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Ronald “Ron” Penner

March 14, 1950 – January 31, 2022


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It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of my dear husband, Ronald (Ron) Penner, on Monday January 31 ,2022 at the age of 71

Ron lead an active and busy life. He started his career in Brandon, Manitoba, in electronics.

In 1981, while visiting relatives in Hinton, Alberta , Ron applied for a job at the pulp mill.

He was hired immediately. He worked at the mill for 34 years, starting in the wood room and working his way up to the fiber line. He loved his job and worked there until retirement in 2015.

Ron loved living in Hinton. He was always an avid outdoorsman, quadding, fishing, cross country and down hill skiing were among his favorite activities.

We always had some type of RV and did lots of camping in the Hinton area, BC, and the Oregon coast, where he loved to crab fish.

We did many fishing trips with our boat to the Kitimat area and would stay out on the ocean for 3 or 4 days.

In later years we ventured further away. The most notable of our holidays being a grand European river cruise and a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

After retirement, we began spending our winters in Arizona, in the San Tan Valley area.

We made so many wonderful friends there. Most of them being members of our “walking group”. We enjoyed the area and loved the warm weather, and our weekly golf game with our dear friends. Ron loved road trips and we explored many areas around us, taking a picnic lunch and sightseeing.

Ron enjoyed good health most of his life. In 2011 he was diagnosed with COPD, which worsened in December 2021.

Ron golfed 18 holes on Sunday January 30, and had the best game he’s had in years, getting a birdie on a par 4. He was in great spirits and he just told me “I love my life”

Ron loved our 2 little dogs, Murrie and Flynn, one of the highlights of his life was when we took them for their daily walk.

Ron and I would have been married 54 years this September 2022.

I love you with all my heart and will hold on to the great  memories forever.

Rest In Peace my wonderful husband til we meet again.

Ron loved his family very much, he was never considered an in law in the Bales family, but a brother to George and Pat, Stan and Gemma and Ronald and Gail.

He loved his sister, Fran, and planned to visit her in Manitoba this summer.

Ron had numerous nieces and nephews that he just adored and he would often say how proud he was of them and what wonderful people they had grown  into.

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28 responses to “Ronald “Ron” Penner”

  1. Naomi Desrosiers says:

    Auntie we are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Ron , he truly was an amazing man and forever had a smile on his face . He will be cherished and spoken of often . May he forever Rest In Peace

  2. Brenda Smith says:

    so great to see you both in peace river,at the esso,rest in peace R on,AL-BRENDA

  3. Fatima Akehurst says:

    Elaine, I’m so sorry for your loss 😪 I will always have such fond memories of Ron as our neighbor on Seabolt in Hinton. I will keep you in my prayers, sending love and strength to get through this very difficult time.

  4. Bill and Ellen says:

    Rest In Peace dear friend. You will be truly missed along with Elaine when she leaves. We’re glad you were able to visit us here in Payson Az recently when you finally returned from Canada. Again our heartfelt condolence to Elaine and family for your untimely loss. friends always Bill and Ellen Silva

  5. Jody Caslick says:

    Oh Elaine so sorry for loss I am shocked. Hugs to you and the family with our sympathies

  6. Lori and Wayne Ingram says:

    Elaine, We are so very sorry to hear your sad news! It was nice to hear that he was still enjoying his life so very much right to the end. My condolences to you, Family and close Friends!
    Lori and Wayne

  7. Shauna H says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, Elaine. My thoughts are with you. Please reach out if there is anything I can help with.

  8. Judi Rusk says:

    Aww…I was surprised and so sad to hear this sad news Elaine…our world won’t be the same without his physical presence, that for sure. I always looked forward to our little visits..they always left me wishing there more Ron and Elaines in the world! …both of you so loving and kind and fun to be around!
    Thank you for sharing the details of his last golf game…it warmed my heart and gives people reading something to “shoot for” on their last day on earth. Take care of yourself sweet girl…sending big hugs and lots of love🥰🙏🙏

  9. Danielle Matthews says:

    Uncle Ron-I will always remember your eternally boyish smile, that made your eyes crinkle and twinkle when you grinned.
    Love, your Penner side of the family, Allen, Danielle, Madeline, Theodore & Claire

  10. Mike Boutilier says:

    Our deepest condolences from our family to yours , your journey has ended here on earth, but we know you will be watching over your beloved Elaine. Farewell till we meet again.

  11. Peter Gysbers says:

    I will miss Ron immensely, especially his smile, humour and positive spirit. He left a hole in my soul

  12. Dorothy Reid says:

    Dear Elaine, my heart aches for you. I’m glad I met Ron a couple years ago. He always wore a smile and was happy to visit with anyone he met. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs dear lady…

  13. Lisa Risvold and family says:

    My sincere condolences Elaine. As your neighbour, the love, respect and friendship between you and Ron was felt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Gerry Follows says:

    That’s the nicest condolence I think I’ve ever read. It certainly is fitting for the kind considerate and fun loving man I’ve known for over 55 years. ❤️❤️

  15. Jim and Wendy Mackney says:

    Our deepest condolences from Jim and I. We was such a friendly happy person when ever we saw him. We are so happy to hear how much he loved your live together – something you will never forget and you know he is always with you. Big hugs from us

  16. Donna & Maurice Inman says:

    Our condolences to you and the family.

