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Thelma (Ruth) Ruth PENNEY

Westpark Chapel

On July 11, 2023, at Nurse Maude Hospital, surrounded by family, in her 98th year. Beloved daughter of Alma and Ted Mehrtens (both deceased), loved wife of the late David, loved mother and mother-in-law of Brenda (deceased) and John Hansen, John and Caroline, Christine, Bruce and Julie, Rob and Erin, and loving grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Thanks to the staff at Nurse Maude Hospital for their care of Ruth. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Ruth Penney, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545, or emailed to: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to either Nurse Maude Association at, or Breast Cancer Canterbury at A Memorial Celebration of Ruth’s life well lived, will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Monday, July 17, at 2.00pm. To watch a livestream of the service, please click here.