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 www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca