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Hilary Ann Bennett

May 19, 1950 - October 4, 2020

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Hilary Ann Bennett passed away at the Duncan Hospital on October 4, 2020 after a short fight with cancer.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Heather Bennett and Chris Green; brother and sister-in-law Simon and Grace Bennett; and brother and sister-in-law Keith and Gayle Fifield and her niece Elizabeth and nephew Jason. She is predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Pat and Bert Fifield.

Hilary was born on May 19, 1950, in Northiam, Sussex, England. Her family emigrated to Canada in June 1957 and settled in Duncan. She attended school in Duncan and had her first job working the Westwells’ Soda Fountain at age 16.

Following her passion she went on to obtain a degree in horticulture from the Malaspina College, but worked her professional life as a bookkeeper at which she excelled.

In her younger days, Hilary enjoyed travelling to England, Germany, Austria, Greece, Russia and Hong Kong and in later life with her mother, with whom she was very close, to Hawaii and Europe. She was an avid gardener, which gave her great joy, an excellent cook, took an interest in gemology and various crafts such as ceramics and was a passionate reader of novels.

In her wish to help others Hilary taught adults how to read and volunteered at the Food Bank.

She was loved and will be missed.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Frankie Lolacher
Relation: Friend and neighbour

Hilary was a great friend and neighbour. I miss her very much. In our many conversations it was very evident how much she loved and was proud of her family.
God always chooses the best flowers for his garden, he choose Hillary. May you find and peace and comfort knowing Hilary is your angel now.

From: Janice Luton
Relation: She was a neighbour friend

Hilary lived across the hall from me and my husband. She was kind, warm and friendly and she always shared her Christmas baking with us. She will be missed

From: Janice Luton
Relation: She was a neighbour friend

Hilary lived across the hall from me and my husband. She was kind, warm and friendly and she always shared her Christmas baking with us. She will be missed

From: Janice Luton
Relation: She was a neighbour friend

Hilary lived across the hall from me and my husband. She was kind, warm and friendly and she always shared her Christmas baking with us. She will be missed

From: Herman and Loretta
Relation: Happy teens to thirties

So sorry to see that Hilary has passed away. It has been a long time since we’ve seen her and we always thought we would see her again. Heather, Simon, Keith and extended family please accept our condolences.

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