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Douglas Bennett

December 27, 1935 - October 2, 2021


In Loving Memory

Douglas Charles Bennett

Born to Life:  December 27, 1935

Born to Eternity:  October 2, 2021

It is with great sadness that family announce the passing of Douglas (Doug) Charles Bennett.

Doug was born in Revelstoke, BC. As a child he moved first to Trail, then Vancouver, finally residing in Powell River where Doug graduated from high school. During his time in Powell River, he worked after school at his father’s garage which eventually became his vocation in life, a heavy duty mechanic. After graduating and working for a few years, he moved to Lytton where he met the love of his life, Carole. Married in 1960, they spent 61 years devoted to each other.

From Lytton they moved to Vernon and Prince George where Doug worked for Wrendall Tractor for many years. With this job came long hours on the road and many days away from home so he took a leap of faith and moved to a place called Nelson. There he worked as an instructor at Selkirk College for the heavy duty mechanics program until his retirement. Doug made Nelson his lifelong home.

Doug and Carole’s love for family brought them three children which they always felt were a gift from God. He was a devoted father and his family became his passion. He loved the outdoors which led to many camping, hiking, and skiing trips with family and friends. Each summer saw vacations on the coast at the Bennett family cabin. Everything Doug did came from a place of love and spending time with his family. He always put family first.

Doug was baptized a Catholic in his early 20s and was devoted to his faith. He was a spiritual man and became wholly involved with the church. His personal passion was designing and creating wrought iron. Many of his projects can be seen at the CPR Station, Mary Immaculate Church, their family home in Nelson but most of all, within his children’s homes.

Predeceased by his parents Charles & Naomi Bennett, Douglas is survived by his wife Carole; daughters Allison and Willo; son Chuck (Karen); grandchildren Katelyn, Graeme (Britany), Eric, Carley (Ross), Dylan, McKenna and Aidan; and great grandchildren Ella & Harper. He is also survived by brothers Brian (Wilhelmina), Howard (Eileen); sister Joan and many nieces and nephews.

It is with loving hearts we say to a man who was quiet and gentle but spoke volumes with his presence: “It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you the day God called you home”.



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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Linnea Ferguson
Relation: Although I have been acquainted with Doug and his family since high school, I grew to know Doug more when he was my sponsor in RCIA nearly 30 years ago. Since that time I have often thought of him, especially his way of walking through life in steadfast faith and devotion.

To the family I offer my sincere condolences. May you cherish every memory of Doug as husband, father and grandfather.
Farewell Doug! May you rest in the Peace of Christ.

From: Brian and Michelle Naka
Relation: Family friend

Thinking of you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

From: Shirley Tennant
Relation: Former neighbour

The loss of a loved one is such a hard road to travel, and you have my deepest sympathy. I hope you will find comfort and consolation in the beautiful memories and love you had with your dad.

From: Ann Coen
Relation: Meet once. :)

Mr. Bennett will always hold a special place in my heart. When my handicapped son was in Trafalgar he customized a bike for him so he could be part of outdoor activities and he did it all out of kindness and love. What a special man ….I am sure he is now a special angel.

From: Tracy Brenton
Relation: Family friend

So many great memories of our families together when we were younger – camping, hiking, dinners. This photo of Doug captures the twinkle that I will always remember in his eyes. Thinking of you Carole, Chuck, Alison, and Willow and sending our love.

From: Patricia Clapp
Relation: I knew Doug only socially, but felt close through his wife, Carole.

Sending wishes for peace and gratitude at the loss of your Dad. And Blessings to Carole, who was my “office neighbour” at CIC. Every time I fertilize a houseplant I think of her. Faith will heal and bless you all.

From: The Greer family
Relation: We met Doug through his volunteer work with Habitat For Humanity.

Our sincere condolences to Doug’s family. He was definitely one of the very best, most kind hearted individuals we’ve ever met! We’ll always remember his kind words of encouragement and faith! We will miss seeing you around Doug, but we know that your light still shines bright in Heaven. Rest in Peace.

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