PENFOUND Edna 'Jean', it is with great sadness the Penfound family announce the peaceful passing of Jean Penfound on Monday, January 15, 2018 in her 86th year. Jean, beloved wife of Lorne Penfound of 67 years. Loving mother of Joni (Mario Strati), Scott (Tracie), Lori (Christian Stach) and the late Jerry. Proud grandma of Christina (Pierre), David (Faye), Brian (Jessie), Angela, Kourtney (Jordan), Kyle, Madison, Alex, Nicola and great grandma of Rebecca, Rachel, Ella, Riley, Jacob, Kale, Bella and Travis. Dear sister of Thelma Westlake (the late Jack), Lois (Steve Nimigon), Judy Hunt and the late Russell Foster (the late Kay), Jack Foster, Dorothy Mesher (the late Jack) and Barbara Cochrane (the late Don). Dear sister in law of Martha Penfound (the late Sim) and the late Ruth Evans (the late Bob). Jean will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. All are welcome at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10 am until the time of Memorial in the chapel at 11 am. Reception to follow in the Arbor Lounge. In memory of Jean, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Notes of condolence and memories may be shared at mountlawn.ca
Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far and Grace will lead me home.
The first I've known Jean less than a year and in that short time she made me feel loved and a part of the family. In fact, I think the first night I met Jean bonded us for good. Kyle took me to dinner to meet his grandparents within the first week of our relationship but promptly had to leave about 10 minutes into our entrees forgetting he had volleyball. He offered for me to stay with Jean and Lorne and said he'd be back in a couple of hours. I was naturally nervous but we left the restaurant and went to Jean and Lorne's house down the street. Jean and I looked through photo albums and with Lorne pouring, polished off an entire bottle of white before Kyle got back. We played cribbage, drank more, and I ended up having to leave my car there overnight.
Waking up the next day with a slight headache, I remember telling Kyle "you have the best grandma." I am grateful for the many nights like this that followed.
I love how excited Jean got about anything any of us were doing. You could always count on her for getting you to feel more excited yourself. Love you Jean and I promise to try to keep up your streak and not to let Lorne win cribbage.
Sorry to hear of Jean’s passing .
My mom and dad, Howard and Millie Elliott, had many fond memories of Jean and Lorne in the Doubles Club at St Mark’s.
I remember Jean’s quiet nature and kind spirit.