Francis James Benninger of Durham died December 26, 2008, in his 58th year. Francis was the husband of Bertha (Koeslag) and father of Cara, Kait and Aaron. Francis was the son of the late Cornelius (Corky) Benninger and is survived by his mother, Rosetta. Brother of James (Betty Lou) of Mississauga, Anne Marie (Moe) Webster of Waterloo, Helen of Durham, Rosemary (Wilf) Ringler of Durham, Neil (Bonnie) of Hanover, George of Mitchell and Alan (Holly) of Cape Breton. He was predeceased by three brothers, Jerome, John and Norbert. Memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation – Oncology Department or to The Life Raft Group.