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Penelope (Penny) Marian Barclay Remmer

June 6, 1948 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Penelope (Penny) Remmer Obituary

Penny, a beloved wife, mother, Grannie, and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the age of 75 years.  

Penny was the oldest of five children and was born on June 6, 1948, in Ottawa, Ontario. As a child in a Navy family, Penny and her family lived in multiple cities across Canada. 

Bill and Penny met at Lake of the Woods in Northern Ontario at the age of 18. Bill followed her to Queens University and they were married on August 28, 1971, in her last year of university. Penny graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Geography and Urban Planning. Penny then went on to receive her Master's in Education. After graduation, Bill and Penny lived in Toronto for a short stint before moving out to Alberta, where she was able to pursue her love for Urban Planning. The greatest joy of her life was raising her four children.

Penny was an accomplished violinist playing in both the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and the Red Deer Symphony. She was actively involved in various organizations volunteering her time at St. Peter’s church, her children’s schools, the Grandparent program at various schools, and within the community both at home and at the cottage at Buffalo Lake. 

Once Penny and Bill retired, they continued to pursue their love for traveling by spending time all across the world.  Highlights for Penny were the Northwest Passage, river cruises, and China. 

Her love for crosswords, puzzles, yoga, walking, and reading kept her mind sharp despite her diagnosis of early cognitive dementia. She lived for traveling with Bill, and her children and often bragged about her nine grandchildren.

Penny was a proud, intelligent, determined, and supportive woman; she instilled strong morals in her children and taught them about the importance of family, friends, and hard work. She touched many lives in so many ways and will be missed dearly. 

She is survived by her husband, William; sons William (Amy), and Jonathan; daughters Katharine (Justin), and Elizabeth (Jeffrey); and grandchildren Dahlia, William, Benjamin, Lylah, James, Charles, Hendrik, Hunter, and Connor. She was predeceased by her parents, Katharine and Harry Beck and brother James Beck.

A Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church (903 75 Avenue SW), on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Calgary Alzheimer’s Society at www.alzheimercalgary.ca


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Funeral Service
October 27, 2023

2:00 PM
St. Peter's Anglican Church
903 75 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2V 0S7


Alzheimer Society of Calgary
800-7015 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary AB T2H 2K6
Tel: 1-403-290-0110
Web: https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/get-involved/donate-now


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