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Dietrich BENNIES

Dietrich Heinz Bennies, known as Dieter, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2023, at the age of 90 in Owen Sound Hospital. He succumbed to a recurring blood infection, surrounded by his loved ones. Born on July 29, 1933, in Germany, Dieter achieved his graduation as a machinist in 1952. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Gisela Bennies, as well as his daughter Vera Bennies, grandson Christopher Bennies, and great-granddaughter Kyliee. Sadly, Dieter was preceded in death by his brother Fritz Rauch and his son Peter Bennies. Dieter will be profoundly missed by his daughter-in-law Debbie Bennies, as well as his dear friends Debbie McCormack and Ron Elo. A commemorative funeral service honoring Dieter’s life will occur at Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, located at 250 14th St. W., Owen Sound, on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Following the service, cremation will take place. The family kindly requests memorial donations to be made to a charity of one’s choice instead of sending flowers. Online condolences can be expressed by visiting http://www.woodfuneralhome.ca.

The obituary for Dietrich Heinz Bennies, affectionately known as Dieter, is announced with deep sadness. On September 23, 2023, at Owen Sound Hospital, Dieter peacefully passed away at the age of 90. A recurring blood infection ultimately claimed his life, though he was surrounded by his family and friends during his final moments. Dieter was born on July 29, 1933, in Germany and later graduated as a machinist in 1952. Gisela Bennies, his beloved wife of 66 years, survives him, as well as his daughter Vera Bennies, grandson Christopher Bennies, and great-granddaughter Kyliee. Dieter’s passing was preceded by his brother Fritz Rauch and his son Peter Bennies. While his daughter-in-law Debbie Bennies grieves this loss deeply, his loyal friends Debbie McCormack and Ron Elo also mourn his departure. In honor of Dieter’s extraordinary life, a funeral service will be held at Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, situated at 250 14th St. W., Owen Sound, on Saturday, September 30, 2023, commencing at 11:00 a.m. Visitors may pay their respects one hour prior to the service. Following the ceremony, cremation will be carried out. The family kindly requests that, instead of flowers, donations be made to a charity of personal choice to perpetuate Dieter’s legacy. For those wishing to share their condolences, an online tribute can be submitted at http://www.woodfuneralhome.ca.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dietrich Heinz Bennies, affectionately known as Dieter, at the age of 90 on September 23, 2023, in Owen Sound Hospital. Dieter’s battle with a recurring blood infection has come to an end, with his family and friends by his side, offering comfort and solace during his last moments. Dieter, born on July 29, 1933, in Germany, achieved a noteworthy milestone by graduating as a machinist in 1952. His wife of 66 years, Gisela Bennies, remains to cherish his memory, as well as his daughter Vera Bennies, grandson Christopher Bennies, and great-granddaughter Kyliee. The loss of Dieter’s brother Fritz Rauch and son Peter Bennies has deeply saddened the family. Dieter’s daughter-in-law Debbie Bennies, in particular, mourns this immense loss, alongside his loyal friends Debbie McCormack and Ron Elo. A funeral service honoring Dieter’s remarkable life will be conducted on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, located at 250 14th St. W., Owen Sound. The service will commence at 11:00 a.m., with an hour of visitation beforehand. Following the ceremony, cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations to be made to a charity that holds personal significance. To extend condolences to Dieter’s family, please visit http://www.woodfuneralhome.ca.

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