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BENEDICT, Jack Charles (Chuck)

December 26, 1930 – April 20, 2012

Chuck Benedict, beloved husband of Patricia Benedict of Calgary, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the age of 81 years.

Chuck was born in Lucky Lake, SK, one of three children, a sister Marian Wilson of Toronto and a brother Graham (Tillie) of Kelowna, both deceased. He studied Engineering at the University of Saskatoon and also trained as a Diagnostic Radiology Technician in the Saskatchewan Department of Public Health. Chuck also had a degree in Business Administration from Mount Royal College. In his working life, he was a medical representative with Pharmacia Canada, E.R. Squibb & Sons, and Nestle Canada Ltd., forming lifelong friendships with Patrick Randall, George Marks, Dave Hurst and many others. In later years he became Sales Manager for Calgary Glass.

Chuck loved people and found great purpose and camaraderie in being part of the Cosmopolitan Club of Calgary in helping to secure funding for noteworthy causes in the city. He was very proud of his Icelandic heritage and in 2010 was awarded an honourary Life Membership from the Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary for his dedication over the years. Chuck loved to golf, read, enjoy a good cigar and raise a glass of Irish whiskey now and then. His love of jazz was well known. Chuck was a proud man, proud of his family and his country. His political views were strong and unwavering and he had no patience with anyone who did not see it his way. He loved to walk his dog and spend time chatting with neighbours. He was “the good neighbour” on the block.

Chuck will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of thirty-eight years Patricia; his nieces and nephews, and especially by Bruce (Ruth) Benedict and family with whom he had a special bond. Chuck’s extended family includes his cousins Diane (Jim) Greer of Edmonton, Trevor (Rhoda) Lambert of Manitoba, Jack (Joan) Creasy of BC, Don (Debbie) Benedict of California and his Aunt Betty Kirkman of Montreal.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Thanks to Dr. Silvius and the staff at Rockyview Senior’s Health for their care and support from the beginning of this journey.

In living memory of Charles Benedict, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Jack Campbell :

    Dear Pat and family,
    My sincere condolences to you all on Chuck’s passing. He left us too soon, but we have fond memories of our dear friend from the early days in Calgary in the late fifties to our memorable trip to Dublin last year. God Bless.
    Jack

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  2. Alanna Uhrich :

    Dear Pat and family,
    I am thinking of you and remembering Chuck fondly. My sincere condolences for your loss. He was a wonderful man. Know that you are loved and in my thoughts and prayers.
    Much love,
    Alanna

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  3. Marianne Moroney :

    Pat and friends who mourn Chuck’s passing. Sending love virtually to you Pat and wanting you to know how much I enjoyed anytime I had with Chuck. I will remember his fierce political sentiments and his kind generosity along with his ability to joke and laugh and put up with all your students these many years.

    Wishing I could be with you as you begin your journey without him.
    PTF and Love
    Marianne

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  4. Dear Pat,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Chuck. What a terrible shock. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Love & Prayers,

    Ian & Maria Doll

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  5. Bettelou & George Stagg :

    Pat, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our time with both of you was very limited but we enjoyed the time to become aquainted. No doubt you and your family will have many great memories to share. Please accept our sincere condolences. You are welcome for a visit at any time when you are ready.

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  6. Dennis and Lyn Lorenz :

    Pat:

    Please accept our sincere condolences at this time. We are thinking of you.

    Dennis & Lyn Lorenz

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  7. Pat,

    Condolences on Chuck’s passing.
    I remember many an evening we spent many years ago in Canyon Meadows.
    Some things are not forgotten.

    Len O’Brien

    Anois Teacht an Earraigh

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  8. Gary Shepherdson :

    Pat and family,

    Tendering to you my most heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time.

    Gary Shepherdson

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  9. Dorothy Koss :

    we are very sorry to here the sad news of Chuck. May you find comfort in the enjoyable memories of him.

    From the Lief Eiriksson Icelandic Club

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  10. My deepest sympathy Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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