“As a traveller who has long been far away is welcomed with joy on their safe return by relatives and friends; in the same way, the good works of a person in life welcome them in another life, with the joy of a friend meeting a returning friend”… The Dhammapada
Clare gently succumbed to cancer, with her sister by her side, in the early hours of April 30, 2013. She is survived by her beloved son, Thomas Grenn; her sister, Alison Watson and her family; her mother, Mary Bennett; Thomas’s dad, John Grenchuck, his sister and Clare’s dear friend, Helen; as well as other members of the Bennett family in England; John’s family in Ontario; and her many friends in Nanaimo.
Ever adventurous and quietly courageous, Clare travelled from Sussex, England, the place of her birth, to Toronto and then to BC, where she eventually settled in Lantzville. Any donations can be given, in Trust, to her son Thomas, to help with his education and living expenses. These can be made by cash or cheque to “The Estate of Clare Bennett” and given to the trustees, Monica Mather, Monica.Matherathome@gmail.com or Cathy Penner, CathyPenner@rocketmail.com.
Clare will be remembered in our hearts for her generous spirit and whimsical sense of humour. She is, and will forever by, sorely missed.
Clare did not want a formal service, so an informal picnic at the Lantzville beach will be planned this summer for friends and family to celebrate her life.