Dec 28, 1935 – Nov 12, 2017
Early Sunday morning, November 12, 2017, Harold “Hal” Benson passed away with his family by his side, after a brief battle with cancer.
Left to cherish his memory are his children Rick (Sheila), Randy (Sandi), Ron (Wendy), Brian (Jennifer) and Brenda, 12 Grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Hal was the oldest of six children. He is survived by his brothers Pat, David, Howard and Bruce. Pre-deceased by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn in 2010, and his sister Marilyn in 2016.
Hal was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on December 28, 1935. The family then moved to Penticton in 1936, then to Marpole in 1940. In 1951, they moved to Burns Lake, where he met the love of his life, Marilyn Rose Finch. They were married on June 23, 1954 in Burns Lake. They raised their family of 5 there. He was very active in the community, coaching hockey and baseball.
He studied and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1972, and devoted his life to serving his God Jehovah.
In 1991, Hal and Marilyn moved to Kamloops with their daughter Brenda.
Hal had various jobs, making many lifelong friends along the way.
Memorial Service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1985 Curlew Road, Kamloops BC. Saturday November 18, 2017 at 2 pm.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial, Kamloops 250 554-2429