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Death Comes as Great Shock to Host of Friends
MEAFORD EXPRESS ( Jan. 27, 1931) - The citizens of Meaford were shocked almost beyond expression on Tuesday morning when it became known that one of their leading physicians, Dr. T.E. Bennett had passed away late on Monday night, very suddenly. Dr. Bennett was enjoying his usual robust health right up to the time of his death. During the evening he enjoyed a game of curling at the rink, and at its conclusion walked to his office where he remained a short time. This was about 10:12 o'clock. He arrived home shortly before 11 o'clock, and as he entered the house remarked to Mrs. Bennett that he had a slight pain in his side. Word was sent at once to Dr. F.L. Eberhart, but before he could reach the house Dr. Bennett had breathed his last. Death was pronounced as due to heart trouble, although previous to the sudden call he gave no indication of being afflicted with heart trouble.
   The late Dr. Bennett was in his 66th year. He was born near Fergus, in Wellington county, received his early education there, and graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1891. Following his graduation he started the practice of his profession at Rocklyn, in Euphrasia township, where he remained for about seven years, and then moved to Meaford, where he has practiced for the past 30 years.
   He was held in high regard by the members of his profession, and his visits, professionally and otherwise, to the homes of Meaford and immediate vicinity were always welcome. He was sympathetic and cheerful in his ministrations, and his passing will occasion great grief throughout the entire community. He was a lover of outdoor life, and looked upon as an ardent and enthusiastic sportsman. He took an active interest in lawn bowling, curling, lawn tennis and baseball and was always ready to encourage the young people of Meaford in their efforts to foster good, clean sport, and in these circles will be greatly missed.
   He was a faithful and devoted member of Trinity United Church, and belonged to Pythagoras Lodge, No. 37, A.F. & A.M., and Meaford Lodge, No. 260 I.O.O.F. At the time of his death he was a member of the Public School Board and had rendered good public service on that body for a number of years. Deceased was Medical Health Officer of the town of Meaford.
   He is survived by his wife whose maiden name was Helen Stewart, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Stewart, a former Meaford merchant and two children, Miss Elsie Bennett and Mr. Colin Bennett, both residing in Toronto at present.
   The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon from his late residence.

Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, Ontario tombstone inscription, from BGOGS :

T. E. Bennett M.D. 1863 - 1931 his wife
Ellen H. STEWART 1875 - 1958

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Obituary Source: Meaford Express

Obit & tombstone data submitted by: Donna Binsted

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