Formally of Uganda, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 86 during mass with his wife Bella at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife Bella of 57 years, loving father to Brian and Bevan. Grandfather to Vanessa. He is fondly remembered by his siblings the late Tony (Lira) Fernandes, the late Lina (the late Bruno) Fernandes, Annie (the late Diogo) Simoes and Peter(Ethel) Fernandes. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews who loved him. Benny’s welcoming smile and caring nature touched those around him. He generously gave his time to the Nativity of Our Lord Church and elementary school. Benny was one of the founding members of the Nativity of Our Lord Knights of Columbus Council in the year 2000. He loved travelling, sports and being in the company of friends and family.