To be in the presence of Uncle Dick was a true gift as he freely allowed his love for you to shine right into your heart. To visit with him was a blessing as I always felt so loved. Thank you so much, Uncle Dick.
Loving. Accepting. Encouraging. Thoughtful. Funny.
You have given all these wonderful attributes to me.
And inturn, I willingly gave them to you in love.
Thankyou for giving me an example that it was alright to be all these wonderful things.
With being the youngest of your generation, as I am, you realized, as I do now, that this brings certain privileges and attributes that may elude our older brothers and sisters. Perhaps more opportunity to observe than be tied to responsibility. You took that and you were a blessing to so many people, most of which was to your family. You have blessed me. And I Love you and I thank you Uncle for being a blessing!❤
You have run a tremendous race. Rest now.
Love to you and Aunt Wilma,
So very sorry Wilma and family, for your loss. I enjoyed Dick's joking and laughter, when I served you drinks at Bridgepark Manor. He always loved the "fresh decaf". You will be missed Sparky! Marlene Gerbrandt
I have lots of great memories of Dick, both as a friend who was one of regulars at the Green Tree along with the shoemakers and as electrician who helped us out while he was still actively working. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed our off color low german jokes. He always went out of his way to make sure to say hello and ask how things were going.
Anne and I would like to extend our condolences to your family and the loss of dad. i did not know dick penner really but i know his children. Bob and Pam, may God give you grace and strenght during this very difficult time of loss. how nice that your dad wrote his own obituary. be encouraged by his message of grace.
My deepest condolences to you all. I have very fond memories of being in your home, as a friend of yours, Pam. I remember your Dad having a wonderful sense of humour. May memories of love and a wonderful life lived ... give you some soothing, as you move forward. He may not be physically at your side ... but he will always be spiritually in your souls.
With love ...
Deb (Friesen / Wiebe) Tedford
Dear Wilma, Randy, Pam and families. My sincere condolences to all of you at this homegoing.
I have memories of Mr Penner as our neighbour, in my early years on Hanover Street. I especially remember a rink he made for the children to skate on; I was just 4 years old and learned to skate there. Dick and Wilma, always a delight to visit with when we’d chance to meet somewhere! Thinking of all of you, sincerely Dorothy (Hildebrand) Braun.