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Penelope Richmond

Penelope "Penni" Richmond

Saturday, May 10th, 1947 - Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Penelope (“Penni”) Kathleen Richmond, born May 10, 1947, passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on November 16.

Spending much of her working life in the labour and women’s movements, Penni was a prominent activist in the Canadian Employment and Immigration Union (PSAC). As a progressive feminist, she played an important role in moving her union forward on women’s and human rights issues. She later became Director of the Women’s and Human Rights Department of the Canadian Labour Congress, and worked there in the fields of disability rights and childcare.

Penni is deeply missed by her beloved daughter Alexandra, and by those countless others who knew her, worked with her, admired her, loved her and respected her for her fiercely-held principles, activism, hard work, and generous spirit. Her unshakeable commitment to building a better and more beautiful world will remain an inspiration. Solidarity, forever.
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Ferne Cristall and Rob Clarke, Gabe and Jonah

Posted at 11:42am
A truly great friend, a part of our love family, an amazing human being. We will truly miss Penni and are sending all our love to Alex & her family.

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Mary Woo Sims

Posted at 10:17pm
With loving memories of my union sister Penni Richmond, a warrior for equality and human rights.

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John Baglow

Posted at 08:09pm
To my dear friend and comrade, this growing reminder, this memory of who you were, and who you continue to be in the memories of those who live on.

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Rianne Mahon

Posted at 07:04pm
Penni a small momento of your contributions to this life on earth With loveRianne

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Rianne Mahon

Posted at 06:59pm
For Penni, a wonderful, life-inspiring friend and champion of women's and workers' rights. From Rianne, Rob and Emer with love

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