Penner, Heather Lee

Penner: Lee (Hatch), 77 years, beloved wife of Eric Penner, mother of Kelsey, Trever and Ryan, passed away in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, August 9, 2021 after a life well and fully lived. A celebration of her life was held at the Oak Lake Community Hall, Oak Lake, Manitoba on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Interment in the Oak Lake Cemetery followed by a time of refreshments and fellowship at the Oak Lake Community Hall. In memory of Lee, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.

36 thoughts on “Penner, Heather Lee”

  1. My deepest sympathies. Lee was wonderful and I am blessed to have known her. My thought and prayers are with you Eric and family.

  2. Eric and Family. Our condolences on
    Lee passing . She will be in our hearts forever.
    Don Motheral and Family

  3. My condolences to all of Lee’s family. She fought a long hard battle. Keep all your precious memories close to your heart.

  4. My condolences to Eric, Trever, Kelsey, Ryan and their families. Lee deserved the title “SUPER MOM” — Not only to her family but the numerous children she so treasured within her daycare. Lee’s values, thoughts and personal actions were major to the “Fleming School’s “rich learning environment
    Your Mom’s memories will be remembered, cherished and deeply engraved in everyone who had the honor to be acquainted with Lee/Mom!

  5. Condolences to the Penner/Hatch Families. Lee was a special lady and a mother to all of us boys who spent nights at the Penner House in Brandon and many long weekends at the cabin. I regret not seeing and visiting with you before you left us. May you find peace and rest.

  6. Everyone knows that Lee was like a second mom to so many, myself included. Always so warm, kind, caring, and generous. With the biggest heart. She always welcomed me in, and I will always treasure that in my heart, and I am eternally grateful for having the pleasure of knowing her for so many years. She will be deeply missed, and my condolences to all of the amazing Penner family. Love n hugs to all.

  7. Our deepest condolences to Eric and family at this difficult time. What a huge loss. We pray your many happy memories will help you through your time of grieving.

  8. Eric, Kelsey, Trever, Ryan. My most sincere thoughts and love are with you at this sad time. Lee was a small lady with the largest heart to everyone she met. A real honour to be a small part of her life.

  9. Very saddened to read this. Such a fun loving lady with a beautiful smile and a devious twinkle in her eye. Hold all those wonderful memories close to you during this difficult time. Hugs and love to you all. ❤️
    Heather Collier

  10. Eric, Kelsey, Trever, Robyn, Trey, Tessa, Ryan and the Penner/Hatch families, my sincerest sympathy at this very difficult time. Lee was a truly remarkable woman, spreading nothing but kindness and love every day and to everyone she met, never a complaint always a smile. I am truly grateful for the many wonderful memories our “Laker” families got to create, so much laughter & love to hold close. Beautiful Lee may you Rest In Peace ❤️ Love from Carolyn, Kenzie, Haley & Madison

  11. So sorry for your huge loss.We will always remember Lee as one of the nicest & kindest human you could ever meet.She was so very kind to our family and we enjoyed having her in our lives many years ago.Rest in peace dear Lee.Please accept our deepest sympathies from John,Angie,Dallas.Marty & Jackie Lemaire.

  12. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. What a beautiful life Lee has lived. We will always remember her generosity and full-house of love, laughter and joy throughout our lives. It was such an honour to grow in your home with you as children. We will cherish the memories forever.

  13. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Eric and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Charles & Darlene Lowes

  14. So, so sorry for your loss. Your mom always had a smile, and the love she had for all of you was very evident. Although she won’t be here physically anymore, your memories of her will be many and will keep her just a thought away. Big hugs to all of you.

  15. Eric and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. Our condolences. She will always be remembered as a kind and gentle lady by all with whom she came in touch.
    Arlene and Jack Elves

  16. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Lee. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Chris & Lori Couling

  17. Our heartfelt condolences to Ryan, Eric, Trever, Kelsey, and the extended Penner family. Lee embodied warmth, caring, and goodness and I have the fondest memories of the Penner home. She helped raise me during my Fleming years and continued to show kindness and interest in myself and our family for the next 40 years, as I know she has for innumerable kids under her care. I’m truly blessed to have known her.

  18. Ryan, So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family.May your memories give you comfort at this time of sorrow.

