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Ambrose "Bud" William Penny

October 9, 1931 ~ September 1, 2019 (age 87)


Ambrose William “Bud” Penny

North Sydney

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ambrose “Bud” Penny, age 87, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.  Bud passed away peacefully at his home the morning of Sunday, September 1, 2019. 

Born in North Sydney on October 9, 1931, Bud was the son of the late William and Annie Jane (Hawley) Penny.  Bud lived all his life in North Sydney where he worked in Public Works for the Town of North Sydney until his retirement. He and his wife Ellen spent many winters twirling around the ice arm-in-arm.  He coached little league baseball for many years.  During his retirement, he enjoyed working in his garage, gardening and loyally cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Bud also enjoyed many days spent in conversation with friends at Tim Hortons. 

His carefree spirit and sense of humor made him treasured among friends and family.

He was a faithful member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney where he enjoyed nothing more than serving on the altar.  He was also a member of Fr. William Kiely Council Knights of Columbus in North Sydney.    

He is survived by his beloved wife Ellen “Nellie” (Jessome) Penney, his children Sandra Penney, North Sydney and Steven (Janice) Penney, Iowa; his grandchildren Sarah (Jared Tomie), Stephanie, Matthew and James Penney, great-grandchildren Kadyn, Madisyn, Jaxson and Odin, his sister Sadie MacPherson, Sydney Mines, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Bud was predeceased by his brothers George, Alexander “Uggie”, Jack, Mansel and Gordon Penny. 

Visitation for Bud will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.  A funeral mass will be celebrated for Bud at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VON who provided much appreciated service and friendship to Bud over the last few years.

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September 5, 2019

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
W. J. Dooley Funeral Service Ltd.
107 Pleasant St
North Sydney, NS B2A 1L9

Funeral Mass
September 6, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
Archibald Avenue
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1L9

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