Douglas Alvin Garnet Benson CD (RCAF/CAF Retired)

Oct. 20, 1937 – Dec. 23, 2020

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Due to the current circumstances, a Private Family Liturgy of  the Word will be held at St. Luc Cemetery, Curran, Ontario.

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Douglas Benson of Ettyville, Ontario, on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the age of 83. Predeceased by his wife Dytha Robillard (Dixon). Proud father of Shawn and Wesley (Jenny Lamoureux). Grandfather of Kate and William. Predeceased by his parents Garnet and Hazel Fletcher, his stepfather Chester Harrigan and sister Catherine (late Don O’Neil). Survived by brother, Dale (Nora), sisters, Janet (late Roger Gour), Elaine (late Marcel Lalonde), Joan (Réjean Leduc) and extended Robillard family. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Due to the current circumstances, a Private Family Liturgy of the Word will be held in the Summer 2021 at St-Luc Cemetery, Curran, Ontario.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ont., (613) 679-2802.

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    • Luc and Johann Poulin Posted 2021-01-08 6:55 am

      Our deepest sympathy to the Benson and Robillard Families.

    • Billy & Meryl Fletcher Posted 2021-01-06 5:20 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to the Benson Families.

    • Sharon Benson Posted 2021-01-05 2:08 pm

      My deepest condolences to the Benson’s, Robillard’s, Dixon’s, extended family and friends.

    • Geraldine & Richard Maisonneuve Posted 2021-01-04 6:52 pm

      Our condolences to the Benson & Robillard Families

    • Bernice Benson and family Posted 2021-01-04 1:47 pm

      Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this sad dime.
      May many happy memories help to console all of you
      in the weeks and months to come
      Sincerely and with much sorrow for your loss…
      Bernice Benson

    • James Brian McKinley Posted 2020-12-31 7:19 pm

      My most sincere condolences in you loss , It is a time to reflect the good memories and times of past.

    • Donald Shane & Marlene Scott Posted 2020-12-31 5:07 pm

      Our deepest condolences to the Benson and Robillard Families and all their relatives on the passing of Doug. He will be sorely missed. May God bless Him and keep Him. May He rest in Peace.

    • Allan & Diane McKinley Posted 2020-12-31 2:04 pm

      A note to express our deepest sympathy to the Benson family and closest friends at the loss of “Dougie” Benson. We remember fond days together when we were younger. “God Bless Dougie”

    • Lynn MacDonell & Chuck Gudgeon Posted 2020-12-31 1:41 pm

      To the Bensons & Robillards, please accept our sincere condolences, our thoughts are with you.

    • Anne Marie Gour & Patrice Lanthier Posted 2020-12-30 10:13 pm

      Our sincere condolences to Shawn, Wesley, Jenny and the kids and to the Benson & Robillard families.

    • Connie Corbeil(McKinley) Posted 2020-12-30 10:45 am

      I am truly saddened to hear of Dougie’s passing. My deepest condolences go to his family and friends. He was a very kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor and an unforgettable laugh. I will fondly remember the time he spent with our family. I wish him love, I wish him peace.

    • Jean-Luc et Suzanne Mainville Posted 2020-12-30 8:47 am

      Sincere condolences to Shawn, Wesley and the whole family. Our thoughts are with you.

    • MARCEL LALONDE and family Posted 2020-12-29 5:18 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to the Benson and Robillard families.

    • Cheryl (nee Skelly) and Bill Subject Posted 2020-12-29 3:36 pm

      Sincerest sympathies to all of Doug’s loved ones. My (Cheryl) late father, Vince Skelly and Doug’s mother Hazel were first cousins. When my brothers and I were little, my parents, Vince and Freda Skelly often visited with my grandparent’s (Ira and Kathleen Skelly) for summer holidays. I have many happy memories of our families spending happy summer evenings together. Back in the early 1960’s, Doug in his younger military days, travelled all the way up to Kapuskasing one year where we lived then, for a visit. That was a very long trip and we appreciated seeing him. He had just returned from trip to Mexico and shared photos. We continued to share Christmas cards each year. I will really miss seeing Doug on my trips back to Curran area. Our deepest condolences from Doug’s 3rd cousins Cheryl (and husband Bill Subject) and brothers Darrell (Annetta) Skelly and family and Terry Skelly.

