Chris BenderJanuary 7, 2018
Chris Bender, age 94, of Swift Current passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK with his family by his side.
Chris T. Bender was born July 9, 1923 to Fred & Mary Bender on the family farm south of Morse, SK — where he grew up with four brothers and four sisters. Chris married the love of his life, Irene Menke, on October 24, 1952. Together, they raised their two children, Linda and Calvin. Chris bought grain for Pioneer Grain for 33 years, working in Hollonquist, Palmer, and Richardson. Chris & Irene enjoyed square dancing, and went often for many years. When he retired, they moved out to a cabin at Lac Pelletier, SK. They spent sixteen winters in Mesa, AZ before moving to Swift Current in 2004.
Chris leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 65 years, Irene Bender; his children, Linda (Ken) Benson and Calvin (Arlene) Bender; his six grandchildren; his five great-grandchildren; his in-laws, Larry (Ann) Menke, Lance (Karen) Menke, and Ivy Millar; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date from Riverview Estates, Swift Current. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Chris Bender, donations to the men’s woodworking shop at Riverview Estates would be appreciated by the family.