Linda Grace Penton

July 24, 1949 – Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

May 28, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Linda Penton, of Black Diamond, AB, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the age of 72 years. She was born in Maple Creek, SK, on July 24, 1949, and graduated from William Aberhart High School.


She was a member of the Foothills Lion’s Club and was a past member of Soroptimist International. She volunteered with Canadian Anglican Cursillo.


Linda most recently solely owned and worked at the seamstress shop Little Red Hen Studio. She previously owned Royal Cleaners in Calgary. She accomplished much throughout her life and was particularly proud of producing a loving family, publishing her own book, and building her dream home on an acreage in the country.


Linda was a passionate servant of God. She loved gardening, baking, nature, travelling, history, sewing, crafting, singing, and listening to music. She enjoyed any activity or event with her grandchildren, serving her community through volunteer and spiritual guidance, story telling, and creating emotional connections with her travel destinations. Linda’s most memorable trips were when she went to Hawaii at the age of 31, and Eastern Europe at the age of 60.


She will most be remembered for hosting and feeding family and friends along with the ability to connect personally with just about anyone.


Linda is survived by her daughter Roberta Lynn Goplen, and son-in-law Peter Machacek of Calgary, AB; son Timothy Axel Goplen, and daughter-in-law Jill Michelle Goplen, of Black Diamond, AB; two grandchildren, Signe Solveig and Sven Aksel Goplen, of Black Diamond, AB; the Penton stepchildren and their extended family.


Linda is also survived by her two sisters and one brother-in-law, Ethel (Melton) Wutzky of Airdrie, AB, and Mildred Trudeau of Vernon, BC.


Linda was predeceased by her loving husband Ralph Penton; her parents Julia Ebel and George Frank; two brothers Ernest Frank and Vernon Frank; three beloved dogs, Bear, Missy and Momo.


Linda’s family would like to send their appreciation to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, the Foothills Lion’s Club, the fellow business owners in her mall and the helpful neighbours on Riverwood Rise.


Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (7 Sunmills Green S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. For family and friends who are unable attend or wish to consider our current health climate, a live streaming link will be available on the church’s Facebook page. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Lions Club, Box 811, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 or to the Soroptimist International of Calgary, c/o Code Hunter LLP, 850, 440 – 2nd Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5E9,


In living memory of Linda Penton, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.