We Remember

MAY, Penni Lynn (née Botham)

January 31, 1957 — November 22, 2019

After a long battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful little Penni at the age of 62 at Hospice House November 22, 2019.  She was an amazing person whom I loved dearly; I will miss her every day.

She was born in Vancouver, BC January 31, 1957 and moved to Kelowna, BC in the early 1960’s, attending schools in Glenmore and KSS where she graduated in 1975. She made many lifelong friends during her school years.  Several of them “Team Penni” sat with and cared for her during the past two weeks of her journey.

She was a fine athlete. Pen loved field hockey, playing for KSS and UVIC where she graduated in 1980. Penni loved golf and was a popular member of KGCC. An enthusiastic jogger, she ran in the Blooms Day run in Spokane, WA several times. She swam in the annual across the lake event and skated for the Kelowna Figure Skating Club for years and was a silver medallist in 1974. Other pursuits included slow pitch, skiing, and dragon boat racing. She was a Lady of the Lake contestant in 1974.

Penni made friends everywhere, whether on the job as a social worker, on vacation, at a function, even with the amazing group of caring nurses and doctors that walked beside her these past few years. If she made up her mind to be your friend it was impossible to stop her. As her husband, I witnessed this day after day. Right to the end she had a passion for life and people.

Penni is survived by her loving husband Jack; stepsons Scott (Sandi) of Victoria, Tim (Norma-Jean) of Victoria, and Rusty (Lindsay) of Calgary; eight Grandchildren: Samara, Saisha, Sela, Hudson, Cohen, Westin, Ellis, and Wyatt.  As well as many dearly loved cousins, nieces, aunts, and uncles.  Penni was predeceased by her Mother- Lois Botham, and Father- Jack Botham.

Our family and friends would like to thank the doctors, nurses, volunteers, and staff of the Kelowna Cancer Centre who fought so hard to help Pen. Also, our sincere thanks to the staff at Hospice House and the palliative care nurses for their superb care. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 1:00 at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club, 1297 Glenmore Dr, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre in Kelowna BC in her name www.bccancer.bc.ca.

“Love you Pen.” Love you more!…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Kelowna Golf & Country Club

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The service for MAY, Penni Lynn (née Botham) is scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Kelowna Golf & Country Club

1297 Glenmore Dr Kelowna, BC


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  • Laura Grenda says:

    What a beautiful tribute to Penni you wrote Jack, despite your broken heart.
    Laura Grenda

  • Edna Rennie says:

    I will miss Penni’s phone calls

    Penny was truly an inspiration – she will be missed. When you lose a loved one you gain an angel

    Penny was truly an inspiration. She will be missed. When you lose a loved one you gain an Angel.

  • Jan Pacholzuk says:

    Our dear Penni battled for so long and is now in peace. Penni was a wonderful friend to my daughter Gayanne and myself. Thank you Jack for looking after her so dearly.
    Jan Pacholzuk and Family.

  • Linda Gronsdahl says:

    All of Penni’s friends at the golf course will miss her very much. We all loved her great outlook on golf and life. She brought a ray of sunshine to everyone she met. Our deepest condolences. Linda Gronsdahl and the ladies section KGCC

  • Julie Glover says:

    my condolences to you Jake and your family. I so enjoyed working with Penni at MCFD. She was a caring and dedicated worker for the children and families she worked with.

  • Fran Wolfe says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Penni and I worked together for years. I loved her dearly and appreciated her. I am blessed to have had her in my life as a colleague and a friend. I have so many beautiful memories of our time spent together. I am so sad for all of those she left behind. Life with her in your memories is a blessing. I regret I will not be available to attend the Celebration of Penni’s Life..

  • Doug Gray says:

    She was such a help to so many of our most vulnerable youth. She was always so helpful with the students I dealt with while at Central School. I am so sorry for your loss Jack. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Tami Wagner says:

    Jack, Tim, Norma-Jean, Rusty and Lyndsey Our deepest condolences to you all. Penny was such a fun loving woman, always happy to see you. We are so sad to hear this news. She will be missed greatly. Thinking of you all.
    Ray and Tami Wagner

  • Corinne Wade says:

    To Jack and family: I will always hold a vision of Penni as someone who was full of joy, endless compassion, exuberance, vitality and wit. I cherished my lively conversations with her as she’d excitedly tell me about her latest travels and adventures with Jack and how she’d be eagerly planning her next travel get away with him. I loved to watch her energetically power walk and have a childlike spring in her step as she’d be listening to her Jimmy Buffet playlist. She left this world too soon and will be dearly missed by all. Hugs and condolences to her close friends and family.
    Corinne Wade

  • Margaret-Ann Hooper says:

    Jack, Dale and I were sorry to hear about your lovely wife, Penni. She must have been a wonderful person from what you wrote about her. With love and sympathy, Margaret-Ann and Dale Hooper

  • Clair Jantzen says:

    Jack, I’m so sad that your next steps in life won’t include Penni. Know that my heart reaches quietly for yours and that you are thought of and cared for.

  • Norm Yates says:

    Penni was always that spark in the room. She had so much energy and insight and purpose and that a wonderful sense of humour. Heartfelt condolences to you, Jack, and to the rest of her families and besties.

  • Jacquelyn Reynolds says:

    This really breaks my heart.

  • Dave Earle says:

    Jack, may the fond memories of Penni bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. You have my most sincere sympathy. Her presence will surely be missed, she was a lovable person.

  • Heather Reynolds says:

    I’m writing on behalf of Penni’s Reynolds family. She was a bubbly cousin and always cherished. I called her my twisted sister as we were similar in our lives! We love you Penni and will keep Jack as part of our family ! Will meet you in heaven cous! Love….

  • Mary Jo McQuaid says:

    My condolences to you Jack and your family.. I worked with Penni and always appreciated her spark and sense of humor and was impressed by her dedication to the children and families she worked with. In time may your memories bring you comfort .

  • Cathie and Dave Pavlik says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Jack. Penny was an amazing person and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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