Mary Penney, Glace Bay

Obituary of Mary Penney, Glace Bay

Mary Penney
Glace Bay

Mary Penney, age 97 died peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Harborview Hospital Rehab., Sydney Mines with her family by her side.

Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Mary (McInnis) Rogers.

Mary will be remembered as a very witty lady who loved to bake, cook, sew and knit. She especially enjoyed knitting bonnets for new born babies. In her early years she was employed at General Instruments, Sydney; she also enjoyed babysitting. Mary was a faithful and dedicated member of St. John’s Church. She loved her family and always wanted to be at all family functions. With the help of her daughter, Sandra, Mary was able to live independently in her own home until she entered the hospital in June.

Mary is survived by her three daughters, Sandra Furey (Jimmy-deceased), Glace Bay, Sheila, Glace Bay, Audrey Neville (Gary), Ontario and her son, Leo Penny (Viola), Lingan. Also surviving is Mary’s sister, Priscilla Wojick (Walter), Sydney, 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Leo Penney, 4 brothers, Harold, Billy, Thomas , Angus and 4 sisters, Dorothy, Bridgie, Carmella and Gerry.

Visitation is Thursday, August 17 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Norman MacPhee is Friday at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment in St. John’s Cemetery.

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