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Passed away peacefully after a long illness on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the age of 80 years. He leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Yvonne Schulz. A special acknowledgement and deep gratitude to the many staff at Kelowna General for the exceptional care he was given. A private interment will be held at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.


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Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2




  • Judy Josiassen says:

    This house understands your grief Yvonne and we care deeply. Rest in Peace Ben your pain and struggles are over.

  • Garnet and Ulla Schienbein says:

    Ulla: so sorry to hear of Ben’s passing.He was a great guy and we are all going to miss him.Please feel free to call us if there is something that you need looked after.Garnet and Ulla 250-470-8088

  • Craig and Judy Hill says:

    Thinking of you. We are in Kelowna for awhile. Call me if we can help with anything. 250-318-5498.

  • Jimmi & Sanne says:

    Hej Ulla.

    Vores tanker går til dig i denne svære tid.

    Vi vil glæde os over alle minderne om de gode tider, vi har haft med jer.

    Kærlig hilsen

    Jimmi & Sanne

  • mardi says:

    miss you ben nobody to give me a hard time at work anymore
    you were the greatest boss and nfl pool
    will never the same
    yvonne my dear friend if anything you ever need i will be there and i know first hand what you are going through

  • Henriette, Lene, Henrik, Martin og Rosa says:

    Kære Ulla

    Vores tanker er hos dig.

    Vi vil tænke tilbage på alle de dejlige minder og gode og hyggelige stunder som vi har delt med jer gennem årene.

    Mange kærlige knus og tanker fra Rosa, Lene, Henrik, Henriette og Martin

  • Marianne og Alex says:

    Hej Ulla.

    Vores tanker er hos dig. Det er dejligt at vi har så mange gode minder, vi kan tænke tilbage på.
    Vi var i domkirken i Bremen i forbindelse med vores sommerferie, hvor vi tændte et lys for Benny

    Mange kærlige knus og tanker Marianne og Alex

  • Lene Haugboelle says:

    Hej Ulla
    Vores tanker er hos dig. Vi er glade for alle de dejlige og gode minder vi har haft gennem tiden.
    Mange kærlige knus og tanker fra Rosa, Lene og Henrik, Henriette og Martin

  • Dan Traf says:

    Yvonne, I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. I will miss the great talks that I had with Ben at Dokoda’s & Creekside.

  • Ducky and Bill Melynchuk says:

    Very sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. He always had a smile for us when he visited Creekside.

  • patti says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Ben are two of the nicest people we have ever had the honor of knowing. If there is anything you ever need please call anytime. 250 878 2845. Love Patti, Jig, Tyler, and Landon.

  • Sherry Reedel says:

    Ben was a listener,a mentor, a good friend who lived to give advise. He would show me different ways to look at life and situations. He always had a good story to tell, as I could sit with him for hours and constantly be entertained. Ben liked to know everything about you, he liked to know what made you tick. I received alot of guidance from a caring compassionate soul. Ben taught me alot in our years of knowing each other.
    Dear Yvonne, my heart goes out to you, as you were his Best Friend,Wife and confident. I am so very fortunate to have been able to work with the two of you and many personal times together which I will always cherish. Yvonne you were his heart and soul and I know there is no amount of words that can help ease the pain you are going through. I will say a prayer for you and Ben and keep you in my God Jar. Ben you are deeply missed my friend :'(
    Sincerly, Sherry R

  • Troy Marchak says:

    The passing of my Godfather is a great loss.I will always cherish my memories of my time with Ben, He was not only a father figure to me, but also my mentor and dear friend.Yvonne i cannot tell you how very sorry i am that Ben is no longer with us.

  • kelly moffett says:

    Yvonne,so sadden to hear about your loss..just saying your name(s) brought us girls to fits of laughter,smiles and giggles….so blessed to have known him and you!!Kelly (and all the girls at white spot)

  • Alana & Gemmagh says:

    My dearest Yvonne. I am at a loss for words, and was so taken by surprise to hear of your loss. I am still in shock he’s up in heaven with the angels… And probably telling them what to do… Haha, but in all honestly I am so privileged to have met such an amazing man such as Ben! He was a man of strength, encouragement and most if all passion for what he believed in and that was never stopping and always continuing to succeed! I will always treasure our memories of the visits to your home, the pool, homemade crepes and you sneaking an extra something. You always gave me crap and yet you always made sense and made me laugh all the time with your Whitty sense of humour. You are so sadly missed and loved. Gemmagh will continue to know your legacy. God bless and Yvonne my door is always open for you forever. In my prayers and thoughts. God bless Alana & Gemmagh xoxo

  • Shirlee Bielefeld says:

    Yvonne, I am so sorry for your loss. Ben was a special friend to me and my family. We will always be grateful for the times we spent together with the both of you. We shared many laughs and tears together. We started out as friends , but we became a family.Love Shirlee.

  • John, Pamela & Taryn Hodson says:

    Dear Yvonne
    The stories that Ben and I shared were priceless. Horse races, hot dogs (lack of) getting lost and coming to see my baton concerts. I always have felt that if something ever happened I always had another set of parents in waiting. We had a lot of good times together. We are so very sorry for your loss

  • Candace Cowan says:

    Yvonne, I was very sad to hear your loss. Ben and yourself were a significant and amazing part of my growth last year. Ben will be deeply missed and I am honoured I had the chance to meet him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You are such a beautiful soul.
    I miss you both.
    Sorry for the late post

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