JOHN ANTON (TONY) BENS

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the sudden loss of our husband, father, and grandfather. Born in Cudworth, Saskatchewan July 7, 1920. Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2003.

Tony grew up in Cudworth and lived on the family farm until 1941. He enlisted with the RCAF and served overseas until January 1945. He married Betty Bens, his wife of 57 years on November 15, 1945.

They lived in Cudworth, moving to Morinville, Alberta in 1946 and to British Columbia in 1956. He is predeceased by his son Ken in 1971.

Left to mourn and to carry his memory with love are his wife, Betty, and 4 children; Elaine Ivancic, Shirley Bens, Marilynn (Ken) Montgomery, and Gary Bens; 5 granchildren; Tania Ivancic, Tony (Tracy) Ivancic, Lisa Ingram, Rhonda Montgomery, Jessica Bens; 4 great grandchildren; Amanda and John Ivancic, Karleigh and Austin Ingram; 3 sisters; Martha Bens, rosa Muyard, and Catherine Jungwirth and 1 brother; Joe Bens.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be sent to Canadian Food for Children, 3218 – 224th St., Langley,B.C.,V2Z 2G8.

Requiem Mass: thursday, February 27th at 11:00 a.m. with reception following at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C.

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