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845 Devonshire Ave
Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z4
Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849
Kurt Penner

Kurt Henry Penner

Monday, September 20th, 1948 - Sunday, January 6th, 2019
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PENNER, Kurt Henry – It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce Kurt’s passing at his home in Woodstock, Ontario on January 6, 2019, at the age of 70. His strength, warmth and good humour will be dearly missed by Lila, his treasured wife of over 46 years, his sons, Stephen (Chiyo) and David (Christine), his cherished grandsons, Thomas, Nathan, Hudson and Jasper, his sister, Patricia (Roger) D’Hoker and his brother, Robert (Pom) Penner.

Raised in Port Rowan, Ontario and a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Kurt enjoyed a 33-year career with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) that afforded his family the opportunity to live in seven different cities across four provinces. An avid camper, canoeist, cyclist, curler, quizmaster and vintner, Kurt lived his life to the fullest and enthusiastically encouraged all to do the same.

After receiving a double lung transplant in 2002, Kurt was a tireless advocate for organ and tissue donation awareness, speaking across Ontario, participating in seven Canadian Transplant Games, winning a gold for Canada in lawn bowling at the 2005 World Transplant Games and promoting awareness as a runner in the 2010 Olympic torch relay. His family will be forever grateful to Kurt’s donor for their selfless gift of life and the additional 16 years of love and laughter they provided. Kurt was extremely proud to know that after his passing, he himself would become a donor.

Friends are invited to join Kurt’s family for a celebration of life at Brock and Visser Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Toronto General Hospital - Lung Transplant Physiotherapy Room or the Canadian Transplant Association. Condolences may be submitted at
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    Sunday, January 20th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, January 20th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Brock and Visser Funeral Home
    845 Devonshire Ave.
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Colleen Murray

Posted at 04:38pm
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Bruce & Carolyn Hughes

Posted at 09:33am
Dearest Lila, We just heard the news of Kurts Passing. We were sad that we didn't know as we would have loved to have been at his Celebration of Life. We remember with Smiles the memories on Manley and how good you both were to our family. I remember the day you moved in with the oxygen tanks lined up along the garage......and in time, they were all gone! Kurt was a survivor. His strength and courage and staying upbeat under adversity was an inspiration to watch from across the road. Our hearts are heavy for you as Kurts large presence will surely be missed by YOU and your family. Our Deepest Condolences, Sending you a Tight Squeeze and prayers. Love Carolyn

Anton Menshikov

Posted at 06:18pm
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John Penner

Posted at 01:01pm
Kurt was such a beautiful light in the world. Bless the science and the dedicated people that gave us extra time with him.
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Brian Murray

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