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Joan Louise Pentney, 61

On Friday, May 1st, 2015 Joan went to be with the Lord.
She was born in Bergland, Ontario, on July 14th 1953 to Ted and Tena Lundgren. Joan grew up in Bergland and attended McCrosson Tovell School, then went on to attend Rainy River High School. While Joan was working in the community and raising her family she began to take evening university courses. Joan was determined and went off to University in Thunder Bay for three years to obtain her BA/BEd and become a teacher.
Joan taught at Big Grassy School and Riverview, but the majority of her teaching was done at McCrosson Tovell. She enjoyed teaching, guiding and mentoring her students so much that when she retired in 2008 she continued to go back to school to visit the teachers and give a helping hand.
One would always see Joan outside in the garden tending her vegetables or picking strawberries from the strawberry garden her son built. She enjoyed Sunday afternoons on her deck, canning and spending time with her grandchildren.
Through her courageous battle with cancer, Joan was positive and strong, always encouraging to the other women in the hospital who where struggling with the same illness.
She is predeceased by her father Ted Lundgren and her brother- in -law Alan Meline. She will be greatly missed by her husband Henry Pentney, her children BobbiJo (D’Arcy) Pentney, and Mark Pentney, and her grandchildren, Wyatt and Ava. She is survived by her mother Tena Lundgren, her siblings, Bill (Nancy) Lundgren, James (Wanda) Lundgren, Sandra Meline, Fern (Buck) Holland, and Barry Lundgren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Bergland Hall on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. with Lay Pastor Carolyn Kreger officiating. Interment will take place in Bergland Cemetery.
Pall bearers will be her friends and coworkers, Lisa Maxwell, Rose Kreger, Angela Gill, Melissa Nordin, Robin Dalseg, and Bev Arpin.
Memorial donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the Rainy River Hospital, c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, ON, P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at