Oct 13, 1941 - Jul 12, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
Innisfail Royal Canadian Legion on July 22 at 1:00 pm.
At the service there will be a time of sharing, if you have a story to share please come prepared. But if you are not comfortable with getting up, there will be memory papers to write your stories on.For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in “Penny’s” name please give to the Lung Association.
Penny (Daines) Archibald
October 13, 1941 – July 12, 2022
Penny Archibald of Innisfail passed away on July 12, 2022 after fighting the effects of a severe stroke. She fought for life until the end as she had for the last few years, dealing with endless medical issues. Her will to live is a testament to her character, which was strong, bold and honest. Her family, heritage, community and friends were very important to her. She was an amazing swimmer and instructor, but ear damage made it difficult as a career. She was hired by an oil company in Calgary at a very young age and quickly rose to boss of the map room. But she loved the land, agriculture, and animals, so marriage to a farmer - Allan Archibald was a dream come true. A born people person - of course she ended up in politics. She served as a Councilor for Red Deer County, as well as a Trustee on Chinook’s Edge School Board for years. In both positions she was a force to be reckoned with and served her constituents with integrity, honesty, knowledge and a good story or laugh. She loved both positions. That she was “a character” seems to be a common comment and she will be remembered in all aspects of her life with many, many stories.
She leaves to mourn her loving husband Allan, daughter Dodie, sister Ronnie (Ron) Bailey, nieces, Rhonda, Debbie and Diane, nephew Darryl and many great friends.
Penny was pre deceased by her parents Irene and Remie Daines, her father-in-law Wally Archibald and her mother-in-law Myrtle McBride.
A Funeral Service celebrating the of life for Penny will be held at Innisfail Royal Canadian Legion on July 22 at 1:00 pm. If you would like a story of a time spent with Penny shared at the service, please bring it with you, paper will be provided if you’d like to write it down. Interment to follow in the Innisfail Cemetery.
For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in “Penny’s” name please give to the Lung Association.
To share a memory of Penny or send a condolence to her family, please visit www.rockyfuneralhome.ca or www.sylvanfuneral home.ca
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626
Regina and Kelly:
Miss you so much Penny! She has solved life's wonderful problem. The deepest the strangest, the last: and into the school of angels has passed.
My condolences to Penny’s family. One of my fond memories of Penny was at the Innisfail Dolphins (must have been 75th Anniversary — back around 1993). We had an alumni relay race of which Penny was a member and she was so excited to go off the starting block. Great fun with Penny that day. She will be missed.
Penny was a stand out. She wasn’t afraid to speak how she felt, and so many of her decisions had the best interests of people in mind. I loved her stories, but mostly her unfailing support, and that deep, gut level laugh. Well done, Penny.
Jim and Roberta Simpson :
So sorry for your loss Allan and Dodie many good memories from our racing days
Susan Kennedy and Ron Laursen:
Dodie , my sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mom. She was the very best friend my Mother could ever have asked for. Allan, I’m am so sorry for your loss. Penny was a part of my life from the moment my memories began, and I’m inclined to think the stories of her kindness, her bravery, and her courage will go on for days upon weeks. Always the defender and protector of the community, she will be dearly missed, and fondly remembered.
As a county councillor and school board trustee, Penny worked hard on behalf of students, parents, staff, and taxpayers. She was always so supportive of staff. She asked tough questions but was always kind. It was a pleasure to have worked with her for so many years.
Tony and Linda Van Holland:
We’re very sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, sister and aunt. Our deepest condolences
Diana and John Bearsby:
One fine lady. So thankful she was our county councillor. Always ready to help answer questions. She knew her community needs and became a good friend to many. Condolences to all the family.
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