Passed away suddenly but peacefully on December 17, 2016, one day before his 59th birthday, wearing his J. Austin Hunting Club jersey. Beloved husband of 27 years, soul mate and adventure partner to Sherry (Gilfillan). Cherished Dad to his pride and joy Austin. Son of Kathryn “Kay” Penhale and the late Emerson Penhale. “Favourite” son-in-law of Bill and Grace Gilfillan. Brother and Brother-in-law to Doug and Julie Penhale, Sheila Penhale and Mark Penhale, Randy “Quinn” and Carolyn Gilfillan, Wendy Gilfillan, Rick and Dody Gilfillan, Tracy Gilfillan-MacVicar and Colin Campbell. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Brion will also be greatly missed by his hunting and golf companions and friends, his wit and humour will never be forgotten. Brion would want you to treasure the holiday season with your family and friends and please lift your glass and toast the “Smi” guy in celebration of his happy life.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service or visitation.
Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or the South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family.
Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter 519 235-1220 entrusted with arrangements.