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                    Mr.ALFRED BENNETT

 

 

                                                  

 

                      

 

 

 

 

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce Alfred's passing away on July 21, 2022

 

          Born  June 1, 1920, in Musselburgh, Scotland

        Died  July 21, 2022, in Surrey, BC, Canada

 

Alfred started his stamp collecting career as a young school boy of 8 years old and 102 years later he was still very active in buying and selling and always adding to his amazing collection.

Early in his life, he was an honourable "Warrior" in serving his King and Country in World War II.

Alfred Bennett was a Lance Corporal with the First Lithonian and Borders Yeomanry Armoured Division and served as a tank commander and saw heavy action in North Africa and Italy.

Later, Alfred went on the serve in London's Metropolitan Police and it was easy to see where his steadfast character came from.

 

Alfred was a founding member of the Peace Arch Stamp Club in April 1986. He was awarded the club's first-ever "Life Time Membership" at the age of 98.

 The Alfred Bennett cover won First place in the Canadian Stamp News COVER CONTEST as Canada's oldest active Philatelist at age 100. A personalized stamp was printed by Canada post for this very special occasion.

            Many articles were published in the premier Canadian Stamp Magazine regarding his amazing career in philately.

                                                                                        ALFRED BENNETT WILL BE MISSED.

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 His knowledge of stamps and his stories will be greatly missed.


 A remarkable gentleman in every meaning of the word.
 
In my brief time knowing Alfred, he always had a smile for me.

Amazed at his awareness and love of philately.
So saddened to hear of his passing, I was so happy to listen to his WW2 stories last summer at the parking lot sales.

What an amazing story. A true Scotsman, A truly admirable man, He will always be in our memories


 

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TERRY LEISHMAN -  PRESIDENT    
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        LIFE TIME
     MEMBERSHIP                AWARDED
               TO
       TREASURER
MR. WALTER DAKERS

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JUNE 1,2022

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JUNE 1 2022

ALFRED BENNETT ANOTHER MILESTONWITH THIS AMAZING STAMP COLLECTOR

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Birthday Card Designed by our Vice President Steve Melanson

                  Mr. Alfred Bennett  

         PEACE ARCH STAMP CLUB'S

                  FIRST MEMBER

CANADA'S OLDEST ACTIVE PHILATELIST ?

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100 YEARS

ALFRED BENNETT - ANOTHER MILESTONE 

  101 YEARS OLD
     JUNE 1, 2021

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PRESENTING MR. BENNETT THE WINNING PRIZE MONEY. 

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T. Leishman [Pres}
A.  Bennett

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NORTH AMERICAN -FIRST PLACE AWARD
              WINNING COVER 2020

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