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55 Charing Cross Street
Brantford, ON N3R 2H4
Phone: 519-753-8655
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Barbara Kisiel- Pennell

Barbara Ann Constance Kisiel- Pennell

Saturday, November 9th, 2019
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KISIEL-PENNELL, Barbara A.C (Babs)

August 23rd, 1953 – November 09, 2019

Peacefully, after a lengthy fight with illness at the Brantford General Hospital, on November 09, 2019, Barbara A.C Kisiel, passed away in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Skip Pennell, dearest devoted mother of Tyler Pennell of Toronto. Beloved sister to Mary Engler of Calgary and Richard Kessel of Brantford. Stepmother to Tammie Mason and Shannon Pennell, Step Grandmother to Jack and Taylor Mason and Amanda Pennell, and predeceased by her parents, Mikolaj of Belarus and Jadwiga from Poland, and survived by her Stepmother, Helena Kisiel.

Babs was a lifelong traveller, spreading her joy and love across the world. From the beaches in Thailand to the shores of Australia, the deeps of the artic, to the many family road trips across North America, she brought love to every destination she arrived at.

Babs believed strongly in education, having attended Carleton, York, StFX, University of Alberta, Mohawk College, and many more. Her wisdom helped provide so much to her friends, family, and the community.

Babs was a registered nurse for over 40 years, serving in Northern Ontario, Yukon, and many communities locally. Babs served as the medical officer on the CCGS Sir William Alexander and the CSS Hudson, where she met the love of her life. Babs retired from the CCAC in 2016 after serving the community for 14 years in Brantford as a Care Coordinator.

As a wife, Babs was a person who provided endearing love, support, passion and attention to her husband for 36 beautiful years.

As a mother, she was a living guardian angel that took care of her son every minute of every day, to her last breath. She was the ultimate example of what a loving mother is.

Special thank you to her sister Mary for the valued support and her countless hours being there for her during her life. Thank you to her husband, who in the hardest of times, was there, every minute to make sure she was living her best life.

Special thanks to Lucy and Leanne for being her special and long endeared friends. To her best friends for over 50 years, Carla, Ruth, June, and Deb for providing her a beatiful friendship. Thanks to her loving friend group the “V8” for bringing her so much joy. Thank you to her kind and loving Neighbors, Ross and Phyliss. To the Pigeon family for their friendship. To her Step mother Helena Kisiel for being in her life. Thank you to so many others that touched her life and filling it with happiness.

A loving celebration of life for friends and family will take place at the Charing Cross Reception Suites adjacent to the TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, on Saturday, November 16th, from 10:30-1:30. Memories will be shared from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Donations in memory of Babs can be made to Gardens of Hope from Cal Bombay Ministries (www.calbombayministries.org) or a charity of your choice. www.tollfh.ca
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 10:30am - 1:30pm
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm
    Location
    Charing Cross Reception Suites
    Address
    63 Charing Cross street
    BRANTFORD, ON N3R 2H4
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    Memories of Babs will be shared at the reception suites from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Charing Cross Reception Suites
    Address
    63 Charing Cross St.
    BRANTFORD, ON N3R 2H4
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    169 Charing Cross Street
    BRANTFORD, ON N3R 2J3
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Cynthia van Veghel

Posted at 09:50pm
To Skip, Tyler and family
I am so sorry that we have lost a wonderful woman so early in life. She was such a blessing to know. I worked with her at the Woodstock and Brantford CCAC's and spent girls cottage weekends with her and had such a wonderful time. She always had a smile for everyone. She was always so thoughtful, wise and kind. I will miss her very much.
Cindy (Johnson) van Veghel
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Rea Nero & Tino Pizzuto

Posted at 01:56pm
Wish we had the pleasure of meeting you! Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers to the Pennell family during this difficult time.
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Heather Crawford

Posted at 09:36am
It’s been a while since Babs and I had a visit. During the raising of our kids in Eagle Place, we spent time chatting and relaxing over tea. She was a second mother to Andrew as he spent all his free time at his friends house and with their loving family . It is a great loss to our world with her passing but I believe she is resting now in perfect peace. We are so sorry for your loss Skip and Ty. We are all better people for having met and known Babs.
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Heather Crawford

Posted at 09:36am
It’s been a while since Babs and I had a visit. During the raising of our kids in Eagle Place, we spent time chatting and relaxing over tea. She was a second mother to Andrew as he spent all his free time at his friends house and with their loving family . It is a great loss to our world with her passing but I believe she is resting now in perfect peace. We are so sorry for your loss Skip and Ty. We are all better people for having met and known Babs.
B

Bonnie

Posted at 07:40pm
Skip, Mary, Tyler, it’s a terribly sad time. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Basia, Babs, was a dear friend to me. Always compassionate and happy. She was a best friend for the first thirty years of my life . Girl Guides, St.Marys elementary school’s Girls Softball Champs, after school peanut butter snacks and visits with her mom and dad in their kitchen.
Pauline Johnson Collegiate we shared sports teams, skipped classes and hiked to Dover. Many happy hours were spent ‘ hanging out ‘ listening to music in her basement rec room.
Life drew us apart as I lived in Europe, US and now in British Columbia. Except for a few visits, Babs has not been part of my life but she’s always been in my heart and mind. I sadly regret not calling you Babs on all my return visits to Brantford.
Rest In Peace My Friend, Babs.
Never apart, always in my 💜 heart.
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