Wickman-Petersen-Dineen, Bente

May 29, 1939 - November 26, 2023

Bente left us at the Meaford General Hospital on November 26th after a short period of illness to join her beloved parents Linnea and Axel and older sister Grete.

Bente is survived by her loving partner Paul, her daughters Dorte, Christina and son in law Kenny.

She was a loving grandmother to Linnea (Mark), Ian, Kia (Cam), Annika (Daniel), Magnus (Megan).

Bente was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and immigrated to Canada in 1966. She lived most of her life in Meaford and so enjoyed the harbour and all the nature around her.  Bente was a gifted artist and over her lifetime worked in many different mediums. Perhaps her greatest body of work was the oil paintings she painted of Georgian Bay and her travels.

A cozy celebration of life will be held at a future date when all her loved ones can join together to honor her joyfully.

The incredible care she received while in Meaford Hospital allowed us to say goodbye in such a peaceful, dignified and loving way.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


Cozy celebration of Bente's life will take place at a later date.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Lorene Taylor
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    We were so shocked to see Bente’s obituary as we had seen her recently. Bente was such a lovely woman and we always enjoyed our visits with her. We have known her for many years. I commissioned her to do a painting of our home as a gift for Quentin and we will cherish it.

    Lorene Taylor and Quentin Docherty

  2. Leanne Cook
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dorte and Christina, we met your Mom quite often on our walks at the Cemetery. When your family lived across the road from us on the 11th Line she always held a special place with her beautiful smile and quiet grace. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Louise Cross
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    I am shocked and speechless to hear the sad news.
    I had the pleasure of meeting Bente 14 years ago when I moved to Meaford. She was a great Lady and will be missed.
    Louise Cross

  4. Sandra Graham
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Awwww so sorry for your loss Dorte and family. Hugs to all!❤️

  5. Lindy & Bent Iversen
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dear Paul
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
    We were surprised and deeply saddened to hear of Bente’s passing.
    We loved seeing you & Bente walking hand in hand to the park.
    Bente will be missed.

  6. Linda and Andy Andersen
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will miss Bente very much as she was a cherished friend. We enjoyed many fun times together and will miss those times. May God comfort you in your loss. Hugs Linda and Andy

  7. Anne Horwood
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dear Paul.
    George and I were deeply saddened to hear of Bente’s passing. It was such a joy to see you together. You two so obviously cherished one another. May you find comfort knowing so many of us care for you both. Our condolences.

  8. Katharine Adams
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dear Paul.
    I am so very sorry to hear the sad news of Bente’s passing. She was such a warm, lovely person.
    I will miss seeing the two of you out walking. My sympathies to you. Katharine

  9. Catherine Holland
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dear Dorte & family,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing . I have many fond memories of your mother and her legacy will continue in our home that displays many of her paintings of the Scarborough bluffs and the beautiful poppies painting she made for me displayed over my fireplace in my dining room ❤️

  10. Mary Henry
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dorte, I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Laura Durnin
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dearest Dorte and family , my deepest condolences for your loss. Cherish the wonderful memories and good times.

  12. Allyson Plater
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dorte and Christina so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. May you all cherish your lovely memories you created. Follow the process, use the time you need and listen to your mind—- it will know the next breath, the next step. Hugs

  13. Susan Jane Bigland - Witton
    Thursday, November 30, 2023

    So very sorry to learn of the sudden and unexpected loss of such a gracious and caring individual. Bente will be sorely missed by the many people who have benefited from from her friendship and care, her wisdom and her many artistic talents.
    My sincere condolences to Dorte, Chriistina & Kenny and the grandchildren, all of whom she was so proud.
    Special thoughts extended to Paul.

  14. Dorothy Anderson
    Thursday, November 30, 2023

    Hi Paul, I have known Bente for many years through art shows and a long friendship. It is with great sadness to learn she has passed away. I have been thinking about her so much of late. I talked to Bente when Ruth passed away, and from the sound of her voice knew she was not well.
    I am so very glad she had you in her life, these last years. She certainly deserved the happiness she knew with you Paul. Sincere sympathy in your loss. from Dorothy Anderson

  15. Sue & Orville Boyd
    Friday, December 1, 2023

    Bente was a special friend to my parents, Bessie and Elwood Boyd for many years. She was a constant visitor to the Meaford Long Term Care where my mother resided for 11 years. The Boyd family will always remember the kindness and love she bestowed on her.
    Please accept our condolences.

  16. Rachael Chapman
    Friday, December 1, 2023

    Dear Dorte family and Paul,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bente’s passing. She was a very special person with the kindest of hearts. She always held a cozy place for her friends. The world is a little less bright without her here. ♥️⭐️

  17. Dennis and Joanne Knight
    Saturday, December 2, 2023

    Our deepest sympathies. Bente was a most gracious lady, quiet but determined. We have such fond memories and she will always hold a special place in our hearts.

  18. maggie holmes
    Sunday, December 3, 2023

    Dorte and family I am so very sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. Bente was a lovely woman. My deepest condolences at this sad time.

  19. Ava Zaritzky
    Monday, December 4, 2023

    Bente was a most beautiful gift to my life. We met by chance at the waters edge and we clicked as instant pals. Bente’s gentle spirit and her amazing artistic abilites were so special to learn about as the years passed. Our mutual love of Lee Ogg also keep us laughing and sharing so much fun with her and other people of like minds. I treasure knowing Bente and she will be always remembered with love.

  20. Mike Yoshimoto
    Wednesday, December 6, 2023

    Dear Paul and Dorte and family,

    Our deepest sympathies to you on Bente’s passing. We were shocked and upset to hear of her death. Bente, as everyone knew, was a wonderful, kind and gentle person with a heart of gold. We have some of her artwork on our walls and Bente is always remembered when we see her paintings. Bente, may you rest in peace and tranquillity.

    Mike and Dineke Yoshimoto

  21. Viv Baker
    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    I remember how Bente radiated light when she spoke to you. Such a talented soul, I have several works of her art. I have, and will, always cherish them and will remember her with fondness. We need more like Bente in the world, not less. My sincerest condolences.

  22. Anette Storgaard
    Monday, December 25, 2023

    Dear Paul, Christina and Dorte
    I am so sorry to find out, that Bente passed away i november.
    I have known Bente all my life. I was a 9 year old girl when she left Denmark and moved to Canada.
    She was a friend of my parents Inger and Bjoern Storgaard(later Vilhelmsen), and also of my uncle Bent Dittmer.
    I visited Bente and family back in the summer 1974. And I revisited her in the summer of 1993 together with my 9 year old son. I remember she served us rugbrød and homemade remoulade.
    Since christmas 2020 I have had a penpalcontact with Bente. And in my last letter, which she never recieved, I told her how much it meant to me, to have this contact.
    She was always positive and caring.
    Paul – you are in my thoughts, and I am glad to know, that you and Bente had some years filled with love and togetherness. Too bad it lastet too short.
    My deepest condoences to you all.


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