BENNETT, Charles Murray - Friday, May 23, 2014. Charles Murray Bennett, 88, a dear husband, father, grandfather and friend, died of complications related to PSP at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Markham, Ontario, Canada. He was born October 23, 1925 in Gormley, Ontario, to C. Harry and Claribel Bennett. On October 22, 1949, he married Agnes Sider also in Gormley. She survives along with one son Craig (Janet) of South Bend, Indiana and two daughters Carolyn of Markham and Carrie (Ray) Beatty of Richmond Hill. He is survived by a sister, Margaret Mashinter of Stouffville; nine grandchildren Brittany (Adam) Wade, Daniel Peters, Zachary Bennett, Megan Peters and Reid, Loren, Reagan and Reann Beatty. Murray attended school on Leslie Street, No. 4 and took auto mechanics classes at a Woodbridge vocational school. After vocational school he became a mechanic apprentice to Don Pickering Automotive in Victoria Square. From there, Murray went on to own and operate his own business called Bennett Motors in Gormley from 1946 until 1952. In 1953, he joined Sisley Motors as a mechanic and worked there until he retired in 1987 as General Manager of the dealership. Devoted to Christian service, Murray served on or was a member of the board of Christian Horizons, World Relief Canada, Gideons (50 years) and the Missionary Church and was instrumental in the establishment of the Missionary Church of Canada and World Partners Canada. Murray loved all aspects of family life, travelling, building and construction, his devoted wife of 64 years and above all he loved the Lord Jesus Christ. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 27th, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham, ON L3R 5G1, Phone: 905-305-8508) and on Wednesday, May 28th, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Markham Missionary Church (5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham, ON L3P 3J3) with the Funeral Service to follow at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gideons, Markham Missionary Church missions fund and Parkview Nursing Home. Contributions and condolences may be made at www.chapelridgefh.com
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Published in the Toronto Star from May 26 to May 27, 2014