Penelope Nimmo

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Penelope Nimmo on June 30, 2016. She was born in North Vancouver on August 8, 1920 and grew up in Vancouver, Vernon and Crofton. Penny was predeceased by her parents John and Ida Bailey, sister Jean, brother Tony and her husband Richard (Dick) Nimmo in 1983 and by her son-in-law Don in 2010. She is survived by her three children Judy Sherwood, Geoff (Heather) and Janice Fappier; her five grandchildren Mike (Gbarnjan) Erin, Victoria, Amanda and Nancy plus four step-grandchildren Jacki, Tracy, Rhonda, Brad and her many nieces and nephews. Mum was married in 1946 and lived in Duncan, Kemano and Burnaby before settling in Saltair in 1954 where she lived until moving to Chemainus in 1994. Mum was a lifelong member of the Anglican Church and was a stalwart member of the ACW. She was past president of the I.O.D.E., drove for Meals on Wheels and was a long time librarian at the Chemainus library. Mum was a great reader and an enthusiastic Book Club member and loved to watch the “Blue Jays” on T.V. During WWII she was stationed in Torbay, Newfoundland where she taught driving for the Air Force. Mum will be fondly remembered as a caring mother, grandmother and friend. She was endlessly supportive and always there for others. A heartfelt thank you to her doctor, Dr. T. Morris for her continued care and support throughout these past few months. Thanks also to Cowichan District Hospital 3rd floor for the compassionate care she received daily and to the Chemainus Health Care Centre for making her final days comfortable and peaceful. A funeral service will be held at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Chemainus on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00 am with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Michael’s church would be appreciated by the family.