  17. John and Peggy Rieniets says:

    Elaine.
    What a “beautiful” tribute for Ron! You two were blessed with many years together, and being able to travel as you did with each other and your pets. We are forever grateful that we had the opportunity to meet you both in AZ, and will treasure the time spent together as a group. Our deepest sympathy! Your AZ Friends,
    John and Peggy Rieniets

  18. Denis Robson says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing my condolences to the family. I enjoyed Ron he was a good man he liked to laugh and make you laugh

  19. Beverley Frey-Wilson says:

    Elaine I am sending you my sincere condolences to to you and your family …what a terrible thing to have happen he was so young yet ..I’m so so sorry for your loss …..rest in peace Ron …

  20. Gary Sigsworth says:

    Elaine, I was so shocked and surprised when I got your message. I couldnt believe that your Ron had passed. Take care.

  21. Cyndy Mork says:

    Elaine I am so sorry for your loss.

  22. Crystal and Gary says:

    Please accept Gary and my sincere condolences in Ron’s passing. Thinking of you, Elaine, during this most difficult time in your life.

  23. Ken Snyder and family. says:

    So sorry to hear, Elaine. My condolences to you and your family.

  24. Fred and Linette Dedich says:

    Elaine, Condolences to you and your family, so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Ron for many years. He will be greatly missed!

  25. Marcy & Gerry Acott says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. It sounds like he lived life to the fullest, especially in your retirement years. Sending our deepest sympathy.

  26. Rob Galon says:

    Elaine, over the many years that we have known each other I had the wonderful fortune of crossing paths with Ron on countless occasions. Whether in the parking lot after work while he waited patiently in the truck with your puppies to whisk you away on your next weekend adventure, or at the dozens of work related social functions we attended together. Thinking back on those times, what impressed me the most about Ron was that he was always there by your side to support you, he made time to visit and talk with everyone, and whenever he mentioned you he made it was abundantly clear that you were each others soul mates. Please accept my warmest condolences, I am truly sorry for your loss.

  27. Sherry Reed says:

    Aunt Elaine, I’m so saddened for your loss and for our family. I will always remember Uncle Ron as a youthful spirit. My dad told many funny stories of his antics when they were kids. He was loved so much and will be missed dearly by everyone.

  28. Shirlene says:

    So sorry for your loss. You and Ron shared a rare & special love.
    Sending you a big hug.

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Ronald “Ron” Penner

March 14, 1950 – January 31, 2022


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It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of my dear husband, Ronald (Ron) Penner, on Monday January 31 ,2022 at the age of 71

Ron lead an active and busy life. He started his career in Brandon, Manitoba, in electronics.

In 1981, while visiting relatives in Hinton, Alberta , Ron applied for a job at the pulp mill.

He was hired immediately. He worked at the mill for 34 years, starting in the wood room and working his way up to the fiber line. He loved his job and worked there until retirement in 2015.

Ron loved living in Hinton. He was always an avid outdoorsman, quadding, fishing, cross country and down hill skiing were among his favorite activities.

We always had some type of RV and did lots of camping in the Hinton area, BC, and the Oregon coast, where he loved to crab fish.

We did many fishing trips with our boat to the Kitimat area and would stay out on the ocean for 3 or 4 days.

In later years we ventured further away. The most notable of our holidays being a grand European river cruise and a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

After retirement, we began spending our winters in Arizona, in the San Tan Valley area.

We made so many wonderful friends there. Most of them being members of our “walking group”. We enjoyed the area and loved the warm weather, and our weekly golf game with our dear friends. Ron loved road trips and we explored many areas around us, taking a picnic lunch and sightseeing.

Ron enjoyed good health most of his life. In 2011 he was diagnosed with COPD, which worsened in December 2021.

Ron golfed 18 holes on Sunday January 30, and had the best game he’s had in years, getting a birdie on a par 4. He was in great spirits and he just told me “I love my life”

Ron loved our 2 little dogs, Murrie and Flynn, one of the highlights of his life was when we took them for their daily walk.

Ron and I would have been married 54 years this September 2022.

I love you with all my heart and will hold on to the great  memories forever.

Rest In Peace my wonderful husband til we meet again.

Ron loved his family very much, he was never considered an in law in the Bales family, but a brother to George and Pat, Stan and Gemma and Ronald and Gail.

He loved his sister, Fran, and planned to visit her in Manitoba this summer.

Ron had numerous nieces and nephews that he just adored and he would often say how proud he was of them and what wonderful people they had grown  into.

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28 responses to “Ronald “Ron” Penner”

  1. Naomi Desrosiers says:

    Auntie we are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Ron , he truly was an amazing man and forever had a smile on his face . He will be cherished and spoken of often . May he forever Rest In Peace

  2. Brenda Smith says:

    so great to see you both in peace river,at the esso,rest in peace R on,AL-BRENDA

  3. Fatima Akehurst says:

    Elaine, I’m so sorry for your loss 😪 I will always have such fond memories of Ron as our neighbor on Seabolt in Hinton. I will keep you in my prayers, sending love and strength to get through this very difficult time.

