On October 3, 2020 two hearts were mended while others were left broken when Georgina Bennett, 79 was reunited with her husband of over 50 years, Charles “Chickie” Bennett in heaven. Gina was born on August 6, 1941 to her late parents
Cesar and Regina (Angione) Lalo.
In her earlier years, Gina worked at Breton Education Centre as support staff until her retirement. She was well known for her strong work ethic. Along with her husband Chickie, she enjoyed playing darts on a variety of dart leagues. Together they made many friends along the way. She was a talented seamstress and was the best at making quilts for her family and these quilts are cherished everyday. Gina loved her time with her family and could always be found helping in the kitchen and many happy times were spent with all of us together enjoying a meal she prepared. She was very proud of her children
and grandchildren. Gina was also well known for her independence, determination, strength and desire to live life. This was very evident as Gina battled cancer. The determination and strength she showed in her final days were admired by many.
She was a member of the Parish of Saint Leonard.
She is survived by daughter Lynn (Steve) McNeil and son Charles (Michele); grandchildren Justin, Jessica (Keegan) and Jarrett McNeil, Craig (Robin), Charlene (Jordan), Rebecca (Jonathan), Rachael, Mary Ann and Charles Bennett; great-grandchildren Joseph Thomas and Ariah. Her face lit up when she was with them, sisters Lizzy, Anne Marie, Charlotte,
Karen, Shauna, Carol (Jules) and Elaina, brother Raymond (Colleen) as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband Charles, step-mother Mary, brother Cesar, sister Bernice and special granddaughter Emma Grace.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Haq, Dr. Khodadad and the staff of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre as well as the Palliative Care and the VON for the care they provided to Gina throughout her illness. Donations can be made to Palliative Care Unit,
C.B. Regional Hospital, Sydney, NS
Cremation has taken place and a PRIVATE FAMILY visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6h from 11-12 PM followed by a chapel service at 12 PM with Father Peter MacLeod officiating. Due to COVID 19, protocol restrictions has to be followed. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford 902-862-7500. Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, C.B. Regional Hospital, Sydney, NS.To send condolences to the family go to: wwwmclellanfuneralhome.com