    • Barbara Sauve Posted 2020-12-29 2:15 pm

      So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.
      Deepest sympathies to the Benson family.

      Barbara & Xavier Sauve

    • Rachel Seguin et Jean Gilles Seguin Posted 2020-12-29 8:17 am

      Sinceres sympathies a Shawn et Wesley et bon courage dans ces moments difficiles.

    • Ronnie & Joanne McCormick Posted 2020-12-28 5:28 pm

      We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to Shawn, Wesley, Janet, Joan, Elaine & Dale for the loss of your father & brother Doug. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

    • Colleen Robinson Posted 2020-12-28 10:17 am

      My condolences to the Benson and Robillard families.

    • Raymond & Sandra Lamarche Posted 2020-12-27 9:37 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to dear Janet and Joan and to all the Benson and Robillard family. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

    • Shane McFall Posted 2020-12-27 7:39 pm

      We are thinking of the family at this difficult time and want to express our sincere condolences. Shane, Laura Lee, Brenna McFall.

    • Vaughn & Ruth Benson Posted 2020-12-27 6:45 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to the extended families of Doug & Dytha.

    • Andre Rachel Langloid Posted 2020-12-27 6:35 pm

      Deepest sympathy to Family

    • Bernie and Carol Rozon Posted 2020-12-27 2:36 pm

      Our deepest condolences to the Benson and Robillard families.

    • Lorraine & Harvey FAUSER Posted 2020-12-27 1:17 pm

      Our very deepest sympathy to all of Doug & Dytha’s family!

    • Colleen Haspect nee Fletcher Posted 2020-12-27 1:04 pm

      I am very sorry to hear of cousin Dougies’ passing.
      My sympathies to the families.

    • Gaston diane gour Posted 2020-12-27 12:10 pm

      Our deepest syphathies to the BENson and Robillard famillies

    • Mabel Robillard Posted 2020-12-27 10:41 am

      We will miss our closest neighbours. RIP

    • Judy and Ken Benson Posted 2020-12-27 8:39 am

      Our deepest sympathies to all of Dougie’s family, his siblings and their families.

    • THOMAS JOHN CANOUGH Posted 2020-12-27 8:22 am

      Condolences to the family. Rip, Doug.

    • Nicole and Glenn Benson Posted 2020-12-27 8:10 am

      Our Condolences to the Benson and Robillard Families! Doug will be missed by many! RIP Doug!

    • Roger Brasseur Posted 2020-12-27 7:44 am

      My deepest sympathies to the Benson families and all extended families as well as their loved ones.

    • Dolores Sauvé Posted 2020-12-27 7:39 am

      Dear Janet , the Benson family and the Robillard family please accept my deepest condolences. Doug and Dytha are together again and forever.

    • Lyse Desforges. Posted 2020-12-27 12:08 am

      Deepest sympathy to Janet and Joan. and to all of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

    • Hubert et Lorraine Théoret Posted 2020-12-26 9:02 pm

      Nos sympathies à la famille Benson. Nos pensées sont avec vous Shawn et Wesley.

    • Denise et Daniel Gour Posted 2020-12-26 8:53 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

    • Patricia Bercier Posted 2020-12-26 7:27 pm

      My deepest sympathy to all my cousins. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Don’t let go of your memories of Douglas because that is what gets you through this difficult time. Take Care.

    • Ginette Charlebois & famille Posted 2020-12-26 6:15 pm

      Nos sinceres condoleances a la famille. Prieres et pensees sont avec vous. Bon courage.

    • Sylvie Castonguay (Charlebois) Posted 2020-12-26 6:02 pm

      Mes sincères condoléances à Shawn et famille.

    • Thelma Fletcher Posted 2020-12-26 5:13 pm

      My deepest condolences to the Benson and Fletcher families. Sending love and prayers, may the loving memories of Doug keep your hearts warm and bright you light during this sad and dark time.