Born in Cornwall, and raised in the Eastern Ontario towns of St-Albert and Casselman, Benoit Bazinet started working at local funeral homes at the early age of 16. In 1996, he graduated with full honours from the Funeral Services Programme at Cambrian College/Collège Boréal of Sudbury, Ontario. As a licensed Funeral Director, he has made Ottawa his hometown since 1996.
In November 2011, Benoit, fully bilingual, joined Beechwood, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in Funeral Services. As a valued employee, he serves on the Joint Health and Safety Committee, initiated Beechwood’s on-site defibrillator programme in cooperation with the Ottawa Paramedic Service, and trains all of Beechwood‘s personnel on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) on a yearly basis.
In his spare time, Ben has various hobbies and interests, such as looking after the family cottage and boating, studying Native American traditional arts and crafts, woodworking projects, painting, entomology, palaeontology and philately.