It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Ben after a short illness, he was surrounded by his blended family at the time.
Ben is survived by loving long time partner Merlyn, daughters Angela (Keith) of Kamloops, Sarah of Leduc, son Tim of Calmar, Apryl of Red Deer, Roy of Edmonton; devoted grandparent to B’Elanna of Red Deer, Jordan and Tristan of Kamloops, Delta, and Caleb of Calmar; brother Tom (Janet) of Pense; sister-in-law Edie of London; former wife Nancy and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ben was predeceased by his father R. Ben Lemon; stepfather Jack Campbell; mother Lena Campbell; brother Don Lemon and stepbrother Larry Campbell.
Growing up in West Lorne, Ontario and being an avid music lover, he along with a group of friends played in a couple of bands. Ben’s passion for music and this was very much a part of his life, he was very much a blues, jazz, and classic rock enthusiast and he learned to tolerate some Country and Western much to his chagrin.
Ben was employed by Environment Canada as a Weather Instrumentation Service Tech until retirement in early 2013. He was active member in the Union both at the local, and regional levels in the Union of Environment Workers. Between employment and union duties he travelled extensively in all provinces and all 3 Territories of Canada. The only place he didn’t get to travel was to NFLD & Labrador.
He was a classic car enthusiast and owned 2 cars: a 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak and a 1972 Cadillac Coup de Ville, however the Pontiac was his pride and joy. He was a member of the Alberta Indian Ironhead Pontiac Club Edmonton Chapter. He enjoyed the car shows and cruises with the Club in his Pontiac.
We are asking for donations to either the Canadian Kidney Foundation or Canadian Liver foundation in his memory.
Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel