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BENOIT, Sandra Ellen (nee Brown)

July 20, 1944 – September 13, 2011

Sandra “Sandy” Ellen Benoit (also known as “Sam” in the Oil & Gas Industry), beloved wife of Gary of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the age of 67 years.

Besides her loving husband Gary, Sandy is survived by son Craig, his wife Denise and their son Alex of Saratoga Springs, NY, also by son Randy, his wife Lia and sons Connor and Nicholas of Calgary, and son Kevin and his wife Alex and twin daughters Sammy and Lily also of Calgary. She is also survived by her father Harry Brown of Calgary.

A private family service will be held. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108,

In living memory of Sandy Benoit, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Having had the opportunity to work with Sam for the last few years of her career I always appreciated her kind heart and genuine personality.

    Heartfelt condolences to the familiy; she will be missed.

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  2. Celeste Yano (nee Rissling) :

    My sincerest condolences go out to Sam’s family and friends. She was way too young to be taken from us. I first met Sam at Dome Petroleum many years ago. She was a boisterous, funny, caring individual who loved her family dearly. We all watched you kids grow up through your mother’s eyes. I was so shocked when I heard of her passing and I know she will be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

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  3. Sorry for your loss. I am a relative from BathurstN.B. (Pokeshaw)

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  4. Dave & Mary Scott :

    To Sandy Family Our prayers are with you ,and her Dad Harry. WE loved them very much. Cousins from Stonehaven N.B.
    RIP Sandy.

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  5. Peter & Betty Meneghetti :

    Gary & Family:
    We wholeheartedly participate to your sorrow on the departure of the beloved Sandy. May the memory of good times and family pleasures make your grief more bearable.
    Peter and Betty

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  6. Gary and Family,

    I am so very sad to hear of Sam’s passing. Working with Sam for many years at Murphy Oil where we shared a lot of laughs and sometimes a few tears will remain very special memories for me. I always described Sam as the littlest person with the biggest heart that I had ever known. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

    Rest in Peace Sami.

    Sue Gole

    I will miss her dearly.

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  7. Debbie Carruthers :

    Dear Gary, Please accept my sincere condolences even though they come so late. I can’t imagine the feeling of loss you are still going through. I just learned that Sam passed away and I feel so sad. I worked with Sam at Dome and when Allan, the boys and I moved to Ontario, Sam and I kept in touch for several years. Somehow we lost contact, but I never forgot her because she was a dear soul. I still have a photo of you and Sam taken the day of I believe to be Kevins wedding. Through the years I did try to contact her, but with no luck. The last time being July of last year. I will always smile when I think of her, and I will always regret that I didn’t try harder to keep our friendship going through the years. I know she will be watching over all of you because family was her everything. Respectfully, Debbie

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