PENNER, Lillian

Penner Lil

Lillian Penner (Prysiazny) passed away on November 27, 2022 after a short illness. Lil was predeceased in January of this year by her loving husband of 58 years, George. She was also predeceased by her parents Annie and Bill Prysiazny; sister Helen; and brothers Al, Ed, Stan and Bill. Lil is survived by her daughter Rita (Dale) and granddaughters Claire and Kaitlyn; and her son Gary (Michelle) Penner and granddaughters Amanda and Jennisa; brother Paul (Wendy) Preston; sister-in-law Betty Prisnie and numerous nieces and nephews. Lil was born in 1937 to Annie and Bill Prysiazny and was a lifelong resident of Three Hills. She attended Three Hills high school graduating in 1956. After high school she began an 11 year career as a teller at the Royal Bank. Lil and George were married in 1963 and began a lifelong journey of working together. In 1964, Lil and George opened Penner’s Groceteria and operated it until 1972, at which time they sold the store and began farming. This meant that Lil could establish an even bigger garden. Her vegetable and flower gardens both thrived as she tended to them several times a day. Gardening and baking were two of Lil’s passions, but both pale in comparison to her other passions which were friends and family. Lil had many lifelong friends that she cherished and cared for deeply. Her family was of utmost importance including all of George’s siblings Fred (Barb), Jerry (Mildred), Lloyd (Laura), Ernie (Claudette), Bob (Edith), Linda and their families. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Knox United Church, Three Hills, AB. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to your local Food Bank. Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. 403-443-5111.