Born in Upton, Quebec, on November 15, 1920. Passed away peacefully at Moments Manor in Orleans on Sunday afternoon February 16, 2014, surrounded by family. Ben was well known for his beautiful smile and his gentle and generous spirit. Ben was a devoted family man and a loyal and loving husband to his wife of 71 years – Gertrude Brazeau. Loving father of Angeline Decosse (Robert Caya), Diane Gervais (Gilles), Thérèse Laframboise (the late Gerry), Dan (Barbara Egli), Edouard (Gaye), Lisa St-Martin (Pierre) and predeceased by son Richard (Phyllis). Cherished grandfather to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ben is survived by his sisters Simone, Adrienne, Myra and his brother Joe. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Moments Manor with special thanks to Marie and Nancy as well as the staff at Cornerstone Community Care in Ottawa.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, on Tuesday, February 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at St-Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Condolences may be made at : www.heritagefh.ca