May 29, 1939 – Dec. 2, 2021
It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Brian Francis Bennett, Coxheath, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Brian passed away at home suddenly due to a major heart attack.
Born May 29, 1939, in Halifax, Brian was the eldest son of the late Harry and Doris Bennett.
Brian is survived by his son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Ericka and their three beautiful boys, Logan, Liam and Lochlan, who were a source of joy and happiness. Also surviving is daughter-in-law, Bisa Bennett; grandson Michael, and granddaughter, Tijana. Brian leaves behind his sister, Marilyn; his brother, Henry (Colleen); brother-in-law, Dan MacCormack; sisters-in-law, Donna (Steve) Quinn and Phyllis Rudderham (the late John); as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Brian was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Shirley; his eldest son, Christopher and his sister, Kathleen MacCormack.
Brian was a long-term member of the Coxheath Fire Department. He received “The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal” in January 2003 in recognition of 20 years of loyal and meritorious service to public security in Canada. He had continued to be a member of the fire department till the day he died.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Brian Bennett will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Sunday, December 19, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12 – 1 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks at a later date. Covid protocols will be in effect during the service.
Donations may be made in Brian’s memory to charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
So sorry to hear about Mr. Bennett’s passing. He was a helpful and kind man that made my new home all that much better. I was lucky to have such a great neighbor. I will miss having him around.
My condolences to Brian’s family, we had been friends for many years through the fire service and often had great chats about that. We also enjoy a few cold ones at the French Club or legion. I was just talking with him the day before he passed, I commended on his X ring and we shared a few tales of hanging out at the Triangle and Gale pub in Antigonish. Brian was a nice man with a kind heart, I will miss him as a good friend. RIP
Thinking of you in your time of loss. May the lessons your father gave you last a lifetime, and may you always feel his spirit nearby.
Micheal, so sorry to hear about your Dad!
Henry, our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Brian.
Michael & Margie