Benjamin John Buisson

Jan. 12, 1924 – Jan. 24, 2015

Aged 91 years

It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Ben. A gentle giving spirit now at peace. Ben was born in New Zealand. He married Patsy in 1946 after returning from Trieste, Italy, where he was on the front lines during WWII. They had two children, Donna and David. Ben and Patsy immigrated to Canada and settled in Grand Forks in 1980. Ben was employed at the former Broadacres. He had a special place in his heart for those he took care of. He was an avid golfer, playing since the age of 16, he so enjoyed the regular players at the Christina Lake Golf Course. Over the past 10 years, his joy has been ballroom dancing, making new and wonderful friends who added so much quality to his last years. He was predeceased by Patsy in 2003. He is survived by daughter Donna (Chernoff) and husband Jack; son David of New Zealand; his beloved grandchildren, Manya (Brent), Larissa (Ammon), Samaan (Saski) and Rama of New Zealand; great-grandchildren Hailee, Brayden, Ellie, Maddy, Kaitlyn, Ashlyn, and Baladev. Special thanks to the attending doctors and nurses, and heartfelt gratitude to his family physician. The world has lost a bright star. We will miss you so much, love you always. Funeral services will be held Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

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