Bennardo Family Tragedy

On the early morning of September 20, 2018, Michael Bennardo passed away tragically at the age of 38. Michael was a beloved son to Sam and Marie Bennardo.

Sam and Marie were unwavering in their support towards Michael pursuing his life-long dream of becoming a Neurosurgeon. While living a modest lifestyle, putting their own retirement dreams on hold, they sacrificed in every way imaginable to ensure Michael’s dreams became his reality. Along with the emotional pain and devastation of the unexpected loss of their son Michael; it also brings great financial stress. For many years, Sam and Marie provided Michael with the financial support that he needed to both study and live abroad as Michael was not able to attain the loans in his own name. Michael’s medical education took him to Anguilla and throughout the United States. As a result of his sudden and tragic passing; Sam and Marie are now responsible for paying the debt of hundreds of thousands of dollars that Michael accrued during his medical school education. Michael was six weeks shy of becoming Dr. Michael Bennardo in which time he was fully intending to take responsibility for his debt.

It is in this tragic time that we have witnessed the many people that Michael’s life has positively affected, coming together to help one another during such a difficult time. We are thankful for any support that you may be able to provide to help lessen the financial stress that Sam and Marie are currently experiencing when trying to grieve the loss of their dear son.

All proceeds will be given to Sam and Marie Bennardo, parents of Michael Bennardo.
• Organizer’s Name: Ruth Bennardo & Kevin Bush
• Organizer’s Relationship: Daughter-in-law and Son-in-law
• How the funds will be used: Medical school and expenses for living abroad
  • Esther Odamah  
    • 100 $ 
    • 13 mos
  • Peter Kelton 
    • 500 $ 
    • 25 mos
  • Mike Normand 
    • 50 $ 
    • 32 mos
  • Adina Ingram 
    • 150 $ 
    • 33 mos
  • Gail Kelton 
    • 500 $ 
    • 34 mos
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Fundraising team (5)

Kevin Bush 
Raised 1,250 $ from 3 donations
Guelph, ON
Samuel Bennardo 
Sandra Bush 
Team member
Raised 4,620 $ from 26 donations
Ruth Bennardo 
Team member
Raised 3,980 $ from 24 donations
Gregory Bennardo 
Team member
Raised 2,785 $ from 21 donations
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