After a long courageous battle with cancer at LHSC-Victoria Hospital on Friday, March 15, 2019 of Exeter formerly of London and Coldstream at the age of 78. Loving and devoted husband of Marjorie (Hodgert) Bennewies for over 54 years. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Earl and Laura Bennewies of Mitchell, Jean and Wilfred Drager of Seaforth, Cheryl and Earl Rock of Walton, and Norlene Bennewies of Mitchell. Beloved God father of Vicki Bennewies of Cannington, Doug Taylor of Sudbury and Christine Rock of Calgary. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Adeline and Norman Bennewies, his parents-in-law Mike and Kathleen Hodgert, brothers Willard and Harold and a sister Elaine Bossence. Ray will be reunited with his four legged friends Frosty and Mitzi.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER, on Saturday, April 27th, from 1-4 PM with Words of Remembrance from Pastor Eric Skillings held at 2 PM. A private family graveside service has taken place at the Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the South Huron Hospital Foundation or the OSPCA would be appreciated by the family.