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Born: Oct 18, 1931

Date of Passing: Dec 25, 2021

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October 18, 1931 - December 25, 2021

Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Edward on the evening of December 25, 2021.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Elizabeth (Betty), daughters, Alison (Steve) and Marlene (Costa Mesa, CA), grandchildren, Garrett and Brooke, along with loving sisters, Alice (Belanger) Selkirk, MB and Jean (Joyce) Kamloops, BC. He was predeceased by his brother Francis and sister Irene (Ross).
The most important thing to Edward was family. He planned many trips with Betty and the girls from Christmas at Disney World, driving through the Badlands, to the famous trip in Cuba. He also travelled to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to visit Marlene. Edward always made time for his daughters as he definitely sat through one too many baton and dance recitals. Edward loved spending time in Ste. Anne, MB with his family and attending the Benoit Family reunions. However, Edward was most proud to call himself Grandpa. Nothing gave him more joy then spending time with Garrett and Brooke.
Edward was an engineer with the Department of Highways for 44 years, with the majority of his career spent in Lac du Bonnet and Selkirk. He had many stories to share about the roads we drive today. Edward and Betty spent 55 years living in Windsor Park, surrounded by wonderful neighbours and a yard that was nothing short of perfection. The memories from having a shared driveway with The Watkins Family will be forever treasured. Edward was an avid sports fan and loved both attending and watching Jets and Goldeyes games.
In keeping with Edward's wishes there will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada

"Look after your own, stay clear of the law, and never ask the government for anything." Edward Benoit

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Our sincere heartfelt condolences to Betty and family. Wendy and I both had the opportunity to work with Ed at Highways & Transportation until his retirement. We have so many fond memories from that time. Ed was held in high regard by anyone who worked with or for him. We knew how important his family was to him as he shared many stories with us. In retirement he was so happy to be able spend a considerable amount of time with his grandchildren. He had a kind and gentle spirit. - Posted by: Bob & Wendy McLeary (Friends & co-workers) on: Jan 14, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to Betty and family, I am also saddened hearing of the loss of Ed, as I too worked with Ed in Selkirk. He was always a gentleman and pleasure to work with. Back in the early 90's, Ed took the time time and effort to show a young and very green kid (myself) the ropes. Ed was one of the more genuine people I have had the pleasure to work with, he will be missed for sure. I will always have very fond memories of Ed, my thoughts and prayers are with his family! - Posted by: Kris Hildebrand (Friend) on: Jan 04, 2022

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may you find comfort in your loving memories. - Posted by: Peter and Angie Janz (Former neighbours ) on: Jan 02, 2022

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking about you Betty, Alison, Marlene and your families. - Posted by: Sheryl Novak (Friend) on: Jan 01, 2022

  • I spent many months/years working for Ed in Pine-Falls - Bissett back in the early 70s. A "Total Class Act". Highly respected by everyone in the whole Dept. He left a legacy to be admired by all who had the privilege to know him. Go Rest high ol friend, your work on Earth is well done. I will always remember you. Condolences and GB the Benoit family. - Posted by: LINDEN JOHNSON (friend/co-worker) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Our condolences to Betty and Family. I had worked for Ed on many different projects and he was always there looking after his survey crews and staff. Ed you will be missed Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Harold & Cathy Dalman (Selkirk Highways ) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Our thoughts are with you, I enjoyed your kind fair leadership during out time working together. - Posted by: Fred Proden (Co worker) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to Betty and family. I worked for Ed for near 35 years with the highways department in Selkirk and Lac Du Bonnet. He was a very fine gentleman and boss. So sad to hear of his passing. I know he's up in heaven having an OV or 2 with Clarence. Our thoughts and prayers to Betty and family. Don and Deb Paskaruk - Posted by: Don Paskaruk (Co-worker) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Our family sends our deepest condolences to you Betty and your family. We have fond memories of Ed and hope your memories will console you in your loss. We send prayers of comfort and strength. Myrna Dreger and Family. - Posted by: Myrna Dreger (Friends and neighbours ) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Our sincere sympathy to Betty, Allison & Marlene and your families. Ed was a wonderful neighbor who we will long remember. - Posted by: ELAINE & WAYNE JONES (Friends & neighbors) on: Dec 31, 2021

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