BATEMAN, Penney Anne (nee Barrett) - At Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, on Friday, October 14, 2016.
Penney Bateman, of Frankford, in her 69th year.
Daughter of the late Melvin and Lizzie Hynes.
Beloved wife of Jim Bateman.
Dear sister of Rudy Hynes.
Penney had a busy life, in that she left home to become a nurse at the age of 16. Once graduated, she continued to improve her nursing skills by completing university courses as a Registered Nurse (RN) while working at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, and also a Public Health Nurse.
She joined the Canadian Air Force and became an Aeromedical Evacuation Nurse too. In later years, Penney left the forces and became the resident Public Health Nurse for Hastings County which brought her into the prenatal world and consequent baby follow-ups.
After retiring she immediately volunteered to assist farmer friends selling vegetables at the Belleville Farmer’s Market.
The swimming pool was her stress reliever and she taught most of the local kids to swim. Her desire to travel was very evident and a month before passing she did a very enjoyable 2 week tour of Ireland.
Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, on Saturday,October 22, from 2- 3 p.m. with a celebration of Penney’s life taking place at 3:00 p.m.
Donations to the Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, would be appreciated.