MELANIE PENNER (nee KLASSEN) - March 23, 1976 - August 21, 2015
Our hearts are broken to announce the passing of our beloved Melanie Penner; wonderful wife, loving mother, treasured daughter and sister, and loyal friend. Melanie was an amazing teacher, a gifted writer, and a fervent servant of Jesus Christ. Melanie was fierce, bold, unwaveringly honest, innovative, and gracious. Melanie exuded love and faithfulness, and the way she lived her life had an impact on everyone around her.
Melanie is lovingly remembered by her husband, Darryl, her two beautiful daughters, Kira and Teagan, her parents, Dennis and Marion Klassen, her brother, Jeffrey (Trisha), her devoted in-laws, one niece, and one nephew. She has joined her brother Jason in Heaven.
Melanie's family would like to thank the palliative staff at Riverview Health Centre for their gentle and compassionate care.
An informal gathering for family and closer friends will be held at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, 201 Scurfield Boulevard on Wednesday, August 26th at 7pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Grant Memorial Baptist Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue on Friday, August 28th at 7pm. All are welcome to attend the Friday service. (Friends Funeral Service 204-339-5555)
Donations can be made in her name to Winkler Bible Camp to help underprivileged children attend summer camp. A trust has also been opened in her daughters’ names, Kira and Teagan Penner, at Steinbach Credit Union, McGillvray branch.
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 NIV
A more detailed obituary and eulogy will be added in the days to come.