It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Josef (Joe) Penko, age 79, of Penticton, BC. Joe died peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Moog House surrounded by his loving family. Joe was Born February 28, 1936 in Slovenia. Joe’s passion was building houses, which he did for the majority of his working life. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed working in his garden and “mini orchard”. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Victoria along with his children Tom (Hilary), Miriam (Stephen) and Darlene (Shawn). He also leaves to cherish his memory 6 grandchildren Natasha, Sonja, Olivia, Faith, Marisa and Brandon, one brother Stan (Rina), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends both in Canada and Slovenia. Sadly predeceased by his parents Franciska and Joze and sister Jozica. Funeral mass will be held on September 21, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Ann’s Parish (Penticton). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery and reception to follow at the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Moog House. The family also wishes to thank the palliative care staff at the Hospice House for their extraordinary care. GOD looked around his garden and found an empty space
Then he looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
GOD’S garden must be BEAUTIFUL
He only takes the best
Forever in our hearts … Forever missed… Until we meet again.
We love you DAD (Grandpa Joe)