PENNER, Hilda (nee Willms),

Hilda Penner, age 76, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Penner, her step-children Rudolf Penner, Karl (Cindy) Penner, Lili (Ray) Krause as well as her grandchildren Luke, Aaron, Eli and Kalena. She also leaves to mourn her sister Margaret (Bill) Wiens, brothers John (Gertie) Willms, Rudy (Louise) Willms, Art (Elsie) Willms, Al (Lynn) Willms, and sister-in-law Sue Willms as well as many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her brother Peter Willms and both of her parents. Hilda was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1939 to John and Helena Willms. The family moved to Abbotsford in 1945. After high school, Hilda trained as a practical nurse and worked at Vancouver General Hospital for many years. In addition, she gave piano lessons and used her talent to provide music at the churches she attended. In 1982 she married Peter Penner and moved to Clearbrook, BC. They spent 33 happy years together. Hilda will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, her love of music and unwavering faith. A celebration of Hilda’s life will be held at Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC on March 1, 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to M.C.C. will be gratefully accepted.

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