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Thomas Ross Penhale

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On November 29, 2011 @ 3:28 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 61 Comments

Thomas Ross Penhale

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 of Exeter in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Marian (Glanville) Penhale. Dear father of Gary (Gar) Penhale, Kathy Penhale both of Exeter and Norma and Ken MacLeod of Port Elgin. Dear grandfather of Lia. Predeceased by his sisters Helen Kerr, Jean Ellerington and Shirley Colby and brothers Harry, Bill and James Penhale.

Friends are invited to a gathering at the Exeter Lions Den (old Scout hall) on 135 John Street West, Exeter on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-4 PM to celebrate Tom’s life. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Adopt-a-Pet (Pet Rescue), Lucknow or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Thomas Ross Penhale

Condolences for the family of “Thomas Ross Penhale”

Condolence from Evelyn Steckle Vincent on November 29th, 2011 4:12 PM

Sincere sympathy to your in your time of great loss. May you experience comfort.

Condolence from Pete and Wendy Case on November 29th, 2011 5:16 PM

Marion, Gar, Kathy, Norma and family;

So sorry to hear the news. May your cherished memories help you all, through this difficult time.

Sincerely, Pete and Wendy

Condolence from noreen riley-smith on November 29th, 2011 5:43 PM

I am shocked beyond as well as i know you guys are.uncle tom was a great guy.i remember walking to the store with him and he would say what kind of cereal do you want nipper.and i would say captain crunch.he always said aunt marion said shredded wheats,he spoiled me just like you did aunt marion.sleeping over with you guys was great.a lot of good times ,aybe cause she guys spoiled me.geary,norma and kathy were big siblings.walking down the street will never be the same again.no more hey nipper whipper or becareful nipper i just made that twenty when came in to pickup pizza.love you guys with all my heart and soul.RIP Uncle Tom.dont wear out those angel boots

Condolence from Sharon, Jim, Eva-Marie, and Nolan Allison on November 29th, 2011 6:27 PM

Dear Marion, Gary, Kathy, Norma, Ken and Lia,

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We will all miss him a lot, especially Eva-Marie and Nolan.

Sending you all of our love during this sad time.

Sharon, Jim, Eva-Marie,and Nolan.

Condolence from Brion, Sherry and Austin Penhale on November 29th, 2011 6:48 PM

Marion, Gar, Norma ,Kathy, Ken and Lia
How fortunate to have the best Husband, Dad and Grandpa one
could ask for. So many fond memories and LOTS of great laughs.
How we now long to go back in time for a big Porch Party again
,the memory of those times will never be forgotten.
Love Brion, Sherry and Austin Penhale

Condolence from Scott and Katie Nixon on November 29th, 2011 6:49 PM

Dear Penhale Family,

Scott and I wish to send you our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies regarding Tom. We feel honoured to have met and known him and to have shared in his wonderful spirit and sense of humour during his life. He will be greatly missed by the Exeter community.

With Warmest Regards,
Katie and Scott Nixon

Condolence from Mike and Darlene Stewart on November 29th, 2011 7:10 PM

We are very saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a wonderful spirit, and had a friendly smile for all he met. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
Mike, Darlene (Sillery), Carly, and Kaycee Stewart

Condolence from Carol Neaves & Charlie Beausoleil on November 29th, 2011 8:29 PM

Our sincerest condolence to Marion and Family.

No matter when you went on Main St. you would see Tom, on is way or coming from the grocery store, it must have taken him a long time for to do this simple chore, because everyone would stop and talk to him.
We moved to Exeter 25 year ago and was lucky enough to get to know Tom from working at the Cannimg Factory.

Carol & Charlie

Condolence from Patti Stanley and Ross Alexander on November 29th, 2011 9:19 PM

Marion and Family.
Sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss his visits and the chats we had at the store.

Condolence from Willy, Shallon, Jakob and Sydnee Partridge on November 30th, 2011 6:53 AM

Marion, our thoughts are with you. We are sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Leslie Knight on November 30th, 2011 7:09 AM

Dear Mrs. Penhale, Gar, Norma and Kathy:
I’m sorry for your loss. I will always remember Tom (your husband and Dad) for coming to Kathy’s house at all hours to help us get rid of bats. Kathy and I would hide behind a door while sending Tom in to get the bats alone. Thank goodness for all the memories you have to hold close to your hearts. Kind regards, Leslie Knight

Condolence from ena de haan on November 30th, 2011 8:10 AM

Dear Kathy ,

So sorry to read that your dad passed away, I know how much he meant to you.
your mom willl miss him terribly as will all of you.

