MASON, “BEN” HENRY WALTER Ben passed away suddenly Friday, December 9th, 2011
at age 88. Survived by his loving family, wife Betty of 40 years, daughters Terry (Ken), Vicki (Moe), Ingrid (Wayne), sons Brian (Anna), Douglas (Carla) and their mother Nadine (George), and sister May (Fred). Also left to miss him are nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many good friends. Ben was a signalman in the
Canadian Navy in WW2 doing Atlantic Convoy. After the war he worked for 31 years at Dominion Bridge as a steelworker and later shop foreman. He finished his career working for the federal government at Canada Employment where he was known as “gentle Ben”. Ben made immediate friends with all he met. He could be counted on to be available, good times or bad – he was never too busy to take time for anyone. He loved to tell stories and some were even true! Special thanks to his friend and doctor Marty Steinruck and the caring staff at Mountainview Village – particularly his close buddy Colby. A celebration of his life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 2 pm on Saturday, December 17th, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations to SPCA Kelowna would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com and searching his
name Ben H.W. Mason under stories.