Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, on Wednesday January 11, 2023 at the age of 87. Dear husband of the late Loretta (Brodhagen) Bennewies (1994) and the late Barbara (Fraiser) Bennewies (2013). Dear father of Sheryl and Steve Small of London, Murray and Michelle of Winthrop, Donald and Dianne of New Brunswick, Christine and Ron Fleischauer of Brodhagen, Greg and Marnie of Matheson, Lisa and Steve Fraser of Stratford. Missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Dear brother of Shirley and Claude Stewart, Wayne, Barry, Joanne Knights, Roger and Yvonne, Dan and Carol, Bonnie and Doug Holcomb and brother-in-law Bill Wilds. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Susan (Neabel) and Edwin Bennewies, sister Mavis, brother Keith, grandson Brandon and several siblings-in-law. Special thank you to Lynn and Bob Snell for their continued support. Dad enjoyed a lengthy career with Boiler Smith in Seaforth. He was known for his great sense of humour and liked nothing better than teasing his grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Great memories! He will be deeply remembered and forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place.
Benny’s Celebration of Life will be held on June 17, 2023 from 2-4PM at the Seaforth Legion Downstairs.
Cremation and Celebratons, ARVA entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.
Sue Riley says
Ralph was a great person to talk with. Miss meeting him at the C4th Legion on Wing Nights!
Kevin and Debbie Bennewies says
Sending our sincere condolences to the entire Bennewies family.
Kevin, Debbie Bennewies says
Sending our sincere condolences to the entire family.
Bob Maryhelen Costello says
Condolences to the family. He was a good man
Karen Nigh says
Our sympathies to all Ralph’s family at this sad time. Karen and Brian Nigh.
Rick and Joan Wood says
My prayers for your loss to everyone in the family
Bob Dawe says
So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing . Will always remember him from his days getting his car serviced and always coming out into the shop for a visit . Always enjoyed joking with him about Murray never working . Rest in peace Ralph .
Rob & Donna Middelkamp says
Our Deepest Sympathy to Ralph ‘s Family and his Brother,Sister and in laws . Ralph was a wonderful neighbor and always up for chat and always there to help if you needed a ride some where we will always remember Ralph . The building sure hasn’t been the same since you left . Sending hugs to you all . RIP RALPH !!! You sure will be missed .
Bonnie Holcomb says
So sorry for the loss of your dad 💔It’s our memories that will keep him in our hearts and make us smile when we think of him. He was a mischief maker and loved nothing more then teasing people and I will always remember him for that. Sending warm hugs and
Much Love ♥️♥️Aunt Bonnie
Christine S says
Sincerest sympathies for your loss and do remember Uncle Ralph’s sense of humour and always managing to get a laugh out of everyone.
Paul and JoAnne Matthews says
Joanne. We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear brother.
Our prayers go out to you ,other brothers and sisters.
Brenda Jones says
Sorry for you loss..Uncle Ralph loved to tease everyone sometimes you didn’t know if he was serious or joking..I had a lot of great visit with Ralph especially when I owned the restaurant he was in everyday on Sundays for breakfast.. One day usually during the week..His specialty was grilled cheese..Rest In Peace Uncle Ralph..Maybe mom will cook you up some grilled cheese..❤️
Peggy Ducharme says
So sorry for your loss Uncle Ralph was one of a kind always teasing pretending to not know who we were He will be missed
Lots of hugs 🤗
Roger Bennewies says
So sorry for your loss. I will cherish all the memories I got from Ralph. Thanks for letting me be a part of his life for the last 14 months. I will never forget.
Dianne Gaiser says
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all ❤️
I have so many great memories of Uncle Ralph, he certainly was a “Funcle” fun Uncle..kept us on our toes and always pretending to forget our names .gosh there are so many of us it wouldn’t be a hard thing to do, but I knew he was teasing . LoL
Sending lots of hugs and love ❤️
Brenda Marshall says
So sorry for your loss, he was a very special man to many people. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.
So sorry for you loss thoughts and prayers for you and your family and friends ❤️
Glenda Feeney says
My deepest sympathies to you all at this difficult time. Cherish the great memories of Ralph and know he is at peace.
Joanne Knights says
Sheryl,Murray, Donald,Christine,Greg Lisa
Sorry for loss of a wonderful Dad
Cherish all the great memories
Sending lots of love and hugs