Trent Benoit

  • "Mary-Ellen (Bickford) Reed - Nashua, NH I am so sorry for..."
    - Mary-Ellen Bickford Reed
  • "I hope that there is snow machining and four by fouring up..."
  • "Miss you buddy! We had some good times."
    - Chris Motts
  • "I miss you all the time, T. You were simply the best."
    - Tammy Stewart
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Trent Benoit, 43, passed away in his sleep August 17th, 2012 at the construction camp outside of his job site near Fairbanks, AK.

Trent was born in New Hampshire. His childhood was spent all over the US until he settled in Ketchikan, AK at age 13. He moved to Anchorage at 16 and graduated from West High in '87. He worked at API for 11 years then switched careers and started working in the construction field, becoming a heavy equipment operator. Trent joined Local 302 Operators Union in 2005 with whom he was still working. He traveled throughout Alaska for numerous contractors. He loved what he did and considered himself "a big kid playing in the largest sand box in the world". Trent loved the outdoors; every chance he got he spent on a snow machine, four wheeler, dirt bike, or motorcycle. All of which Angus, his beloved dog was by his side. Trent met his wife in 2004; they bought a house and settled in Wasilla, AK where he still lived.

His family wrote: "Trent was a big man with a big heart that lived a big life; he will be missed by all who knew him."

He is survived by his wife, Tricia; his parents Marjorie and Tom Benoit; brother Tabor; brother Thad and his wife Linda and nephews, Tristan and Alec all of Las Vegas, NV; lastly, his dog Angus.

Legacy Funeral Homes and Cremation Services and Trent's family are handling the arrangements.

The service will be held at the Matsu Resort in Wasilla at 3 p.m. on Sunday September 2nd; located at 1850 Bogard Rd. Wasilla, AK 99654. Immediately after is the Celebration of Life in the restaurant bar area for the rest of the evening. The service and reception is open to all friends and family. Flowers for the family can be sent/brought the day of the service to the Matsu Resort and/or to his parent's home at 5108 Linkside Dr. Las Vegas, Nevada 89130.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2012