Bennett, Marc Daniel
Date of death: September 13, 2012
Bennett, Marc Daniel
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Marc became an angel on September 13, 2012 after a truly courageous battle with cancer at the young age of 52. Husband, best friend and buddy of Michelle Burke. Much loved son of Lucille and Ken Jefferson and the late John Bennett. Devoted brother and friend of sister Linda McDevitt and her husband Norman, and brother Gerry Bennett and his wife Carol. Proud uncle of Ian, Amelia, Valerie, Damon, Gweth and Rehema. Sadly missed by Theresa, Gabrielle and Brendon Burke.
Born in Ste-Agathe, Marc grew up in Montreal and attended the University of Georgia, Arizona State University and Dalhousie University (Halifax). He and Michelle moved to Ottawa in 1986 where Marc pursued a career in social science research initially in private sector firms (EKOS, Gallup and Angus Reid) and later in the public sector (HRSDC, Agriculture Canada and NRCan). Since 2010, he has been Senior Evaluation Manager with the Strategic Evaluation Division of NRCan. Marc was seen as a reliable, diligent, and insightful civil servant by colleagues and clients alike. He inspired those he worked with as a conscientious problem solver who valued his colleagues as much as the quality of the work itself.
Marc was a remarkable soul with an intriguing and original sense of humour. He had a generous spirit and a kind gentle nature. He enjoyed travel, nature, music, TV, fine cuisine and beer. A published crossword-puzzle author, he was passionate about games and the creative process – a reflection of his intellectual energy, natural curiosity and playful spirit. Marc loved providing opportunities for others to have fun and organized many events for family and friends, including athletic competitions, skill-testing tournaments, talent shows and scavenger hunts. Through the years, Marc participated in many sports, such as Vanier Slow Pitch, bowling at Walkley Lanes, Recreational Volleyball at Greenboro Community Centre and golfing, hiking and swimming. Marc’s courteous disposition and quiet courage will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. A special thank you to nurse Chantal of Paramed, nurse Angie of Civic Hospital NOA Unit, and nurse Peggy of Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital. In keeping with his generous nature, Marc requested that his body be donated to the University of Ottawa medical school. A celebration of Marc’s life will be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Saturday, September 22 between 2:30 and 5:30. Please join us. For those who wish, donations to the Ottawa Public Library Foundation would be appreciated or enter a team in the Ottawa World Trivia Night on November 9 (proceeds to Children’s Aid Foundation).