John Bennett

JOHN “Jack” Bennett 1920- 2006. John passed away peacefully on November 23 surrounded by his daughters and his wife Estrella. John lived most of his life in Winnipeg and spent many happy summers at the cottage he built for his family at Victoria Beach, Manitoba. Predeceased by his wife Betty (1999), and sisters Phyllis and Vida, he leaves behind his six “girls”, wife Estrella, daughters, Tonia Hayden (Brian) of White Rock, Pam Tottle (Jeff) of Winnipeg, Barbara Bennett (Gord Muir) of Victoria, Brenda Purdie (Craig) and Deborah Wilder (David), step-son Marvin as well as 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


John was in the Princess Pat’s Light Infantry during WWII, where he entertained troops playing saxophone with his chums in the band. He worked as an accountant for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool then moved onto work for the Manitoba Health Commission. He loved to curl, and passed on his love of music to his daughters, playing saxophone, guitar and piano. He was a gardener, a great cook, a self-taught carpenter, handyman, an avid reader, and had a deep love of animals and loved to paddle his canoe. John had a wonderful sense of humor and will always keep us laughing.


Thank you to all his caregivers including Dr. Chen and the nurses at the Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, B.C.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the S.P.C.A (Humane Society).