We regret to announce the passing of JOHN BISMARK PENZ on December 29th, 2005 at age 73 years. John and his wife moved to Vernon 3 years ago from Hope, B.C. He was a member of the R.C.M.P for 33 years prior to his retirement in 1989. John is survived by his loving wife Helen of 47 years, son Rod of Nanaimo and daughter Michele`, 3 sisters, Frieda (Earl) Harder, Margaret (Art) McIntosh, Kay (Ed) Funk, 2 brothers, Jim (Roberta) and Harold (Ann). Numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Celebration of Life service will be held from the Chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 4th, at 10 am. Cremation. Donations may be made to Parkinson Disease Ass #600-890 West Pender St. Vancouver, BC V6C 1K4 in memory of John Penz. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be emailed to

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