We Remember

Benini, Fredrick Louis

March 19, 1946 — June 23, 2012


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our brother, husband, father and friend “Freddy”.

Predeceased by his parents, Louis (1988) and Gwen (2009), Fred is survived by his wife Marian (Justin Evan), son Brad, daughter Barbra, brothers Tony (Lisa) their children Brenden and Julie, Barry his son Jesse, Tim (Wanda) their children Matt and Paula, Aunt Ada Uncle Fred, cousins Norma, Richard, Bill and Ron and their respective families, numerous friends and associates and his faithful companion “Kona”. Fred was born and raised in Calgary where he achieved much success in both his business and personal life. His integrity, honesty and perseverance endeared him to all. He relocated to Kelowna, where he continued his success socially and in his business endeavors. It was also where his children were born, and where he met the true love of his life, Marian. Fred possessed a great sense of humor and loved the outdoors, especially golf and fishing. He spent much of his leisure time with friends and family at his cabin at Mabel Lake, and the Lodge at Tahsis Harbor. Fred showed inspirational strength and courage in his struggle with his illness, right through till his passing, with his loved ones at his side.

Brother you will be Missed.

Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held in Calgary, July 14, 2012 at the Willow Park Golf and Country Club, 639 Willow Park Drive S.E. (403) 271-4231, at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and in Kelowna, BC July 28, 2012 at the Yacht Club, 1414 Water Street (250) 762-3310 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please forward donations to the BC Cancer Agency, www.bccancer.bc.ca. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


Kelowna Service on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Kelowna Yacht Club

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The service for Benini, Fredrick Louis is scheduled for Kelowna Service on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Kelowna Yacht Club

1414 Water Street Kelowna, BC


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  • Bev & Rick Leland says:

    Marian & family – Bev & I are so saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. The world is a poorer place today. We will be at the Celebration on July 28 in Kelowna.

    Rick Leland

  • Kelly O'Rourke says:

    To all of those who knew and loved Fred, my deepest sympathies..especially the Benini family and Marion and her family…I was truly blessed to have known Fred…and will carry his memory close to my heart always…Godspeed..

  • Jim & Kelly Edwardson says:

    Marian & family,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult and sad time. Fred was allways very good to us and and we appreciated him for his kindness, respectfulness and our shared love of Mable Lake. One of the most memorable experiances for us at Mable was when Fred called us at the cabin and said he wanted to show the cabin to a friend and could we meet him at the dock in 10 minutes to grab the rope for the float plane which they were landinding in a few minutes.
    Of course we all had to run out to the dock and watch the plane land and then taxi to the dock. It was exciting for all of us on the beach and great to see Fred looking so tanned and healthy as usual. Now that he is gone his memory will survive at Mable and he will be missed by many of us there. Our deepest condolances and blessings on you all.
    Jim & Kelly Edwardson and family

  • Kay Canham says:

    We were shocked to hear today that Fred had passed. I worked with Fred in Calgary for 10 years when we lived out West and there was never a dull moment. It has been a while since John and I visited Fred & Marian at their lovely home near Mission Hills Winery. He seemed very happy and content. I’m sure we all have some great memories of times spent with Fred – always lots of laughs. Our sincere condolences go out to all who knew and loved him.

  • James Maxim says:

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Fred. Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts as you deal with the passing of a wonderful person. I’am sorry for your great loss. My prayers are with the family

  • Don & Pat Kirkey says:

    We were sad to hear about Fred. His cheery waves and hellos from the deck were always a treat. We miss the happy sounds from your pool and sadly Kona was not there to scare off the migrating ducks this spring. Please know you are in our thoughts.
    Hugs from your Royal Gala neighbours

  • Bill Kaufmann says:

    Condolences to the family from an old back room political friend. Fred, you were one of a kind and will be sadly missed.

  • Luena and Gerry Gauthier says:

    We have known Fred since our Calgary days and when we all moved to Kelowna. We were sorry when he became ill and now saddened to hear of his passing. Our hearts go out to Marian, Brad and Barbara and the rest of his family. RIP

  • Kevin & Judy Milbak says:

    Our condolences to the Benini family. I worked under Fred for a couple of years as a Land Agent and go to know Fred for many years after that hunting with Fred and his companion “Lucky” in the Standard area. Judy and I will always cherish Fred’s sense of humor. Fred was a stand up person and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

  • Mike Day says:

    Marian, Barry and the rest of the family. It was with total shock that I learned of Freds passing. I always considered him a good friend and spent many a happy time with Fred,all be it usually in the bar. My deepest condolences to you all.

  • Hersh Segal says:

    Shocked to hear about Fred’s passing he will be missed.My condolences to the whole family.

  • Bill Morrison says:

    The Benini and Morrison families go back many years. Our fathers were friends from boyhood and the Benini boys and Morrison kids shared many experiences in our younger lives. Although I have lived in Victoria for 34 years now, I fondly remember many of those early years, especially with Tony who was closest to me in age. My heart felt condolences are extended to you on Fred’s passing. He was always very kind to me.

  • Stockwell Day says:

    Marion, it was good to hear your voice and to reflect with you about what an amazing friend,advisor,and supporter Fred has always been. The last couple of times I chatted with him on the phone I could sense that his strength was weakening but his spirit,as always ,was strong.
    Val and I have to be in Halifax on Saturday due to a previous commitment, but our hearts will be with you.
    Please know that because of Fred’s commitment to the health of our country and his encouraging and sound advice on people,policy, and politics,our nation truly is a better place because of him. A citizen,a patriot,a champion,I miss him already.Regards always,Stockwell Day

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