Van Roie, Benjamin (Ben)

51 years, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved son Margaret Van Roie (the late Adolf). Loving father of Melissa Van Roie (Guy), and Neil (Stacy). Proud grandfather of Brody. Dear brother of Jacky (Loretta), Willy, the late Eddy (Diana), the late Guy (Kathy Malott), Myriam Smith (Murray), Susy Skjerven, Marleen Shelswell (Bob), Ruthy Masse (Randy), Lucy Sedlak (Mike), Shane (Susie). Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Ben was an avid sportsman and was always passionate about nature. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ben’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. Fr. Pat Fuerth officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Ducks Unlimited Canada or the Southwest Outdoors Club. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at

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