It is with profound sadness that the family of Kevin Arthur Bennett announce his passing on October 23, 2022 at the age of 65. Kevin was born in Mt. Forest, Ontario and was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Kevin enjoyed a long and successful career in Calgary’s oil and gas industry. Kevin became a glider pilot at the age of 15 and enjoyed decades of recreational aviation. Most recently, he was a part of the Falcon Warbirds in Arizona where he proudly flew his vintage WWII Stearman biplane. Among a long list of activities and interests, Kevin was passionate about his partnership in the Calgary Stampeders Football team where he was privileged to share in three Grey Cup Championships.

Kevin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 20 years Patricia, his son Ryan (Tarilyn), and daughter Jennifer. Kevin is also survived by his wife’s daughter Jennifer Simmons (Clark); nieces Jaime Arthur (Ryan), Jessica Lagrotta-Snook, Meg Lagrotta-Morgan (Neil), and Christie Burnett (Travis), as well as his brother-in-law Danny Lagrotta. Kevin will be missed by his grandson Evan Bennett, granddaughter Blake Simmons, and great nephews/nieces Caleigh Arthur, Zachary Arthur, Charlize Snook, Chase Snook, Jayden Lagrotta-Morgan, Haley Burnett, and Luke Burnett. He also leaves behind his dogs, Floki and Poppy. Kevin will be missed by many other friends and family.

He was predeceased by his parents Kelley Bennett and Joan Boucher, as well as his beloved siblings Nancy Bennett-Lagrotta and Howard Bennett, his niece Nikki Bennett, and his infant son Randy.

A private memorial service will be held at the family’s request.

Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. In living memory of Kevin Bennett, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB  T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

Memorial donations can be made in Kevin Bennett’s name to the McInnis & Holloway Memorial Forest Tree Program, or to the BC Cancer Foundation (www.donate.bccancerfoundation.com).

The family wishes to send thanks to the palliative staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria for their care and compassion. Special thanks go to Dr. Christine Jones, District Nurse Lance Radzka, and the whole staff on the community palliative team for all their care.

  • Rene Laprade

    Trisha, we had only recently heard of Kevin’s passing. We are so very sad to hear this news. I first got to know Kevin playing in the Rocky Mtn Hockey League on the same team. He was an intense competitor but loved hanging with the boys for beer after the game, win or lose and always having a laugh.
    Will miss you Kev, have a beer for me Buddy
    Rene and Marcia LaPrade

  • Rainer Zimm

    ALL of us will miss you … Bro! I will always remember the time in Ephrata, Washington at the US Regional Soaring Championships. GOOD TIMES! & of course those “regular” Fridays at the St. Louis in Calgary for chicken and chips and a few words with Ralph Kline’s team back in the mid-80’s. You were always searching for you wallet. As we discussed a few times… I will be looking forward to getting back together on “the flip side”… once my turn comes. PEACE ~ AMIGO……ALWAYS!

  • Jim & Barb Broughton

    Tricia, we were so saddened by the news and our hearts go out to you and your familiy. We both really enjoyed working with Kevin, I can remember many times, usually late at night or early in the morning, and Kevin was always there with a smile and words of encouragement. Our thoughts are with you.

  • peter scott chisholm

    Tricia, such sad news
    Kevin had a wonderful sense of humor; a unique perspective on golf : “It’s a silly game , but a nice way to spend time with friends “; and a deep love for his family that was more often ( and more importantly ) expressed by his actions than his words . I shall miss him .
    Kind Regards
    Scott Chisholm

  • Jeff & Jackie Grusie

    Tricia, our deepest condolences to you and your family. We had many laughs and great times with you two over the years. Our thoughts are will you in this difficult time.

  • Vanessa McMahon

    So sorry for your loss Tricia. Kevin was an amazing mentor when I was starting out in the industry. May your memories and time shared together provide strength during this very difficult time.

  • Elsie Biever

    Tricia. I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. I learned a lot from him during our years working together. Elsie Biever

  • Paula-Rae Hayes-Sparks

    Tricia, we are so very sorry. Please know you are in our prayers and that we are here.

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