Jeanette Benoit

Jeanette Mary Benoit (Charron) May 9, 1934 – March16, 2021

Daughter of Florida and Clement Charron

“Jean” was the loving wife of the late Lionel Benoit (2004).  They were the focal point of Grande Pointe, having owned the Texaco Station there for many years and being friends with everyone in the village and those just passing through! 

After retirement and moving to Chatham, they enjoyed so much family and friend time!  Watching the grandkids grow, enjoying time, and sitting on the front porch in their Cracker Barrel rockers.

She will be lovingly remembered by their 3 children, daughter, Ruby Guerin (Jim), daughter, Lucy Pollard (Jim) and son, Mike (Kim), 7 grandchildren, Michelle (Doug), Nicole, Danielle, Becky (Lucas), Loralie, Cameron (Brandie), Cassandra (Brandon), 4 great grandchildren Brock Guerin, Danika Benoit, Gavin Benoit and Leighton Cowell.

Jean and Lionel enjoyed life.  They had so many amazing friends, laughs, vacations and memories.  They lived life to the fullest.  They were an example of what life should be.  

Enjoy every day, every moment, and every minute!

Today we celebrate her as an amazing Mom, Mémère and Grande Mémère.  Life with her was wonderful; life without her will be so hard.  Hearing her say “Misère and Prendre Les Enfants” (translation, “take the kids” as she didn’t like her picture being taken, haha) was her usual comment.

We are so very thankful for the trips taken, the meals and coffees shared, the grocery shops and the memories made. Those moments will forever remain in our hearts.  Some of the fun times were making sure she found the perfect purse!  She was always looking her finest, perfectly matched and ready to go! 

Mom is now at peace and resting with her best friend once again. We want to believe that they are now dancing away to “The Crystal Chandelier”.  We didn’t want you to leave, but your suffering is now over and we can thank God for keeping you in his care.

At her request, there will be no formal funeral arrangements.  Cremation is to follow and, at a future date, a private immediate family interment to St. Philippe’s Cemetery, Grande Pointe will take place.

For those who wish, donations to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (palliative care) or The Care through Music Foundation at Room are appreciated.  Or just enjoy a Timmy’s coffee with   cheers to her! 

With that, we honour her in sharing what were her famous words, 

“Don’t ever say good-bye, just See ya’ later”.

41 Comments on “Jeanette Benoit”

  1. Mike,Kim and all Jeanette’s family. Our sincere sympathy. Shared a table and a cruise with “mom” and it was a pleasure. Enjoyed our time. Hugs

  2. Mike, Kim and kids, so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Jean very well, but she did have a good spirit. You have some amazing memories to keep her alive in your hearts. Love and hugs to you all at this time.

  3. Mike , Kim and family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We met her once but thoroughly enjoyed being with her. I hope all of you find peace in knowing she has gone home to be with the Lord who will watch over her. He will also watch over all of you and comfort you as you go through your grieving process. We are hear for you anytime.

  4. To the Benoit family…
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember when we bought the gas station from them. They were so helpful with the transition and we had a lot of good laughs with them. They were always willing to help us out any questions we may have had.
    Thinking of you all during this sad time.. sending love and prayers

  5. My sincere condolences.
    MeMere was one of the best. I will miss her so much.
    Sending love and strength during this difficult time.

  6. Mike, Kim & families so sorry for your loss. Mom enjoy having Jeanette at her dinning table. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Ruby, Lucy, Mike & Families. Our sincerest sympathies to you all. Jeannette was always so bubbly and friendly. We were always happy to see her.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Pierre and Donna Martin

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of a dear lady.

    God bless Bill and Joyce Guerin

  9. Mike, Kim and kids. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Our deepest condolences.
    Pat and Shirley Faubert

  10. Ruby and family,
    May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort at this time.
    Cherish your memories.
    Thinking of all of the family.

  11. So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to Mike, Kim, Cameron, Cassie and the entire Benoit family.

  12. Mike , Kim and family, sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May all you wonderful memories forever keep you close. Sending sympathy and hugs!!

