Donald was a true gentleman who has forever left footprints in our hearts.
Donald Ryamond Benoit, age 83, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday, April 3, 2020. Beloved husband of 58 years to Anna Benoit. Don worked hard all his life.
He had the love for being a truck driver. He worked as a Highway Transport Driver for TST Overland Express for 45 years, then retired and worked for another 7 years for Copley Trucking.
In his younger years he enjoyed deer hunting up north with his dad and siblings. Another thing when Don owned his 22 foot Munro boat, people would see him out on lake St. Clair sitting on the outboard motor with is short fishing line trolling for pickerel. He loved to fish; it was like a par-time job for him.
Don always enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, but in the later years he enjoyed playin pepper with his Harem of in-laws, he really enjoyed beating them. Most of all Don enjoyed bar-b-que for his family. He loved his family and family times.
Donald will be sadly missed by his 2 daughters: Yvette Lloyd (Kevin McDonald) and Louise (Rick) Carroll. Dearest Pépère to Jillian Lloyd, Laura (Denis) Thibodeau, Jessica (Eric) Nowicki, Caitlynn Lloyd, Jocelyn Lloyd, Ethan Lloyd, Kyle McDonald (Madison Jones), Shannon (Kevin) McDonald.
Dearest Pépère Bus to Genevieve and Camille Nowicki, Evangeline and Elorah Lloyd Kennedy. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred (Beulah) Benoit.
He will be sadly missed by the late Omer (Rita) Benoit, Doreen (late Donald) Alexandre, the late Bernice (late Edward Fiala), Diane (late Robert) Myers, Leo (Adrienne) (late Florence) Benoit, late Annette (Pete) VanDeHogan, Jean (late Frank) Fiala, Roland (Connie) Benoit and Lucille (Jean) Laprise.
Predeceased by his mother and father-in-law Amanda and Norman Benoit.
A special thank-you to the staff that took care of dad in the ICU at the CKHA, your excellence in care was very comforting. Our sincere gratitude also to, the emergency staff at the Sydenham Campus.
As per Donald’s wishes, cremation will take place.
A memorial Mass will be held in Immaculée Conception Church, Pain Court on Saturday August 28, 2021 at 11 am.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of One’s Choice would be welcomed by the family.