Bennett, Donald Ward
Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 149 (R.A.F.) Squadron
Service no. R/62744
Died September 12, 1941
Son of Dr. S. J. Bennett of Inverness.
Admitted to Bishop’s in 1934 (The Quad, 1938, p.16). Received his B.Sc. (Chemistry & Biology option) in 1939 (The Quad, 1938, p.16; 1939, p.11). Don returned to complete a High School certificate in 1940, and graduated from the Education program in 1940 (The Quad, 1940, p.36).
Played Rugby (football) with the Junior team in ’34, the Inter-year in ’35, and played backfield for the Intermediate team in ’36 and ’37 (The Quad, 1938, p. 16). Played in goal for the Intermediate Hockey team in 1937 (The Quad, 1937, n.p.), as well as in 1938 (The Quad, 1938, p.38, 65); also played for the Third Year Intramural Hockey team in 1938 and 1939. Don was goalie when the team won the 1938 McKinnon Trophy for Inter-Year Hockey (The Quad, 1938, p.72; 1939, p.60). Don “turned in excellent games throughout the series” playing in goal for the Intermediate team again in 1940 (The Quad, 1940, p.60).
Don enlisted in the R.C.A.F. immediately after graduation. He was killed in action the following year.
During his sojourn [at Bishop’s] he has made a host of friends and they unite in wishing him the best of everything wherever his future may lead him.