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Ben Melenhorst

Ben Melenhorst

Tuesday, February 24th, 1931 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Melenhorst, Bernardus (Ben) Hendrikus
Passed away peacefully into God’s hands on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at the Stayner Care Centre, at the age of 88. Born in Holland on February 24, 1931, to parents Jan Melenhorst and Gerritdina (Noordman). Reunited in Heaven with his beloved daughter Nancy (1979). Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Toosje (nee Van der Vechte). Loving father of John (Lyn) and their children, Greg and Steven; Gary (Janet) and their children, Benjamin (Chrystal), Billy and Kristyne; Teresa (Ron Clayton) and their children, Stephanie (Dean), Lindsay, and their grand-children, Jack, Natalee, Isaac, Griffin and Nikxon; Ben (Linda) and their children, Nicholas and Nathan. Predeceased by siblings Mien, Bill, Gerardus, Riek, and Frans, and remembered by his siblings Dora, John, Dini, Marie, Herman, Gerard, Marinus, Hein, Jo, Ans, and Tonnie (and brother’s and sister’s in-law), as well as his many nieces and nephews. Ben immigrated to Canada on his own at the age of 22. After settling on a farm south of Stayner, Ben married Toosje on July 25, 1959, where they raised 5 children. Along with Toosje, teaching their children the importance of hard work and perseverance, a successful dairy farm business was built, providing a secure life for his family. Family and farming were two of Ben’s greatest joys and accomplishments. Ben was a long-time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Stayner. He had many friends whom he enjoyed playing cards and square dancing with. Ben also enjoyed Sunday outings to the New Lowell pond in his early years, as well as trips to Springwater Park with his children and grand-children. He loved to help Toosje take care of her gardens, and shared many trips around the world with her. He will be deeply missed by all. A special thank you to the staff at the Stayner Care Centre for their compassionate care provided to Ben throughout the past 6 years, and to friends and family who visited him regularly. A private family service will be held. Ben will be laid to rest at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Sick Kid’s Hospital Foundation in Ben’s memory. To sign Ben’s Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com
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    St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
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    County Road 91
    STAYNER, ON L0M 1S0
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Wilma & Dwayne Fawcett

Posted at 03:09pm
Tante Toosje, John, Gary, Teresa, Ben and families. Uncle Ben will always be a special man in our hearts who will be remembered by many. I can still see Uncle Ben, Uncle Bill, and dad racing in those burlap bags (old meal bags from the farm) against us kids at our family get togethers-so much fun. He was always so full of energy and yes, had a little competitive edge to him. We will truly miss him and are sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. Love from our family to yours-Dwayne, Wilma, Dylan (Danielle), and Danielle Fawcett
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Lois Kowal

Posted at 10:22pm
Dear Toosje and family. So sorry to hear of Ben passing away. My thoughts and prayers are sent to you. I have lots of memories of square dancing together with you in Duntroon. Lois Kowal
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henriett pemberton

Posted at 07:42pm
Tante Toosje and family. We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Ben. He was a very special person and will be missed greatly by all.
Henriett, Basil and Trisha Pemberton
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June McFarlane

Posted at 05:34pm
Dear Toosje, John, Lynn and the Melenhorst Family Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Ben was a kind caring
person and always had a smile and time to visit. Thinking of you at this time. June & Jim McFarlane
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Doris Vickers

Posted at 10:35am
Toosje and family
We send our condolences on the passing of Ben. We remember him fondly at family events as being genuinely welcoming. He had a great smile, even with his eyes. You always felt like he was glad to see you. He is now reunited with many. Take care of yourselves over these difficult days. Keep your memories close.
Doris and Barrie Vickers
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