Benjamin Joseph (Ben) Obermeier
was born on January 25th, 1930 in Lumby, B.C. and passed away on May 1st, 2012 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 82 years. Ben was a life long resident of Vernon whose family relocated from Lumby to Old Kamloops Road in 1933. Ben loved living in Vernon and chose to never live elsewhere. This was his community and he truly loved the people and this place.
Ben will be remembered as a local farmer and cattleman, operating both a dairy farm and raising beef and growing hay. Although having worked in his youth as a plumber, he left that vocation to return to the family farm on Old Kamloops Road. Despite being affected by disabilities in his later years, he never gave up his interest and involvement in farming activities.
Ben will be lovingly remembered by his daughter; Susan of Victoria, B.C., a large extended family and a community of friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife; Anne, his younger daughter; Cheryl and his parents; Joe and Augusta.
Ben’s family would like to thank the respective staffs of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Carrington Place Residence and Westridge Care Home for all of the excellent care provided to Ben throughout the years.
A Graveside Service will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 9:00A.M. A Celebration of Ben’s Life will follow at Bethel Funeral Chapel at 11:00A.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A Reception will be held in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel at the conclusion of the service.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ben to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation 2101 32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5L2 or to the North Okanagan Hospice Society 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.
5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5