Passed away peacefully on January 31, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario at the age of 72. He was born on February 15, 1944 in Grand Bank, Newfoundland to Charles and Emily Bennett. Ches married Joanne in 1967 in Toronto, Ontario. They were happily married for almost 50 years. Ches loved to sing and play the guitar and was a very active member of his community. Beloved husband of Joanne (nee Hickey), loving father of Gregory (Robinn) and Christopher (Danielle). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Landon, Tyler, Justin, and Emily. Dear brother of Bessie (Charlie), Charles, Jr. (Cecily), Robert (Mildred), Ethel (Carl), Tarra (Steve) and Max (Arbor). Adored by his parents Charles and Emily and fondly remembered by an abundance of friends and family, including in-laws Brenda (Larry), James, and Bill, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home 5295 Thickson Road. N., Whitby, on Sunday February 5, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.. A funeral service will be held in the Barnes Chapel on Monday February 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Groveside Cemetery, 5155 Baldwin St. S., Whitby. In lieu of flowers please call your doctor and book a colonoscopy.