Suddenly on March 5, 2014, after 27 year of making everyone around him a better person, Ben Samplonius of Dutton, left us doing what he loved. Ben lived his life to the fullest, never wanting to look back and regret not doing something. He leaves behind his best friend, fiancé and partner, Sarah McCallum, and his faithful companions Stella and Toby. In-laws to be Duncan and Debbie McCallum of Iona Station, brother-in-law to be Jeff McCallum, and “adopted” aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins. Incredible son to William and Lena Samplonius, big brother to Laura Samplonius (Derek Scott), Jacob and Daniel Samplonius, all of Strathroy. Grandson to Gerald and Wilma Samplonius, Henk and Cathy VanBynen and great grandson to Bert and Cathy Vens. Missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and uncles.
He will be greatly missed by his entire Rawhide and Big Easy rodeo families, close friends and neighbours including all the “Cowal Cowboys”.
“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cowboy Crisis Fund or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.
Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416. Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 where a celebration of Ben’s life service will be held on Monday March10 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Cowal-McBride Cemetery. Email condolences firstname.lastname@example.org