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FERSTER, “Ben” Benjamin

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 83.  Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Eileen Esther and their seven children:  Donna (Gary) Erbenich, Deborah Otto, Gloria (Pete) Larson, Judy (Wayne) Metcalfe, Gwen (Robert) Buchanan, Grant (Andrea) Ferster and Brent (Melanie) Ferster; 20 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one brother Emanuel (Hilda) Ferster and one sister Elsie Liske.  Predeceased by five brothers and one sister.  A special thank you to Dr. Dan Obedkoff and Dr. Rafael Perini as well as the staff at the Central Okanagan Hospice House for all their love and attention given to Ben.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 130 Gerstmar Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to A.D.R.A. or Hospice House.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church

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The service for FERSTER, “Ben” Benjamin is scheduled for Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church

130 Gerstmar Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Angie Bohne says:

    I am so incredibly sorry to hear about great Uncle Benny passing away. Love, thoughts and Prayers to all of the family.
    I still remember the occasions where he would go to Birch River, MB and visit my grandpa Ed in his fruit truck. I always enjoyed those visits. I will cherish those memories forever. Love you Uncle Benny!! ♥

  • Kris Boschee says:

    Love and Prayers to all the family. Always so disheartening losing family. He fought a long fight, may he truly rest in sweet peace. xoxo

  • Jane Siebold says:

    Dear Aunty Eileen and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Ben. Even though we didn’t see each other very much, he held a special place in my heart. I always felt like looking into his face, I could see my dad too. Sending much love and wishes for God’s blessings to all of you. We will see him again!
    Love to you all!

  • Terry Ferster says:

    From Terry, Margaret, Aisha and Jade, We wish to send our sincerest condolences to the Ferster Family. Uncle Ben will be thought of with love and kindness and never forgotten by our family.

  • Judy Foulston says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. I know this is a difficult time, and you will relive the loss again and again. I thank you all for coming to visit my mom and us all in the hospital while Ben and mom were there at the same time. I can’t wait until the New Earth, when we will be re-united again. Love and hugs to you all.

  • Sandra Doucette says:

    Our families have been through a very difficult few months. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you grieve.

    Sandra (Wecker) Doucette

  • Lorna Hall nee Ferster says:

    Dear Aunt Eileen and family. I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Ben. I was very fond of him. May the Lord comfort all of you at this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Deepest Sympathies from all of umy family in Zimbabwe.

  • Don and Marilyn Melashenko says:

    Sharing in your sorrow and hoping you will find comfort in the memories of your loved one. We will miss Ben’s smile as we greeted him each Sabbath morning. Love and prayers
    Don and Marilyn

  • Sandy/Ron Lang says:

    Condolences to the family of Ben, especially Grant/Andrea & family. We have many years of memories meeting him at the fruit truck ever since I moved to Lorlie in 1971. Ferster’s fruit has been in our home ever since. We now enjoy Grant, some times with family, in Fort Qu’Appelle. Peace be with all of you as you learn to live without Ben.

  • Lorna Hack Beck says:

    Dear Eileen and family, So sorry to hear about Ben’s passing. We have this hope, cannot wait for that great getting up morning! “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

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