Alan Benson

September 7, 1930 – June 20, 2012

At the age of 81, beloved husband, father and grandfather, ‘Ben’ passed from this life. He was a caring, compassionate man; a loving, involved father and inspirational in his own unique way. His sister Mary, children Steven and Ian, and many friends will lovingly remember him. His wife Pamela sadly predeceased Ben on March 8, 2009. Born in Worchester Park, UK, to William and Laura, Ben and his young family immigrated to Winnipeg, MB in 1968 where he had a career as an elevator mechanic. Ben and Pam retired to Summerland, BC in 1992, where he was an active community member and member of the Summerland Kiwanis Club and the Summerland Legion. For the last twenty years, Ben had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease; a burden that he bore as stoically and courageously as every other obstacle set before him. His outlook was always sunny and he had a “make the best of it” attitude; part of a combination that made him universally loved by all who knew him. The memorial service was held on July 1st, and he now rests beside Pamela at the Canyon View Cemetery in Summerland. The family is grateful for the compassion and care from the staff at Haven Hill Retirement Centre. Donations in memory of Ben may be sent to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada. Condolences may be directed to the family through Providence Funeral Homes “Summerland’s Rosedale Chapel” 250-494-7752

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