Bender, Clare David

Born: Jun 09, 1953
Died: Feb 18, 2018


Clare David Bender

It is with great sadness that the family of Clare David Bender announces his passing at Victoria Hospital, London, on February 18, 2018 at the age of 64, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Clare was predeceased by his parents Ruby and Alvin Bender, his wife Anna (Smith) Bender, and brother-in-law Neil Dunford.  Clare will be lovingly remembered by his siblings; Elva Poole of Campbell River, Ron and Cindy Bender, Shirley Dunford, Wayne and Audrey Bender, Ken and Beth Bender, Tim and Donna Bender all of New Hamburg, Joyce and Wayne Jantzi of Wellesley, and by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Will also be missed by his stepchildren; Laurie and Dana Hoyle, Jeff Smith, and four step grandchildren and a step great grandchild.

The family thanks the medical staff of London Health Sciences Centre for the excellent care he received this past year.

At Clare’s request cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life gathering will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyders Road West, Baden, on Saturday, April 28, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy a memorial donation can be made to the Terry Fox Foundation or a charity of your choice.  Online condolences and donation information available at

Visitation Information



Service Information


Apr 28, 2018


2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Steinmann Mennonite Church
1316 Snyders Road West
Baden, Ontario
N3A 3K8
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Condolence from Marlene and Bruce Bender sent on February 28, 2018

Our sympathy to the Bender family.

Condolence from Glen and Tanis Wright and Family sent on February 24, 2018

We had no idea of Clare’s passing! We’re so sorry to hear such sad news. Please accept our sincerest wishes for strength and courage to endure your loss.

Condolence from Teresa DeFrancesco sent on February 24, 2018

So sorry to hear of Clare’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Teresa and Aunt Frances

Condolence from Terry and Donna Romashyna sent on February 22, 2018

So sorry to hear of Clare’s passing. Remembering him from “the good old days” with many a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Gary & Tory Zehr sent on February 21, 2018

We are very saddened to hear of cousin Clare’s passing.
Lots of great childhood memories !
Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Bender family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Todd Ruthig sent on February 21, 2018

I send my prayers and God’s blessings to all of the Bender family at this time and I send my condolences regarding the loss of your brother Clare.. may God comfort all of you with his unconditional love and I hope that Clare’s pains and suffering Arnel gone and he is in the Eternal Kingdom of love with our Almighty father and his son our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Condolence from Joe and Ellen Kalbhenn sent on February 21, 2018

Beth , Ken and Family are deepest sympathies and prayers on the loss of Clare. Love Joe and Ellen.

Condolence from Diane roy sent on February 21, 2018

All sympathy For the lost of your brother Tim and your family.

Condolence from Mark & Pat Langenegger sent on February 21, 2018

Our thoughts are with the whole Bender family at this time. Claire is now in a better place, we hope you take comfort in that . Special hugs to Tim ,Donna , Ken and Beth and your families.

Condolence from Patti Flood sent on February 20, 2018

I would like to send my condolences to the Bender family. I am so sorry to hear of Clare’s passing. I have so many fond memories of times long ago with him…. He will be missed by so many friends and family.
RIP Clare Bear xo