Mary Benaway
Mary Benaway

Obituary of Mary Ruth Benaway

Mary Ruth Benaway passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by family in her 39th year. She is remembered by her parents Pat and Sandra Benaway of London, brother Jason Benaway of Simcoe, sister Martha (Trevor) Lively of London, brother Stephen Benaway, nieces and nephew, Emma, Connor, Abbey, Evelyn and Paisley.

Mary was passionate about music, studying Piano Pedagogy at Bob Jones University and recently began cello lessons. She loved learning so much she not only worked at Fanshawe College but also finished her accounting diploma while battling cancer. Mary had a wide variety of interests which included puzzles, football, baseball, playing on her church worship team, road trips through Ontario and Michigan, concerts, cooking and collecting recipes. She adored her nieces and nephew and treasured her time with them. Most of all she loved her Saviour Jesus Christ and spent the last year of her fight with cancer, confidently trusting Him and growing closer each day.

Mary’s dry wit, love of coffee and collecting mugs, thoughtfulness in finding just the right gift for a friend or family member, constant texts with a newly discovered worship song or message, and her commentary while watching sports with Dad will be greatly missed. We look forward to the day we join her again.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at NORTHVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from FIRST LOBO BAPTIST CHURCH, 22907 Nairn Road, Komoka. A private family interment will follow at First Lobo Baptist Cemetery. Registration is required to attend the visitation and funeral service. For information on how to register please click on the RSVP link on the left.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary are asked to consider Truth for Life or First Lobo Baptist Church.

“This God – his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.” Psalms 18:30