With heavy hearts, we announce the tragic passing of Benjamin Vanderwolf of Devon, Alberta on Oct. 12, 2021 at the age of 21 years. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mom, Leanne(Craig) Hodgman and dad Johnny (Elona) Vanderwolf, sisters Emma Hodgman and Samantha Vanderwolf.
Ben was loved by so many. Adored by proud grandparents Marilyn Ward, Paul Hodgman, Linda Boisvert, Blaine Lesko, Shirley Lesko and Case Vanderwolf. He will forever be loved and remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins in the Kastelic, Hodgman, Vanderwolf and Lesko families. Ben touched a lot of lives and will be missed dearly by his friends.
Ben is pre-deceased by his grandparents Albert and Audrey Kastelic and Gerrit and Anne Vanderwolf.
Central to Ben’s life was his family and friends. He loved hard, was trusted and loyal.
Ben was an avid outdoorsman and gravitated toward life in the country. He loved riding horses, camping, hunting, fishing and time around a camp fire. Ben was most comfortable in his wranglers, Carhartts and boots. He had a genuine curiosity in how things work and was skilled at building and fixing whatever he put his mind to. He discovered a passion for carpentry and was working towards his journeyman ticket. From a young age, Ben loved music. He enjoyed listening to and playing many genres, on his guitar and trombone. Ben was a loyal friend, loved to help others and was respected by all who had the honor of knowing him. He was a gentle soul who gave the best hugs and lived his best life.
Gone far too young, Ben will live on in our hearts forever.
A private family service will be held on Wednesday October 27th at 1pm. Service will be live streamed. View at: https://vimeo.com/638294635/1b9387211c
In Ben’s memory, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Serenity Funeral Service, Spruce Grove 780.962.2749