Bennett, Ernest Cecil

Ernest Cecil Bennett, 87 years old, passed away in Fort Saskatchewan on September 29, 2022. Ernie was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He came to Alberta in 1964 with his wife, two daughters, and one “on the way.” He had a 35 year long and fulfilling career with Celanese Canada. But his great joy in life was living the life of a cowboy on his beautiful acreage – breaking, training, riding, and racing horses. His throne was the seat of his chuckwagon and his pride was his family in the bleachers cheering him on to the finish line.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 65 years, Réjeanne (Blais) Bennett; and three daughters Dianne Bennett-Hess (John), Louise Pingle (Steve), and Lynda Bettac (Brian); and by five grandchildren Daniel Pingle, Lisa Casillas (Carlos), Austin Bettac (Jody), ShaiLyn Bettac (Tayler), Jackson Bettac (Brielle); and great granddaughter Rosa Mae Casillas; and three sisters Lenna Drobner, Ivy Monty, and Marilyn Magon (Don); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ernie is predeceased by his parents Alice and Cecil Bennett; two brothers Howard (Gert), East (Lillian); and four sisters Ruth (Gaetan), Greta (Jack), Myrtle (Jerry), and Gertie (Don).

Serenity Funeral Service – Fort Saskatchewan – 780-998-1422

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Kevin McGuigan

Condolences from the whole McGuigan family.
I recall going to the Bennett’s acreage as a boy to garden (I was not good with weeds). I later got my first full time job at Celanese that Ernie had a hand in influencing. His honesty and genuine spirit left a lifelong impression on me.
For our Dad and Mom … Ernie and Rejeanne have been true friends. Our Dad worked for and with Ernie, and he is revered for having a great mechanical, troubleshooting, and practical genius.
He drove horses hard, bargained hard, and all along … a gentleman like no other.
Keep well and be good. The McGuigan’s

Charles et Suzanne, Sophie et Pascal , Mathieu et Émilie

Mes sympathies à toi tante Réjeanne qui nous fait toujours rire ,mes sympathies à ta famille Diane Louise et Linda

Jacques Mombleau

On the behalf of the whole Mombleau family it is with deep sadness that we have learned the past away of Ernie . Our sincere sympathy to Rejeanne and our cousins . I still have memories of the great trip I did with my parents in Edmonton when I was very young and sitting on one of Ernie’s horse . Hope we have the chance to meet again in a near futur . Jacques

Keith Vion

Fond memories of Ernie and his chariot and chuckwagon races. A gentleman cowboy!
Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Vion family.

ian blais

My warmest condolences to Réjeanne, her children and family. I will keep you in my thoughts. From Ian, son of Hugues.

Yvon Blais

My condolences to all the family espacially to aunt Rejanne my thought are whit you.
Yvon Blais sons of Marc

Blais Diane


Charlene and Blair Kjenner

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. He left behind some very special people, I know he will be looking out for all of you from above.

Lise Blais Laramée

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Ernie. I have very fond memories of him. He has always been a kind, gentle and just man.
It is with compassion that I send my sincere condolences to Aunt Réjeanne and her entire family.
Though I am far away, I remain with you in thought.
Lise Blais daughter of Hubert.

Carol Kuzyk

My condolences to all of you. What a gift for him to have been able to share some time with Rose Mae. Wishing you peace and comfort, Carol Kuzyk

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