It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael J. Bebenek on Sunday, February 4, 2024. He was a loving and devoted father to Lindsay and father-in-law to Marc Jodouin, a cherished grandfather to Maya, Kallie, and Zoey Jodouin. Michael is survived by his sister Belinda and brother-in-law John Robichaud. Michael is predeceased by his parents Henry and Mary Bebenek, and his uncle Walter Bebenek.
In addition to his family Michael leaves behind a circle of friends Dan Crocker, Clark Spence, Mark Jarem, and Harold Finnegan. They share countless memories of Michael filled with moments of laughter and camaraderie, where Michael was often the star of the show. His ability to bring joy to those around him will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Michael’s greatest joy was spending quality time with those he loved. Remembered fondly as a true family man, he loved spending time with his daughter. With Lindsay by his side, they could be fishing off the end of the dock, skidooing, shoveling snow, relaxing by a fire or simply enjoying each others company watching golf on a Saturday. His love and guidance was always present in any activity that they did.
Michael had a fulfilling career in sign making, where his artistic prowess shined! He was lucky to have a job he truly loved where his passion for drawing and creativity was at the forefront of his career. His works of art adorned their home, reflecting the pride he took in gift. Known for his creative spirit, Michael also loved to build things by hand, leaving a lasting legacy of talents and artwork.
As we remember Michael J. Bebenek, let us celebrate the rich tapestry of his life and the marks he leaves on our hearts. May he find peace, surrounded by the joy, love, and warmth that he so freely shared during his time with us.
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Peaceful Transition Simcoe