Penny L. Thorburn
1943 – 2009
The 29th of December will be remembered as the end of a long struggle of 16 years for Penny L Thorburn who had breast cancer.
She is survived by her long time partner Monty Hughes, her daughter Andrea and partner Michael Kinghorn, and grandaughter Elise, also her son Jay and his partner Amy Stewart, and their father Rick Thorburn.
No matter what hurdle came to confront Penny, she stayed optimistic and positive. Her willingness to help and listen to others with similar conditions will always stand out in people’s memories.
Penny will be missed by many; those in the Bosom Buddies, the Powerhouse Theatre, School District 22 and the crew on cabin row at Beaver Lake.
The Funeral Service will take place at the Vernon Alliance Church, 2601 43rd Avenue Vernon at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January the 6th, 2010 with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers the family would like to urge people to donate to North Okanagan Hospice House in Vernon who made Penny’s last days painless and dignified.