Clara Marie Beninger

Clara passed away peacefully on October 22, in Nelson, B.C. By her side were her son, David, her daughter, Pat and her son-in-law, Rick before joining her Lord. She was also surrounded by the love and care of the staff of the Mountain Lake Seniors Community where she has lived for the past 5 years

Clara was born in Orillia, Ontario to Charles Monahan and Maud English. She grew up the youngest of five girls, on a farm in the Sparrow Lakes District of Ontario. After finishing high school, Clara completed secretarial school and worked in an office. She also trained as a practical nurse in Gravenhurst, Ontario before moving to the Kootenays. The Salvation Army Church was central to her life in Nelson and she participated in several community services projects through Nelson Home Support. Clara felt blessed to have received support and friendship from so many members of her community

Clara is survived by her five children, David, Edward, Patricia, Donald and Michael and several nieces and nephews. Clara loved her family and always kept us in her thoughts and prayers.

A celebration of Clara’s life was held at Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Donations on Clara’s behalf may be made to the Salvation Army Church of Nelson.

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