It is with deep sadness that we announce the premature passing of Penny Sinclair who fiercely battled cancer but, on May 4, 2020, she succumbed to her illness while receiving care at the Crowsnest Pass Hospital in Blairmore at the tender age of 67 years.
Penny Jo Anne Sinclair was born on April 14, 1953 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to proud parents, Vernon and Elsie Sinclair. She was raised with a great appreciation for family and community. She experienced many an adventure throughout her travels; she called many places home including Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Alberta. It was in 2013 that she decided to settle down in the Crowsnest Pass amidst the majestic mountains and forests. She had many hobbies and interests. Penny enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage, dice and marbles. She loved to bake and entertain company but her greatest joys in life were time spent with family and helping those in need. Her heart was gracious and her nature was kind.
She is survived by her beloved children, Jennifer (Brock) MacMillan, Terry (Norine) Barr, Mike Barr and Evan Sinclair, all of Red Deer, AB; her grandchild, Dominique Barr of Calgary; her great grandchild, Marley Skelly of Rocky Mountain House; her mother, Elsie Scow of Blairmore; her sisters, Ellen Sinclair, Cynthia White and Debbie Scow; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends, especially her trusted and dear confidant, Glen Barry of Coleman.
She was predeceased by her cherished son, Andrew Barr; her father, Vernon Sinclair and her brother, Dale Sinclair. Penny will forever be fondly remembered for her compassionate nature, bright smile and love of life. May she find peace and happiness in the eternal paradise of heaven.
A private family gathering will be held to celebrate Penny’s life at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in Blairmore with an informal gathering in the family section of the New Blairmore Union Cemetery to follow. Tributes will be provided by the family and due to the pandemic, the service will be recorded for extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donation in memory may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) and condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.
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