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Kevin Michael Beninger

January 13, 1959November 10, 2020

Beninger, Kevin Michael – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin, aged 61. After an almost 2 year battle with Leukemia, Kevin lost his fight on November 10th, 2020. Kevin was the only son of the late Gerry and Marie Beninger. He leaves behind his older sisters Dianne (Bill), Karen (Don), Becky (John) and Laurie (Don) and his father-in-law Michael Alexander (Miki), sister in law Louise (Adam), brother in laws Richard (Blume) and Neville (Olga). Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. He has left a big hole in the heart of his wife Sue Alexander and his three boys, Taylor (EB), Jason (Sarah) and Adam (Iliana). He will be missed immensely by his many friends. Kevin was born in London, Ontario and moved to Toronto in his early twenties. He had a career in the financial services sector before leaving that job a few years ago to pursue a position using his hands. A position which required him to build and assemble movie sets, commercial shoots and event décor. He loved that job. It was his passion and he always said if he could go back in time he would have chosen a career that utilized his desire to build things. He also had a passion for tennis. When he was under 14 he was part of the under 14 south western Ontario junior tennis champions. In his twenties he started playing squash. In his 50’s he resumed his desire to play tennis and was very active with tennis up until the time of his passing. The doctors were dumbfounded as to how he was able to play tennis with advanced cancer. He met the love of his life, Sue, almost 17 years ago and they married just three years ago. Together they blended their boys into one family, saw the kids grow into fine young men and started to make plans for retirement. Those plans included wintering in Barbados. Kevin loved Barbados. He played tennis twice a day and went for long walks along the beach with his headphones on in between. His ashes will be scattered in Barbados. Kevin would like you to give blood and if you are under 35 please consider joining the bone marrow registry. In lieu of flowers, please consider the following donations: philpottchildrenstennis.org which provides free equipment and tennis lessons to under privileged children in Toronto and/or hillhousehospice.com who took the best care of him in his final days. In light of Covid, a service will be recorded and will be available for viewing soon. For further details on how to view the service please go to https://vimeo.com/locochico/review/474922453/2c6de3f53c .

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Jim Wright

November 20, 2020

Hi to Kevin’s family and friends. I just watched the attached video at the end of the full and glowing tribute to Kevin. That was quite a send-off! Full of fun and feelings and memories. My memories begin on the squash court at the Central YMCA in the early 80s where I first met Kevin. He was a strong competitor and always a good sport, although golf sounds like it was way more frustrating! He never threw his racket like he did his golf clubs. (:
We went on to share good times and bad, life struggles and joys, career changes and vacation getaways to the cottage. Sue was the happy turning point for Kevin and after a long courtship, who can forget their memorable marriage on board ship in the Toronto Harbour. Bon Voyage Kevin, and thank you for all that you gave us during your generous life. Jim

Stephen Olsthoorn

November 19, 2020

Special condolences for Kevin’s special friends and loved ones. We were best buddies in elementary school as alter boys, in the choir and just general pal’ing around. I can’t even count the hours we spent in the downstairs rec room at the family home. The fondest memory, albeit naughty, was throwing snow balls at those old brown city buses on the Cheapside route until the fateful day we got caught by an over zealous motorist. The bus driver held us until that guy went away and Kevin talked our way out of it such that the bus driver laughed and said “you boys sure have good aim” . We lost track of each other after high school and only recently hooked up through Facebook over the last couple of years. He never even let on to me about his battle. Truly a man of strong conviction, fortitude and resolve. I am proud to have been able to call Kevin a friend and my gravest regret is that we didn’t reconnect sooner. Rest in Peace, Kev.

Alyssa & Shaul Zobary

November 17, 2020

What a beautiful video Kevin left for you all. We feel so fortunate that we were able to get to know and love Kevin over the last few years. He was such a special man and made everyone he connected with feel special. His love for his three sons was felt in every word he shared as well as the words they shared about him. The love he had for you Sue was immeasurable and it was truly an honour to be able to listen to how he spoke about you; he could not contain his love and he unabashedly shared it with us all in how he spoke about you. Our entire family are holding you all in light, love, and strength always.
The Zobary Family and Toby Maskowitz

Diane James

November 16, 2020

Sue, Peter and I are so sorry to hear this very sad news. We only golfed with you and Kevin a couple of times but he made a lasting impression on us. A great personality and fun to be with. He will be missed by all the Bayview Family.

Our sincere condolences.
Diane and Peter James

Elizabeth Davey

November 16, 2020

Becky
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother Kevin. I know the sadness of losing a brother. My only brother Tom passed on a few years ago.
I will remember you and Kevin in my prayers.
God Bless you and your family
Betty

Stephanie Bulsza

November 15, 2020

Taylor, Sue, Jason and Adam,
Although it was difficult watching you all struggle through tears, thank you for doing such a wonderful job of reminding us all of what an affable, good-natured person Kevin was, and what a great life he had- full of love, friendship and adventure.

I’ll always remember him laughing, joking, re-counting some crazy thing that he and Sue had got up to, and getting animated during our family get-togethers playing Pictionary. :)


Love, Stephanie, Andrew and Baby Z

Karen Varnell

November 15, 2020

One thing people need to know is that my brother Kevin was a teaching assistant for a short time in London. When he left, they gave him a send off. The whole school was in the auditorium, and when he entered, the entire school gave him a standing ovation. He had made such an impact in the short time he was there.

I only wish I had been more fun loving like him, and not so serious. When he was born, I was 12 years old, and I treated him like my very own baby. I carried him around all the time, fed him and changed his diapers, just like I had done with my dolls when I was a little girl.

Have fun up there, Kevin! You’ll keep them all smiling. I also know you’ll be watching over your special wife, Sue, and those amazing boys.
Karen

leann Peterson

November 15, 2020

I was introduced to Kevin by my sister. She said "I had to meet her really good friend". Over the next 20 years the three of us spent time at Big White, Sixmile and various Toronto Pubs. Kevin loved to socialize. Sue I am so grateful that you both stopped to visit while passing through Kelowna, BC.
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the "send off"
Leann Peterson

Graham Sheward

November 14, 2020

It has taken me a while to come to terms with Kevin's passing, but after seeing the loving "Send off", I realized that I needed to take Kevin's approach and be more positive. Kevin and I worked together at Computershare/Georgeson for 10 years. I couldn't have asked for a better work partner - Kevin was professional, thorough and always charming.
I learned a lot from Kevin about handling clients, in both good and bad situations. We were also friends outside the office, playing golf, playing poker until all hours of the morning, enjoying lunches at the E & C with co-workers and friends of Kevin's from his past work lives. I was lucky to be able to stay in close contact with Kevin, after he left Georgeson, getting together for golf, coffee and the occasional dinner and drinks.
I will miss Kevin and his non-judgmental approach to life. He was and remains a good and true friend.
Godspeed, Kevin.

Davida Obront

November 14, 2020

Dear Sue
I am so very sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. I did not know him but the picture in my mind (from reading all the posted memories) makes me sad that I missed out. He was obviously loved by so many people and it sounds like he made the world a better place, while he was here. I hope all your wonderful memories can give you some peace at this time.
Sending lots of love,
Davida

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