Bennett George Domoney, born December 8th, 1921 in New Westminster BC, sadly passed away peacefully in Comox with his family by his side on January 17, 2013. He filled all his 91 years with many great stories of adventures, ones both planned and those where no maps were used!
He is survived by his children, Susan (David Craven) of Courtenay, grandchildren Brent (Kim), Janice, great-grandchildren Cale and Lily Hart, and Colby (Mike); Bruce of Toronto, grandchildren Mathew, Alex (Chrissi), great-granddaughter Olivia, and Rachel, all of Ontario; Kathy (David Campbell) of Toronto, grandchildren Duncan and Alasdair.
Ben served with the RCAF during WWII in Europe and North Africa as an Airplane Rigger. He was in the streets of Hamburg, Germany just days after D-Day, listening to the celebrations. He returned to Vancouver and joined Woodward’s, later transferring to Port Alberni in 1960 as manager of the shoe department. In 1968 Ben moved his family to Victoria and established Domoney Shoes on Yates Street. He then moved to the Comox Valley in 1992 to be closer to his family, eventually moving into Berwick Comox in 2006, and was a common sight in his “Green Bubble” scooter all over town.
Ben was an avid golfer at both Royal Colwood and Comox Golf Club’s pursuing his passion. He proudly displayed his trophies for a “Hole-in-One” and an “8-Ender” win in curling, as well as many fishing derby prizes. His children have many fond memories of camping trips to Rathtrevor Beach, Yellow Point and the Okanagan.
Ben’s family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Brad Harris, VIHA home support, and the 3rd floor staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox for all their compassion and care.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
So Dad, keep your head down and your eyes on the back of the ball. You will be missed by all.