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Linda Rita Penner

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Linda lost a twin brother at birth. After growing up on a farm near Coaldale, Alta., she trained as a teacher in Calgary. She taught in the Lethbridge area before attending MB Bible College, Winnipeg, where she met the love of her life, Jacob. Linda and Jacob began their life together in southern Ontario, where Linda taught school. In Kansas, Jacob studied and served in churches from 1965–68. Linda and Jacob returned to Ontario to teach while raising their family. They moved to Medicine Hat, Alta., in 1978, and to Manitoba in 1982, teaching school and serving in churches. Linda’s flower garden is a testament to her green thumb. She spent her free time keeping her home and yard up to her and Jacob’s standard of excellence. Linda was known for her clever combination of wit and humour.

  • Birth: February 14, 1933
  • Birthplace:
    Lethbridge, Alta.
  • Death: June 26, 2018
  • Parents:
    Dietrich & Anna Matthies
  • Married:
    Jacob Penner, July 1, 1959
  • Family:
    Jacob; children Catherine (Walter) Friesen, Lenore (Carl) Dyke; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister
  • Church:
    Crestwood MB, Medicine Hat, Alta.