1919 - 2018
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Geoffrey Bennett wish to announce his peaceful passing with family by his side on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 98.
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Lenora (Lloyd) Horwood, son Garry (Carol) Bennett, grandchildren Brett (Trudy) Horwood, Vince (Jodie) Miller and Brandi (Dan) Fraser, sister Viola, and their families and his special friend and companion Betty Omasta and her family.
He was born to Richard and Elizabeth Bennett at Robbins Range in 1919, he was predeceased by his brother Gordon and wife Verna. He started his young life on the family ranch, went to work for the logging camps and then eventually the Ministry of Highways for the province of BC until his retirement.
He spent many joyous times with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all of whom were his greatest accomplishment and whom he held the most pride for. He loved dancing and travelling but above all his favourite past time was telling stories, there wasn’t a subject that he couldn’t relate his experiences to or the people he met along the way, his one liners and jokes left people laughing until his last days.
Geoff’s family would like to express their sincerest thanks to Dr. Newmarch, on call doctors and the nurses at 4 North Royal Inland Hospital for the special care and attention that they gave Dad during this difficult time.
Cremation is to take place with a Celebration of life that will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Geoff’s name to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com