Renée Irene Penney

July 16, 1947 to September 18, 2022

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the Health Sciences Center.

Predeceased by her parents Leander Mercer and Effie Mercer Granter and sister Carol Mercer.

Renee leaves too many to mourn with loving memories; her husband Reverend Ken of 53 years; daughter Heather Ryan (Sean) and sons David Penney and Jonathan Penney (Patricia); seven grandchildren, Caleb, Aidan, Darcy, Abigail, Leander, Jack and Hazel; sister Jean Mercer (Stan Briggs-deceased) and brother Thom Mercer (Lynn); sisters-in-law Penney Pollard (Doug), Carol Hann (Foster-deceased) and brother-in-law Jim Penney (Loretta). Renee will also be missed by many special nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.

Renee was a retired nurse. She graduated from The General Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. She worked as a nurse and nursing instructor until she retired in 2007.  Renee was very active in the Anglican Church not only in her own ministry as a Eucharistic minister, Reader and ACW member but also in support of Ken’s many roles within the Anglican Church.

We will miss her strength, her guidance and the love she had for us all.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, September 23rd from 2pm to 4pm and again from 7pm to 9pm.  The funeral service will be held at St. Thomas’ Church, 8 Military Road, on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 2pm with internment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road.

Donations in her honor can be made to the Kidney foundation of Canada or to St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, St. John’s.

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on September 23, 2022

7-9 p.m. on September 23, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Saturday September 24th

St. Thomas Anglican Church

Burial to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road


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To Ken and family,
Helen and Hollis give thanks for Renee’s life, especially when Helen and Renee studied nursing together at the General Hospital and when our families were members of St. Thomas’ Church. We also support you during this time of grief and commend her into the eternal care of our loving God.

Ken and family,

We were so sorry to read about Renee’s death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Noreen and Harold Press

Ken & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. We have wonderful memories of many happy times together which included skating, playing badminton, cross country skiing, visiting at our homes and our cabins at Old Man’s
Pond.
Thinking of you all.
Ruth and Bruce

Ken, so sorry to hear about Renee’s passing. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Sending our condolences to you & the family.

Ken,
Sorry to read of Renee’s passing. My condolences to you, Heather and all the family. I have many memories of Renee and the ‘Spencer girls’ from my days at Bishop’s College. And in later years Heather married the son of our next door neighbour and we attended the wedding.

Ken, so sorry to read about Renee’s passing. Condolences to you and your family. Will be thinking of you . I know you have many wonderful memories of your life together. Saying good bye to a love one is never easy, but I hope in the difficult days that lie ahead your memories will help ease your pain. God bless Noel and Pat Murphy Western Bay

To Ken, Jean, Tom and families. Sending our sincerest condolences to you all at this very difficult time. We were saddened to hear of Renee’s passing.

To Ken, we are so sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. Our condolences to you & your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Dear Rev. Ken and family..
Just heard the sad news of Renee’s passing.
My sincere sympathy to you all.
I have many happy memories of Renee in Springdale
And through her dear mother of blessed memory.

Ken and family, So sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. Thinking of you now and in the coming days .

Jean and Family
Thinking of you as you try to understand such a loss. Take care of yourselves and eachother and hold your wonderful memories close.

Rev. Penney. So sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Edward and Marina Crane

Ken+ and family.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. We were in shock to learn of Renee’s unexpected passing. She fought a long battle with kidney disease. We have many fond memories of our times together and the friendship she shared. Dad thought so fondly of the both of you and your family.

Pam & Duncan

Rev. Ken and family. We are so saddened to read of your loss D are holding you in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

So sorry for your family’s loss, thinking of all of you during this difficult time and sending all our love.

Ken and Family
So sorry to hear of Renee’s passing.
Deepest sympathy to you all
Thinking of you at this difficult time

Rev. Ken and family: I was so sorry and shocked to hear of Renee ‘s passing! I met her during your time at St. James Church and always found her to be a very lovely and friendly person. Please accept my condolences to you and your family!

Rev Ken and family we are saddened to hear of Renee’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Gods blessings to you all.

With deep sorrow we heard of Renee’s passing

We send our love , support and prayers to your family Auntie Faye
Lisa & Christopher,Xavier & Siobhan
And Nicholas Dearing

Rev Ken and family, Sorry to here about Renee’s passing , our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time,,,God Bless,,

Sorry to hear about Renee’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time,, God Bless,

Ken and Family so sorry to hear of Renee’s passing thinking of you all today and in the days to come .

Dear Ken and family. Deepest sympathy to you all. I didn’t know Renee very well but obviously she was a lovely lady. May God wrap God’s arms around you and give you comfort. May Renee rest in peace and rise in glory. Sincerely, Shirley and Charlie Gosse

To the Penney Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Wilson & Lillian Tibbo.

Heather, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a wonderful person and I have so many good memories of her from when we were younger. My thoughts are with you and the entire family during this difficult time.

My condolences to the Penney family, particularly to Heather and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from us here in Texas.

So sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. Our very special thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

To Ken and the family
My deepest condolences to you as you walk the road of grief and find comfort in knowing that your loved one is safe in the arms of our loving God. .
With every blessing
Rev Evelyn Smith

Jean Mercer and the Penney Family,

I was saddened to hear of the loss of your sister Renée.
I hope you are surrounded by love ones at this time.
Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories
of Renée and in the knowledge that others
are missing her too.
I am sending lots of caring thoughts your way,
hoping you are doing OK.
My prayers are with you and the Penney family, wishing you peace and comfort.

Wayne Garland

Rev. Penney & Family
My thoughts and prayers to you and Renée’s family. She was part of our St. Marks Church family and involved in a number of ministries during her time with us. Renée was thoughtful, kindhearted and a willing person to help whenever the need arose. I know that in the days ahead you will all fell her presence in your hearts. God Bless. 🙏🏽

Dear Rev. Penny and family,

Our condolences on Renee’s passing. She was a lovely lady. Thinking of you at this time. May she rest in peace. God Bless.

Lily and Joe Clarke

To Ken and Family we were deeply saddened to hear of Renee’s passing .She was such a wonderful person.We are sure you have many beautiful memories that will strengthen you and give you peace . May God Bless you .

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Rev. Ken. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am in PEI and won’t be able to be there but thinking of you all.
God’s blessings to you.
Enid Haines

Sorry to hear of Renee’ s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May God be your source of strength and blessing in the days ahead.

To Ken and Family we were deeply saddened to hear of Renee’s passing .She was such a wonderful person .we are sure you have many beautiful memories that will strengthen you and give you peace. May God You.

Ken and Family, Our sincere condolences on Renee’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult days.

Bob & Marilyn

Ken and family; I am sorry to hear of Renee’s death. May you fine peace as you reflect on your 53 years together and accept the kind expressions of sympathy from your friends.
Irving

Ken and family,
So sorry to hear of Renée’s passing. May your sweet memories help you through this difficult period.

Ken and family
Sorry to hear of Renee’s passing.
Gladys and I meet Renee at our school reunion and we became friends. A very friendly and kind lady.
We pray for you and your family.
Eric and Gladys Decker

The Rev. Ken and families, my sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful lady. I treasured our many chats about Buchans and other places that we had in common. She was a gifted reader and a great support to Rev. Ken in his Ministry and I am glad I got to know them both during Rev.d Ken’s time at Holy Redeemer in Spaniard’s Bay. May the Love and Light of Heaven surround you all as you remember your Renee.

Ken, Tom & Jean and all the Family…so saddened to hear of Renee’s passing. My Deepest and Heartfelt Sympathy … thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

Ken and family,
So saddened today to hear of Renee’s passing.
I was so fortunate to have met her at our school reunion and remember a warm and friendly lady.
I know you and your family will miss her terribly but cherish your wonderful memories and I pray that will help in the days ahead.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers .

Rev. Ken & Family: I was shocked and saddened to hear of Renee’s sudden passing. I knew her as a co-worker at Carbonear Hospital and also through your brief ministry at St. James. I enjoyed speaking with her when you would drop by for worship during the summer months. She was a lovely person who had a smile for everyone. I know you will miss her terribly. Good bless you all.

We were deeply saddened to hear of Renee’s sudden passing..
Please accept our sincerest sympathy and know that we will pray for your continued strength during these difficult times,
Sincerely,
Roy and Ruby

Ken and Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy on Renee’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Ken and Family sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time. Donna White

Ken and family.I am so sorry to hear of Renee’s passing,although I only met her once,she was a lovely person.my heart goes our to you and your family,my sincere condolences to you all

Gary and I send our deepest sympathy to Ken and the family. We are shocked and saddened to learn of Renee’s sudden passing. She was a beautiful person. She will surly be missed by all who knew her.

Ken and family.

We were shocked to hear of Renee’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time,.

Bob and Jean Young

Rev. Penney And Family; I am So sorry To Hear Of The Passing Of Your Wife Renee. I always Loved Having a Chat After Church. Our Thoughts And Prayers Are with You All at This Very Difficult Time. May You RIP Renee From Evelyn and Rhodie Smith, All Saints Tilton

We were saddened to hear of Renee’s passing. We will miss her friendship and smile. May she RIP, and may God be with you, and the family, in the coming days and weeks ahead. God bless you all.

Rev+ Penney, I’m so sorry for your loss. She had a wonderful life with you. I’m praying God gives you strength and wraps his loving arms around Renee to welcome her home. Always in my prayers

Ken and family,
So sorry to hear of Renee’s sudden passing. I am sure the wonderful memories built together over the years will serve to keep her in all your heart’s. Take care and our thoughts are with you all. Jim

So very sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. Condolences to family and friends. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sorry Rev. Ken to hear of Renee’s passing .My condolences to you and the family .Renee was a wonderful person,may she R I P .

Mrs Penney (Renee) was an exceptional soul, in her professional, private and Christian life. She mentored hundreds of nursing students and did so with professionalism, kindness and compassion. My heartfelt condolences to her family. May light perpetual shine upon her.

Sandra
Class of 1987