OBITUARY

Father Benoit T. Jobin

21 March, 192515 June, 2021

On Tuesday, June 15th, after enjoying a meal with two beloved friends, Father Benoit Thomas Jobin died suddenly. Father Jobin was born in St. Foy, Quebec in 1925. He is pre-deceased by his loving parents Alice (McClish) Jobin and Michel Jobin, brother Paul Jobin and sister Francoise (Jobin) Fortin. He is survived by his nephew Claude Fortin. After working with the Dominion Steamship Line, He entered St. Augustine’s Seminary as a seminarian studying for the Archdiocese of Toronto. He was ordained a priest by Cardinal McGuigan on June 5, 1954. Father Ben loved the priesthood and served the Archdiocese faithfully for 67 years. Father Jobin was Associate Pastor and Administrator at Sacre-Coeur Parish, Associate Pastor at Canadian Martyrs Parish and St. Boniface Parish and Pastor of St. Louis-de-France Parish, Good Shepherd Parish, Thornhill, St. Patrick’s Parish, Markham and Blessed Trinity Parish. He retired in 2001 and was in residence at Christie Gardens, Toronto. Even in retirement, he loved his ministry as a priest assisting and celebrating Mass regularly at the St. Stephens Centre, Newman Centre, St. John the Evangelist Parishes in Whitby and Weston and at St. Peter’s in Toronto. He will be greatly missed by many friends, especially Dr. John Chiu and Ms. Becky Liu. Donations in memory of Fr. Jobin can be made to ShareLife or the Shepherds Trust through the Archdiocese of Toronto. Due to COVID 19 protocols a private funeral mass will be celebrated for Fr. Jobin by Cardinal Collins at Blessed Trinity Parish on Monday June 21, 2021 at 11a.m. Attendance will be by invitation only. Livestream available; www.blessedtrinityparish.ca. He will be interned awaiting the resurrection at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill.

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Adriana Cinapri

2 July 2021

I remember when I was younger I went to Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary school across the road.
Father Ben was one of the most caring & sweetest men I ever knew. He will be truly missed & remembered always <3

Sending loving vibes on this time of grieving!!!!!!!

Deborra Wilson

23 June 2021

Father Jobin officiated my wedding at St Timothy’s Parish on July 21, 1979. He was a kind and thoughtful priest and friend of my parents Malcolm and Diana Gurley.

Cellie Gonsalves

21 June 2021

I was saddened to hear of Fr. Ben’s passing, but the shock of Father Ben’s death is lightened by the consoling thought that he is most certainly in heaven. He was our Parish Priest at Blessed Trinity and he enlisted me to become a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Parish Finance Committee. It was my pleasure and honour to serve under his leadership for several years. He was a true gentlemen and our family sends its condolences.
Cellie & Tony Gonsalves & Family

Tim Flynn

21 June 2021

When Fr. Ben came to St. Patrick's Church in Markham our twin sons, Matt and Sean were alter servers. Our sons and Fr. Ben had good times together. One time while serving Mass for Fr. Ben when it came to the washing of the hands one lad just poured just a drop of water on his fingers. Fr. Ben asked "is there a water shortage at St. Pat's" and then all of the water was poured on his fingers. Fr. Ben shook all his fingers spraying Matt and Sean. My wife, Marie was wondering , what is going on up there. They have so many great memories of amusing times spent with Fr. Ben. I called Fr. Ben the Renaissance Man for his love of the arts and classical music. Were were blessed to have had Fr. Ben in our lives.
Tim and Marie Flynn

Errol-Patricia Superville

21 June 2021

Patricia and I loved Fr. Ben very much. He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful priest. We were honoured to celebrate his 80th and 90th Birthdays with him. We will remember him forever and look forward to the day when we will all meet again in heaven. God loves you Fr. Ben.
Errol Superville

Anne Chang

20 June 2021

Fr. Ben, you will be missed very much with your caring personality and hands folded behind your back. Your trademark as a special priest, was how you fervently said the Lord's prayer slowly and with heart-felt conviction, contemplating on each word . Each time, I say the "Our Father, you come to my mind and I think you left that legacy behind as so many parishioners at Blessed Trinity and St. Stephen's chapel remember you for this prayer. Rest in Peace, Fr. Ben.

Derrick G Chiu

20 June 2021

Father Ben appreciated from his origins from Quebec, working in Ontario, and from his love of travel, all the beauty of humanity in its many different ways and forms. He emphasized the importance of listening to all, and to practice compassion to the many parishioners whose lives he touched throughout the years. His other passions included a lifelong love of music, especially opera, and food and wine of all cuisines and cultures.

Johnny and family Peruch

20 June 2021

Well I pray that the Lord blesses us all as we remember the best priest in the world who always made us smile. Indeed He taught us to pray the Our Father slowly and also frequently paused before pronouncing the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and the Word of God. Hallelujah. I Johnny am now an ordained priest out east with a mobile outreach church and I have certainly been inspired by your wonderful priestly ministry and personality, which moved me to believe, to always do my best and to ensure that whatever I am doing in the Lord, it always ends with everyone smiling. Thanks so much for making us laugh some of your jokes kept us smiling for decades literally. You were a star priest, an inspiration and a true vessel of holiness and joy. Warmest sympathies to all who are celebrating Father Benoit's life with heartfelt joy at this time. Rest in power dear friend. The Peruch Family

Anita Chou

20 June 2021

Fr. Ben had a lovely loud voice, there was no need of a microphone for him. He celebrated weekday Masses at St. Stephen's Chapel in downtown Toronto, either the 12:10pm or the 1:10pm Mass.
I'll never forget the one time we all said the Our Father real quick, just whipped through it, and he waited for us to finish it, then said,
"okay, now go back and say it again, this time s-l-o-w-l-y."
This is how we said it, a 180 degree, "Our Father, (pause), who art in Heaven (pause), hallowed be thy name (pause), thy kingdom come (pause)...." He was happy and said, "that's how I want it said from now on." We made sure to slow it down every time Fr. Ben celebrated Mass at St. Stephen's.
Thank you, Fr. Ben, for your ministry. We will miss you. Rest in peace.


Bernadette Boissonneault

19 June 2021

I am tthe Mother of Lisette Wilson who was Father Jobin's first baptism so we go way back .When we moved to Scarborough there was a billigual school but no church and Fr Jobin was appointed to found one.We bought a synagogue on Don Mills rd.where the present St Louis de France still stands.I t was a great time Pasteur as we called him formed a very close community engaging all parishioners to take part ,we had wonderful suppers and dances to raise funds to pay for our church,Pasteur was a great leader and his faith was infectious
May God reward you Pasteur for your many years of service to God and to us
Forever in my prayers

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