CWO Clifford “Cliff” Carson Thompson Bennett, CD (Ret’d)

    • CWO Clifford “Cliff” Carson Thompson Bennett, CD (Ret’d)
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    • CWO Clifford “Cliff” Carson Thompson Bennett, CD (Ret’d) as Sgt

    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Clifford “Cliff” Carson Thompson Bennett, CD (Ret’d) peacefully at home in Chilliwack, BC on 25 January 2005 at the age of 74.

    Cliff was born and raised in Montreal, QC and enlisted there in 1950.  He enjoyed a 25-year career as a Military Engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and served with 57th Field Squadron.  After the war, he served in a multitude of locations:  1st Field Engineer Regiment in Chilliwack;as an instructor at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack on three occasions; with 2 Field Squadron in Germany in the early 1950s; with the 3rd Field Engineer Regiment (Militia) Instructional Staff in Montreal; with the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East; as Personnel Career Manager for Field Engineers at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, ON; and in 3 Field Squadron in Chilliwack.  Cliff had the distinction of finishing his career as the Squadron Sergeant Major of 1 Field Squadron in Petawawa, ON.  He retired in 1975 and settled in Chilliwack.

    After leaving the Army, Cliff engaged on a second career with the Abbotsford, BC School District where for sixteen years he was supervisor of new construction. He took his final retirement in 1993.  He was a member of the Chilliwack Kinsman Club for ten years. During his retirement, he devoted many hours to researching his family history, a passion shared by his wife and together they compiled extensive, individual family trees.  

    A memorial tea will be held at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home on 28 January from 2:00 until 4:00 PM.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice. {gdMar2017kh} [zpi]