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Passed away on March 18th at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife Shirley, daughters Erica Benedikty, Cherie Penfound, son-in-law Brian, and Sarah Benedikty. Grandchildren Carter and Rachel Penfound. He is also survived by brother – in – law John Rubick, niece, Patricia, Mike, Michael & Calina McClashie and also niece Sandra Granado and her husband Ricardo.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Nellie Benedikty, sister Irene Rubick, Johnny Rubick, and close friend Andrew Given. He will be missed by family and friends at special dinners cooked by him. We will try to make your Mother’s special dishes that you did so well. We are going to have terrible times with our computers now that we don’t have you to fix our problems. All of the dogs miss you; you are not here to give them all those special treats from Papa. Special thank you for the wonderful care and compassion at Niagara Falls Hospital Stroke Unit by all staff and physicians. As per John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES (905) 682 0474. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date when conditions allow us to gather together.


  • John and Ingeborg Alexander Posted April 16, 2020 4:10 pm

    Shirley and Sarah, we are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. We will miss John’s jovial presence at pre-and-post Christmas parade gatherings and I will very much miss following him around for one more whiff of the smoke from his cigar.

  • Tom Ilczyszyn Posted April 20, 2020 5:50 pm

    Connie and I are so sorry for your loss,We will raise a glass in his name and remember all the good that we shared so many times before.May John rest in piece.

  • Boz Fusek Posted May 4, 2020 3:49 pm

    This has been a shock to all of us – Shirley and Sarah – you are continually in our thoughts – also Erica, Cher, Brian, Carter and Rachel – I don’t even know where to begin with all of the memories – the many Christmases – the garlic emanating from us when we would go to Joelee’s soccer games – coming to your place years ago at Halloween all dressed up and he didn’t know who we were and was trying to stop the kids from going in – the many DeiBozs- both he and Andy are together now – they are having a confab -solving the world’s problems – and God knows – there are alot of them to solve!! Johns having his cigar – Andy of course no matter how much he drinks – would never have a hangover!! We shared so many memories and many good times -your family has always been a source of support – let me be that for you – I especially remember him often saying, ‘ with all due respect’…let’s do it up good once this COVID thing is over!!!

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