It is with profound sadness that the family of Ben Giesbrecht announce his passing on November 14, 2013. Ben peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family. Ben is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Joyce, as well as daughters Jan Rivers (Greg) and Terri Brault (Paul), and son Mike Giesbrecht (Cathleen). Ben will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Will, Shawna, Brandon, Cody, Brittany, Brieanna, Taylor, and Noah, and great-grandchildren Melia, Alex, Jacob, Lucas, Cohen, and Lyric. Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Clearbrook, Ben and Joyce chose to make Quesnel their home over thirty years ago. Ben was a long-time legion member, active in the Golden Centre for several years, and loved to golf, fish and hunt around the area. Ben’s favourite pastime was walking down Reid Street, chatting to friends and acquaintances. Many thanks to Dr. Walker and Dr. Jacobsohn for their excellent and sympathetic care for Ben. Our gratitude also to staff at GR Baker and Quesnel Home and Community Care.
A memorial service will be held at the Quesnel Royal Canadian Legion on November 22, 2013, at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 are welcomed.