May fond and loving memories of Oscar bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Take Care & God Bless,

To Madeline, Gary, Charlotte and the extended family:
Sincere condolences on Oscar’s passing. I will always remember him with a smile on his face and eager to laugh.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Todd and Lauren Penney

Aunt Madeline, Gary, Charlotte and Families,
My heart goes out to you all in the loss of dear Uncle Oscar. So thankful for all the memories made over the years with your family. Appreciate him always wanting to see us on our visits home each year. I still have the Newfoundland coin he gave me on one of our trips home. Wishing I could be there with you!! Sending our love. Kevin, Rosie, Spencer & Daniel Harrison.

Madeline, Gary, Charlotte and Family,

Thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time….hold the precious memories close…

The Penney family. We are thinking and praying for you all and wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you all

Madeline, Gary & Charlotte, thinking of you as you celebrate your husband/ father’s Life. So much to celebrate, embrace the memories as you go through your grieving. Sending Blessings of Love and Comfort. Flora, Stephen, Kelin & Kristin XOOXOX

Madeline, Gary, Charlotte and extended family, We send our sincerest sympathy at this sad time. My heart goes out to you all in your time of sorrow.
Rest in Peace

Maureen & Kevin

Mrs P …Charlotte,Garry and families. Deepest Sympathy to u all in the loss of your husband ,father and Grandfather. He will be missed Hugs God Bless. ❤

Charlotte and Family ,
I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing .. You are in my thoughts and prayers . May all your beautiful memories of your Dad bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead and may God bless all of you .

Dear Madelyn and Charlotte Expressing our sympathy in the loss of a wonderful husband and father. Gilbert and Bev Ralph

Madeline, Charlotte, Gary and family,
Our sincere condolences. May all your happy memories forever keep Oscar in your hearts and with you always.
Cheryl (Parsons), John and family

To Madeline Charlotte Gary & Families ,
Sorry to hear of your loss ,our thoughts and prayers
are with you all during this difficult time ,
Take care and God Bless .

We are all sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Our hearts are with you all.
Suzette Kilgore (Rainville)
Warren Coffin
Rosina Rainville

So sorry to hear of Oscar’s passing,. Had some good times with him on hunting trips. Please accept our condolences.

Madeline , Charlotte , Gary and family. Thinking about you all during this time. I have many memories of Oscar growing up. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Glenda Carey

So Sorry Madeline and Family, But Oscar is now in a better place, God Rest his Soul. Rob and Him were good friends, and now the two of them are gone.
You will get used to it Madeline, but even after 3 years I still look for Rob and I catch myself talking to him.
Take care of yourself. and God Bless
Regards Louise.

Madeline & Family
Condolences on the loss of your Husband. Treasure your memories.

Una Pennell

Madeline, Charlotte and family
We knew Mr Penney for only a short while, but got to know what a fine person he was and saw how much love and care the family shared.

Please accept our sincere condolences

Wanted to extend condolences to all the family at this difficult time!
Oscar sure will be missed by many! He was such kind , funny & gentle man!
May he Rest In Peace. 😢

Allow your fond memories of him to flow willingly through your heart and he will live forever! Xoxo

Lots of Love
Tina & All the Cooper Family ❤️

Madeline, Charlotte, Gary and family….so very sorry to hear of your loss.. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers..

Michelle and Tony O’Brien

Madeline, Charlotte, Gary and all your Families Thinking of you during these difficult sad days. Be strong and remember God is with you and will see you through it all.

Madeline, Gary, Charlotte & Family…
Please accept our sincere condolences on Oscar’s passing. He was a gentle Soul.
It is never easy to lose someone that you love.
Treasure your memories.
Take Care

we are very sorry to hear of oscar’s passing our thought;s are with all the family

We are profoundly sadden by the loss of siuch a kind and innocent soul. Uncle Oscar always went out of his way to see us on our visits home to Newfoundland. I will always be grateful for the love and kindness he showed towards myself, Alex and our daughter, Sophia. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. My deepest sympathy to aunt Madeline, Gary and Charlotte and all the family. Love always, Cindy, Alex and Sophia

So sorry to hear of Oscar’s death. It was a pleasure to visit him and listen to his stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. God bless.

Charlotte, Felicia-Beth, and Mr. Penney’s Family,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Connie Winter

Beautiful tribute to your Dad Charlotte. Hugs to you, Darren , all your children and your Mom.