In Memoriam

Gordon Bennett

Gordon H. Bennett (1946-2021)

Born in Ottawa, Gordon grew up in Sherbrooke, in Quebec's Eastern Townships, a place and region for which he held many fond memories. He obtained a B.A. honours degree (History and Political Science) from Bishop's University, winning the Department of History Prize in his graduating year, and a Masters degree in history (with distinction) from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.

Gordon moved to Ottawa in 1969 after accepting a position with Canada's National Historic Sites program, where he worked until his retirement. Early in his career he produced a history of Yukon transportation to support the restoration of national historic sites in Dawson City. In 2002 he was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal for his contributions to Canada's historic places. He was one of the great heritage policy thinkers of his generation. For over 35 years he worked as an historian and senior cultural heritage advisor.

[click] Gordon Hugh Bennett Obituary
[click] Gordon Bennett's opinion on one of the proposed addition to historic Château Laurier in Ottawa
[click] Evoking the Past or Provoking the Gods? Some Observations on Period Reconstructions
[click] Parks Canada Cultural Resource Management Policy
[click] Cultural Resource Management Policy: Case Studies by the Getty Conservation Institute
[click] Carleton University, Ottawa: Symposium on Values-based decision-making for conservation
[click] Why Use Values-Based Management?
[click] Guide to the Preparation of Commemorative Integrity Statements - 2002

Celebration of life and accomplishments (2022)

Gordon Bennett Celebration of life

[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Introduction and PPT
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Dr. Christina Cameron
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Mike Porter
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - George Ingram
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Claudette Lacelle
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Robert Moreau
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Jacqueline Hucker
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - John Grenville
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Carol Whitfield
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Alastair Kerr
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Andrew Waldron
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Kim Sinclair
[click] Gordon Bennett Celebration of Life and Accomplishments, 2022 - Katherine Anne Kimberley

Images

Gordon Bennett Francois LeBlanc

Gordon Bennett and F. LeBlanc in office at the Getty Conservation Institute - 2001

Gordon Bennett 2005 in Montreal

Gordon Bennett - 2005

Gordon Bennett 2009

Gordon Bennett at U. of Montreal Chair on Built Heritage round table 2009

Gordon Bennett 2009

Gordon Bennett at U. of Montreal Chair on Built Heritage round table 2009

Gordon Bennett

Gordon Bennett, young and not so young...

Chaco Canyon artist rendering

Chaco Canyon, NM, USA - GCI Case Study on Values-Based Management. Artist rendering of Pueblo Bonito

Gordon Bennett 2001

Gordon Bennett at Chaco Canyon, NM, USA

Grosse Ile Memorial QC Canada

Grosse-Ile and the Irish Memorial, Quebec - GCI Case Study on Values-Based Management - Cemetary.

Grosse-Ile and the Irish Memorial, Quebec - GCI Case Study on Values-Based Management - Lazaretto

Hadrian's Wall UK

Hadrian's Wall, UK - GCI Case Study on Values-Based Management 2002.

Christina Cameron and Gordon Bennett at Hadrian's Wall

Gordon Bennett at Hadrian's Wall, Chester, UK

Gordon Bennett 2009

Gordon Bennett at Hadrian's Wall UK

Bennett, Pitcaithley and Boade at Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall, UK - GCI Case Study on Values-Based Management 2002. Team including Gordon Bennett at Arbeia Fort.

Port Arthur Tasmania, Australia - GCI Case Study on Values-Based Management 2002 - The Penitentiary.

Port Arthur Tasmania, Australia - GCI Case Study on Values-Based Management 2002 - The Participants

Gordon Bennett and Randy Mason

Port Arthur, Randy Mason and Gordon Bennett - 2002