Malcolm Bennett

Born January 15, 1931 in London, England and died on May 17, 2016 at the Cowichan District Hospital.

In between those times he lived a full and colourful life. His formative years were spent in war torn London and it shaped his life. After the war his family moved to Ontario. He soon married and they had two children. He had several jobs, but his real passion was art and theatre, so after his divorce he studied and worked to fulfil his dreams. He was an art director for several companies and with his second wife he travelled to England and Holland to live and work for many years. They moved to Victoria in the 1970’s. After two more divorces he moved to the Cowichan Valley. He volunteered for many years at Shaw Cable where he created a comedy show for them called “Out To Lunch”. He directed plays for Cat Productions, where he also acted and designed and built many sets.

He loved his cats, birds and garden more than just about anything. His dear friends Helen Allan and Barbara Simkins will miss him, but he left them with full hearts.

A huge, heartfelt thank you to Dr. Reimer for his compassionate care for over 25 years and to all the caregivers at the Cowichan District Hospital and Cairnsmore Place.


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