The family announces with sorrow his passing in Ministic Lake on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at the age of 67 years. Beloved husband of Rose Riopel of ValCaron. Son of the late Ubald Riopel and Marie Reine (née Grondin) Riopel of Sudbury. Loving “Papa” of Marlene Provincial, Richard Whissell (Darlene), Sandra Kangas (Henry), Carol Whissell and Robert Whissell all of ValCaron. Cherished grandfather to Chris, Jason, Melanie, Chelsea, Nick, Jamie, Ashley, Jessica, Kary-Lynn andgreat-grandfather to Levi, Alysha and Jade. Dear brother of Jean-Claude (Yollande), Rolly (Jackie), Ronald (Suzanne), Françoise Pilon (Marcel) and Nicole Leclair (Ron). Predeceased by his sister Pierrette Piette. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and especially his canine buddy “Princess”. At Ben’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association (by cheque only) would be greatly appreciated.