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Joe Benns

Joe Benns

November 21, 2019

Joe Benns
Joseph William Benns, of Mount Forest, passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 in his 72nd year. Special friend of Joyce Barham of Mount Forest. Eldest brother of Mark and his wife Marilyn of London, Linda and her late husband Sam Zambri of Markham, John and his wife Julie of Mount Forest, and Ross and his wife Christine of Mount Albert. Lovingly remembered by special aunt Vera “Mamie” Viron of Toronto, his nieces and nephews; Greg, Rocky, Elizabeth, Johnny, Joseph, Sadi, Samantha and their spouses Natasha, Dayana, Ruben and Matthew. He also loved all of his great-nieces; Brea, Valentina, Victoria, Lucilia, Sabrina, Jacqueline and great-nephew Luciano. Predeceased by parents Dorothy and Emerson Benns.  Joe spent most of his life in the Scarborough area but resided in Mount Forest for the past 6 years. During this time he made lots of friends throughout the town and at Birmingham Lodge where he resided. Apart from the love of his family and Joyce. Joe had a passion for the horse races and proline. Although he didn’t always make the right picks he kept on trying. Joe will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him including his dialysis patient friends at the Palmerston Hospital and his drivers. The long time suffering of juvenile diabetes are over and he is in peace now with those who have passed before him. Cremation has taken place. A come and go Celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Mount Forest Legion, 140 King Street West, Mount Forest to share a story and help celebrate the life of a man who loved hard and played harder, living life his way. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family and may be made by contacting the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


Our condolences to Dot and Benny's children on the loss of your oldest brother Joe. Dan and Audrey McConnell's family have many fond memories of our friends and neighbours over the years.

— Theresa Sawada, nee McConnell and family, November 30, 2019

We have many fond memories of Joe at our Haliburton cottage/waterski club back in the '70's. Sincere condolences to Joe's family, especially Ross, who we also remember fondly. Sincerely, Judy and Jim Bush

— Judy and Jim Bush, November 27, 2019

Joe Benns - ' To know know know him is to love love love him '. Joe had a way of making you feel so special in his presence. He was charming, so kind and generous and had a great sense of humor. This world will never be quite the same without him. This message is being sent with much love and respect. I will miss you Joe. XO

— Debbie Lenehan, November 24, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences. It was always a pleasure to spend time with Joe and Joyce and there are many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

— Marydale Scales, November 24, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was so very blessed to have his friend Joyce and his wonderful family by his side. Thinking of you all at this time and sending Love.

— Mary McInnis, November 23, 2019

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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