C. Pearl Benson (nee Patten)

February 7, 1929 to February 18, 2023


Proud graduate of S.A. Grace Hospital Class of 1950. 

Passed peacefully away at home at the age 94 surrounded by her family.  

Pre-deceased by her husband of 59 years Cecil; her parents Gordon and Belle Patten; brothers Raymond, Vernon, and Matthew Petten; parents-in-law Sandy & Millie Benson; brothers-in-law George and Donald; sisters-in-law Mary Benson, Beulah (Egbert) Walters, Olive (Hedley) Drover, Dorothy Atkins and Audrey (Robert) Lindstrom. 

Left with cherished memories, her loving children Jeff (Olga McWilliam), Sharon (John Callahan), and David (Kirsten Grabke); precious granddaughters Amy (Tyler) and Robyn (Kyle) Callahan and Annika and Kianna Benson; sisters-in-law Phyllis Petten and Daphne Benson; brothers-in-law Tom (Shirley) Benson, Gerald (Ruth) Benson, and Chesley (Margaret) Atkins; along with many wonderful nephews, nieces, and friends. 

Pearl’s family is very thankful for the expert and tender care provided by her community health nurse Linda Pearce-Manning as well as the palliative care program team. 

Cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Sunday, February 26 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, February 27 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow in the Salvation Army cemetery, Blackmarsh Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army St. John’s Temple Corps Band Instruments Procurement program or its Refugee Project, or a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on February 26, 2023

6-8 p.m. on February 26, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Monday February 27th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow in the Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road.


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Jeff, Sharon, David,
and families,
We send our deepest condolences to you all on dear Aunt Pearl’s passing and pray for comfort and God’s peace that passes understanding during these days. She was very much loved by many. Ed and I, as well as our sons and daughter, loved to visit her on our trips to Newfoundland. We will always remember her lovely smile and caring heart for others. Many blessings,
Ed, Janet, Ben, Jessica and Vincent Worsfold

The Benson Family
Sorry to hear of Pearl’s passing. However, I know you are comforted by the many memories of a wonderful person who was with us for 94 years.
Our condolences.
We had such wonderful chats about our hometown–Port de Grave, especially related to the fishery and my helping pronging up the fish on her dads stagehead.
And always admired her great Christian values
God Bless, Ray and Joyce ANDREWS

To the Benson Family.
Sincerely saddened to learn of the passing of Pearl, and wish to extend deep condolences in this your time of sorrow.
She surely knew in times like these we need an anchor, in times like these we need a saviour, and was sure and certain her anchor held the solid rock.
May the great God whom she loved and served, come along side which much love, comfort and strength in this your hour of great need.
Cec Thorne

Jeff, Sharon, David and families,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. May your memories provide you comfort during this difficult time.

Jeff, Olga and family.

Louanne and I send our most sincere condolences on your loss. Memories are the gift we are given from those we are touched by. Cherish them.

Neal and Louanne,

Jeff, Sharon & David

Condolences to the family, our thoughts are with you.

Les & Kim Butler

Jeff, Sharon and Dave:

Most sincere condolences on Aunt Pearl’s passing. She was such a pleasant and kind person. She will be greatly missed.

Dear David and family

Lorraine and I send our condolences to you on the loss of your mother.. That she had a long life and was able to pass away in her home surrounded by loved ones will bring comfort to you at this difficult time..

Paul and Lorraine Fitzgerald

Dear Jeff, Sharon & Dave:
Our Prayers and Deepest Sympathy are with you on the passing of your dear Mom. May all the pleasant memories you have be a great comfort to you all at this difficult time.

Sincere condolences to you all. Thinking of you so much and praying that God will hold you close in these darkest of days. Your Mom was beautiful in every way and always so kind and gracious..

Jeff and Olga , we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing . She sounded like an amazing lady . Keeping you and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Craig and Brenda

Our condolences on the loss of your mom. Thinking of you at this sad time. Kim and Tony

Dear Dave, Sharon and Jeff,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Mom. She was a special woman who always had a smile and kind word for us all when we visited your Campbell Avenue home! Take care of each other.

to the Benson family Sorry for the loss of .your mom .she was a lovely lady.I worked for your dad and your uncle Tom at J.C.Hudson company for 9 years.

David and family, your mom was a soft spoken gentle lady with a beautiful beaming smile. How lucky you all are to have had her for so long. Wonderful memories will eventually lessen your loss. With sympathy, Jonathan and Fran Cook

Sincere condolences, may she rest in peace.

My sincere condolences to the Callahan family on the
Loss of your loved one

Jeff, Olga, Sharon, Dave and Family
Praying for you in your time of Loss. May precious memories of your Wonderful Mom be a Blessing and Comfort for years to come.

Dear Jeff, Olga and Family
I offer you sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother. Her legacy is her fine family.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ernie Reid

Sharon and Family,
Deepest condolences and sincere sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother. Even though she will no longer have a physical presence with you, she will be forever in your heart. Love your beautiful memories and treasure the wonderful times you had with her. She will always be with you. God bless.

May God in His mercy bring your family a large measure of mercy during these difficult days. My He hold you in His arms and grant you peace.
Kevin and David Pritchett

Dear Dave, Jeff, Sharon,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mum. She was to me a model of kindness and grace in those impressionable early adult years. I am grateful to have known her and am sorry for the loss of this faithful and beautiful person.
Steve Bruneau