In Memory of

Penelope

Ann

McVicar

Obituary for Penelope Ann McVicar

A life cut short does not mean that it wasn't full. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Penelope (but please don't call her that, it's Pennie!) McVicar after a rich life, full of love and friendship. Pennie resided her 71 years in Niagara Falls; the eldest child of Ronald and Yvonne McVicar, and doting older sister to Tim (Alison), Tom (Linda) and Rob (Anne). Pennie meant the world to her daughter Kim (Grant). If they weren't together, they never went a day without speaking. Pennie was the happiest to be a Nana and loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren, Madelaine and Elliott. Pennie enjoyed getting together with her cousins and friends for regular lunch dates or wine on the patio, singing in choirs and with the "Melodia" ladies (a group of the longest lasting friends who even made an album together!) More recently, Pennie started participating in artwork in several forms, including painting lessons, discovering creativity that brought her so much joy.
After spending the better part of 3 decades working and developing many friendships at Niagara Plumbing Supply, Pennie took on what she felt was the most rewarding of part-time jobs as the Administrative Assistant at Stamford Presbyterian Church and for her longtime friend Jim Arnold at Investors Group. The support and relationships she had from friends and co-workers in the last few years of her life was so precious, and it would be remiss if her friendship with Anita Van Nest, Minister of Stamford Presbyterian wasn't mentioned.
As per Pennie's wishes, there will be no funeral service, but a private gathering will be announced when the time is appropriate.
It was also Pennie's wish that anyone wanting to make a donation in her memory would do so to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Stamford Presbyterian Church, or to the charity of your choosing. In this way, her light carries on into the universe to help those who are in need.
The family wishes to thank the many nurses, PSW's and doctors that cared for Pennie, during the last few months, especially during her extended stays in St. Catharines and Welland Hospitals. In the face of extraordinary circumstances, many of these people proved that it takes a special human to enter the healthcare field. Special mention to Dr. Christine Ribic at St. Joseph's in Hamilton, who was very dedicated to caring for Pennie after her kidney transplant 13 years ago