John Penney and his wife Ellen both have resided in Labrador City for over 35 years. They have been providing Labrador West residents with funeral services when the need arises for the past 30 years. John retired from the Iron Ore Company in 2002 with 28 years of services.
He was first elected to Council in the March 16, 2010 By-election, and has enjoyed serving the residents of Labrador City as Councillor for the past 9 years. John is very active in the community as a Board Member of the Labrador Employment Corporation, Executive Member of the Knights of Columbus, Member of Basilica Parish Council, and Past Director of the Labrador West Chamber of Commerce.