  13. Jim, Ruby and families,
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Doug & Mary Anne Hodgson

  14. To the Benoit Family

    So sorry for the loss of Jean. We had lots of fun and many memories made with them when they trailored at the campground at Mitchell’s Bay. They and Joe were right out in front of our boat. Many a campfire was enjoyed. Last time we saw your Mom was at Joe and Gloria’s anniversary party. It was so good to have a visit with her. Sympathy to all, never easy to lose our parents regardless of age. Treasure all you fun memories.

    Pat and Grant

  15. My deepest sympathy to all of the Benoit family. May all of your wonderful memories comfort you in difficult days ahead.

  16. Lucy & Jim, Ruby & Jim , Mike & Kim ; please accept my condolences on this sad occasion. Rejoice in a life well lived.
    Jim Arnold

  17. Mike, Kim and kids. Deryck and I are sad to hear of your moms passing. She was a feisty lady. And flower girl for Cam and Brandies wedding. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya all

  18. My sympathy to Mike, Kim,and Family. I did not know Jean, well, but she was so very nice and always looking like a fashion queen.. my love and prayers to all of you.
    Joyce Hatt

  19. Jim,Ruby, and Family
    Ruby so sorry to read about the loss of your mom, you and your family have our prayers and deepest sympathy,
    John & GAYLE Richardson

  20. To the Benoit Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. May all of your happy memories bring you peace in your time of sadness. May God give you the strength that you need during this very difficult time. Sending our deepest sympathy, Allan & Anna-Marie Martin

  21. To the Benoit Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. May all of your happy memories help to comfort you during this difficult time. May God give you the strength and peace that you need. Our deepest sympathy,
    Allan & Anna-Marie Martin

  22. So sorry for your loss. I am sure she is dancing with your dad or playing cards with the old gang. My Mom will be happy to see her

  23. Dear Ruby and Jim
    I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. It seems that your parents had a really memorable life together and with their family. Memories are everything!

  24. My dear friends Ruby and Jim and Mike and Kim and families. Please accept my deepest condolences as you have said goodbye to this wonderful lady. I pray God will comfort your hearts

  25. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. She was always a happy go lucky person
    Shurley and Janet Cadotte

  26. To all the Benoit family,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you on the passing of your Mom, Aunt Jeannette to us. She was quite a lady in every sense of the word. As you mentioned in the write up, we are certain that she and Uncle Lionel and all the Grande Pointe gang are all dancing to Charlie Pride’s Crystal Chandelier. They’ll be “on de go” in heaven.
    Take care and God bless,

    Marc and Yvonne Bechard

  27. Mike, Kim and family,
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. Your Mom and Dad were wonderful next door neighbours. Enjoy all your treasured memories.
    Mary Lou and Don

  28. Ruby&Jim, Lucille&Jim, Michel&Kim (& families),
    Just heard of matante Jeannette’s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all. So many memories come to mind from growing up next door. I’m sure she’s glad to be reunited with mon oncle Lionel and laughing away. (Maybe keeping Susie in line too?) Your memories are precious, and her legacy lives on in you all.
    Cyber hugs sent your way,
    Denise (Benoit) & Bill Irvine

  29. Ruby, Lucille & Mike,

    Sorry to hear of ma tante Jeanette’s passing. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers!!!

    Jacqueline (Benoit), Darren & family

  30. Dear Ruby and family,
    My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. Keeping you in prayer during this difficult time.
    Gina Gillet

  31. Mike and Kim,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Brenda Tomen-Myers

  32. Ruby and Jim and families:
    I remember your mom and dad so very well. They were a constant in my childhood when on the mail route with grandpa(Jack Huxley) and how he adored Lionel!

  33. To the Benoit Family, Ruby & Jim, May God keep you in his loving embrace. Sending prayers to you & your families. Sandee Chandler

  34. Our sincere sympathies to Jeannette’s family. She was a wonderful and caring lady. Will be greatly missed.

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