Benson Group principal dies at 78

In this April 2017, file photo, Gerry Benson, right, takes part in a public event. Benson died over the weekend at the age of 78. With Benson, holding the microphone, is Tom Kaneb. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A well-known businessman and principal at the Benson Group has died.

Gerry Benson passed away over the weekend. He was 78.

A spokesman for the company said more information, such as funeral arrangements, will be released later this week.

The well-known philanthropist, who has a sports complex that bears the family name, has been instrumental in several city projects, including the push to get a university in Cornwall.

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