Condolence from Karen Brown on November 30th, 2011 9:46 AM

Marion, please accept my condolences. I have memories of lovely little chats with both of you when I walked with Reba past your home. I hope that all of your wonderful memories will give strength to you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Ron and Glenda Lindenfield on November 30th, 2011 11:13 AM

Gary and Family

So sorry to hear the sad news, keep all those good memories in your heart, keep strong………..

Condolence from Kevin and Kim Hern on November 30th, 2011 12:17 PM

Marion, Gar, Kathy and Norma, We are so very sorry to hear about Tom. We have many happy memories of him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all! Love from Kim, Kevin, Kelsey and Jake.

Condolence from george gallant on November 30th, 2011 12:27 PM

So sorry for your loss….my condolences to all you.
George Gallant

Condolence from Sherrie Broderick on November 30th, 2011 2:54 PM

Dear Penhale Family
May this time of sadness be quickly replaced with comfort from a long lifetime of cherished memories.
My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Sherrie Broderick

Condolence from Dave Frayne and Cathy Cade on November 30th, 2011 3:31 PM

Marion, Gar, Kathy,Norma and family
We were saddened to learn of Tom’s passing. He was a familair sight walking down Main St on some errand and always had time to talk. He will be in your hearts and minds forever.

Condolence from Bill&Grace Gilfillan on November 30th, 2011 3:52 PM

Marion,Gar, Norma,Kathy,Ken&Lia.
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a
Dear Husband ,Dad &Grandpa.
May your treasured memories help you through this sad time.

Condolence from Marlyn Wein on November 30th, 2011 4:04 PM

Dear Marion, Gary, Kathy, Norma, Ken and Lia

I am so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I have many fond memories of visiting your home… the endless laughs we all shared and the welcoming warmth felt when greeted at your door.

My deepest sympathy to all the family

Marlyn Wein

Condolence from Tena McKay on November 30th, 2011 4:32 PM

Deeply saddened to hear that Tom has passed on. I cannot imagine not seeing Tom walking from the grocery store or back from Kathy’s with the lawn mower. I will miss tooting the horn at him and waving.

To Marion, Gary, Norma and Kathy….our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thanks for being the loving family that you are and always having an open door to me over the years.

Sincerely yours, Tena (DeKoker) McKay and Jeff

Condolence from Elaine Baynham on November 30th, 2011 5:45 PM

Dear Marian Gar Norma and Kathy. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Tom was a good man and will be missed by many. Sincerely, Elaine, Steve Brad and Bonnie

Condolence from Rick and Beth Webber on November 30th, 2011 6:59 PM

Our sincerst condolences on the passing of a wonderful man.

Rick and Beth Webber (Oral Knox’s step daughter)

Condolence from Claire and Winona Hoffman on November 30th, 2011 7:39 PM

Gar and all the Penhale family

So sorry to hear about the loss of Tom ,Husband ,Father,etc
Our heart and prayers are with you at this sad time..God Bless.
Winona worked for many years with Tom at the Canners.,

Claire,Winona Hoffman and Family..

Condolence from Oral and Laurie Knox on November 30th, 2011 7:44 PM

We were so sorry to here of Tom’s passing. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I will forever cherish the memories of our trips to fish on Big Lake, with Tom and Gar.

Oral and Laurie

Condolence from The Middletons on November 30th, 2011 7:59 PM

Marion, Gar, Kathy, Norma and families….we were shocked to hear of Tom’s passing. Our sincere and heartfelt thoughts are with all of you in the passing of a life-long friend. Timmie will be sadly missed by all. Gary remembers the days working side-by-side at the canning factory where the two of you met and fishing up at Silver and Chesley Lakes. Me, stopping to chat when I was out walking our dog. ***hugs*** to all of you in this time of sorrow.

Gary, Jo-Ann & Marshall

Condolence from Karen & Randy Stanlake on November 30th, 2011 8:41 PM

Our hearts are with you all at this difficult time. May you find some peace in the celebration of his life.

