Penelope C. Crane (nee Goodridge)

February 1, 1927 to October 15, 2018


Gently passed away on Oct. 15, 2018 in St. John’s Penny Crane, age 91. Predeceased by her husband Norman, brother Noel Goodridge, brother-in-law John Crane, and brother-in-law Joe Clarke. Left with fond and loving memories her children Joan Reddin (Dave), Janet (Tom Kennedy), Andrew (Bev Dicks), Daphne, Marion (John Lai), and Jim, grandchildren Colin Reddin (Kasia Koltunska), Stephen Reddin (Jenny Hadley), Molly Lai and Peggy Lai, sister Diana Clarke, sister-in-law Isabelle Goodridge, and numerous nieces and nephews. Will also be missed by many family friends especially John Harris and family, Luke Janes and family, and Jeff Cummings. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thur. Oct. 18 from 7-9 pm. and Fri. Oct. 19 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Thomas Anglican Church. As an expression of sympathy, relatives and friends are encouraged to do something kind. To send a message of condolence, please visit



7-9 p.m. on October 18, 2018

2-4 p.m. on October 19, 2018

7-9 p.m. on October 19, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Saturday October 20th

St. Thomas Anglican Church


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Just saw that Penny had died. So sorry I missed her service. She was a wonderful woman with a kind and giving temperament. She taught me at Spencer and I grew up on her street and babysat her children when I was a teenager. She leaves a legacy of love and the best of human kindness.

Our condolences on the passing of our Brown Owl, Mrs. Crane. Kathy and I have pleasant memories of our Brownie meetings at your house on Sycamore Place. It is only after having children of our own that we can appreciate the dedication (and energy!) required to lead an active Brownie Pack while raising six small children. Mrs. Crane was a role model to us all.

Deepest sympathy to the Crane family.
Milldred Steinhauer

Joan, Janet, Jim and family – I am deeply saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. Penny and Norm were steadfast friends of my parents, (and supporters of mine) and I have many, many fond memories of gatherings of family and friends at which they were the ‘life of the party’. In later years, I also know that Fred very much appreciated and enjoyed the Saturday evening dinners cooked and hosted by Penny, and especially Jim’s driving services during the winter months which enabled he and Babs and others to attend. My thoughts are with you all and I very much share in your loss.

Peter Milley

We share with all of you in your grief . We know she was a sweet, loving, caring and intelligent person who always put others before herself. She was the definition of thoughtfulness. We have great warm memories of her and uncle norm that always have a permanent place in our hearts.

We are truly sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing. She was always a great person to be with and will be truly missed. We were unable to drop by the funeral home but we were thinking of her and everyone in the Crane family over the past few days and remembering all the great times we had at her home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joan and family,
My condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was such a dynamo. There are generations of brownies and guides who remember her with great affection and who recall the many things learned from her and the guidance she provided. Lorna

My deepest condolances to all Penny’s family She was a wonderful lady.

Jim & all the Crane family
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person indeed. We remember the great dinners we had at her house from time to time, also her visits with us in Springdale when we lived there.
We are sorry we are unable to visit or attend the funeral at this time, but be assured our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Joan and family : My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time of the passing of your Mom. She was such a strong supporter of education such as greatly involved in Patient partners . Every time we speak of Girl Guides she will be remembered.

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom, Jim. Sorry we were unable to visit the funeral home but please know Sue and I are thinking of you.

Sue and Bill Sharpe

Daphne & Family. So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a great teacher and a wonderful person in every sense of the word. We were unable to visit please know that our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Sincerely. Bill & Lorna Martin

Daphne & Family. So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a great teacher and a wonderful person in every sense of the word. We were unable to visit please know that our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Sincerely. Bill & Lorna Martin

Pen was a wonderful woman in every sense of the word. It was a joy to be a friend.
Bob Hutchings

Pen was a wonderful woman in every sense of the word. It was a joy to be a friend.
Bob Hutchings

To Marion and all the Crane Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, your Mom’s name often came up with fondness in our family gatherings. God Bless you all.
Doreen Facey, Anthea and Michael Donnan.

