Benjamin Leroy Whitnack
November 26, 1930 – February 20, 2013
Formerly of Summerland, passed away peacefully with his loved ones nearby at the age 82 in Victoria, B.C.
Ben was born in Hemaruka, AB as one of 13 children. He moved to Summerland in 1968 to raise his family and spent his last 13 months at Oak Bay Lodge in Victoria where he was loved and cared for by the dedicated and compassionate staff. We can never thank them enough for their patience and kindness.
Dad will always be remembered for his wit and charm and really put the “wit” in Whitnack!
He is survived by his wife Val, 2 step daughters, Debbie (Darren), Tanya (Bill) and his children Leroy (Lynette), Lenny (Adele), Lynda (Jack), Loraine (Frederik) and Lloyd (Kathy), 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Alma in 2010.
A celebration of Ben’s life will be held in the Summer. Happy Trails Dad, we’ll let you know how it all turns out!