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After a short final illness, Cliff Penner passed away peacefully at the age of 83, Sunday, May 19 at home sitting in his favourite chair. Born in Langham, SK, Cliff spent the last forty years in Moose Jaw.

Cliff is survived by his wife Sharon; daughters Lori (Marcel) Durand of Okotoks, AB and Linda ((Daniel) Prefontaine, Burley Idaho; sons Gordon (Cindy) and Ryan, both of Brooks, AB.; ten grandchildren: Whitney, Mitchell and Paris Penner; Carolyn and Michelle Durand; Carmen, Josh and Eli Prefontaine; Jade Pepin, Cadanse Herle and their mother Caralee Moore-Herle. Lastly, Cliff’s special little sweetheart, great-granddaughter Ellie James Pepin. He is survived by one sister May Penner Nave.

Cliff was predeceased by parents Mary Gross and Jacob J. Penner; brothers John Hiebert, Jacob Hiebert, Emil Hiebert, Henry Hiebert and Abram Hiebert, Norman Penner, Gordon Penner; sisters Rose Hiebert, Mabel Penner and Helen Penner. Cliff began his working life with SaskPower in Redvers, SK for 20 years before moving to Moose Jaw in 1979.

He treasured the friendships made over 33 years spent as a proud lineman. For twenty years, he wrote a monthly column in SaskPower HiLine magazine where he shared his quirky sense of humour and sharp wit with his many readers. Over the past seven years, Cliff has battled - and beat - five types of cancer with determination, humour and good old-fashioned German stubbornness. After two days of chemo, he was ready to tackle the golf course. As recently as two weeks ago, he was trying to find a way to trick his buddies into carrying his oxygen tank so he could get back on the course.

A Celebration of Cliff’s life will be held on Monday May 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm at W. J. Jones Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw, SK. Rev. David Moore officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends wishing to do so may make donations to the Allen Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK S4T 7 T1. In living memory of Cliff, a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: or  (Obituaries).

Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director

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