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Born: Apr 03, 1945

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2022

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April 3, 1945 - January 6, 2022

With sad hearts and wonderful memories, we announce the passing of Benoit on January 6, 2022, after a short battle with cancer at the age of 76.
Benoit will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend Denise, of more than 56 years. He is survived by his children: Marc (Denise), Doran (Carmen), and Suzanne; grandchildren: Alanah, Alexandra, Kennedy, and Titus, and step-grandchildren: Trinity and Vaughan.
Benoit will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents: Frederic and Alice; his sisters: Anne Marie, Thérèse, Gisèle, and Edithe; his mother and father-in-law: François and Marie Marion; and his brothers-in-law and sisters in-law.
Benoit was born in Ste. Rose du Lac and grew up in Ste. Amelie. He later moved back to Ste. Rose, Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids, Neepawa where his love for the automotive industry began as a mechanic, service manager, and business owner. This evolved into his love of collecting and owning automobiles. After acquiring his private pilot license, Ben became an avid flyer and enjoyed many hours in the air. He had a love for sports, including baseball and hockey, as a spectator, a coach, and a manager. Even later in life, this love continued, as he enjoyed watching sports on television. Benoit was involved in many community clubs for most of his life. Ben eventually would move to Winnipeg where he settled for his retirement. In his newly found spare time he became quite the poker player and attended games and tournaments regularly.
One of Ben's greatest joys was spending time with his family, in particular, his grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered for his patience, calm demeanour, willingness to help, and dry humour.
As per Benoit's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence online at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Very sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. Brian has great memories of all the years he worked with Ben in Neepawa We send our deepest sympathy to Denise and family - Posted by: Brian & Lorri Pedersen (Friends) on: Jan 19, 2022

  • Condolences and well wishes to the family. Ben always had a smile and loved life. He was a quiet, kind soul. With so many siblings; he still stood out by being gentle, thoughtful, and warm. RIP Ben; and may you now be united with many of your family members that have gone before you. - Posted by: Eveline de la Giroday ( nee Grandbois) (neighbour --- growing up) on: Jan 18, 2022

  • Sorry to hear about Ben’s passing, my condolences to Denise and all the family. - Posted by: Mark Harrison (Friend ) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to Ben’s loved ones. I remember his shy reassuring presence at uncle Fred’s when I would visit with Gisele and editor during summer holidays. He was a true gentleman as in gentle man even then. You will all miss him terribly! Diane Scott née Rivard - Posted by: Diane Scott (Cousin) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Met Ben through work related venue. Calm and pleasant individual he was. RIP Ben. Our Condolences to Marc and Family. - Posted by: Bryan and Moe Dupuis (Acquaintance and friendship) on: Jan 15, 2022

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