Ivy Pennykid (3 Jun 1922 - 18 Feb 2015)

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Gilroes Crematorium Groby Road Leicester LE3 9QG
10th Mar 2015

In loving memory of the late Ivy Pennykid.
Passed away peacefully at Charnwood Oaks Care Centre on 18th February 2015 aged 92 years.
Loving Wife of the late Robert (Bob). Mother of Steve, Mother-in-law of Sue, Grandmother of Iain and Stewart and his wife Amy. Great-grandmother of Evie and Tilly, Sister of the late Margaret.
Will be sadly missed by all of the family. 'You will remain in our hearts forever'.


You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she's gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back

or you can do what she would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Stephen Pennykid wrote

Ivy was my mother-in-law. When I think of Ivy I think of a quiet, unassuming and sometimes shy person. I never heard her say a bad word about anyone and, I never heard anyone say a bad word about Ivy. She was a kind and helpful person, in a gentle sort of way. When visiting us, if she could see I was busy with the children or cooking Sunday dinner, she would sometimes suggest that she might do a bit of dusting or peel the potatoes. When I declined her offer she would insist but in such an unassuming way that I never ever felt put out, put down or that she was interfering. She was just being her kind, helpful self. I often thought that she was just the opposite of the mother-in-law that Les Dawson portrayed. In fact, if she was Les Dawson’s mother-in-law, he would probably never have made it as a comedian. She was the best mother-in-law anyone could want.

I loved my mother-in-law, still love her, and though I may not cry, because we knew that her time was coming and that she is now at peace, I shall miss her and hold her in my heart forever.

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