It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Bennett on Sunday morning March 1,2020. Gary passed away suddenly after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis at the age of 82.
Gary is survived by Doris, his loving wife of 56 years, son Neil (Corinne), daughter Laura, his grandchildren Natalie, Paige and Jude, who were the light of his life, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, nieces and nephews, cousins, his dearest lifelong friend Bob Thomas. He was predeceased by his parents and 1 sister.
Gary spent his early years in Altamont, and Carmen, Manitoba. He graduated from Tech Voc high school and became an electrician. Gary worked as an apprentice and journeyman in places such as the construction of the old Winnipeg Airport Terminal, and the rocket site in Churchill Manitoba in the early 1960’s. In 1976 he started his own company which he ran until his retirement when he went to work for a mining company in Pickle Lake Ontario where he retired a second and third time. Over the years, Gary spent much of his time volunteering in the community. As he was very talented in the arts, enjoyed many hobbies such as music, wood working and painting.
The family would like to thank the Doctors and nurses of Selkirk and Gimli hospitals and the EMT’s for their care and compassion.
Private service for family and friends will be held at St. Clements Anglican Church in St Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, donation to the Lung association or the St Clements Church would be greatly appreciated.
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