Bennett, Cordswell

Cordswell Bennett, (83), of Cambridge, Ontario, passed away on
March 5 th , 2024, surrounded by his family after a long and hard battle
with Parkinson’s and cancer at St. Luke’s Place Long Term Care. ‍

Our family would like to thank all of the staff at St. Luke’s Long Term
Care facility in Cambridge. Especially Dr. Baker, Sharon Brown and
all of the nurses and PSWs of E-wing, who took care of him and made
his last years comfortable.

Cordswell, fondly known as Coss, was born on March 1, 1941, on Bell
Island, Newfoundland Canada. His parents, William and Audrey,
raised him alongside his 6 siblings Claude, James, Oliver, Roy,
Jeannie and Billie. Growing up, he had a very close-knit family that
instilled in him the values of love, compassion and hard work.

Coss is survived by his wife Gwendolyn and his three children Linzie
(David), Cassandra and CJ (Christa), his grandchildren Amanda (Pat),
Taylor (Jordan), Chelsea (Jay), Cassie, Hunter, great-grandchildren
Jack, Charlotte and Walker. He is also survived by his brothers Roy
(Ruth), Bill (Lynn) and sister Jeannie (Mike), brother-in-law Boyd
(Paulette) and many loving nieces and nephews. Sadly, he was
predeceased by his grandchildren Joshua and Chloe and by his
parents, Bill and Audrey, brothers Oliver, Claude and Jim.

Coss possessed an unparalleled work ethic, dedicating countless
hours to his profession at Dresser Industries and Skyjack Inc. while
still always finding time to be there for his family. One of the kindest
souls on this planet, he was a gentle, giving man who worked
tirelessly to ensure that his family had everything they needed. He
faced every challenge in life with admirable strength and courage.

Coss met the love of his life in Bell Island, Newfoundland. They
shared a true love story together for almost 62 years. Their dedication
to each other cannot be duplicated. Together they built a beautiful life
and raised three children, Linzie, Sandy and CJ. Coss adored his
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Always a
baby lover, each time a new baby was born into the family he shone
when he held them for the first time. Coss continually provided love
and guidance to his children and found complete delight in being a
grandparent. He took great joy in watching them grow and thrive.
Coss was a great friend to many and kind to all.

Coss had a deep appreciation for building things with his hands and
could build almost anything. Lots of friends and family have items that
Coss built that they will cherish forever. He was an amazing cook,
who loved to prepare food and bake for those he adored. Coss was
quick witted and always enjoyed a good joke. He had the best laugh
that was contagious. He could talk to anyone, and always made a
lasting impression on those lucky enough to know him.

Please join our family for a celebration of Life for Coss on Monday
March 18, 2024 at St. Luke’s Place Auditorium 1624 Franklin Blvd,
Cambridge, Ontario Canada from 2pm to 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, our family kindly ask for donations to
the Parkinson’s Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.

2 replies
  1. Jill Chadwick
    Jill Chadwick says:

    Thank you, Linzie, for sharing this beautiful story about your dad. I can feel the love and his nature explains so much about your giving spirit. You are your father’s daughter. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Love to all.


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