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BENNETT   1913-2007 Arthur Thomas Bennett of Red Deer, passed away at the Red Deer Hospital Centre on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at the age of 94 years after a brief illness. Arthur was born in Staffordshire, England on January 11, 1913.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Emily May, in 2001, and a brother, Edward, in England in 1993. Arthur is survived by his daughter Judith Fitzgerald (Patrick) of Red Deer, two  grandchildren, Jennifer Fitzgerald of Eckville, Steven Fitzgerald (Valerie) of Innisfail, and four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Andrew, Ava and Stella Fitzgerald,  also Lorrilyn Fitzgerald, several nieces and nephews in England, and many special friends here and in England. Arthur had a full and adventurous life.  He joined the British Army in 1931, and served overeas in Egypt and Palestine, and during WW II he served in North Africa, Italy and France. In 1945 he returned to civilian life and eventually joined Crosse & Blackwell Ltd. and then the Nestle Co. until his retirement. Shortly afterwards, he and May moved to Alberta to be near his daughter and her family. Arthur loved sports and gardening, and he and May especially enjoyed their extensive travels in Europe, Western Canada, the United States and Mexico.  A Memorial Service will be held at St. Lenord’s Anglican Church (4241 44th Street) on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mr. Bennett can do so the Heart and Stroke Foundation (#101, 5208 53 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5K2) and the Alberta Lung Association (P.O. Box 4500 STN S, Edmonton, Alberta, T2S 0J2). Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.


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