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Benson, Helen: On March 14, 2023, in her 93rd year, peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, with her loved ones by her side. Predeceased by her cherished husband, Roy Benson, just one year ago. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Marlene and Marty Rochwerg, and Neil and Karen. Devoted Buby of Risa and Steven Raich, Stefanie and Ozzie Goldschmied, Jared and Katie Rochwerg, Joanna and Yaron Shlesinger, Ronit and Matt Pottins and Orlee Benson. She derived so much joy from her 15 great grandchildren: Jordana, Talia, Leah, Daniella, Noah, Jakob, Emily, Elianna, Isabella, Ethan, Joshua, Adam, Leora, Layla and Landen. Special thank you and appreciation to Dr. Evelyne Baimel, Zeny and Rosalie for their compassionate care over the years. A graveside service will be held on Thursday March 16th at 2 p.m. at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Linitzer Section. She was a hard-working, fun-loving woman who surrounded herself with family, lifelong friends and lots of laughter.

Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. As the greatly loved matriarch of our family she will be deeply missed.


Donations would be greatly appreciated to the Helen and Roy Benson Memorial Fund at Canadian Young Judaea: Helen & Roy Benson Memorial Fund | Canadian Young Judaea Scholarship Fund (  or call the office at 416-781-3571.


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