Olga Benson

May 30, 2018


With heavy hearts and a lifetime of wonderful memories we announce the passing of Olga Benson at Pleasantview Towers on Wednesday May 30, 2018, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents Anastasia and William Benson; and brothers Harvey, William and Leslie. Leaving to mourn husband Jonah; daughter Valerie Benson (Jason Byrne); son Stephen (Colleen); grandson Riley Byrne; granddaughters Amanda and Michaela Benson; sister Sylvia Phalen (Douglas); brother Roy (Betty) and sisters in law June Benson and Geneva Ivany (Ross); also, a number of other relatives and friends. In 1974, Olga along side her husband, Joe, became co-founders of Woodland Nurseries. A strong family run business that Olga took pride in. The family would like to thank the staff of 2 North East for the care and compassion shown towards Olga during her stay there over the last few years. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday June 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church on Saturday June 2 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to following at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Society.



2-4 p.m. on June 1, 2018

7-9 p.m. on June 1, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Saturday June 2nd

St. Augustine's Church


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Hi Valerie
I am sooo sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Unfortunately I was unable to get up to see you this week but my thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️ It’s never easy to lose someone special especially your mom but her memory will be forever in your heart. Again I am so sorry. And take care

Uncle Joe, Valerie, Steve and families,
Sending my deepest sympathies on the passing of Aunt Olga. I have very fond memories of her at family gatherings and weekends in Terra Nova. She always had a warm and friendly smile. My thoughts and prays are with you all.

Joe, Steve & family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Olga, always remember her kindness on the many visits to the nursery.

Jim&Lynda McDonald

Michaela and Family
So sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother. Our condolences to you and your family

Jon, Nicolle and Lynn Lee

Steve: Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
My condolence to you and your family.

Uncle Jonah and family……….we are saddened to hear of Aunt Olga’s passing. Unfortunately, we are out of the province but caring thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Ernie, Nancy and family.

Valerie, Jason & Riley

Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Memory is a gift of God that death will not destroy.