Bunnie (Ben of Bennie)
September 28, 1922 – October 9, 2015
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dad at Maple Ridge Hospital at the age of 93. He is now resting peacefully. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was predeceased by his wife Ann in 2001. Survived by his children; Gerry (Janice), Elaine, and Joanne (Frank); and his grandchildren Carri, Brad, Michael, Kim, Angela, Richard and Kathryn. Predeceased by grandson Bruce in 1994. Ben is also survived by seven great grandchildren, Kelly, Emily, Brandon, Meghan, Hayley, Nathan & Chantea. Ben was born in Leduc, Alberta to parents Daniel and Anastasia (predeceased). He is survived by his brother Eugene and sisters Olga and Nadia. He is predeceased by his brothers Walter, Mike, John, Paul, Bill, Russell and his sister Elsie. Ben started his young adult life having enlisted in The Royal Canadian Navy. Ben a proud veteran served his country during World War II. Ben stationed in Prince Rupert met and married his wife Ann Sunberg July 12, 1947. When their children were young, he moved his family to Vancouver where they lived for eight years and then finally settled in Maple Ridge in 1962. Here he would live in the same house until this past year. Ben made his career as a BC Commercial fisherman and he had a true love for the ocean. He spoke often of his many experiences on the boat and the many places he travelled. Ben’s other loves were Hockey, Football and Curling. He rarely missed a game. Dad you will be missed. We welcome you to join us in a Memorial Service at St. John The Divine Anglican Church on Saturday, October 24 at 1:00 PM officiated by Reverend Charles Balfour. 21299 River Road, Maple Ridge.
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