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McFarland, Benjamin Earnest (Died)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 7 Mar 2014, B, p. 7, column 6
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McFARLAND, Benjamin Earnest - Ben McFarland passed away suddenly while vacationing in Mexico, on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of 54 years to Marilyn (Wilford). Devoted Dad to daughters Susan McFarland (Brad Groshok) of London and Christine McFarland-Mah (John Mah) of Vancouver. Adoring Grampa to Megan, Grace, Maya, Erinn and Ryan. Predeceased by his parents Bella Helen (Morrison) and William McFarland, sisters Mary Andrews, Isabella Whittaker, brothers Bill McFarland, Dave McFarland. Survived by his sister Elizabeth (Liz) Metcalfe (Bob). He will be fondly remembered by dozens of nieces and nephews and many friends. Friends will be received at the McBEATH-DYNES FUNERAL HOME 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-3 pm. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice will be gratefully appreciated. Many thanks to Dave and Judy Wells, Celis Funeral Home, Mexico, Canadian consular assistance and Dr. Cesar Renteria at Medasist Hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Their help and expert medical care and compassion at such a devastating time will always be remembered. Ben was born and lived his whole life in Ingersoll and had many friends. He was devoted to his family and loved special times with his grandchildren. He was a faithful employee as a hydro lineman at the PUC for 35 years, being a handyman on any level, eager to help anyone with a fixit project. Ben was a frequent blood donor and strongly believed in the gift of life, having donated almost 100 times. He was an avid golfer and always looked forward to his Monday tee off with friends from the Ingersoll Senior Centre where he was also a volunteer. He will also be sorely missed by his coffee buddies and all who knew him.(Photograph in newspaper.)

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7 Mar 2014
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2 Mar 2014
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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McFarland, Benjamin Earnest (Died)