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Passing Away of Fr Gordon Bennett

Passing Away of Fr Gordon Herbert Bennett

Article by Fr Robert Cross

Archbishop Hickey and the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Perth would like to pay a tribute to the life and ministry of Father Gordon Herbert Bennett who passed away peacefully on Tuesday 10th May 2011 at Little Sisters of the Poor, Glendalough, aged 90 years.

Ordained to the priesthood on 29th June 1974 in England, Fr Bennett arrived in Perth in September 1985. His first appointment was as Chaplain to Little Sisters of the Poor, Glendalough, followed by an appointment as Assistant Priest in the Parish of Northam. He later served as Chaplain to Hollywood Hospital and at St John of God Villas where he resided. Fr Bennett continued to live at the Villas during his retirement, and more recently at Little Sisters of the Poor.

We are grateful to Fr Bennett for his generous and faithful service in the Archdiocese.

May he rest in peace.

Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Sproxton, and the priests of the Archdiocese of Perth.