Condolence from Sherry Degraw on November 30th, 2011 8:50 PM

Marion and Geary,

I,m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Tina Riley -Ankers on November 30th, 2011 9:55 PM

As of love.unt Marion ,Gar, Kathy and Norma and Family

I am so sorry to hear of uncle Tom’s passing he will missed by so many people and loved by just as many. He always took the time to stop and talk to me when he seen me even if he was on a schedule . You are all in my thoughts and prayers and lots of hugs and lot of love.
Love Tina , Brad , Kara, Dannika ,Hailie and Darlene.
R.I.P.Uncle Tom and be free from any pain now.

Condolence from Judy & Gerard Grenier & family on November 30th, 2011 10:08 PM

Marion, Gar, Kathy, Norma & Family
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Tom was a very special man & will never be forgotten.
Sincere Sympathy
Gerard & Judy, Jen, Jason & Miranda

Condolence from Susan Flatman on December 1st, 2011 12:10 AM

Kathy, Aunt Marian, Geary, Norma, Ken and Lia, our family loving thoughts are with you all. Reading the other offerings only reinforces our fleeting impressions of Uncle Tom, a warm, kind man with a great sense of humor, how much better does it get? Obviously he enriched us all.
with tender love from Sue& David (Colby Flatman) Peter, Andrea Paul and Claire (Colby)

Condolence from Doug Fletcher on December 1st, 2011 7:51 AM

It was with sadness that I read of Toms passing.
I remember seeing his smiling face in the warehouse at the canners and sitting on the porch when I dropped into see Gar.
My condolences to the entire family.


Condolence from Ross and Marlene Mathers on December 1st, 2011 10:54 AM

Dear Marion and Family: Our sincere sympathy on the loss of a dear husband and father. He was a wonderful man. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Liz Campbell( Giffin) on December 1st, 2011 11:33 AM

My deepest sympathy to you all, on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Craig & Andrea Alexander on December 1st, 2011 12:39 PM

Mrs. Penhale, Gar, Kathy, Norma & family

Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Cherish your wonderful memories and know he will live on in your hearts.

Craig, Andrea, Garrett & Luke Alexander

Condolence from George McEwan, Beth Ronson, Charlotte, Sara, and Sam on December 1st, 2011 1:18 PM

Tom was such a happy part of our lives while we lived around the corner. We’re so sorry to hear about his passing. He was a terrific man and we will miss him very much.

Condolence from HAROLD KUMM on December 1st, 2011 2:49 PM

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Condolence from Tim & Cherie Rowcliffe on December 1st, 2011 3:50 PM

Thinking of you with sympathy and the hope that time will bring comfort to your heart…God Bless

Condolence from Mike & Deb Hunter on December 1st, 2011 4:17 PM

The entire Penhale Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was such a sweet guy. Our thoughts are with you. Take care of each other. Love, Mike & Deb

Condolence from Maggie Brennan on December 1st, 2011 4:40 PM

Dear Marion, Gar, Norma, Kathy and Lia – I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather. Tom’s smiling face, and quick whit will always be my memory.
Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Maggie Brennan and Stewart Turner

Condolence from Jim Oesch on December 1st, 2011 7:41 PM

Big Gar,Kathy and Norma and familys

Sorry for your loss of your father,,,fishermen can be replaced,,but your father can’t,,Keep his ,and your memory’s of him alive,,
My thoughts and prayers are with you guy’s..

Condolence from Bonnie Baynham on December 1st, 2011 10:09 PM

Dear Marion, Kathy, Norma, Ken, Lia, and Gar

I am sending my deepest condolences to all of you. Such a deep and sad loss for all of you. So many of us share such beautiful and fond memories of Tom and all of you. Heartfelt thoughts
Bonnie xo

Condolence from Michael and Jody Boyle on December 2nd, 2011 6:54 AM

Marion,Gar Norma, Kathy I want to express my sincerest sympathy in a time of great loss. I will always regard Tom as a friend, a man I’ve known from when I was 15, who I worked with, but more importantly laughed with. Tom had a wit and wisdom and that is the thing I will most miss, as I shop without the possibility of a meeting to reminence of days at the Canners.

Condolence from Sherrie Thomson on December 2nd, 2011 8:35 AM

My deepest sympathies are with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Gord and Wendy Miller on December 2nd, 2011 10:41 AM

Dear Marion and family

We were so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Your family certainly have had their share of sorrow lately. Keep the good memories as we are sure there were many, Thinking of you. Gord and Wendy

Condolence from Marg and Ross Beaver on December 2nd, 2011 10:43 PM

Dear Marion,Gary, Kathy, Norma and family,
We where very saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He will be
greatly missed
Please accept our sincerest condolences and know that you are
in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Ross & Marg

Condolence from Tom and Nancy Hartai on December 3rd, 2011 10:41 AM

Gar and family;
Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Tom was a great man. I will miss our long conversations…especially the “tall fishing tales” that we both shared!
Tom Hartai

Condolence from Buck Beer on December 3rd, 2011 3:15 PM

Gar, Marion & Family

Very sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I many, many fond memories of him….from being around the house, and road trips in Gar’s van. He was truly a nice guy.


