BENOIT, Arthur Peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Dec 25, 2010 at the age of 83 yrs. Arthur is the beloved husband of 62 yrs, to Shirley (Price). Father of Linda McLister and husband P.J., Elaine Wilkes and husband Dennis, Debbie Funtig and husband Stephen. Grandfather of Chris McLister, Carol and husband Michael Anning, Katie McLister, Lauren Funtig, Michael Funtig and Alexandra Wilkes. Great grandfather of Owen. Since retiring from General Motors, Windsor, Arthur has enjoyed winters in Tavares, Florida sharing his love of golf with his wife Shirley and forming many precious friendships. Arthur is lovingly remembered for his sweet disposition, his witty humour, and his warmth and unconditional love for his family. He was a gentleman in the truest sense and loved by all who knew him. Art and Shirley lived life with enthusiasm, optimism and dedication to one another that is an inspiration to all who knew him.The family wishes to thank the staff at Extendicare, Tecumseh and Drs. Holloway and McLeod for their care and kindness. Memorial visiting will be held at Melady Funeral Home, 572 Notre Dame St. Belle River 519-728-1500 on Mon., Dec. 27 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Tues., Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. at Belle River United Church. Cremation has taken Place and Art's ashes will be entombed at a later date. Donation will be gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer Society. Share a memory at www.meladyfuneral.com
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Published in The The Windsor Star from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2010