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Edward Benvie

Edward John Doig Benvie

Friday, March 26th, 1954 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Edward John Doig Benvie, age 66, of Halifax. Edward died comfortably at Northwood Manor on April 18, 2020. He was born March 26, 1954 in Liverpool to the late Arthur Benvie and Eva Watts. He is survived by three sons, Edward (Wanda), Michael (Kimberlee) and Joseph (Tammy); and 12 grandchildren of whom he was very proud.

Edward is further survived by his brothers Fred Watts (Patricia) Sackville, John Benvie (Peggy ) of Guelph, Ontario, Ted Koran, Weeki Wachee, Florida, David Benvie, Sydney and sisters Annetta Pelrine (Kevin),spryfield, Marion Glawson (Syde), Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and Terrie Ledesma (Robert), IL., numerous nieces and nephews, and former spouses Sharon (Stevens) Benvie, Boutlier’s Point and Donna Bashaw, Charlestown, NH. Edward was also raised by Mary Canning of Lunenburg and maintained lifelong relationships with foster brothers, Paul and Norman Canning of Ontario.

Edward was predeceased by his brothers Lewis Benvie, Rubin James Watts, and Arthur Benvie

Edward worked for a number of years maintaining Halifax the Public Gardens, and as a deliveryman for DHL. He made his home both in the Halifax area and for a period of years in Charlestown, NH. Edward had a great sense of humor and was able strike up conversations easily. He loved music, and took great pride in his guitar collection. He spent most evenings listening to country and bluegrass music and cataloging song lyrics. Edward generously offered his talent to others and was happiest when performing. He was loved and will be missed for all that he added to the lives of others. Due to Covid-19 a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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Laura Adam Tilson

Posted at 09:35am
I was also married to Ed. We kept in contact over the years. Last time I saw him we were out to John's Lunch doing a serious chow down on their fish and chips. I'll always remember him for his hugs, humor and songs. My condolences to his family.
MK

Mike King

Posted at 10:52am
I remember Ed as "the gentle giant". He wasn't physically any larger than me, but always filled a room like few others ever could. I think he was always smiling every time I saw him, and I know Ed spread happiness to those he met and knew, and I love his guitar playing videos. I regret that I didn't have contact in the past few years :( RIP sir.
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Wck

Posted at 07:33am
We still have a giggle when we remember how Eddy took us to the hospital for our first born back in 1977. Thanks again Eddy..
Bill and Mary Kline

Donna Lynch

Posted at 04:58am
I am so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. Eddie, Sharon, little Eddie (as we called him), Michael and Joey were our neighbour in Timberlea on Poirier Rd. I spent a lot of time visiting Eddie and Sharon. The children were very small at the time. Once they moved, we lost touch. I send you all my deepest condolences. R.I.P. Eddie

Donna (Keefe) Lynch
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Madeline mccabe

Posted at 04:46am
Annetta so sorry for your loss
Madeline mccabe
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