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Saturday November 10, 2012

Moved on peacefully on November 5, 2012. Born and raised in Galt, P.Eng McGill '49, Ben lived a full and happy life! Beloved, loyal husband of Patricia. Great father to Jennifer (Jeff Murray) Atlanta, Jeffrey (Anne Galipeau) Ottawa, and proud Grandpa of Maya, grade 2! Founding member Galt Rotary Club, staunch defender of the architectural heritage of Galt, and former board member of Heritage Cambridge. Though he joined Imperial Oil in Timmins (-48F!), upon graduation, Ben moved back to Galt to take over Cedar Hill Dairy, from his mother and successfully steer its inexorable transition from horse drawn wagons of glass bottles, to truck delivery of bags and cartons. Later in life he reinvented himself & with Pat purchased Howe Travel Ltd, Cambridge's first. Avid travellers, they shared a lifelong wanderlust, however nothing was more important to Ben than enjoying 55 consecutive summers of the world's most beautiful sunsets at the family cottage on the shores of Lake Huron in Grand Bend . A celebration of Ben's life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heritage Cambridge, POB 22074, Cambridge, ON N1R 8E3 appreciated. Carpe Diem, Ben truly did!

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