Mary (Penny) Jenkins

Born: Sat., Oct. 29, 1938
Died: Fri., Apr. 12, 2019

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 15, 2019
Location: Holy Family Church

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Mary Pauline Jenkins
Sydney Mines

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Pauline Jenkins, Mom, Nannie, sister, aunt and friend, at the age of 80, on Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines on October 29, 1938, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline (Polly) (Kernick) Penny.
Missing her are her daughter Liane (Mel), and son Walter (Lynelle), along with her pride and joy, grandchildren Nathaniel (Maddy), Riley, Morgan and Kyra. Also left to mourn are her siblings Ronnie (Theresa), Dianne (Gar), Sandra (Gerry) and Lorne (Becky), in-laws Mary Viva, Louise Jenkins, Sis (Carl), Ann Marie (Harvey), Perkie, Viva (Greg), Vic (Judy), Donna, Louise (Francis), Debbie (Freddie), Paul (Jeannie), Rose, Mary (Barrie), numerous nieces, nephews, and many special friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Louie, son Steven, son in infancy, nephew Aaron, niece Laureen, in-laws Nick, Skip, Joe and Betty, Shirley and Wayne, and Joe Mitchell.
Mom’s greatest accomplishment was her family. “I love my family, I love my church, and I love my community.”
The family wishes to thank the numerous nurses, doctors, and hospital staff for their dedication and commitment to Mom. She appreciated every act and every chat. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Haley Street Adult Services Centre, St. Joseph Cemetery Fund, or the Cape Breton Special Olympics.
At Mary’s request, there will be no visitation. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday April 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. J. J. MacDonald officiating. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at

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Harry and Alaine Taylor
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Sincere Condolences to the Jenkins family. Mary was a wonderful lady who always had a smile for everyone she met. She will be missed by all her family and friends. I knew Mary from Friday Night Bingo and will miss seeing her face in the future.

jackie penny
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
sending our sincere n deepest sympathy to all Marys family .she was a wonderful lady .

Paula (Vickers) Gordon
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
I am soo sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a kind and wonderful woman. ❤️

Ann Jobe
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of a truely wonderful Lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. My prayers and thoughts are with her family now and in the days to follow. God Bless you all. RIP my friend.

Lorna Beaton
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
Liane, I am very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a cheerful lady and i appreciated how kind both you and she were to my aunt.

Alexis Penny
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
i am so sorry to hear of mary,s passing she was a lovely woman always had a smile and a kind word for everyone we had lots of laughs and fun at the friday nights bingo my thoughts and prayers are with her family at last she is at rest may she rip

Helen Butts- Kelly
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
To the entire Penny and Jenkins Family, I am so sorry to know that Mary has passed away. I always enjoyed seeing Mary and having a chat, whether at home in Sydney Mines or here in Halifax when she was visiting family and I would see her at Saint Benedict with Sandra. My sincerest condolences to all.

Arthena Stubbert
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
Liane, Walter & Family,
Mary's love of Family, Church & Community says it all!
I have many joyful memories of our days of youth. She was kind and cheerful then and throughout her life.
May she now experience the fullness of the Resurrection she so firmly believed in.

Arthena Stubbert

Kim Rideout and Russ Healey
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
To the Jenkins and Penny families,

We are so very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was such a beautiful person who was committed to her family and community. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts are with you all.

Doug Rideout
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
Thinking of you all at this time. Mary was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her.

Kent &Cynthia Tacklyn
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
Liane (Mel), Walter (Lynelle) & Family, we are very sad to hear of Mom Mary's passing.. My you have comfort knowing that her passing was peaceful. She is now the Angel 👼 watching over all. Love, understanding and Prayers from Bermuda.

Jocelyn and Tanya Jenkins & Families
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
Although not for the best reason, Laureen and Mary were on the same floor in the hospital for a long time which enabled us to have a lot of nice visits while we were there. We are thankful for those visits and for all the happy childhood memories of Aunt Mary. Love to Liane and Walter & Families.

Menno & Marjorie Harmsen
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
Dear Liane & Mel, Walter & Lynelle and family,

We were so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a lovely lady and we know that she was a wonderful and dedicated mother. We send our deepest condolences on your great loss.
Big hugs, Menno & Marjorie Harmsen

Leona Telfer
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
Hi Sandra and Gerry. So sorry to hear of the loss of your sister/sister-in-law. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time for you and your family. Sincerely, Leona.

Mary MacLellan
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Dear Sandra and Gerry and Family,
My sympathy on Mary`s passing.
I have a number of good memories of Mary because of my friendship with you, Sandra, but one that will always bring on a smile is the day we unexpectedly ran into Mary at the Fish restaurant in Halifax.
Mary MacL.

Mary Sullivan
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Prayers going out to you all - from Mary’s hospital buddy Mary!

Michael, Denise and Cameron Forbes
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Dear Liane and family,
Mary was a great lady and will be missed dearly. We are just so glad that we did get to spend some time with her on our trips to Nova Scotia over the years. We have lovely memories of her which will be dear to our hearts forever.
Love you all
Michael, Denise and Cameron

Patricia MacEachern Estabrooks
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Rose and Family:
Sorry to read of the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May time help ease your pain. Condolences, Love and Support are sent with this message. Tight hug.

lois cordy
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
prayers are being sent your way from us along with our deepest condolences.Whenyou feel a hand on your shoulder know it is hers

Janice, Shirl and Lorna Brown
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Thinking of you at this time. A donation will be made to Haley Street Adult Services Centre.

Sheri and Bessie
   Posted Sat April 27, 2019
Dear Liane, Mel, Morgan and Kyra
We were very sorry to learn of the loss of your dear mother and grandmother.

We know that you will continue to honour your mom's life and memory, and carry her in your hearts. And we hope that in time, you will take comfort from all the memories of special times and everyday moments.

Thinking of you xo Bessie, Sheri and family

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