Della Penfold

Della Penfold

Della Jean (nee Hamilton) Penfold, of Hanover, passed away at Elgin Abbey Lodge, Chesley on Thursday, June 29, 2023, in her 102nd year.

Born in Fergus on November 17, 1921, to the late Fred and Helen (nee McDermott) Hamilton.  Della farmed with her husband Earl in Bentinck Township until retiring to Hanover.

Survived by son Allan (Jaqueline) Penfold of Hanover, daughters Anne Kennedy of Kitchener, and Susan Penfold of Hanover, daughters in-law Claire Penfold and Helen Penfold, grandchildren Heather, Cathy, Tim, Laura, Elisabeth, Maggie, Michael, Jennifer Anne, Megan, Joel, Matthew, Mary and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, husband Earl, sons Telford and Larry, son in-law David Kennedy, two infant grandsons Peter and Mark, and brothers Jack and William Hamilton.

Della was a long-time member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hanover where she taught Sunday School for many years, led various children’s groups, and participated in Bible studies. She was also a 4H homemaking club leader and a member of the Lamlash Women’s Institute.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Elgin Abbey Lodge for their compassionate care. 

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from 6-8 pm, where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 1 pm. Rev. Megan Penfold officiating. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 


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Public Condolences

My condolences to Allan, Jackie and Anne and the entire Penfold family. What an amazing life your mother has lived. I will be thinking of you in my prayers. Deb

- Debra (Gross) Fiest
July 31, 2023

Della was amazing for her memory and her long life. A wonderful person. Della will be missed.

- Joan and Don’t McDermott
July 25, 2023

Sincere condolences to the Penfold family on the passing of your mother and grandmother. So sorry for your loss.
Cathy Meyers

- Cathy Meyers
July 5, 2023

My condolences to you in the loss of your mother.
Della was a wonderful neighbor when your family lived on the 6th.
Good memories

- Annabelle Holley
July 4, 2023

We are sending our sincere condolences. Treasure all the good memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Linda Roseborough

- Ken and Linda Roseborough
July 4, 2023

My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Cherish the memories of her life and her love.
Blessings to all
Wendy and Ross Gateman

- Wendy Gateman
July 4, 2023

Sincere condolences to the Penfold Family. Truly a Veteran of her faith and a life well lived ! you are in our Love and Prayers as you Treasure your many fond Memories ! thoughtfully Ruth & John

July 3, 2023

Our sincere condolences to the Penfold family on the passing of your Mother.

- Brian & Karen MacTavish
July 3, 2023

Condolences to the family of my beautiful friend. It was an honor and privilege to have known Miss Della. She was a blessing to me, and many others.

- pam
July 2, 2023

Our sympathies to the family. Cherish the memories of a life well lived.

- Chuck & Viv Niesen
July 1, 2023

To the The Penfold Family.

Our condolences to each of you.
A life well lived.

Janet & Don DIRSTEIN

- Janet & Don Dirstein
July 1, 2023

Our sympathy to your family on the passing of your mother, sorry for your loss.

- Joan Kaufman
July 1, 2023

Our sympathy to your family on the passing of your Mother. So sorry for your loss.
Al & Lorraine

- Al & Lorraine Morrow
July 1, 2023

Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Bob & Jean Schlorff

- Bob & Jean Schlorff
June 30, 2023

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