DENCH, Mrs. Patricia A. “Pat” (nee Bennett), 77, of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Monday, November 23, 2015. Beloved wife and best friend for 50 years to the late John M. Dench (2006). Loving mother of Michael Dench (Raeda) of St. Thomas, Neil Dench (Wendy) of Windsor, and John Dench (Kathleen) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Ryan Dench, Andrew Poirier, Laura Poirier (Mike Paul), Carla Poirier (Adam Hilborn), Jordan Destun (Kim), and Robin Destun. Loved sister of Sheila Stewart (Roy) of Oakville, and Joan Whale (late Harry) of Hanover. Dear friend of Linda LeBlanc and Don LéGere of Moncton, NB. Born in England, May 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (nee Belshaw) Bennett. Pat formerly taught cake decorating at Fanshawe College, St. Thomas. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends are invited to attend an open house at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 265 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday, December 11th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Animal Aide will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).
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