Agnes Adrian, 94, of Beaumont, AB (formerly of Grande Prairie, AB) passed away peacefully in her sleep with family by her side.  She was born to the late Peter N. Penner and Agnes (Klassen) Penner June 5, 1927 near Rosthern, SK.

She leaves to mourn her passing her children: son Don (Valerie) Adrian, daughter Carol (Terry) Clark-Passmore, son Bob (Denise) Adrian, daughter Ellen (Rick) Baiton, daughter Judy (Tim) Vanderveen, her brother John (Nettie) Penner, sister Tina (Aaron) Friesen, 12 grandchildren and their spouses, 9 step-grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Agnes was predeceased by her husband William Adrian, her parents Peter N. Penner and Agnes (Klassen) Penner, her brother Peter Penner, sisters Ann Rempel, Sarah Fehr and Helen Penner, son-in-law Ron Clark and grandson Alexander Adrian.

Agnes’ passion in life was to serve the Lord.  She sang in the choir in the churches she attended, volunteered in church, arranged lunches for weddings and funerals, knitted over 400 scarves for elementary children, volunteered at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen until the age of 80, faithfully prayed for family and friends daily.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses in the emergency ward and the pulmonary ward at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, AB and to the Leduc EMS for their outstanding care and compassion they gave our mother.

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688

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Jennie Biltek

Mrs. Adrian was an instrumental and memorable part of my childhood.

She cared for me and my sister for well over a decade after school. She was a king and loving caregiver, and we were extremely fortunate to have her in our lives.

I remember her teaching us to braid using garbage bags cut into strips, making milkshakes when we had tonsilitis, playing with playdough in the kitchen.

She and Bill would occasionally pick us up from school, which always felt like such a special occasion because they had what I recall a big, fancy car.

All in all, what I remember most about Mrs. Adrian was that she was kind, had soft hands, and always seemed to know just what was needed whether it was a snack, to quell a tantrum, or heal a wound.

Thanks, Mrs. Adrian for all that you taught me…


Herman & linda

We will remember Agnes from the sign studio days .
She was a kind and generous lady.
Will remember both bill and Agnes fondly .

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