Joan, Dave, Colin, Steve, Jenny and all the Crane Family.
Thinking of you all at this time and of the lovely times and chats I had over at Sycamore.
All our love,
Ben, Harriet, Olive, Gideon and Bessy Stokes x

Daphne, Jim & Family- We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing this week. We are out of the province until next week, so will not be able to attend the funeral. Please know that we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Blessings, Carol & Paul

Marion and family . So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I always enjoyed her and remember her smile.

Nancy Eaton

We were sorry to hear about the passing of a wonderful Provincial Commissioner. Penny was very fondly thought about as she was met by thousands of Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers all over our Province. May she rest in peace.

Dear Joan and Daphne,
I was so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She was a wounderful woman with so much to give to her family and the community. I use to see her walking in the last few years around the our area and she looked so spry.
She will be missed by the Guiding community for all the great work that she did.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Jan Lilly

Much sympathy to the family of Mrs Penny Crane, never an easy time to loose someone especially your Mother: the last of your Parents, but together as a family you will get through it, oh my goodness you must have had a pretty happy active family with your Mother , I remember being a Girl Guide and what made is fun was your Mom , she was one of a kind, always smiling, always ready to give give give to one and all, I really felt it was an honor to know such a strong woman, she knew what had to be done and did it, I would say she never left anything undone. Well God bless her soul and God bless her family, because of her the world was such a beautiful place. Violet- Squires Linehan.

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Mrs. Crane was a wonderful lady who was loved and admired by many. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her..

Deepest sympathy

I have many fond memories of Penny especially during her time as Provincial Commissionar of the Girl Guides. Her visits to Central Newfoundland were eagerly anticipated. Penny was a delight to have in our home and to accompany to the many Brownie Packs, Guide Companys and Ranger Groups. Her love of Guiding and the girls in the Organization was obvious. As you mourn her passing and celebrate her life may the peace of Our Lord be with all her family and friends. Love and Blessings.

My Deepest condolences to all the Family,myself and my sisters had the Pleasure of being a part of Girl Guides,so much Fun ( I cant even begin to express the memories I have ) I was taught also so many life skills , and having Mrs Crane for my Leader made it all the better, she has always bought a smile to my face and I often did think and talk about her in my chats to people,she has a wonderful Family and I’m sure you all have amazing memories of your Mom.
Such a Great Lady !! She touch many lives
God Bless

For all those from 8 Sycamore Place – so sorry to hear about the death of Aunt Penny. She was a woman with a welcoming spirit and I always felt comfortable at #8 no matter how long it was between visits. She was engaged, energetic and good-humoured – qualities which endured throughout her life. She will be missed. Take care of each other at this difficult time.

Joan and family. So sorey to hear of your Mom’s passing. It’s been awhile since Guides but I remember her zest for life, her laughter, and the twinkle in her eye. As a feiend once said, “Today is her birthday into the spirit world.” Thinking of you all.

Dear Daphne: My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Daph and family: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Cherish your memories.

To the family of Mrs. Crane, I’m very sorry for your loss. I will miss Penny’s bright smile and lovely personality at the Veterans Pavilion.

All the best

Joan and Family: So very sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. Will be thinking of you all as you go through this most difficult time.

So sad to hear of the passing of Mrs. Crane. Condolences to the family.

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Crane’s passing she was a great lady ; My sisters and I loved going to Guide meetings and camp with her; what fun we had at camp each summer.

Joan & Crane family

Penny was a lady full of life, energy and love for all. I fondly remember her in Guiding, she hiked into to Camp Tuckmore (now Pippy Park) which was not an easy task at the time. I was nervous because she was there to observe me for my Camping License but upon her arrival with her smile and the wave of her hand telling me not to worry just do your thing. I have admired her to this day and have thought about her often. Because of Penny’s kindness and encouragement, I stayed in Guiding for 32 years. Your Mom was a wonderful lady, may you all be given God’s Blessing through the coming days and months.

Deepest Sympathy to all the family, our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.Marie n Jim Dicks

Joan, Daphne, Marion and all the Crane Family

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mother was always an individual of strength, determination and a voice for common good, a mentor who made a difference to the membership of Newfoundland and Labrador Girl Guides.

On behalf of Newfoundland and Labrador Girl Guides and Staff we send our sincerest sympathies to you and your family as you celebrate the great life your mother has lived and mourn her passing. Her legacy will continue to live on in all of you and the many lives she has touched in our Guiding world.

Margot Walsh, Provincial Commissioner
Girl Guides of Canada NL Council