Benny Knut Neumann, age 76, of Stratford and formerly of Mount Albert passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on March 19, 2021. Benny was born in Kufstein, Austria on December 5, 1944, son of the late Oskar and Emmy (née Auffinger) Neumann.
A world traveller and man of many hats, including most notably that of head chef, Benny had a story for all occasions and a punchline for each one. He made friends wherever he went and had a true zest for life. His long career in hospitality and passion for adventure took him to every corner of the world before settling in Canada with his family.
Beloved husband for 38 years of Grace (née Taweel). Loving father of his “mausi” Lara. Brother-in-law of Glory, Robert and Gay, and uncle to Buddy. Predeceased by his sister Heidrun (Heidi) Neumann. He will be remembered fondly by his family and their partners (Richard, Alan and Ryan) for his incredible storytelling and the best schnitzel in the Western Hemisphere.
A family service will be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home at 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. with Father Chris Pietraszko officiating. Those who wish to join the family from home may do so using the livestream link below this obituary on the funeral home website. Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens, North York.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Shelterlink, a charity to help those in need, through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7
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