Dec 3, 1969 – Oct 23, 2017
Troy Malcolm Bennett
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a wonderfully unique and kind man. Predeceased by his father, Malcolm. Survived by his mother, Sharon; sisters, Allison Pye (Dean) and Debbie Minifie (Kevin); nieces & nephews Kaylan (Nathan), Mitch, Sam Brie (Tao) & Spencer ; Chosen brothers Matt Gagnon, Richard Waldy, Kelly Law, Jonny Payne and special friend Joanne McNeil.
Predeceased also, by his feline loves; Jimmy, Miles & Moe.
Troy was born and raised in Chemainus and left soon after high school to embark on life’s journey “Troy Style”. In the early years Troy had many unique places he called home – living under a ski lift on Whistler & later on….a treehouse in Dawson City, Yukon. Whereever Troy was – he found peace and happiness living his own bohemian lifestyle.
After many adventures – Troy pursued a chef position in Nelson and soon discovered the beauty of the Kootenay’s, its laid back lifestyle and most of all its people. Settling in Crescent Valley he purchased a cabin on the hill in Poplar Ridge, which quickly became his “Castle”.
Troy shared his kind heart with many…. and undying friendships were born. Finding peace & tranquility on his land, Troy was finally home.
Troy’s love of music went deeper than just sound from a speaker. Music was his travel agent – the bands he loved and friends he made (from all walks of life) in the subcultures of the scene took him far and wide all over North America and beyond.
Troy’s love of Jamaica and it’s beautiful people saw him returning many times – twice to see and be with Gov’t Mule. A few years ago he had the thrill of receiving a phone call at work from Warren Haynes – just calling to say hi.
His sometimes spontaneous nature had him heading for Chicago two summers ago for the final Grateful Dead concert.
So many roads travelled before and since….
“Don’t’ be sad because he is gone, be happy because he was here” ~ Jerry Garcia
We Love you Troy…… Always and Forever
We will Celebrate Troy on his Birthday – Sunday, December 3rd Noon – 2 pm at The Sawmill Taphouse Banquet Room in Chemainus. (corner of Oak St. & Chemainus Rd.)