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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mr. John Penman, on May 10th, 2017, at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Donna (Oomes), he is survived by his loving daughters MaryAnn and Cindy, his granddaughters Rebecca, Emma and Alexa.  He also leaves to mourn his siblings; Mary and Irene in Scotland; Margaret in Ontario and recently deceased Dennis, as well as many other relatives and friends.

The funeral will take place on Saturday, May 20th, at 11 am in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (295 McLeod Street, Chateauguay).  The family will receive condolences before the funeral service, starting at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Our Lady of Perpetual Church can be made.

Funeral Director:

Alexandre Nicole

Complexe Funéraire Châteauguay

450 699-9919

Testimonies of sympathy

My deepest sympathies and thoughts with you and your family at this time. I remember Mr. Penman fondly from my childhood in his home and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the choir.

Kristina McNamee

Dear Donna and family. My deepest sympathies during this very sad time. John was ever present at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and I will miss hearing his voice in the choir on Sundays. May time ease the pain in your hearts.

Jacquie Ross-Zalac

Dear Donna, it was a shock for us to hear about John's death. Our son Derek saw it on Facebook and informed us. We have good memories of John. In fact he sang at our wedding over 50 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary Ann and Cindy at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.

Joe and Joan Pinto, Ottawa

Donna, MaryAnn and Cindy, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. John was one lovely gentleman, we go back many years and enjoyed many chats and socials at OLPH..I know he will be sadly missed. His loving voice and memories will last forever. Hugs to you Donna! 

Liz Guertin

Dear Donna and family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of John. Fond memories of OLPH adult choir and particularly his rendition of Oh Holy Night at Christmas. Love Karen and Claude

Claude Gagnon

Donna, MaryAnn and Cindy, to the grandchildren and family members of John Penman, may the family be spared further sorrows. John, my Dear Friend, thanks for the memories, the laughs and sharing me with your family thru the Years. May God Bless. R.I.P. Amen

Nick Izzi

On behalf of the khalil family , accept our condolences for the passing of your father.We grief with you and cry with you but also rejoice because God gave him 82 wonderful years here on earth . Your parents were God sent and then they gave life to you and your sister. He was a wonderful dad and his role as a grandfather/ father figure was absolutely priceless and a precious gift from God. He was created to play an important role in many people's lives and he played it well. It's so hard for girls to loose their daddy especially when they are "daddy's little girl forever" and have a special relationship with him. Treasure all those special moments and never stop talking about him and sharing his legacy with anybody who will listen. Celebrate his life and always praise the Lord for giving you a loving, caring and attentive father who loved his family with all his heart.

Monique Khalil

MaryAnn and family, reading the obituary makes it real, he was such a good person, big heart, generous and kind. I know you will miss him terribly. My condolences to you MaryAnn, my good friend, and your family. I'll try my best to be at the funeral next weekend. 

Diane Fontaine

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