We'd like to fly out Monicas grandchildren, niece and daughter from Toronto Ontario to Stephenville , Newfoundland where Monica was born and raised so she can be barried with her siblings & father Lenord Bennett.
Any help that can be given is greatly appreciated, the funeral is going to take place on February 8th in Flat Bay. Therefore anything that can be contributed prior would help our family so much. So we can all be together at this time.
Monica was born on December 13 1957 in Flat bay Newfoundland. Ever since she was a little girl she has had health problems, being born with only one kidney and also being diagnosed with diabetes at a very young age. In 2015 she had to undergo a valve replacement surgery which was very hard on her body, due to not having a fully fuctioning kidney. It took her body 5 days to wake up after the surgery, which caused her brain to shrink. As the years went on Monicas one functioning kidney failed her. Therefore causing her to start dialasis treatment . As the years went on family and friends started to noticed a change in Monica, She started to forget simple things like her age, how to tell time, and even how to change her self. Early in 2017 she was diagnosed with dementia which excelerated extremely fast and before the end of that year she was already in stage 3. On January 31st 2018 Monica was admitted to lakeridge health center in Oshawa for having low blood pressure. While there doctors found out that
Monica had an infection called Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) which is a very contagious, virus that infects the respiratory tract. She was giving antibiotics to help her body fight the infection. On Feruary 1st just after 12:30pm Monica's heart went into cardiac arrest doctors were able to get her heart pumping again after being stopped for a while. Due to the dementia Monicas brain was having trouble sending signals to the rest of her organs, causing them to slowly shut down. Monica Rose Bennett passed away peacefully at 5:59pm on February 1st 2018 (age 60) holding her husband Andrew Bennetts hand while having her daughter Tanya and eldest granddaughter Cassandra Lemoine by her side aswell.
Monica meant the world to her husband Andrew Bennett and vise versa they were lucky to have spent a wonderful 34 years together. Andrew and Monicas only daughter Tanya is heart broken by this tragedy.
I want to thank you for taking the time to reading Monicas story and if it is possible for any donations to be made as soon as possible to get the family to Newfoundland by Wednesday February 7th.
Thank you Sincerely,￼
- Christine Rusk for the Late Vince Rusk
- Brenda Young
- Helen Rusk (Lara)
- Christine Rusk
- Ann-Marie Rusk
Organizer and beneficiary
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