You will be truly missed. An inspiration and wealth of knowledge to us all. xx
Dear Bensen family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Dr. B was an extraordinary man. He was so pationate about his work, he was my mentor, an amazing exemple of caregiver and an inspiration to the future generations. He is the one that brought to life my passion for rhumatology and to make me want to become a rhumatologist just like him. I will never forget everything he taught me, the hours spent talking about innovative ways of improving patient care and developing tools to improve how disease was assessed. He was always encouraging and always believed in me. He never let me give up on my medical school dreams and was supportive of all the crazy projects taken on to make my dream come true. I will always remember with great fondness the countless hours talking about history and going over antiquity catalogues and our never ending "disagreement" over which was better, the French or the English. I am still in disbelief and very sad to hear about his passing. He will live on in my heart and in my memories. I hope to continue to honor him in the care I will provide to my future patients.
Dr. B, thank you for everything you have done for me! I miss you!
Even though I would have loved to come pay my respects in person, it will not be possible, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
My best regards to Wynn, Rob, Lyndsay, Jayson, Kate, Ryan and Justine
Much more than just a boss to my wife Kathleen. She saw you as a father figure and friend. Thank you for the support and confidence that you gave her over the years - she is a better nurse because of the time she spent with you. Thank you for the generosity shown to the Brown family. The Bensen annual Christmas parties were a special tradition for us which will be missed. A good man.
Got to know Bill 27 years ago when he diagnosed me with AS, and we have been talking about wood ever since. He loved Canadian furniture especially pieces made of Bird's eye Maple. Bill would always make time to talk, if even for a few minutes, wanting to know about family and the business and what was new and what he wanted to have made in wood next. Bill & Wynn came many times to our store to look at and talk wood. My AS is well under control thanks to Bill and his staffs care. Bill will be missed dearly