Condolence from Brenda Kipfer on December 3rd, 2011 8:01 PM

Dear Marion, Gar, Kathy, Norma and family,
I was very saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a great father and husband. He had an amazing smile and a great sense of humour and he brought a smile to the face of everyone he met. I have many fond memories of Tom. He will certainly be missed. I hope the many memories you have will help you through this difficult time. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Brenda Kipfer

Condolence from Judy Hansen on December 3rd, 2011 11:13 PM

I want to say how sorry I am for the loss of a husband, father and grandfather, so my sympathies to the Penhale family.

Condolence from Vicky Parent on December 4th, 2011 2:52 PM

Cathy & Family

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

The Staff and Board from Huron Safe Homes for Youth

Condolence from Mike and JoAnne Pickering on December 4th, 2011 3:01 PM

Marion, Gary , Kathy and Norma, we are sending you our deepest sympathies on the loss of you husband, father and grandfather. Lossing a loved one is never easy but the memories you must have over the many years will help you in the future. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike JoAnne and Rebecca

Condolence from Tracy Gilfillan – MacVicar on December 5th, 2011 6:58 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathies. May the good memories shared help you through this difficult time.
Tracy Gilfillan-MacVicar

Condolence from Scot Morgan and Judy Parsons on December 6th, 2011 6:42 AM

Marion, Gar, Kathy, Norma and family.
Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Cherish your wonderful memories.

Condolence from Sharon Klein on December 8th, 2011 8:36 PM

Dear Marion and family – I opened the paper today and read this very sad news! When I worked at Exeter Dental Care, Tom and Sam often greeted me at the beginning of the day with a smile from both! Regardless of the weather conditions, he would take Sam for his daily walk. He was such a positive man, and his smile was contagious! My deepest sympathy to all of you, and may you rest assure he and Sam are once again walking together with the wind in their back and the sun on their faces! Love, Sharon

Condolence from Douglas Penhale and family on December 10th, 2011 2:31 PM

Dear Marion and family:

Our family would like to send our condolences at this sad time. It has been many years since our last visit to Exeter, but we have thought of you over the years. Unfortunately we never managed to see Tom again – life is so short. I will always remember going fishing with Tom to Chesley Lake. Thank you Gar for welcoming us to your establishment and showing us such warm hospitality. Our thoughts are with you all at this time of sorrow.

Douglas, Carol, Christina and Sarah Penhale

Condolence from Marilyn and Al Paquin on December 10th, 2011 9:04 PM

Aunt Marion, Gar, Norma and Kathy and families

So sorry to hear of uncle Tom’s passing, our thoughts are with
you and family. I have memories as a kid going to Gramma and
Grampa’s and Tom having is radio on playing the beautiful 40’s
music and when he and Marion were married. He will truly be
missed as a husband, father and grandfather. There always has
been a love of dogs in the family so not surprised at one of his
last wishes.

Marilyn, Al, Michele and Jeff and families.

Marilyn, Al, Michele, Jeff and families.

Condolence from Jullie, Kim and Morgan: on December 12th, 2011 4:38 PM

Dear Marion, Gar, Norma, Ken, Leah and Kathy:

Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Can’t imagine Exeter without your dad Kathy. He was a kind and gentle soul!

Jullie, Kim and Morgan

Condolence from laura beck hogg on December 24th, 2011 9:45 PM

so sorry gar to hear about your father.

Condolence from Paul & Beth Anstett on January 26th, 2012 10:12 PM

To the Penhale family,
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Thomas. May your many memories comfort you in your sorrow.
With sympathy,
Paul & Beth Anstett & Family

Condolence from Delma williamson on December 23rd, 2017 6:47 AM

My sincere apology for mot sending my thoughts and prayers earlier to you Marian and all.
While researching our Penhale family tree I have just been told of Tom s passing.
Our Penhale reunion in 1988 certainly was a great event. My father Jack and his MotherJean Marie “Penny” Penhale were noth lost that same year.


Delma Penhale Williamson

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