Rodriguez (née Rigonan), Penina

Rodriguez (née Rigonan), Penina

December 13th, 2018

Peacefully at Prince George Retirement Residence, Lucan, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, Penina Rodriguez (née Rigonan) of London joined her late husband Ambrosio Rodriguez (2007). Penina was born in Banna, Philippines, and immigrated to Canada in 1967. She worked at London Health Sciences, retiring in 2001 after many years of service. She was the daughter of the late Jose Rigonan, Sr. and Nicolasa (Luzod) Rigonan. Loving sister of Perlita Dyer (Carman) of London, Ontario; Estrella Bul-lalayao of Chicago, Illinois; Nenita Viray of Batac, Phillipines; Edgar Rigonan (Vicky) of Brampton, Ontario; and Joe Rigonan (Linda) of Torrance, California. She will be missed by her only son, Patrick (Luiza) of London, and her three grandchildren:  Raiven, Raine and Natalie. Many thanks to Dr. Younus, Dr. Yaremko, and the staff at the Cancer Clinic, who cared for Penina throughout her fight. Special thanks to the staff at Prince George Retirement Residence for their compassion and care. Penina’s family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Penina are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Nick Uy Jr and familyOur prayers and sincere condolence to Patrick and family. May she Rest In Peace.
Avis MurrayWhat a wonderful kind and memorable lady.....! I enjoyed working with her and then also enjoyed our little jaunts in retirement and our lunches together....I will miss her....Patrick and family and Perlita and family---my deepest sympathy...I know no matter how old one is or how sick one has been ---it is always hard to say prayers are with you....
Carman DyerShe was one of my favourite targets for teasing about the Blue Jays or the Maple leafs. We had a lot of fun teasing each other. Go Leafs go!! Carman
Paul and Sue While we never met Penina, we have relished hearing the wonderful chiding over sports between Carman, Perlita and Penina. Perlita, and family, may the memories you have bring you comfort now and in the days ahead.
Kathleen MilliganMy dearest friend. I will miss you. Rest In Peace. It has been a long journey. To Patrick and family, know that she is in a better place, with Ambrose again, she missed him so much. All my love.
Marilyn SimpsonIt was friendship immediately we met and although it was only over a year I will treasure it always, I miss you Penina. Sympathy to Patrick and all your families.
Ruth ColemanAh Penina, can't believe you are gone. All those years we worked together I came to love and respect you, you will be dearly missed. My sympathy to you and your family Patrick, know that your mother loved you very much.
Andrea and BrianPerlita and Carman.....our sincere condolences on your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pauline Atkinson My deepest sympathy to you both Perlita and Carman . Peninsula was such a pleasant friendly person. I’m sure you will miss her.
Jean-Pierre Brunet & FamilyTita Penina's strength and determination was uncompromising and inspiring. She was fiercely loyal to her family and friends. Her laugh and manner in dealing with us "kids" to her very last days will be missed.
Donna HammondCarman and Perlita, our condolences to you and the family. Penina sounds she was a wonderful person with a strong zest for life. Her loving family will have many memories to bring them comfort in the days ahead.
Monique MackieMy sincere condolences to you Patrick, and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jo & John BrunetA very dear friend, will be missed , she was both thoughtful and generous, a fine shopping and casino buddy. Our sincerest condolences to Patrick, Perlita and families.
Adrian, Lulu and William PereiraOur deepest condolences Patrick and family. We know how you are feeling now but we hope that your memories of her will help you get through your loss. Rest In Peace Auntie.
Terry and Luisa UyOur heartfelt thoughts to you Patrick and your family. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers for peace and strength for you all in the coming days. Rest in peace Auntie!
Bing UyPatrick, we will cherish the beautiful memories we have of Auntie Pinay. Hopefully our thoughts and prayers for Auntie Pinay will help you go through your loss. Rest in Peace Auntie Pinay.
Robert Rodriguez and FamilyOur deepest and sincere condolences from our family. We will cherish our memories of Auntie Pinay and her visits here to California. I also enjoyed being Facebook friends with her these last years and my Dad says he had a chance to speak with her on the phone in recent years. May you be comforted by the God of Comfort during this time of passing. May Auntie be in the peace of our God and Savior. We have made a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in her memory.
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