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Bernice Benns (Allen)

May 29, 2018

Service Date: June 5th, 2018

Visitation: England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest

Visitation Date and Time: Monday, June 4th 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Service Location: St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, 230 Queen Street, Mount Forest

Funeral Service Date and Time: Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 11 a.m.

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Mount Forest


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Bernice Merle Benns, of Mount Forest, passed away on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at the age of 93 .  Beloved wife of the late Thomas Benns. Loving and devoted mother to Katherine Murphy (Gerald) of Meaford, Barbara Rogers (Ronald) of Cambridge, Christopher Benns (Darlene) of Greenville, North Carolina, and Mary Feairs (Travis) of Mount Forest.  Proud and cherished grandmother of Sean Murphy, Melissa Lamont (Corey), Jennifer Bain (Jason), Elizabeth Follings (Chris), Kristina Martens (Adam), David Rogers, Brian Benns (Julie), Laura Benns (Danny), Eric Benns, Claire Johnson (Greg), Evan Johnson, and Cole Feairs.  Caring great-grandmother of  nine.  Bernice is survived by her sister-in-law June Ross and brother-in-law Harry Clark.  Predeceased by sisters Viola Rhodes, Grace Bradford, Joyce O’Donnell, brothers Arthur Allen, Clarence Allen,  sister-in-law Loretta Clark, and brother-in-law George Ross.  Bernice was a dedicated member of the CWL for over sixty years, and enjoyed  many friendships and the community she had in Mount Forest.  Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Monday, June 4th, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, 230 Queen Street East, Mount Forest on Tuesday, June 5th at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.


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