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Date of Passing: May 12, 2005

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PETER G. L. BENNETT The family announces the sudden passing of Peter Bennett on May 12, 2005 at the age of 50. Beloved husband of Renate, father of Stephen and Kaitlyn. Also survived by mother Marion, sister Lisa and husband Gary Benner, sister-in-law Isla and children David and Laura. Fondly remembered by in-laws, Ingold and Erika Thomaschewsky and their son Gordon. Predeceased by twin brother Philip and father Jack. A longtime City of Winnipeg employee, as Manager of Information Technology, Peter was well-respected for his work. Peter was actively involved at Messiah Lutheran Church. He could always be counted on to do the work of the church. He was a tireless volunteer as a leader for both Beavers and Cubs. Also volunteered his time at Stephen and Kaitlyn's schools. Peter was looking forward to chaperoning Kaitlyn's Grade 7 camp. Peter had a love for camping and hiking. He enjoyed annual family vacations at Blue Lake. His family was his life. He loved his wife and children and taught them his life values. He was an active, vibrant person who never slowed down. He touched the lives of many people and will be fondly remembered. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 17, 3:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church with Pastor Carol Janke officiating. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, R3L 0K6 or to the Messiah Lutheran Church Restoration Fund, 400 Rouge Rd., Winnipeg, R3K 1K3. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2005

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Over the years that I have been associated with Peter in his professional work, I have always admired his quiet, introspective and insightful contributions to any discussion. Peter has been instrumental at the national level in drawing together municipal IT managers and improving the services we offer to the public. I will miss his counsel and in particular his ready humour. - Posted by: Gerry Matte (Co-Worker) on: May 31, 2005

  • Peter was a close colleague. We had wonderful times talking and sharing ideas particularly during Lac Carling events. He was always exemplary in his manners and genuine interest and a consumate professional. I will miss him. - Posted by: Louis Shallal, P.Eng., Ph.D (Co-Worker) on: May 27, 2005

  • The last couple years have been so much more fulfilling for us, having had Peter in it. He will be missed so very much. He'll always be in our hearts, and our thoughts. - Posted by: Sandra and Rick Youmans (Friend) on: May 19, 2005

  • Our sincere condolences to Peter's family. We worked with Peter for many years and were very saddened by the news. - Posted by: Doreen Holmes & Brent Dixon (Co-Worker) on: May 16, 2005

  • Such a kind, gentle person. Your wonderful smile will always be remembered. - Posted by: Kora Boyles (Friend) on: May 15, 2005

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