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T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS

OBITUARY

Anastasia "Nellie" Penney

July 26, 1934October 5, 2019
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PENNEY, Anastasia ‘Nellie’

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our cherished mother, grandmother, sister, Anastasia ‘Nellie’ Penney, age 85, on October 5, 2019, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney River, NS. Mom passed peacefully with many of her family at her side. She was born on July 26th, 1934 and was the daughter of the late Wasyl ‘William’ and Mary (Yurchesyn) Furdas. Nellie met the love of her life Clif, they enjoyed dancing together, beach days and going to Polar Bear. They married and raised their family in Sydney. Mom worked for many years as an accounting clerk for the Dept of Transportation. Family was everything to mom and after raising her children, her life revolved around being “Baba” to her nine grandchildren, cherishing each one for their uniqueness and making them all feel so special. Mom was an avid gardener and a great crafts woman. She loved to sew, knit and crochet. Each winter, there would be new mittens, knit with love, for each grandchild. Mom would always welcome you into her home, be it in Sydney, or at the “bungalow” in Irish Vale with dad by her side.

Nellie is survived by her children, Glenn (Nancy) Penney, Moncton, NB, Denise MacKenzie, Sydney, and Laura (John) Scott, Halifax, NS and her grandchildren, Chris (Michelle), Charlene (Yasha), Michelle (Dan), Lory, Jillian, Kaitlin, Madison, Ainslye and Jared. Also left to mourn her are her sisters, Katherine ‘Kay’ Dilney, Ruby Antle, Marie (Karl) Halloran, Natalie (Vince) MacLean and brothers, John Furdas, Michael (Sharon) Furdas and Walter (Lauren) Furdas, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Clifton Penney, brothers Joseph Furdas, Gordon (in infancy) and sister Anne Veinotte.

Her family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Fisherman’s Cove, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, for their many years of support and care. We are forever grateful to Shannon and Doreen for your kindness in caring for our mom. You are all truly wonderful caregivers and bring love and dignity to our elders in their final stages of life.

There will be no visitation. A funeral will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 11 am, with Fr. Bill Burke presiding. Donations can be made to Loaves and Fishes or to a charity of your choice and words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.twcurry.com Laugh and cry for the ones gone, for they will send angels to watch over you until you see them again.

  • FAMILY

  • Clifton Penney, Husband (deceased)
  • Wasyl 'William' Furdas, Father (deceased)
  • Mary (Yurchesyn) Furdas, Mother (deceased)
  • Glenn (Nancy) Penney, Son
  • Denise MacKenzie, Daughter
  • Laura (John) Scott, Daughter
  • Chris (Michelle), Charlene (Yasha), Michelle (Dan), Grandchildren
  • Lory, Jillian, Kaitlin, Madison, Ainslye, Jared, Grandchildren
  • Katherine 'Kay' Dilney, Sister
  • Ruby Antle, Sister
  • Marie (Karl) Halloran, Sister
  • Natalie (Vince) MacLean, Sister
  • John Furdas, Brother
  • Michael (Sharon) Furdas, Brother
  • Walter (Lauren) Furdas, Brother
  • Joseph Furdas, Brother (deceased)
  • Gordon (in infancy), Brother (deceased)
  • Anne Veinotte, Sister (deceased)
  • Nellie is also survived by her many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Darlene MacKenzie

October 10, 2019

Denise, Laura and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Darlene MacKenzie and Family

Sheila Kyte

October 9, 2019

Glenn, Denise, Laura and families I was so saddened to hear of Aunt Nellie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Take solace in knowing she is reunited with her love and at peace. Her voice is clear in my mind and her laugh and her infectious smile. Many happy bungalow days were a huge part of my childhood. Take care and know she will always be with you
Sheila xo

David Furdas

October 6, 2019

Dearest Aunt Nellie will be missed by her extended family in Ontario. Thoughts and prayers for Glenn, Denise, and Laura and their families at this time. So many good memories of the bungalow and family gatherings in Cape Breton. May your hearts be comforted. Love from David, Laura, Erin and Stephanie Furdas, Pickering, ON.

Kelly (Kyte) Hillier

October 6, 2019

To Glenn, Denise, Laura and family,
My most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Aunt Nellie. I will always remember her beautiful smile and that very special sparkle in her eyes.
All my love During this difficult time.
Kelly

Joanne Dawe

October 6, 2019

Glenn, Denise, Laura and families, My deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have many fond memories of how kind she was to us on our many visits to Cape Breton. She will live on in your hearts forever.

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