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Ena Pennings

Ena Pennings

Peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Ena Pennings (nee Janssen) passed into Glory on the evening of Thursday, April 22, 2021. 

Ena was a cherished wife and helpmate to Hans for almost 51 years. A loving mother to Ken and Janna Pennings, Jeff and Christine Pennings, Sherry (and Mike ✝) Neven, Paul and Lori-Ann Pennings, Tanya Pennings, and Rob and Amanda Pennings.  

Ena enjoyed being a grandma to 23 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Ena is predeceased by her parents, Jan and Grace Janssen and Gerda and Bernard Pennings.  She is survived by her step-mother in law, Nellie Pennings.  

She will be missed by her siblings, Bill and Chris Janssen, JoAnn and Klass Meeboer, Henk and Suzanne Janssen, Marg and Pieter VanderMeyden, and Gary and Joyce Janssen.

Ena has also been loved by her sibling-in-laws, Bill and Gwen Pennings, Theo and Linda Pennings, Dick and Joanne Pennings, Lyda and Dave McKittrick, Henry and Coby Pennings, Joanne and Stan Puklicz, John and Ann Pennings, Gary and Janet Pennings, Brenda and Carl Heimstra, Jim Versteeg, Mary and Ryan Koning, Andrew and Tricia Versteeg, and Brian Versteeg. 

Ena professed faith in Jesus. She was known for her giving, hospitality, and self-denying ways.  She would have been 71 years old in June.  She retired at age 65 from Ayr Coach Lines.  Soon after, she started experiencing symptoms that would later be defined as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. It was a hard journey.  Her earthly body was tired and it didn’t allow her to function in the swift and loving ways she was characterized for.  But through this all, God has been gracious. 

Show me your ways, Lord,

teach me your paths.

Guide me in your truth and teach me,

for you are God my Savior,

and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

Hans and Ena moved into an in-law suite in Paul and Lori-Ann’s home about 2 years ago.  Hans and the other siblings would like to praise God for the way in which He provided for mom’s care through Paul, Lori-Ann and their children, Sarah, Reuben, and Abigail.  The family wishes to also thank Sunnyside Senior Services, The LHIN, and Care Partners (Ethel and Eva) for their care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Word and Deed.  On-line condolences can be forwarded to the family at Corbett Funeral Home. 

Sign up for drive-by visitation slots, Sunday, April 25 can be made at

A service will be broadcasted live Monday April 26 at 3:30pm.


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Service Date
Monday, April 26, 2021