Obituary of Freeman Pasco Bendell
The death occurred, peacefully, at Prince County Hospital on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 of Freeman “Pat” Bendell of Andrews of Parkhill, Summerside, aged 91. Pat was born in Sydney, NS. to the late Jane and Freeman Bendell.
Pat is survived by his sister Evelyn Brophy of Kitchener, ON; brother Bill of Creemore, ON; and sister-in-law, Nancy Lecky of Cornwall, PE. He will be fondly remembered by his many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and friends.
Besides his parents, Pat was pre-deceased by his wife, Edith (MacDonald); sisters, Mary, Dot and Beverly; brothers, Jack, Jim, Wes, Ronald and Charlie; brothers-in-law, Barry Lecky and Lorne Adams; and sister-in-law, Wanda Adams.
For over 35 years, Pat served his country as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. After numerous postings that included Summerside PE, Comox BC, Lahr Germany, and Trenton, ON, Pat retired as a Master Warrant Officer.
Pat and Edith loved the horse races and spent many hours with their nephews trying to pick the winning combinations. They also loved to travel and one of their fondest memories was their trip to the Grand Ole Opry and Dollywood. After Edith’s death, Pat then dedicated himself to volunteer work that included delivering meals for the Meals on Wheels Program, and supporting the Salvation Army with their Christmas Kettle Campaign. He was also very actively involved with the Parkview Senior Citizens Club. In his final years, Pat enjoyed his card games and
Friday lunches with friends, and family gatherings where he loved to tell his great nephews and nieces about his military adventures. -
A special thank you to Dr Amil Charian for his kind and professional care, as well as to the caring staff of Andrews of Parkhill, Summerside Home Care Team, and Prince County Hospital who made his final days comfortable and peaceful.
Resting at the East Prince Funeral Home, 245 Pope Rd., Summerside. By personal request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. If so desired, memorial donations in Pat’s memory may be made to West Point Presbyterian Cemetery Fund.
In the late 1980's, a group of citizens from the East Prince area met to discuss the possibility of establishing a co-operative funeral home. Two such homes were operating successfully in Prince County, namely the West Prince Funeral Home in Palmer Road and the Evangeline Funeral Home in Urbainville. As a result, on January 24th, 1989, the East Prince Funeral Co-operative Ltd. was formed.
East Prince Funeral Home
245 Pope Rd, Summerside, PE C1N 5T2, Canada
Phone: (902) 436-0915
Fax: (902) 888-3112