ST. PIERRE – Bernard “Ben” of Courtenay, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday, April 25th, 2009. Ben is survived and will be lovingly missed by his wife Margaret; sons Bernie St. Pierre, David Malcolm and Scott Malcolm; daughters Michelle Onysko, Colleen Malcolm-Taylor and Robyn Tatum; grandchildren Caitlin, Stephanie, Megan, Mathew, Jordan, Malique and Kala; his sister-in-law Marie St. Pierre of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec and sister Jacqueline Fortier of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Ben served in the Canadian Navy from 1957 to 1977, retiring as a Master Warrant Officer. Following his retirement he worked for the Government of Canada at the dockyard in Victoria. In all, he worked for 35 years as a civil servant. In his leisure, Ben enjoyed playing golf, watching hockey and sports of all kinds. He was a member of the Comox Valley Celtic Club and the Evergreen Seniors. Ben will be remembered as having a great sense of humour drawing people to him wherever he went. He loved to tease and thoroughly enjoyed meeting friends for coffee and a good chinwag about anything that came up. Ben loved his little dog “Missy” who also misses him very much. A gathering of family and friends in Celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, May 7th from 2 to 5 pm at St. John The Divine Church Hall, 5th Street, Courtenay. For those who wish, donations in Ben’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 1225, Comox, B.C. V9M 7Z8 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 12013, Stn BRM B, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 2L3 would be appreciated.