Tina Penner died Nov. 15, 2009. She was born Jan. 11, 1936 in Fernheim, Paraguay to Johann and Anna Loewen. Tina accepted Jesus as Saviour as a young child and was baptized in the MB church as a teenager. She married Jakob Penner Feb. 22, 1958. After farming in Schoenau for several years, they moved to Filadelfia. An injury paralyzed Jakob from the waist down in 1972, so they moved to B.C. in 1975, where life was a little easier. Tina worked at Tabor Home and Menno Home. She loved babysitting her grandchildren. Tina and Jakob took many camping trips. Soon after retiring, Tina was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but she continued to enjoy baking, sewing, gardening, and volunteering at the MCC store. Never complaining, she took care of Jakob for more than 37 years. She will always be remembered as a very loving and hardworking wife, mom, and oma. Predeceased by 2 sisters, Tina is mourned by Jakob; children Hartmut (Monika), Karin (Ed); 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.