We stand behind our reputation and will continue to serve our community with the values instilled by our funeral directors.
The Benner name has great personal meaning and significance within the Town of Fort Erie. My grandparents were the late Al and Viola Benner. My grandfather retired after many years with Horton CBI, was a member of council and a business owner. My mother Marlene was born and educated in Forty Erie and my uncle Vern still resides in Crescent Park.
Leo's Restaurant and the Botticelli Family served the Fort Erie community at 1005 Benner Rd. for almost 40 years. Nearly every member of a service club or professional association was privileged to have had the opportunity to experience the outstanding food and service club that set Leo's apart from the rest. Most everyone will mention the large stone fireplace that served as a central point in the restaurant. When Joe Botticelli passed away a number of years ago, his sister Christine and brother Dino continued to run the business. In early 1999, discussions began about the possibilities of purchasing the facility for the transformation to a Funeral Home. Knowing the facility needed major renovations and by-law changes, it took nearly a full year to approach an architect with my designs and ideas. In early 2000, Benner Funeral Services was incorporated and I purchased Leo's Restaurant Ltd. in January of 2001.