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The obituary notice of Dr Gillian PENTON

Loughborough, Published in: Loughborough Echo. Notable areas: Shepshed

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Dr GillianPENTON(Nee Ashby) Passed peacefully away at home surrounded by her family on Sunday 1st May 2022, aged 91 years. Beloved Mamma to Alison, Jonathan, Clare and Anthony. Grandma to Hannah and Joshua. Forever and always in our thoughts. Gillian's funeral service will take place at St James the Greater, Oaks in Charnwood on Wednesday 1st June 2022 at 12.00noon with the interment following in the churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired are invited to Marie Curie and Alzheimer's society. These can be made online at www.georgesimnett.co.uk or given at the service. All enquiries to George Simnett Family Funeral Directors Walker House, 65 High Street, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 6TB Tel: 01332 690211.
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Left by Alzheimer's Society, Marie Curie:14/06/2022
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Phill Cotterill:Sincere condolences from Ana Bogdan and Phill Cotterill from ...02/06/2022
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Phill Cotterill:Sincere condolences from Ana Bogdan and Phill Cotterill from ...02/06/2022
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David Garner:May you Rest In Peace… Dave, Anja & Jasmine 31/05/2022
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Clare Penton:Missing you so very much and will always love you all the ...31/05/2022
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Clare Penton:Missing you so very much and will always love you all the ...31/05/2022
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Pauline Penton:May you rest in peace Gill, love Pauline and Joan xx30/05/2022
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Pauline Penton:May you rest in peace Gill, love Pauline and Joan xx30/05/2022
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Michael Gibbs:Dr. Gillian penton.. Dearest Gill I’m taking this op...23/05/2022
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Michael Gibbs:Dr. Gillian Penton. Dearest Gill I’m taking this opportun...23/05/2022
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14/06/2022
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Sincere condolences from Ana Bogdan and Phill Cotterill from Birmingham
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02/06/2022
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Sincere condolences from Ana Bogdan and Phill Cotterill from Birmingham
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02/06/2022
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May you Rest In Peace…
Dave, Anja & Jasmine
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31/05/2022
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Missing you so very much and will always love you all the world.
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31/05/2022
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Missing you so very much and will always love you all the world.
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31/05/2022
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May you rest in peace Gill, love Pauline and Joan xx
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30/05/2022
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May you rest in peace Gill, love Pauline and Joan xx
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30/05/2022
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Dr. Gillian penton..
Dearest Gill I’m taking this opportunity to say a few word in memory of someone who was so special to many !!
Fist of all your family how you love and cared for your parents and your dear sister Ruth.you brought four wonderful children into the world ,whom you educated and taught them how to conduct themselves and giving them unconditional love all of which have talents of there own. Your career as a doctor ,after qualifying from Belfast you served your local community at Loughborough hospital and the Royal in Leicester being head of department you moved then to the prison service working at Leicester prison as doctor for some years showing compassion and grace to those the that would arrive at your office door many times appearing in court with the defendants while showing them kindness and compassion!!
You then moved to the home office taking on more challenges and responsibilities you became head of medical prison services reporting to the Home Secretary at the time and Rosemary wood .. you once brought her a box of Havana cigars for Christmas she was most thankful to you !
How you enjoyed those days
I remember the story’s you’d relay to family and friends. After your days at the home office you carried on working and enjoying sometime at the department of works and pensions again helping in the community dealing with people who had health issues,,
Along side your working life you began along association with the church again offering your services and expertise .

You-returned back to one of your greatest passions education and academia and went on to gain your Doctorate in Theology and Philosophy and once again putting your knowledge to good use thinking of others you became a lay reader at st James church. Helping others in need of spiritual guidance and care..
Helping out at the church fates organised prayer meeting offered pastoral care to the sick and needy and took services for many year !! On top of this there was your charity works that you were involved in , most notable the work you did with the Terrance Higgins trust and st Christopher hospice !! Again with this work you help break down barriers of prejudice amongst community’s as you would say there for the grace of god go I .you again were in the mix Educating the Ignorant,,,
Giving care to the sick and dying and comfort to the bereaved, usually their partners and parents.
How did you do it all Gillian??
I think I can say I’ve never known any other person give so much to other’s in the capacity as you did.
A life in service where you gave care and hope to others in so many domains .you are such a special person to all that knew you.Dr Gillian Penton rules ok
I’d like to just add a special
Thank you for being there along the way . I learnt so much form you and will particularly remember with fondness our journeys to Oxford when you were studying, calling in at the little chef and having egg and chips together,, and the many conversations along the way happy days …
Till we all meet again in the Heavenly Arms we rise a glass or two to you!! Or three
Much love Michael xx
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23/05/2022
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Dr. Gillian Penton. Dearest Gill I’m taking this opportunity to say a few word in memory of someone who was so special to many!! First of all your family how you love and cared for your parents and your dear sister Ruth. You brought four wonderful children into the world, whom you educated and taught them how to conduct themselves and giving them unconditional love all of which have talents of there own. Your career as a doctor, after qualifying from Belfast you served your local community at Loughborough hospital and the Royal in Leicester being head of department you moved then to the prison service working at Leicester prison as doctor for some years showing compassion and grace to those the that would arrive at your office door many times appearing in court with the defendants while showing them kindness and compassion!!You then moved to the home office taking on more challenges and responsibilities you became head of medical prison services reporting to the Home Secretary at the time and Rosemary wood . You once brought her a box of Havana cigars for Christmas she was most thankful to you! How you enjoyed those days I remember the story’s you’d relay to family and friends. After your days at the home office you carried on working and enjoying sometime at the department of works and pensions again helping in the community dealing with people who had health issues,, Along side your working life you began along association with the church again offering your services and expertise . You-returned back to one of your greatest passions education and academia and went on to gain your Doctorate in Theology and Philosophy and once again putting your knowledge to good use thinking of others you became a lay reader at St James church. Helping others in need of spiritual guidance and care. Helping out at the church fates organised prayer meeting offered pastoral care to the sick and needy and took services for many year !! On top of this there was your charity works that you were involved in , most notable the work you did with the Terrance Higgins trust and St Christopher hospice !! Again with this work you help break down barriers of prejudice amongst community’s as you would say there for the grace of god go I. You again were in the mix Educating the Ignorant, Giving care to the sick and dying and comfort to the bereaved, usually their partners and parents. How did you do it all Gillian?? I think I can say I’ve never known any other person give so much to other’s in the capacity as you did. A life in service where you gave care and hope to others in so many domains. You are such a special person to all that knew you. Dr Gillian Penton rules ok I’d like to just add a special Thank you for being there along the way. I learnt so much form you and will particularly remember with fondness our journeys to Oxford when you were studying, calling in at the little chef and having egg and chips together and the many conversations along the way happy days … Till we all meet again in the Heavenly Arms we rise a glass or two to you!! Or three Much love Michael xx
Donation left by Michael Gibbs
23/05/2022
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