BENDERwebHarold Bender, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital, Hanover on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. He was 66.

Born in Exeter, Ontario on May 3, 1948 to the late Gordon (1988) and Violet (nee Frayne) Bender (1985). Harold was a Truck Driver for Hatten’s Home Hardware in Chesley.

Survived by loving partner Terry Brooks of Hanover and her son Raymond Knapp of Bentinck Township. Harold will be fondly remembered by his brothers Lloyd (Phyllis) Bender of Crediton, Don (Mary Ann) Bender of Dashwood, sisters Shirley Richardson of Mount Forest, Patricia (Don) Del Brocco of Midland and sister in law Ann Bender of Woodstock. Harold will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Gordon Bender (1988), mother Violet  (1985), brothers Doug Bender (2013), Robert  Bender (1941) and his brother in law Ken Richardson (2006).

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where a Funeral Service will be  held on Saturday,October 18, 2014 at 11:00 am. Father David Weise officiated.

Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.

Memorial donations to the Hanover & District Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at

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