Dr. Carlton Benjamin
Benjamin, Carlton (Carl) - Peacefully at University Hospital in London, Ontario on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Dr. Carlton Vernon Benjamin of London and formerly of Sault Ste. Marie age 86. Beloved husband for 63 years of the late Yvonne Benjamin. Loving father of Jackie, Audrey, Roger, June and Owen. Dear grandfather of Taylor, Daniel and Riley. Beloved brother of Lauren, Randolph, Myrtle, Ingrid (Gem) and the late Vernon. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Carlton was a scholar, teacher and professor. He was educated at Dalhousie University where he received his BA and MA. At the University of Western Ontario, he obtained his doctorate (Ph.D) in French. He later went on to receive another MA in Education at the University of Toronto. For years, he taught at Bawating high school in Sault Ste. Marie and was the Head of the French Department. He also taught at Algoma College and the prestigious University of Western Ontario (UWO). In later retirement, he continued to educate for the Peel Region school district in Toronto.
Carlton was a gentleman in the true sense of the word. Wise, honest and honorable. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. Truly, he will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Due to Covid-19, there will be a 'family only' visitation at Harris Funeral Home in London Ont. Graveside service to be performed by Father Murray from St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Sault Ste. Marie Lion's Club would be appreciated.
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