Lion Bennett Obituary, Death Cause – It is with great sadness that the Chepstow and Caldicot Lions Clubs must advise their respective communities’ members that Lion John Bennett has been elevated to a position with more responsibilities. Lion John has been of service to our communities for over 40 years, and he led our club for the entire academic year 1990–1991 when it was his turn to serve as President. In addition, Lion John has been of service to our communities for over 40 years. Lion John was always very engaged in a broad variety of different voluntary activities that were to the benefit of the community in where he lived and worked during his whole career.
These included supporting children who had been diagnosed with cancer, assisting persons and athletic facilities located within our communities, and collecting food to fill Christmas baskets that were then donated to families in need who were experiencing financial issues. A significant amount of the club’s existence has been spent with him serving on the Welfare Committee, where he is responsible for the welfare of the club’s members. Everyone who ever knew him had the highest respect and affection for him because of the tireless work he made on behalf of Lions.
Lion John of St. Arvans was honored with the title of Melvin Jones Fellow in the year 2020 by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), in recognition of the dedication he has displayed toward serving the needs of people residing in various regions of the world. This honor was bestowed onto Lion John in recognition of the fact that the LCIF has bestowed this honor upon him.
Lion Denise Harrison, the current President of the Lions, along with the rest of the Lions, will mourn Lion John very much, and they will never forget him. Lion John was a beloved member of the organization. Lion John will always have a special place in their hearts. In this time of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with Lion John’s family and all of the people who were extremely close to him. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies.