Benjamin John (Ben) DEAN
May 12th, 1979 – September 27th, 2008
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear son and brother, Benjamin John Dean. Our only consolation is that he is now free from the pain and suffering that have clouded his life since his motorcycle accident in April, 2004.
Ben was born in Dorchester, Dorset, England and came to Canada as a young boy at the age of two. He attended St. James, Hillview and Vernon Secondary School and his favorite sports were soccer and basketball. In later years he enjoyed tennis and golf.
Ben leaves to mourn his parents, Colin and Coreen; his sister, Jody (Stephen); his extended family overseas, Nanny Dean, Nanny Marilyn and all his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, near and far. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents.
People were naturally drawn to Ben by his great smile and cheeky sense of humor.
He was generous and approached life with charm and warmth. Ben’s unique charisma will be missed by all. He enjoyed his seven years of working at Riverside and will be remembered for his strong work ethic and dedication to his job, putting in extra hours whenever he could. Besides the devotion of his parents and loving support from his sister and her spouse, he found endless peace and joy in his cats, Cleo, Smokey and Mumbles. They were his family and brightened up his days.
Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Ben’s Life which will be held at the Schubert
Centre, 3505-30th Avenue, on Saturday, October 11th, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ben to the S.P.C.A. or Brain Trust Canada.
We, Ben’s family wish to particularly thank Jason McIntyre for all the time he spent
with Ben as well as the help given to us by the staff of C.O.B.I.S.
Ben, you have gone far too soon but we know you have found peace.We will miss you always but do take solace in the knowledge that you now walk with the angels.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5