Lorna Katherine Pennings
1941 – 2016
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lorna Pennings announces her passing on Sunday, March 13th after a courageous battle with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Lorna passed in Nanaimo, British Columbia with her family in attendance.
Lorna is survived by her husband William J. “Bill” Pennings of Parksville, BC, son Brian (Wendy) Pennings, daughter Karen (Todd) Rempel, and Grandchildren Andrew Pennings, Alison Pennings, Cole Rempel and Carmen Rempel.
She is also survived by her nieces and nephews that joined with her family after the passing of her sister Marjorie in 1974. Gloria (Rick) Simpson, Steven (Valerie) Todd, Carolyn (Steven) Sirianni, Raymond (Beth) Todd, Colleen (Barry) Felker, grand-nieces Cindy (Corey) Strickler, Michelle (Adam) Moore, Jennifer (Mike) Warren and grand-nephews Mitchell and Noah Felker, great-grand-nieces Haleigh and Jenna Strickler, Evelyn and Elizabeth Moore.
Lorna was predeceased by her father Lewis Samuel Francis Fatt (1956), her sister Marjorie Doris Todd (1974), her mother Sophie Reeves (1985) and her brother Lewis Francis “Sam” Fatt (2008).
Lorna was born in Victoria and taken home to Jordan River on BC’s west coast where she spent her childhood. Working in Vancouver Lorna met Bill and they were married in 1962. They lived in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Whitehorse, Atlin, Sydney, Tsawwassen and finally Parksville where in 2012 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
A celebration of Lorna’s life is scheduled to take place in Qualicum Beach, on Saturday, May 7th at 2pm in the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. All who knew and loved Lorna are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or BC Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.