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Valma Cecelia Bennett

November 9, 2023

On Thursday November 9, 2023, aged 94 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Malcolm, loved mother and mother-in-law of Russell (deceased), Glenn and Viv, and the late Kim.  Cherished Nana of Dillon and Angela, great nana of Annabelle, loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty, cousin and friend.  Messages to the Bennett Family, 77A Gladson Ave, Sockburn, Christchurch 8042, or may be left on Valma’s tribute page at   At Valma’s request a private family service has been held.  


  1. Wayne Diedrichs

    Condolences to all the family

  2. Cheryl Hutchison

    To Glenn and Viv and family.
    My sympathy in Val’s passing. Val was such a lovely caring lady. Met her when your dad was dying and what a loving caring wife . A. Special lady at rest. RIP Val.

    • Stacey Craig

      Sending love and thoughts to you Benge, Dillon and all the family

    • Kim Wilson

      Thinking of you all at this sad time

      • Sharon Bradley

        Sending condolences to the family
        Rob and Sharon Bradley

  3. Diane and John Craig

    To Benge and Family. So very sorry for the loss of your Mum. Our deepest sympathy is extended to you all.

  4. Sally and Max Bateup

    O Benge, I`m so sorry to hear of your Mum`s passing. I have fond memories of her growing up on Revell St.
    Love to you all.

    • Gaylene mckenzie

      Sorry to heat of your loss Benge,viv and Dillon

  5. Jane Veale

    So sad to hear of your mum’s passing.
    Sending love and hugs to you all.

  6. Jude and John Wilson

    So sorry to hear that your dear mum has passed Benj and viv Sending lots of love to you all, ❤️ xx

  7. Anthea & Rex Keenan

    Loved to talk with Val, the good old days 🙂 Sympathy to Glen, Hahn & Bennett families.💕

  8. Shonamarshall

    Really sorry to hear of Val’s passing. My sincere condolences.

  9. Robyn Atkinson

    Sorry yo hear the news of the
    passing of your lovely Mum Benge..
    Best wishes and hugs to all the family

  10. Dale Thompson

    So sorry for your loss Benge, Viv and Dillon . Sending you all my love xx Dale

  11. Traci Booth-Ross

    Benj and Vic big hugs so sorry to hear of Val’s passing xxx

  12. Selwyn & Annette Benfell

    Sending condolences to you all ,sorry for your loss Selwyn and Annette Benfell

  13. Del Godfrey

    Benge, Viv and family, so very sorry to hear of Val’s passing,, I have enjoyed many chats and laughs with her over the years. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for a lovely lady who thought the world of all of her family. RIP Val Xxxx

  14. gloria McManaway

    Sorry for your loss Benj,and family.Matthew will miss having Val as his neighbour at the flats

  15. Ann Bradley

    So sorry to hear of Val’s passing. My sympathy to all of her family. RIP

  16. Rosemary Matthews

    Condolences to the family. Val was an amazing lady she gave 100% of herself forever, a very loyal wife to husband Malcolm and wonderful mother to her children. Remembered with respect. RIP Val.x🌹🌹🌹

  17. Shaun and Drylie

    Thinking of you Benj and Viv on the loss of your mum.

  18. Sue Fraser

    Benge & Viv, Dillon & Angela, we are so very sorry to hear about Val. A truley lovely lady who was so proud of her family. Lots of memories over the years. Our love to you all.
    Sue & Alex Fraser

  19. Kaye Stuart

    Thinking of you Glenn, Viv, Dillon and families at this sad time.

    • Hutchy

      Benge & Viv, Dillon & Angela thinking of you all at this sad time. Rest in peace Val

  20. Alan Mitchell

    Sympathy to Vals family Sorry to hear of Vals passing. I got to know Val through Malolms long stay in Weatland Hospital RIP Val.

  21. Dianne and Jamie Houston

    Our sincerest sympathies to you all, Benge, Viv, Dillon and Angela.
    Your mum and grand mum was a special person, she loved you all and was very proud of you all.
    We will remember your mum and grand mum with a huge respect.

  22. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry for the loss of your lovely mum & Nana. I have fond memories of visiting Val & Russell with Eily when I was a kid. Lovely to catch up with you Benge & Viv and glad we got to have a good chat Benge. Much love to you all


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