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Barbara Joan Benedetti (Williams)

October 17, 1937 - January 26, 2020


It is with sadness, but also a sense of relief that she no longer lives with Alzheimer’s, that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Barbara Joan Benedetti at Jubilee Manor in Nelson on January 26th, 2020 at the age of 82.

The youngest of four, mom was born in Noranda, Quebec on October 17th, 1937 to Fred and Louisa Williams. Her family moved to lower Fairview in Nelson when she was 5 years old. She lived in Fairview her whole able life, never moving higher than 3rd St. because she loved Lakeside Park and the area, and didn’t like the snow higher up! Mom attended school at Hume, Trafalgar, and was in the last graduating class of the old Nelson High School. She was then asked to be the first secretary at the new high school, L.V. Rogers. Mom later went on to be the secretary at Hume School for 30 very happy years until her retirement. Students loved to trick-or-treat at “Mrs. Benedetti’s” house and there are many stories of how kind she was during her years there.

In December of 1956, mom married Syl Benedetti. They were married 61 years until his passing in January 2018.

Mom enjoyed many activities including; reading, flower gardening, cross country skiing, and especially golfing. You could find her on the course or organizing and helping with club activities in some capacity with the many friends she and dad met there over the years.

Mom is survived by her children; Brad (Linda), Janet (Dennis), and Vivian. Grandchildren; Dustin, Clayton, Amy, Michael, and Gary. Sister-in-law Nina Benedetti, brother-in-law Ray Benedetti and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no service as per mom’s request.

We would like to say thank you to the wonderful, caring and compassionate staff at Jubilee Manor where mom lived for several years until her passing.


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From: Tony Savarin
Relation: Hume School Student

Barb made each day a little more perfect for those at Hume always greeted with a natural burst of infinite kindness. My condolences to Janet, Brad, Vivian

From: kevin hergott
Relation: family friend

It’s with great sadness we learned of barbs passing growing up with Brad, Jane and Viv was so much fun and being welcomed into your loving home by your mom made those days extra special. We’re glad that our sons had Barb to guide them through Hume School. All the kids benefited by having grandma Barb to help them get through there days at school. Our thought are with you all.

From: Gerrie Melnechuk
Relation: acquaintance

My heart goes out to all of you but I understand the mix of emotions this loss brings. Know you all did your very best to make these last few years the best they could be..she and your Dad were very proud of you!

From: Leah Gray
Relation: Friend

I’m so sad that we’ve lost our dear Barb. She was one of my all-time favourite people and I loved working with her. Blessings to all the family. Leah Gray

From: Christine McCandlish
Relation: acquaintance

Condolences to the families.

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