Obituary of Robert Sidney Benner
Robert Sidney Benner
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Sidney Benner on September 16, 2023, after 92 years. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Oak Ridge Hospice in Port Perry.
He is predeceased by his soulmate Deborah Jean Benner, his sister Margaret Benner and his brother Kenneth Benner, and survived by his brother John Benner. Robert will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his cherished children, Phillip (Sharon), Rebecca (Mike), and Jillian (Todd), his grandchildren, Julian, Cameron, Sarah, Katherine, Christopher, Christian, Eric (Joy), Andrew, Alex (Shaylee), and Gianna as well as extended family David Brown, Duncan Lord, and Daryl Marquis.
Robert was born to Sidney Samual and Ettie Eltha Benner on February 11th, 1931 in Orillia, Ontario. Robert’s life carried him through many adventures and to many places. Robert’s career as Clinical Administrator for Adolescent Outpatients at Whitby Psychiatric Hospital allowed him to help children that were in distress for many years. His love and kindness for people was unparalleled. Robert’s love of nature, cooking, camping, woodworking, and family were inspiring passions in his life. Through these hobbies he was able to pass on his wisdom to others, show generosity to those he loved, forge strong relationships, and most importantly live on through the beliefs and actions of his children.
Robert touched many lives during his time with us for which we are all grateful. He was well loved by all who knew him. He leaves behind a legacy of love and friendship. At the end of all things Robert lived a full life and had a full heart. We are eternally blessed to have had him in our lives. He will be missed dearly by those that loved him.
Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Friday September 22nd, 2023 from 6 – 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday September 23rd at 11 am, with visitation from 10 – 11. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Oak Ridges Hospice.