With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michael ‘Mick’ Penney, 83, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney on September 21, 1932, Mick was just shy of his 84th birthday. He was one of the seven children born to the late William ‘Bill’ and Emily (Rose) Penney.
Mick lived a simple life. He loved his Newfoundland music and playing his guitar. Mick will be dearly missed by his family and friends for his signature laugh and his love for life.
Mick is survived by his son, William Michael; daughters, Ann Marie, Terry, Valerie and Raylene. He is also survived by sisters, Alice Buchanan, Joan (Jack) Lush and Margie Dunlavy, all of Sydney. Mick will also be greatly missed by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Mick was predeceased by his wife, Josephine ‘Doddy’ Collins, daughter in infancy, son, Colin and brothers, Charles, James and Stephen.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Michael ‘Mick’ Penney will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, from 5–8 p.m. A private family interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.
Donations in memory of Mick may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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Billy, Ann Marie, Terry, Valerie and Raylene, You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your dad. Uncle "Mick" was a gentle man who asked little from life. I'm sure he's already playing his guitar with uncle Charlie! I hope good memories of him will guide you through this difficult time.
From: Cousin Karen
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on your loss of Mike. He was a great friend and a beautiful dancer. His laugh was infectious. I will treasure the Newfoundland cassette tapes and his party tape he made for me. Treasure your memories and God Bless. Sincerely Greta Nearing.
Mike will be missed for his optimistic view of life and love of good music and people.
From: Brian Penny
I love you poppy, I will always have you in my heart. I will never forgot the times we spent together going blueberry picking and walking skipper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Michelle Dwyer
We are with you in our hearts…with all our thoughts and memories and our love today and always.
From; Christine, Greg & Page