Saturday, January 29, 2005

Archibald (Archie) Bennitz 1921-2005

My hats off to you Archie, I couldn't have said it better myself, Godspeed to you. I know the NHL legends have a special spot for you at their table in the big rink in the sky.

Here is Archie's Obituary from the Ottawa Citizen, Archie was a true Canadian and hockey fan.

BENNITZ, Archibald (Archie) Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at the age of 84. Predeceased by his wife Vicky, Archie was the beloved father of son David and daughter-in-law Wendy and a wonderful grandfather to Joshua, Michael and Adam. He leaves behind his brother Doug in B.C. and many nephews and nieces. Archie was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia and served overseas with the 422nd Squadron RCAF, in WWII. A long-time resident of Niagara Falls, Archie was an avid fan of watching hockey. He asked that Mr. Bettman and Goodenow know that they are "skunks" for denying him the pleasure of watching the NHL on TV this year. He also asked that Mr. Bettman steps aside and gives Wayne Gretzky the job that rightfully belongs to him. Special thanks to Dr. Yahyavi, Ellen, and the nurses on the 4th floor of the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their caring and compassion. At Archie's request he is being cremated and a private family gathering will be held. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Archie's Guest Book, is available for signing here, please drop a note to the family.

Bettman and Goodenow, step aside and let someone else fix the mess you have created, the bucks stops at the top here gentlemen, as The Donald would say "you're fired"...

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