Benedicta (aka Bening) was born in Bocagan Hills, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines on December 29, 1923, as the second child of Bautista Comahig & Ana Borres who were in the wholesale business of copra and tobacco. She married Eugenio Concha, a teacher and had 3 young daughters.
She became a widow at the age of 25. She re-married, this time to Luis Toledo Domingo, a Philippine Navy captain and had 9 more children. They lived in the same house at 121 K-3rd, Kamuning, Quezon City, Philippines where most children were born and raised until the family immigrated to Canada in 1978. Bening was 55 years old. They lived in the house occupied until now at 847 W.67th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia. She became a widow again in 1997.
Bening was mainly a homemaker, but had short stints as a teacher, a bagel shop worker, and a resthome worker at Louis Brier Home. She will always be remembered as a great cook. Her children treasured the daily abundant foods served and the sweet aroma in their kitchen. Being active in Kamuning churches, Filipino Baptist & Alliance churches and Vancouver Diamond Society, friends and relatives took delight in the amazing cakes she baked for special occasions.
A sweet, joyful, and caring person, Bening loved food, travel and people. But sadness came when the Lord took two daughters who lived in California; Maria Ana Carvajal (1999) in Los Angeles and Virginia Mijares (2017) in San Francisco.
Having lived a long life of 98 years is God’s blessing. A greater blessing is to have 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren from her 12 children. But the greatest blessing of all is Jesus Christ; a legacy she hoped will resonate even after death...
So thankful to our God for our beloved Mama/Lola. So grateful for your kind words, love and support.
From us all, God bless you!
Virginia Concha-Mijares, deceased
Victoria Metos Domingo
Maria Ana Domingo-Carvajal, deceased (with George Carvajal)
Ricardo Luis Domingo (with Didi Sanidad)
Divina Grace Domingo-Arienza (with Bart Arienza)
Joji Annabel Domingo
Gina Domingo-Collado (with Lorenzo Collado)
Anastacio Bautista Domingo
Jose Eugenio Mijares
Christian Bartolome Arienza
Lian Marie Carvajal-Ewing
Benedique Lorenzo Collado
Ryan Michael Domingo
Jean Alexander Collado
Michael George Carvajal
Rebekah Naomi Domingo-Bielefeld
Amanda Ruth Arienza
Nicholas Domingo Collado
Katherine Eileen Domingo-Sawatzky
Timothy James Domingo
Chloe Joy Domingo
Emerson Jett Ewing
Beckett Foxx Ewing
Leona Clementine Bielefeld
To the family of Mommy Bening: We lift you up in our prayers and our thoughts at this tender time. Mommy Bening , though absent in the body , is now present with the Lord. Our blessings and sincere sympathies. “In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore.”
I heard from my sister. I'm sorry to hear about Auntie. She was always smiling and kind. We love your mom whenever her name came up in our sibling conversations. Auntie had this aura of positivity, good vibes. I meant ‘love’ because we've never stopped.
Auntie Bening is so special and dear to us that we wouldn't want to miss out in letting that be known! Her smile and positivity that you can see and feel the whole K-3rd. Her welcoming and warm personality. Her to die for bake goods, to name a few. Prayers that all is well and goes well. Blessings to everyone!❤️
Here is excerpt from Manong Totong's FB page: After the devastating loss of my brother Pons a few weeks ago, the sadness in our hearts continue with the passing of our aunt last Tuesday, May 3, 2022. It is with profound sadness to announce that Mrs. Benedicta Comahig-Domingo, was laid to rest today, May 7, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was the loving wife of my uncle, naval officer of the Philippine Navy, Commander Luis T. Domingo. I had so many great memories with this couple especially during my college days. Practically, I grew up under their guidance when I was away from home. They automatically became my foster parents while studying in Manila and had given me solicited advice whenever I asked for it. Auntie Bening, you will surely be missed not only by your children, grandchildren, relatives and friends but also the whole community who have known your generosity and compassion. May you Rest In Peace!
Pastor Boyet. Emma and I were greatly saddened to learn of your mother's passing. She is now with the Lord after a long and happy life.
Here's a text from ate Dana Kinghorn: Thank you Charlie. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to say my last goodbye to Auntie Bining. The internment ceremony has brought emotions of sadness and joy to me. Your mom was beloved by family and friends, and will be ever remembered for her gentle kindness and generosity. We are all fortunate to have been part of her life. She is now in heaven’s kitchen cooking up a storm! Lucky Jesus!!! So good to see the clan and some of your friends whom I also know and had not seen in years. Take good care and hugs to all your family
To God be the glory for those fruitful years He has entrusted to Mama Benning. We are one of the few people who have been blessed and experienced God's love thru how Mama Benning raised Pastor Boyit. Upholding you in prayer. The legacy she had exemplified will always be treasured.
Vicky, all children and grandchildren, our condolence on the passing of your Mom Requiescat in pace.
Thanks for sharing that with us, and may God continue to be your strength and comfort during this time of transition. Our mothers will always continue to be in our hearts and thoughts. Blessings, Peter & Hazel