A LA DOUCE MÉMOIRE DE James Roger Bennett
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James Roger Bennett on Saturday, June 18th, 2022. Roger passed away peacefully at the age of 75 with his loved ones by his side. He leaves behind his loyal wife of 51 years, Judith, his 2 adoring children, Andrew (Natalie) and Gillian (Steve), and his grandchildren Olivia, Noah and Angel. Born in England to the late Peter and Mildred Bennett, Roger is also survived by his brothers Grahame (Lynn) and Charles Bennett.
Roger had a fulfilling career in the Federal Government, implementing and supporting IT security in the early days of the technology boom. In 2006, he retired and spent winters in Florida where he continued to apply his leadership skills by becoming president of the homeowner’s association in his community, as well volunteering at, and becoming, president of the Estero Historical Society.
His summers were spent travelling between his home in Rockland, Ontario and “the cottage” in the Laurentians, Quebec. The cottage has always been the weekend gathering destination for his beloved family, which helped ensure that close family bonds remained strong—he cherished his family. He greatly valued his friends as well, and was always willing to lend a hand and give generously to those he cared for. For many years, as president of the cottage Homeowner’s Association, he helped to organize an annual Corn Roast, which gathered dozens of locals and neighbours. He always loved a good party, but his favourite kind of fun was any leisure activity that would allow him to enjoy his “toys” like boats, fancy cars (most of them, at least!), RVs, trailers and ATV. He enjoyed his life to the fullest and with no regrets.
A Celebration of Life event will be held in late August to honour and celebrate Roger. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute, or a charitable organization of your choice.
Beautiful tribute to a wonderful Uncle. He will be missed❤
Dear Gillian and family,
Claire and I are sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing away. He will certainly leave a big void in your family and will sorely be missed. Cherish his memories and the moments spent together. You are in our thoughts; please accept our condolences .
Claire and André Robert
Our hearts are broken we will miss him so much,words can’t be found for our sorrows for all of you,everyone who loved him,never ever will he be forgotten.we will always remember the fun we had together.
I met “Mr. B” as I called him when I was 10 years old, as one of Gillian’s childhood friends. He had a towering stature, which was intimidating at first, but I soon learned he was a gentle giant. He was kind, generous, and loved creating excitement, fun and joy for us kids—riding on (and helping us fly off) the biscuit behind his speedboat, squealing from the rollercoaster rides at the back of his van going to the cottage, riding his ATV around the beautiful cottage forests, and more. I will always remember his quiet appreciation of the fun and joyful times with friends and his beloved family. He was always willing to lend a hand, even when his health declined. My deepest condolences to his dear family, my second family growing up. May he Rest In Peace. Xox
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all the family during these difficult times. Thanks for all the memories.
I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of your dear father. My heartfelt thoughts are with you during these difficult times. Please accept my deepest condolences for you and your family.
Judy, Gillian, Andrew and family our love and thoughts are with you in this terrible time. We have such fond memories of Roger. He was such a special soul and one of a kind. He always wrote me a sweet message for my birthday and made me feel special, so caring to Maya when she was younger. He will be missed so much 💐
Hector and I are very sorry for your loss, our deepest and sincere condolences to all the family.
Judy, Gillian, Andrew and Family
Wayne and I were devastated to hear the news of Roger’s passing. He was always there to help out no matter the situation. We couldn’t have had a better friend for approximately the last 30 years.. We had a lot of fun together didn’t we! Loved you like a brother and you have left a huge void that is hard to fill if ever. RIP Roger💐💐💐
Cynthia and Wayne
Judy and family my deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. We will miss Roger at our Prayer Group. He. was a generous guy, who would do anything to help someone who needed it. This is photo of he and Earl, helping me redo my mobile. RIP MY FRIEND.
Dear Judy, Grahame, Lynn, Charles and the entire Bennett Family,
My sincere condolences for the passing of Roger. I always remembered him being a very kind and loving man! You are all in my thoughts and hugs to you all. ❤️
Dear Judy and family my sencere sympathy. Roger will be greatly missed in our little community of Mariners Cove. Great guys like him come far and in between. May he Rest In Peace now. ❤️
Judy. And family. So sorry. Loved you guys so much. So glad I got to know you and Roger. He made our park a better place. Hugs and prayers.
Judy❣️Gillian and Andrew and family you are in my thoughts,love yous. Roger so loved by so many…so sad he is gone…will miss him so much and his voice…so distinguished like him. My deepest sympathy and condolences. May he rest in peace without any earthly pain or concerns only heavenly happiness!! ❤️❣️