  4. Bill and Ellen says:

    Rest In Peace dear friend. You will be truly missed along with Elaine when she leaves. We’re glad you were able to visit us here in Payson Az recently when you finally returned from Canada. Again our heartfelt condolence to Elaine and family for your untimely loss. friends always Bill and Ellen Silva

  5. Jody Caslick says:

    Oh Elaine so sorry for loss I am shocked. Hugs to you and the family with our sympathies

  6. Lori and Wayne Ingram says:

    Elaine, We are so very sorry to hear your sad news! It was nice to hear that he was still enjoying his life so very much right to the end. My condolences to you, Family and close Friends!
    Lori and Wayne

  7. Shauna H says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, Elaine. My thoughts are with you. Please reach out if there is anything I can help with.

  8. Judi Rusk says:

    Aww…I was surprised and so sad to hear this sad news Elaine…our world won’t be the same without his physical presence, that for sure. I always looked forward to our little visits..they always left me wishing there more Ron and Elaines in the world! …both of you so loving and kind and fun to be around!
    Thank you for sharing the details of his last golf game…it warmed my heart and gives people reading something to “shoot for” on their last day on earth. Take care of yourself sweet girl…sending big hugs and lots of love🥰🙏🙏

  9. Danielle Matthews says:

    Uncle Ron-I will always remember your eternally boyish smile, that made your eyes crinkle and twinkle when you grinned.
    Love, your Penner side of the family, Allen, Danielle, Madeline, Theodore & Claire

  10. Mike Boutilier says:

    Our deepest condolences from our family to yours , your journey has ended here on earth, but we know you will be watching over your beloved Elaine. Farewell till we meet again.

  11. Peter Gysbers says:

    I will miss Ron immensely, especially his smile, humour and positive spirit. He left a hole in my soul

  12. Dorothy Reid says:

    Dear Elaine, my heart aches for you. I’m glad I met Ron a couple years ago. He always wore a smile and was happy to visit with anyone he met. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs dear lady…

  13. Lisa Risvold and family says:

    My sincere condolences Elaine. As your neighbour, the love, respect and friendship between you and Ron was felt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Gerry Follows says:

    That’s the nicest condolence I think I’ve ever read. It certainly is fitting for the kind considerate and fun loving man I’ve known for over 55 years. ❤️❤️

  15. Jim and Wendy Mackney says:

    Our deepest condolences from Jim and I. We was such a friendly happy person when ever we saw him. We are so happy to hear how much he loved your live together – something you will never forget and you know he is always with you. Big hugs from us

  16. Donna & Maurice Inman says:

    Our condolences to you and the family.

  17. John and Peggy Rieniets says:

    Elaine.
    What a “beautiful” tribute for Ron! You two were blessed with many years together, and being able to travel as you did with each other and your pets. We are forever grateful that we had the opportunity to meet you both in AZ, and will treasure the time spent together as a group. Our deepest sympathy! Your AZ Friends,
    John and Peggy Rieniets

  18. Denis Robson says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing my condolences to the family. I enjoyed Ron he was a good man he liked to laugh and make you laugh

  19. Beverley Frey-Wilson says:

    Elaine I am sending you my sincere condolences to to you and your family …what a terrible thing to have happen he was so young yet ..I’m so so sorry for your loss …..rest in peace Ron …

  20. Gary Sigsworth says:

    Elaine, I was so shocked and surprised when I got your message. I couldnt believe that your Ron had passed. Take care.

  21. Cyndy Mork says:

    Elaine I am so sorry for your loss.

  22. Crystal and Gary says:

    Please accept Gary and my sincere condolences in Ron’s passing. Thinking of you, Elaine, during this most difficult time in your life.

  23. Ken Snyder and family. says:

    So sorry to hear, Elaine. My condolences to you and your family.

  24. Fred and Linette Dedich says:

    Elaine, Condolences to you and your family, so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Ron for many years. He will be greatly missed!

  25. Marcy & Gerry Acott says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. It sounds like he lived life to the fullest, especially in your retirement years. Sending our deepest sympathy.

  26. Rob Galon says:

    Elaine, over the many years that we have known each other I had the wonderful fortune of crossing paths with Ron on countless occasions. Whether in the parking lot after work while he waited patiently in the truck with your puppies to whisk you away on your next weekend adventure, or at the dozens of work related social functions we attended together. Thinking back on those times, what impressed me the most about Ron was that he was always there by your side to support you, he made time to visit and talk with everyone, and whenever he mentioned you he made it was abundantly clear that you were each others soul mates. Please accept my warmest condolences, I am truly sorry for your loss.

  27. Sherry Reed says:

    Aunt Elaine, I’m so saddened for your loss and for our family. I will always remember Uncle Ron as a youthful spirit. My dad told many funny stories of his antics when they were kids. He was loved so much and will be missed dearly by everyone.

  28. Shirlene says:

    So sorry for your loss. You and Ron shared a rare & special love.
    Sending you a big hug.

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