OBITUARY

Don Bennett

December 8, 1926November 14, 2020

Passed away peacefully in hospital on November 14th, 2020. Predeceased by Gloria (2013) his wife of 56 years, his parents Percy & Corona, siblings Margery, Edward (“Buddy”), Norman, and Lois. Don is survived by his loving children Robert (Dianne), Becky (André Lalande), his loved and cherished granddaughters Nathalie and Sophie, his loving sister Marilyn Ling (John Penner), along with several nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss him dearly.

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, he lived most of his life in St. Catharines, Ontario. Don proudly served in the SeaBeas (U.S. Navy) in WWII and graduated from Niagara University. After 27 years at Vineland Growers, he became a much-loved school crossing guard. A former athlete, Don’s lifelong passions were his garden, playing golf, walking with the Fairview mall-walkers, and watching sports on TV. He moved to Tufford Retirement Manor in 2013 where he enjoyed playing Bingo and daily Exercises. Don was an active member of St. Paul Street (Silver Spire) United Church for most of his life.

No Visitation. A Committal/Burial Service will be held at 1p.m. on Thursday Nov 19 at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. Due to restriction of guest attendance, please phone Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel to reserve a place for the service 905-684-6346. All visitors must wear a mask and keep a social distance of two meters. The service will be available for live stream at https://m.facebook.com/HulseandEnglish/ for those unable to attend in person. A Memorial Service will be happening at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Silver Spire United Church would be greatly appreciated.

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Hope Coker

November 19, 2020



Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to Robert, Becky and their families.
Your dad will be - "Forever In Your Heart"

I have good memories of times spent with your dad and mom at St. Paul Street United Church (Silver Spire). They were always wonderful to our family.
Your father was an outstanding and compassionate man. He took the time to look after his family and others. He dedicated his time to the church to give back to the community. He will always be remembered.

Hugs - Hope







Judy Chamberlain

November 19, 2020

Don was always a friendly face at St Paul Street United and took such an interest in everybody. He always asked our girls what they were doing at school and tried to keep up with their activities. He truly cared about everyone. Our condolences to Robert, Becky and their families.
Wayne, Judy, Susan, Cheryl, Christine and Kathryn

Mary Sutherland Wright

November 19, 2020

Dear Bob and family -
So many Sundays, all those years ago, we shared wonderful church services with your family at Silver Spire! Your father was an extremely caring and kind man and I know that wherever you are, he will be watching over you.
Hugs - Mary

David Mathers

November 18, 2020

Please allow me to extend my deepest sympathy to all the members of Donald Bennett’s family. It has been my privilege to know Don through the great friendship that I have with his son Bob. I have happy memories of times spent with Bob and Don. Perhaps the most memorable of these is of our trip to the old Maple Leaf Gardens to see the Leafs in action. This was a time to enjoy one another’s fellowship and to appreciate Don and Gloria’s generous hospitality. In the many years of my friendship with Bob he has always spoken fondly of his dad. Don was obviously a proud and loving parent to both his children and his grandchildren. All the members of the Bennett family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time along with those of my wife Jillann. May Don rest in peace and know a joyful reunion with all his family and friends who have gone before him.
With love and affection,
David Mathers and Jillann Rothwell

cathryne horne

November 18, 2020

Enjoyed talks with Gloria & Don @ Fairview Mall & later with Don alone. I teased him that he did more talking than walking. An enjoyable way to fill his mornings as he knew so many people. At Tuffords he talked with the staff & tried to keep up with their days off & family events.
My condolences to all his Family. Cathy Horne
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Becky Lalande

November 18, 2020

Becky Lalande

November 18, 2020

Sandra Burke

November 17, 2020

Deepest sympathies to Robert, Becky and families in your loss of your father, grandfather. I will miss my visits with Donald at Tuffords he always appreciated the morning visits perking up to start the day. It was a honour to know your father. He was a very proud man and was especially proud of his family.
Sandra Burke
(Carepartners)

Blanche Boyle

November 17, 2020

Don was such a special man. Memories of Don and Gloria and their devotion to St. Paul St. United church (now Silver Spire) won't be forgotten.
My condolences to Marilyn and all of the family.

Cathy Dorsey

November 17, 2020

So sorry to read of your Dad's passing - always enjoyed time spent with both your Mom and Dad
RIP Don

Cathy Dorsey

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