It is with deep regret that Ben passed away suddenly at home on the morning of Thursday, January 5, 2017.
Loving husband of Tina (Hendriks) for 55 years. Loving father of Michael (Patti), Maureen, Joey (Toni), Andrea Malboeuf (Ron) and Laura. Proud Opa of Riley Cano, David and Rebecca Cano and Ethan Malboeuf and dog Chaucer. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary (Matulak). Brother of the late Rev. Father Joe, late John (late Noreen, late Gertie), Michael (late Lucille), late Albert, late Henry (late Mary), Tony (Clarice), Cyril (late Rosemary), Stan (late Mona), late Steven and Margaret Newbold (late Richard, late Tom) (Harold). Brother-in-law of the late Albert Hendriks (Luisa) and the late John (Ruby). Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Ben was a very happy sports fan, especially hockey. He came to Sault Ste. Marie originally to play for the Greyhounds in the early 50’s and remained here working for Abitibi and St. Mary’s Paper. He was quite involved with the AAA Bantam Organization in Sault Major Hockey for the past 40 years and was inducted into the Sault Ste. Marie Sports Hall of Fame as both a player and a builder in 1997.
Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6 pm until 9 pm. Funeral Mass to be celebrated from Precious Blood Cathedral on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 11 am. Rev. Hamish Currie officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
This family would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the paramedics, ambulance personnel, the fire department, police and the snow removal operator for their kindness and care.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com