Bennett, Frank

Bennett, Frank

April 6th, 2021

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at age 78.

Frank was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In later years, his family moved to London, Ontario where he went to UWO to study engineering.

Frank will be fondly remembered by friends and colleagues from his thirty-four years spent working as an engineer at General Motors.

In retirement, Frank could be found with friends at Sunningdale Golf Club. He will also be deeply missed by all the people whose lives he touched over his fifteen years volunteering at Victoria Hospital.

Frank was always extremely proud of his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann-Marie.

Frank was a proud parent of Jonathan (Kim) and Stuart (Cathy) and loving grandfather to Jason, Luc, Keira, Sydney and Cameron.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to consider the Mission Services of London.

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Diane LawrenceFrank was a calm, steady, warm-hearted man. Dick and I know Frank primarily from many years at Diesel Division, GM. Metropolitan church was my family's home church - what a delight it was to see Frank there and reconnect with him. Several years ago, we again were blessed by Frank's calm and friendly demeanour in his role as a volunteer at LHSC - welcoming us to a day surgery clinic - providing such clear guidance in a caring way. Dick and I are sorry for your loss - Frank touched many lives and will be missed.
Terry & Linda McBrideI've respected and loved Frank for a lot of years, however, I got to know him best on the golf course and over lots of coffee conversations at our Sunningdale "table of common-sense and higher learning". There was no school that ever could or will provide a better education. A lot of the valuable lessons learned at the coffee table are probably best left with those of us so blessed to share in these experiences. Frank is one of the most honest and trustworthy men I have ever met and to say he was proud of and loved Ann-Marie, his sons and grandchildren is an understatement. We have been privileged to be his friend; we will miss him. Ann-Marie, please accept our sincerest condolences and best wishes. Frank, may you rest in the peace of God's love till we meet for our next coffee.
Terry & Linda McBrideI've respected and loved Frank for a lot of years, however, I got to know him best on the golf course and over lots of coffee conversations at our Sunningdale "table of common-sense and higher learning". There was no school that ever could or will provide a better education. A lot of the valuable lessons learned at the coffee table are probably best left with those of us so blessed to share in these experiences. Frank is one of the most honest and trustworthy men I have ever met and to say he was proud of and loved Ann-Marie, his sons and grandchildren is an understatement. We have been privileged to be his friend; we will miss him. Ann-Marie, please accept our sincerest condolences and best wishes. Frank, may you rest in the peace of God's love till we meet for our next coffee.
Bill and Mary KienappleOur sincere condolences to Ann Marie and family on Frank's passing. He was always a gentleman, very sincere and trustworthy . He was a great listener, provided good advice, and was the kind of guy you could confide in. He will be missed by his old workmates like us, and it is with great sadness that we say goodbye.
Terri Lynn McBrideI am Terry and Linda McBrides youngest daughter. I wanted to extend my sincerest condolences. Although our paths didn’t cross a lot Frank and your family has been a big part of our family. Frank was such an amazing friend to my dad. Their bond was a true example of friendship and that family does not always have to be blood. Annually the boys would all get together and take a ride to Detroit for car show. My son Michael was often included in that trip, his excitement to attend with papa and the boys was overwhelming and upon his return he would rave about the fun he had had and conversations they shared. He cherishes each memory. Frank was a true Gentleman and he made the world a better place. May he Rest In Peace and be showered with the goodness of the lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Youssef and Rima TassiWe consider ourselves so lucky to have been Frank and Ann-Marie’s neighbours for the past 9 years. Frank would always take the time to say hello to us and have a conversation with our three young children. He was always so interested in their activities and made each one of them feel so special. We will miss him dearly. Ann Marie please accept our most sincere condolences and know we are here for you when you need us.
Al and Judy LloydWe’ve been neighbours of Frank and Ann Marie For the last eighteen years.. There wasn’t a day that went by that Frank was not outside either shovelling the snow in the winter or cutting the grass in the summer. The garage door open with the BBQ rolled out Always with a smile and time for a chat. Thank Al worked at General Motors before Frank retired. Frank was loved by his coworkers, a very kind and fair gentleman at all times. We are so sorry, Ann Marie for your loss. Frank will truly be missed. Please know that we are here for you, always.We remember Frank getting flowers for his bride, in his Jeep, with the top off. Always with a smile. That was Frank!
Roger and Lee MeadowsWe both knew Frank from Diesel Division for many years and our friendship continued after retirement. Frank was always very quiet and sincere in spoken word and actions. Our sincere condolences for you Ann Marie and your family for your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Frank will be missed by all.
Roy GardnerOur deepest sympathies to Ann Marie and the Bennett family. Its been a true privilege to have worked with Frank over the years at GM leading to a great friendship that grew into our extended families as well. He will always be in our hearts and continue to be a beacon of quality in all that we do. Rest In Peace Frank.
Roy and Nancy GardnerOur deepest sympathies to Ann Marie and the Bennett family. Its been a true privilege to have worked with Frank over the years at GM leading to a great friendship that grew into our extended families as well. He will always be in our hearts and continue to be a beacon of quality in all that we do. Rest In Peace Frank.
Terry ThrasherI knew and worked with Frank for over 30 years ,but it is what he did at the end of his career that me and dozens like me will always be most thankful.Frank and RoyGardner’s unselfish pursuit of a fair pension settlement for GM/Gd retirees helped set up a multitude of prosperous retirements.Thank you Frank
Paul FoxIt's difficult to say goodbye to someone like Frank because he was such a fine individual. Working & socializing with him gave one the feeling that there was something special in the voice of reason & fairness which he always exhibited. He was an unassuming gentleman of the fist order & one whom I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to know. Sincere sympathies to Ann Marie & family .
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