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BENNER, Kenneth “Ken” John

March 16, 1934 – Calgary, AB
August 18, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Ken Benner, beloved husband of Nancy Benner of Calgary, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the age of 80 years.

Ken was born and raised in Calgary. He married Nancy MacNeil on August 7, 1954. Ken began Ken Benner Plumbing, a home based business, in 1967, which soon grew from being operated by Nancy and the children to employing over a dozen people. Ken built a building for his business and other tenants in 1979. He owned and operated the company until his retirement in 1992. Ken enjoyed travelling and hiking in Kananaskis Country with Nancy and their family and friends.

Ken is survived by his loving wife Nancy, his children Jennifer Burnell, Tom Benner and Jocelyn Benner (Norm Dhak), sisters-in-law Betty Earle and Beryl Benner, brother-in-law Tommy Minton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Florence Benner, brother Jim Benner and sister Marilyn Minton.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens on a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca .
In living memory of Ken Benner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Nancy – thinking of you. My sincerest condolences. Doris Brown

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  2. Harry & Peggy Laycock :

    Our most sincere sympathy to the family of Ken from
    Harry and Peggy Laycock

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  3. Norm and Kerry Wiens :

    Our sympathies to Nancy, Tom, Jennifer, and Jocelyn. We enjoyed Ken’s stories over the fence for many years.

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  4. When my husband, Gordon, was alive we spent many happy times with Ken and Nancy on their visits to Vancouver Island. Pat and Don were often involved. Time now for you to look out for your Mom and each other.
    Sincerely
    Shelagh

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  5. Although I never met Ken, Mom and Dad [Ted and Ella] had metioned his name and the Benner name often. On behalf of the Fisk family our sincere condolences for your loss.
    Jim Fisk

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  6. Colleen(Benner) Powell :

    Ken has always been part of my life. As a child I remember him as a young man with his beautiful new wife standing in our kitchen in Calgary. Later I remember him and my Dad making enough saurkraut to feed a small village in our basement every year and still later he was the best man at our wedding. I remember his wit and his kindness and I also remember someone who knew what hard work was and the importance of doing things the right way. Of course he and Nancy built a successful business and raised three great kids. I’m going to miss him. Deepest sympathy to Nancy, Jennifer, Jocelyn and Tom. Rick and I are thinking of you.

    Colleen

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  7. Carla Branch (Skopik) :

    Dear Benner Family,

    Thinking of you all…. I have so many fond memories of time spent at your home and Ken was always so kind and gracious to me. I know that your memories will keep you grounded at this difficult time….

    Take care,
    Carla

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