Brian Penney

Obituary of Brian Grenville Penney

Brian Penney Glace Bay It is with great sadness that we, the family of Brian Penney announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Brian passed peacefully at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Sunday March 20, 2022. Brian was the son to the late Sam and Edith (Lambert) Penney. Brian is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joan (Griffin), children Redmond (Johna), Tammy (Tony) Wells, Trisha (Eric) and his four grandchildren that he adored Sarah, Hunter, Holly, and Brody. He is also survived by his sisters Gladys (John Allen) Johnston, Cass (Keith) Roach, Jocelyn Royer (Len Hatfield), Ruth Barton, brother Kevin Penney and many nieces and nephews. Brian worked for 50 years at McPhee’s Plumbing and Heating. He was a dedicated employee and enjoyed working alongside his coworkers. Dad enjoyed fishing and hunting especially with his son-in-law Tony and his long-time friend, the late Steve Snook and he loved their many trips to the country. He also kept busy woodworking and creating special projects for his family. Dad was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He was a great cook and baker, and he prepared many meals, desserts, and his home-made bread for all his family over the years. He liked visiting the Casino and spending time with his grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as “poppy.” Besides his parents, Brian was predeceased by his sisters Linda Tobias, Cindy Gould, and brother Steve Penney. A special thank you to Dr. Carol Boutilier, NP Robert Burrows, Dr. Kevin McNeil, Dr. Mark Elleker, and Dr. Hebb, as well as the Nursing Staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre and third floor of the Glace Bay Hospital for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday March 25, 2022, at T.J Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists 370 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, 902-849-4199. Memorial donation’s may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family by visiting

Funeral Service.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, March 25, 2022
T.J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialists - Glace Bay
370 Reserve St
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Funeral Service for the late Brian Penney.
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