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William (Bill) George Benwell

July 17, 1926 - May 4, 2014


William (Bill) Benwell passed away peacefully early in the morning of May 4, 2014. Bill was predeceased by his dad, George Benwell Sr, his mom, Laura Benwell, his sister Liz Johnson, his son Brant Benwell, his grandson Dallas Benwell and his grandson Robbie Benwell. He is survived by his brother George Benwell, Revelstoke, daughter Bente (Dalton) Peck in Penticton, his son Steve (Eileen) Benwell in Nelson, his daughter Catherine (Klaus) Pederson, Copenhagen, his daughter Ann Benwell in Copenhagen, as well as 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Bill lived a very full life, most of which was spent working as a Forest Ranger for the BC Forest Service. Bill lived in many small communities in BC until he settled in Lardeau in 1955, his first assignment as a forest ranger. After 9 years he moved to Elko, and then to Arrowhead, Revelstoke, Mica Creek and then Valemount where he retired. After his retirement he moved back to the Lardeau Valley until he took up residence in Jubilee Manor in 2009. Bill will be missed by his family and close friends. There will be no service by Bill's request. Cremation has been done.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Linda Linn
Relation: Friend

Thinking of you Bente, Dalton, Steve & Eileen. Take care of yourselves. Linda

From: Peter Vass
Relation: I worked for him.

Condolence for the family. Rest in Peace.

From: Gloria and Lawrence
Relation: Sons sister and brother in law

Eileen and Steve,
We are sorry to hear about your dads passing. Praying for you guys.

From: Terry & Barbara
Relation: Steve is our brother in law

Sorry about your Dad, Praying for you.
Love Terry & Barbara

From: Larry and Coriene Greenlaw
Relation: friend

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From: Mark Hamm
Relation: I worked for Bill Benwell.

He pulled me out of the Columbia River at Mica Creek.

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