  19. So sorry to hear about your loss Penner family. May your memories of Lee get you through this most difficult time. Sincere condolences. Sudsy and Jeannie

  20. Our love and sympathies to all of the family Lee was a wonderful loving person and will be missed by all who knew her

  21. Dear Eric, Kelsey, Trevor, Ryan, Sharon (Penner and Hatch families)
    I have known You and Lee for over 50 years. Getting together at your place, after Cdn Motors Xmas parties, and a house full of guests. Lee and her Mom, Winnie getting us dressed up for Halloween. Half the fun, was being at your house and those 2 figuring out a crazy costume for us to wear. We would have good belly laughs, with how they made us look. Then our New Years Eve escapades, and hotel hopping and then ending up back at your place for a party and Sharon playing the piano and we all got to sing along. And of course the times that I visited family and yourselves at Oak Lake and what fun, to be sitting around the camp fire, while the both of you entertained with your guitars and again a sing along. Sometimes the words weren’t always the same for the poor song, but it didn’t matter.
    I remember dropping in at your home, several times, when Lee had a day care, and I thought those lucky kids, never had it so good. There were toys and games scattered around the house. And everyone wanted Lee to look after their child. It was Heaven on earth for a kid, to be with her. Lee was one of the nicest woman I have ever met. She was always happy and brought great joy and a smile to anyone that was near her. I will always remember my time Eric with you and Lee and family and all the wonderful times we had. With sincere sympathy Marilyn Forsyth

  22. Eric and family,
    It was with great sadness that we learned of Lee’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

  23. Such sad news…Lee was the best ” neighborhood mom” to so many kids as she loved and guided them and was loved in return. Her influence lives on in them. Peace.

  24. My deepest condolences to Eric, the family, and the Hatch family on the loss of Lee. She was a special person for sure. Thoughts and prayers, Ruth (Sawatsky) O’Hara.

  25. My Sincere Sympathy to Eric, Kelsey, Trever, Robyn, Trey and Tessa and Ryan in this very sad time . You have all such great memories to help get you through this. Lee was the best friend I could have asked for she always said we needed our private visits and we had that visit a couple of weeks ago which I will cherish forever. She was such a positive and happy caring person never complained. Big Hugs to all of you

  26. Ron and Irene would like to say how sorry we are to hear of Lee’s passing. Heaven has a gained a beautiful soul. She will be a great choir member. Hugs to all your family in this difficult time.

  27. Eric, Kelsey, Trever, Robin, and Ryan, our deepest sympathies from the Williamson’s. Lee was an awesome second mother to all of us kids growing up at Oak Lake with the “Lakers”! I have great memories of the happy hours and campfire sing alongs. She will be truly missed.

  28. We are so sorry to read of Lee’s passing. Her heart was a big one and we were so blessed to have had her and you, her whole family, as Bryan’s daycare providers in those early days. He thrived under the love and care of all of you. She is in our thoughts and know that she will live on forever in your hearts.

  29. Eric, My deepest condolences to all of you on Lee’s passing. I did not know her well, but she was always a bubbly, fun loving person who enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be missed by many.
    Treasure your memories.
    Gayle Drysdale

  30. Dear Eric, Kelsey, Trever, and Ryan,
    We were so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. She was always warm, kind and gentle with everyone. You will have many memories to cherish.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Linda Burnell and Al Gray

  31. Our heartfelt condolences to Eric and family. Lee was an absolute delight. So many great evenings spent around the campfire, enjoying spirited conversation, a bevy or two and music. Her sharp wit, heart of gold and infectious laughter will live on in our memories.

    Lori and Murray

  32. Eric, Kelsey, Trevor and Ryan
    So sorry to hear about Lee’s passing. What a great person she was… fun…so talented(costumes and musically). Will always remember the sing songs at your place til the wee hours of the night. The “word changes” Lorraine, she and I made to songs for curling windups along with Winnie on the corncob! She will be missed by many. Our condolences to your family. Darryl and Cherilyn Jackson

  33. To the Penner and Hatch Families
    It is with sad hearts that we bid farewell to Lee . She certainly was a jewel , and her “ joie de vivre “ was contagious.
    We send our sincere condolences,
    Elmer and Armande Kurtz

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