Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Pearl "Penny" Smeelen (Barnes)

July 29, 1933May 6, 2020

Peacefully with her husband John at her side, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020. Beloved wife of John. Predeceased by her 1st husband Kenneth Barnes. She will be sadly missed by her son Roger and his wife Debbie and their children Courtney, Devon (William) and Taylor (Luke), her great granddaughters Adeline and Grace, her son Robin and his wife Lynda and their children Matthew, Gillian and Hillary, and her daughter Bonnie and her partner Sylvia. Penny’s career was in nursing and caring for people, it was a great comfort to her that the nursing staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa were there to take care of her. Private family service to take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Sickkids Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, Oshawa (905-721-1234).


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Joan Marchbank

June 4, 2020

I have many memories of the years l shared with Penny caring for sick children and their families. We were able to stay in touch for along time after retirement, but ill health and distance made it difficult recently. I send my deepest condolences to John, Roger , Robin, Bonnie and families, Joan Marchbank.

Sandie Harman

May 11, 2020

So sorry to hear of Penny’s passing, she was a larger than life kind of character that will surely be missed. I got to know Penny during her time on Buggey Lane and later on Salem. Many laughs were shared with her while golfing with the Deer Creek ladies golf group. I fondly remember her inviting me to a couple of the Scarborough Golf Club Christmas luncheons. Her love of gardening and her dogs were always a great topic of conversation. After we moved up north I lost touch with her, that is something I really regret. Sending John and the rest of the family my condolences during this difficult time.