Arlene Barbara Penny

February 10, 1934 - September 11, 2020

Funeral Details:

We lost our beloved Arlene Barbara Penny on September 11, 2020.  Born February 10, 1934, she is survived by her husband Graydon (Red) Miller, and predeceased by her daughter Lynda, husbands Vincent Casey and Warner Penny, and parents Reta and Albert Morrison.  Arlene is also survived by her children David, Kelley (Bill), John and Laura, as well as stepson Kurtis (Gena), and stepdaughter Krista.  Dearly remembered by grandchildren Jeff, Jennifer (Andrew), Amanda (Matthew), Billy (Emilie), Reta, Zoe (Harley), Jack, Spencer, Graydon, Kaila, Max, Frida and Ryan.  She also had eleven great grandchildren.  Arlene was a teacher, and later worked in real estate, finally retiring from Northern Telecom in 1993.  She greatly enjoyed her retirement, with summers at Cole Lake and dividing her time between Barrie and the West Coast for many years.  Arlene was described as a woman ahead of her time and a force of nature.  She was incredibly well-read, a talented pianist and a wonderful seamstress. Arlene was not just the life of the party, she was the party and her smile and stories lit up the room. Known to family and friends as both "Mother" and "Grammie", she will be missed for her fabulous personality and unstinting generosity.  Online condolences may be made at

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  • Mary Campbell
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Reply

    Condolences to the family. Arlene was a very special lady. She welcomed me into her home after I befriended Kelly & treated me as one of her own. She had such an infectious smile & laugh. She’ll always have a special place in my ❤️ heart.

  • Lora-Lee Starr
    Posted on: Monday, October 12, 2020 Reply

    Condolences to the family.
    I had just met Arlene and Red for a short period of time.
    She was a lovely lady. Her and Red welcomed me into their home as if I was family. Her stories will forever live on in my memories. She was was quite the lady and very grateful and appreciative for what you did for her.

    Sleep well my friend

    Lora-Lee Starr

  • Shelley kidd
    Posted on: Sunday, October 25, 2020 Reply

    My condolences to your family. I rented a room from arlene and warner in 1987 in barrie when i went to college. Arlene was such a warm fun person.

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