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Eustace Freeman Benedict

Born Born 23 April 1913
Died Died unknown
Married Married to Elsie Brown



  1. Allen Eustace Benedict; b. 1935

The Parents of Eustace

Eustace’s Early Years

Eustace and Elsie Brown

Elsie was the daughter of Allen Brown and the niece of William Brown of Ellershouse, Nova Scotia. They resided at Mt. Uniacke, Hants Co., Nova Scotia1.

The Final Years for Eustace


Obituary for Elsie

From The Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Feb. 12, 2007

BENEDICT, Elsie Lavinia - 93, Windsor, formerly of Mount Uniacke, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on February 11, 2007, in Dykeland Lodge.
Born in New Minas on October 7, 1913, Elsie was a daughter of the late Allen and Laura (Williams) Brown. Her loving and generous nature has touched the hearts and lives of all who were fortunate to know her and she leaves each of us with many treasured memories. She was known as Aunt Toots to her many nieces and nephews, was a Godmother to many and a Grammie to anyone who happened to need one, and there were many.
Together with her husband, Eustace, they created a warm and inviting atmosphere in their little home and shared many loving meals around their kitchen table. She was known for her bread baking, crackers in her warming oven, homemade donuts at Christmas, her pies and fudge for community functions and will be remembered by many for her gingerbread men at Halloween. She was a member of the Anglican Church of Holy Spirit in Lakelands and a past member of both the Uniacke UCW and ACW. She was a great community supporter helping all churches and organizations with fundraisers and concerts, had a great sense of humour and will be remembered for her "Minnie Pearl" act in one variety show. She brought comfort to many elderly and sick in several communities through her visits and letters as well as to her new friends at Dykeland Lodge.
She was a survivor of the Halifax Explosion to which she lost her mother and sisters, Janie and Bessie. In her younger years she was hairdresser to many and was known for her "good" Toni's and kept busy into her 90s by crocheting doilies, angels and snowflakes for keepsakes.
She was a weather recorder for the Department of Environment in Mount Uniacke for more than 40 years and served as a ground observer for the RCAF in Mount Uniacke for a year. She enjoyed playing cards, hosting many bridge parties and could play and win at Queens into her 90s.
Her greatest joy was her family and the many celebrations and traditions created. She is survived by her loving son, Allen (Margaret) Benedict, Mount Uniacke; grandchildren, Jim (Karen) Benedict, Tony (Darlene) Benedict, Randy (Patricia) Benedict, Susan (Alan) Tupper, all of Mount Uniacke; Pam (Bob) O'Brien, Bedford; great-grandchildren, Warren, April, Chelsea, Brittany, Amanda, Alisha, Matthew, Kristin and Tamara, all of Mount Uniacke; Melissa and Justin, Sackville; Andrew, Dartmouth; Kendra, Halifax, and great great-grandchildren, Hanna and Amber, Mount Uniacke. Elsie is also survived by her half-sisters, Dorothy Patton, Newport Corner, and Ruth Boutilier, Brookfield; half-brother, Bob Brown, Windsor; brother-in-law, Alfred Benedict, Windsor, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Eustace Benedict; sisters, Janie and Bessie; brothers, David and Cecil; stepmother, Mary Brown; half-sister, Jean; half-brothers, Earl and Billy.
Visitation will be today from 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville Dr., Sackville, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Brian Hutchins officiating. Burial is in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville.

Obituary for their son Allen Eustace Benedict

The Halifax Herald Limited 29 June 2009

BENEDICT, Allen Eustace- 74, Mount Uniacke, passed away after a long battle with cancer on June 26, 2009, with his family by his side. Born in Mount Denson on May 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Eustace and Elsie (Brown) Benedict.
He will be remembered for his love of his family and community. He played fiddle with the Polka Dot Ramblers and enjoyed many jam sessions teaching his family the joys of music. He was a lifelong hockey fan both as a player and a coach and was a loyal Maple Leafs fan. He loved to work in his garden and took great pride in caring for his yard.
Spending time at his camp with family and friends contributed to many happy memories of bonfires, star-gazing, fishing, camping up at the lake, boating, swimming, piling and cutting wood, gardening and just sitting on the veranda contemplating life. He was the "go to" person for tools, advice on how to fix something or to just sit and talk.
He worked for 14 years as station agent for the DAR. Owned and operated the Uniacke General Store for seven years. Supervised paving crews for Municipal at sites throughout Nova Scotia and paved the first runway at the airport on the island of St. Lucia. He came from a family of carpenters and has built many homes including his own in Mount Uniacke.
His strong commitment to his community was reflected in many ways: a long-time member and chief for several years of the UDVFD, the construction of the fire hall, the annual fireman's fair and the establishment and construction of the cenotaph. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in 2000, he stood tall and faced each obstacle with great strength and determination and was proud to be a part of the cancer study group to help to find a cure.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret (Moore) Benedict of Mount Uniacke; children, Jim Benedict (Karen), Tony (Darlene) Benedict, Randy (Patricia) Benedict, Susan (Alan) Tupper, all of Mount Uniacke; Pam (Bob) O'Brien of Bedford; grandchildren, Justin (Rhonda), April (Angus) Horsman, Andrew (Kelly), Chelsea, Brittany, Amanda, Alisha, Matthew, Kristin and Tamara Tupper all of Mount Uniacke; Warren Steele (Sue) and Kendra both of Halifax;, Melissa (James) of Sackville; and greatgrandchildren, Amber Horsman and Hanna Steele of Mount Uniacke, and Olivia Mailman of Sackville. He was predeceased by a son in infancy.
Visitation will be today from 7 - 9 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church, 293 Etter Rd., Mount Uniacke where the service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Karen Ross officiating. Burial following in the Union Church Cemetery, Mount Uniacke. Donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 1-5826 South Street, Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 or the Union Church, 283 Etter Rd, Mount Uniacke, NS BON IZO.

Notes on the Children

  • Allen Eustace; b. 1 May 1935; married to Margaret Moore. Operated a grocery store: "Benedict General Store" at Mt. Uniake. Children:
    • James Allen Benedict; likely living
    • Pamela Margaret Benedict; likely living
    • Anthony Eustace Benedict; likely living
    • Randall Glenn Benedict; likely living
    • Susan Melinda Benedict; likely living


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- JimBenedict - 10 Mar 2006
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