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Obituary - Margaret Jules Benedict

Margaret Jules Benedict passed away peacefully at the Hastings Manor Nursing Home on Sunday December 27th, 2009 in her 99th year. She was the daughter of the late Matthew & Margaret Emerson. Beloved wife of the late Miles Leslie Benedict. Loving mother of Lois Laundry, Dorothy Craighead (John) both of Belleville and Frank Benedict (Gloria) of Tamworth. Ever remembered by her grandchildren Randy (Darlene), Lisa (Garry), Karen (Brian), Carol (Jeff), Laurie (Jeff), Kim (Sam), Miles (Jennifer), Christa (Dave) and 11 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Clayton Benedict, great granddaughter Jules and her brothers Edward & Jay Emerson. Friends are invited to call at the Belleville Funeral Home & Chapel Ltd. 68 N. Front St. Belleville, Ontario, Canada (613-968-5080) on Wednesday December 30th, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the St. Mark's United Church, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Margaret was the wife of the late Miles Benedict. Miles and Margaret bred and exhibited road horses many years ago and were great supporters of the CRHA. Two horses of special note were the offspring of Glen Downey's Simcoe Duke, namely Flaxen Duke and Winnie's Guy (Autobahn). Flaxen Duke, driven by Glen, was the 1986 Canadian Wagon Champion and enjoyed many show ring successes over the subsequent years with the Thomas/Austin family. Winnie's Guy, subsequently shown by Don and Joanne Heath and then by American interests and renamed Autobahn, was shown to numerous World Championships in Louisville as well as the Wagon Championship at the 1993 Royal Winter Fair.

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