Alfred Beneteau

Obituary of Alfred Joseph Beneteau

BENETEAU, Alfred Joseph – Fred passed away at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Carmen “Denise” (Labelle). Dear father of Fred, Calgary and the late Timothy (2012). Brother of Sally Scaddan (Robert). Fred was born and raised in Amherstburg where upon finishing his schooling the need for adventure took hold.  He went to Jamaica and worked on a sugar plantation before hitch hiking around the world. He returned to Canada a year later and took employment at Dow Chemical in Sarnia where, by good fortune, he met and married his loving, patient wife and raised 2 sons. However, the need for change and adventure continued as he accepted positions in London, Baltimore and Ottawa before starting his own business and moving back to Sarnia in his retirement years. Fred valued and maintained contact with friends from cities where he lived. He loved sports, playing tennis and racquetball in his work years and was a member of Greenwood Golf Course in his retirement years. The need for adventure was deep rooted in him with exploits that included but not limited to skydiving, zip lining, parasailing and breaking the sound barrier in a Mig21 fighter jet in Russia. He enjoyed his winters away for many years, initially in Australia and Mexico, then at his home in Lakeland, Florida. Denise often said he was a cat with 9 lives and he had used up 8 of them, referring to his exploits and 5 surgeries among other things. All in all, it was a full life enjoyed. A private graveside service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Please note that masks/face coverings are MANDATORY for all in attendance. Once the restrictions of Covid19 are lifted a party will be held as he requested. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St., Sarnia, N7T 2R1 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at





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