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Krista Louise Bennett

September 20, 1967June 5, 2021

It is with tremendous grief I have to report that my sweetie Krista passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday, June 5, 2021. Despite the valiant efforts of the EHS staff she died at home of a cardiac arrest. She was only 53.

Never defined by the work she got paid for, Krista was truly accomplished on many fronts. She saw the world with such clarity seeing things the rest of us didn’t. She could look at any 3-dimensional project and come up with a wonderful fusion of beauty and function. Educated in Fine Arts, Krista had many interests and was known by various circles of friends as a creator of art in any material, a curious gardener, an able-bodied sailor, a dog fanatic and a fervent critic on social justice.

Most importantly to me, Paul Rafuse, she was my life partner and I loved her desperately. Krista is also survived by her loving siblings Karen and Scott (Kelly), her nieces Maeve, Kate, Julia and Clare, her nephew Rocco, her stepchildren Erin (Trevor) and Ben (Breanna) and her canine companion Max. Many close friends are also deeply saddened to see her go so suddenly. She was pre-deceased by her devoted parents Robert and Elaine.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will occur at a time which allows an adequate gathering of everyone who was close to her.

Krista had many cares and concerns for this world. A donation to Feed Nova Scotia https://www.feednovascotia.ca would be welcome; she felt strongly about people having secure food sources. Or perhaps adopt a child through Plan Canada International https://plancanada.ca. She had several.

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Kim and Phil and Family Knoll

June 20, 2021

Dear Paul,
We are just so sad to hear of your sudden and tragic loss, although we didn't know Krista personally, everything we'd heard was always so flattering and kind...an ideal life partner for you and a wonderful addition to your whole family... a truly special woman. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we hope you are finding comfort in your memories, and in the closeness of your family. Sincerely... Kim and Phil

Paul Gray

June 15, 2021

Paul. So sad to hear of your profound loss. Toby and I extend our heartfelt thoughts and hope you are surrounded by many loved ones .... to provide comfort at this difficult time. I never had the opportunity to know Krista, but even in pictures, the depth of her generous spirit and joy of life are so very evident. Warmest wishes.

Kay Harding

June 14, 2021

Dear Paul,

There are no words yet I want you to know I totally understand your pain.

Krista had an amazing love and life with you.Those memories are so bitter sweet right now .Please allow time to be your friend.

Your ability to love, share and enjoy as a couple was a true rare gift.

Your parting gift when the time is right , is to allow Krista the freedom to fly free with the angels.

My deepest love and respect for you,
Sincerely,

Kay Harding

Roger and Peggy Hammond

June 14, 2021

Paul:

Our heartfelt condolences to you, Karen and the extended family.

Krista lived her life to the fullest. We will not forget her bright eyes, her curiosity and her laughter. She showed us all how to live with abandon. We will miss the shared adventures and shenanigans.

With love,
Roger and Peggy

Coleen Logan

June 12, 2021

DearKaren
It was just this morning on our dog walk that my friends told me about Krista, who lived just up the street from me.
So sorry for your loss. I remember her from when she had bought a little fish house in Paddy's Head and of course meeting her briefly many years ago in your parents lovely garden. May she rest in peace.
Be well my friend, xo Coleen (Logan) and rescue dog Stella

Christine Woodbury

June 12, 2021

Paul,

I was deeply saddened to learn you have lost this most wonderful woman: your best friend and love of your life, Krista. We are no strangers to sudden loss you and I, and we know all too well the impact it has. I am so sorry you are on this difficult and painful path. I hope you take good care of yourself as you process this profound loss. May you hear her voice at every turn, see her smile in the waves, and may she guide you on your continuing journey towards peace.

Christine (Fetterly) Woodbury

Lystra Gosine

June 12, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Paul and family from Chandra (Slim), Lystra and our two sailing sons Carl and Mark. May she rest in peace.
Slim and Lystra Gosine

Kim Wells-Conway

June 11, 2021

To Paul, Karen and Scott - my deepest sympathies to you all. She will be missed. She lived her life to the fullest. Remember back on all the wonderful memories you all have of her. I have so many from where we were kids down in the cove, camping, and later in life - lunches. I can hear her giggling now. Thinking of you all, Kim Wells-Conway xo

David & Jeanie Archibald

June 11, 2021

Dear Paul,
We read about Krista in the Herald and wanted you to know that we are thinking about you. From your message it sounds like you will have a lot of special memories.
Our prayers are with you,
David & Jeanie Archibald

Catherine Hammond

June 11, 2021

Dear Paul,
Jim and I are shocked to hear of Krista’s sudden passing. I only met Krista once when I was in Halifax on business and the three of us met for dinner. I remember telling you I could see how happy the two of you were together and you replied “yes, she’s a keeper”. I know you will keep Krista in your heart forever. Our deepest condolences on your loss.
Jim & Cath Hammond, Edmonton

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