In Loving Memory of

William "George" Bench

1947 - 2020

Obituary of William "George" Bench

Bench, William “George”

On Wednesday September 9, 2020, at the age of 73, George passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital with family and friends by his side. Survived by his sons George (Sheryl) and Jason (Karen), grandchildren Ryan, Lauryn and Andy, his brother Stanley and many nieces and nephews. He was a close friend to Mike Sproule for many years, someone our dad respected and could always count on, especially when times were tough. Predeceased by his parents Stanton (2001) and Audrey (2016), brothers Wayne, Melvin and sister Sharan.

Many may have known our dad through his work with Dime Delivery Ltd, or in later years through cycling or his attendance at the Gate Alliance Church. He was loved by many, proud of his family – and enjoyed cheering for his grandchildren as they competed in their sport.

Thank you to the entire staff of the Intensive Care Unit at the GNGH, for their compassion and the excellent care they provided. Special thanks to Dr. Vasan for his professionalism and to Nurse Kaitlyn, who was so kind and reassuring to our dad when it was his time to go.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations made to the Niagara Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared to George’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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3 months ago

George was always a great guy when he worked at the Sheraton on the falls Valet back in 2008. I will always remember him for making you laugh and putting a smile on your face. Rest Easy George.

2 years ago

George was a great Buddy for 20+ years. I will miss you man. But you are in a better place, see you again another day. RIP.

Sandy Cooper
2 years ago

Sandy Cooper

I met George through his mother Audry when she and I lived in the same apartment building. George was a quiet but friendly gentleman. He loved his family, and his church family. I never heard him complain, and always had a smile for others. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for his family and friends. George is now with his loving Savior Jesus Christ forever more suffering no more. God give you all comfort and peace that He can only give. God loves you.

Norm & Priscilla Armitage
2 years ago

We remember George through Gate Alliance Church. George came to church regularly with his mother and after his mother’s death. George enjoyed coming to the Seniors game time especially to play crokonole. Norm, as a kid, used to deliver a Globe & Mail in the morning to his parents who lived near the corner of Maple St & 6th Ave. I went to Maple St. School with Wayne. George’ grandparents, loyal Salvalvationists, lived on the corner of Maple & 6th.
Norm &Priscilla Armitage

Tracey Keays
2 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your dad. He always brought a smile to my face, when I worked reception at Edscha and he would deliver our mail. He was always happy.
Rest in peace Uncle George

Charlie, Renee Piccirillo and Family
2 years ago

Jason and George, our sincere condolences for the loss of your dad. May it bring you some comfort to know others are thinking of you at this sad time.
Charlie, Renee Piccirllo and Family

Cindy White
2 years ago

George…I am so very sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Thinking of you buddy. C

Rod and Cheryl McComber
2 years ago

Dear Jason and Family, We are very sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. With love, Rod and Cheryl McComber

Evie Knezevich
2 years ago

I am saddened to hear about George’s passing. He was always smiling and loved to be able to chat with his friends and acquaintance’s. We always looked forward to his cheerful smile and stories when he would do his Dime Delivery drop offs. My heartfelt sympathy to George’s family.

Janis Lilley
2 years ago

Thinking of you with deepest sympathy at this time.We’ll always remember his ready smile and kind nature.

Keith and Melanie Hilborn.
2 years ago

George was a quiet, friendly man. Our family has appreciated his thoughtfulness over the years.
We shall miss his gentle smile and soft voice..

Angela Brennan
2 years ago

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Sending you deepest sympathies.

Dan Sullivan
2 years ago

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My condolences.

Rhonda Bench
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. I was blessed to have you as a brother in law. You were someone we could always count on. I will carry your memories close to my heart. May you Rest in Peace. Prayes for healing broken hearts. You will be missed 🙏❤ Rhonda Bench and Paul Lockhart.

Lilley, Gord
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of George’s passing.Having knowing him as a neighbour & an employer when I worked for Dime Delivery it is a sad time.To the family I send my heart felt condolences & know time will heal your loss.

Rev. Mark Royall
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about George. He was a faithful attender at The Gate Church. It is interesting what you will remember about a person. The first thing which popped into my mind when I heard about George was how he was always mindful of greeting me at church with a handshake. Most people would just come in and find a seat but not George. He liked to stop and greet me. I will miss this very much.

Karen Parsons
2 years ago

Sorry to hear this. I haven’t seen him in years – he was our delivery man at the office. Always a friendly hello and warm smile. Thinking of the family and friends and all those lucky to have known him. Take care of each other during this difficult time. With kindness Karen Parsons

Kathy Cuddy
2 years ago

Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you love and hugs. Kathy Cuddy and family.

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William Prestia Jr
2 years ago

Very sorry for your loss I remember your dada when I was young boy.

Vicky and Oggie
2 years ago

Thinking of you during this very sad time. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
Sincerely, Oggie and Vicky Radulovich

Audrey and Paul Wood
2 years ago

Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about the passing of George. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the warm memories bring you comfort, smiles and laughter during this difficult time. Sending you all virtual hugs.

Last edited 2 years ago by Audrey and Paul Wood
Frank Jenkins
2 years ago

Sorry to hear


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