Obituaries

Benjamin Jackson Prince

27/12/1982 - 31/07/2022

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Obituary For Benjamin Jackson Prince

December 27. 1982 – July 31, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our son and brother Benjamin.

Benjamin was born in Prince George, BC on December 27, 1982 to Ruby Anne Prince and Wilfred James Forrest (Ted). Ben and his family moved to Grande Prairie where he grew up on the eastside. He started school at Kateri Mission and moved on to St. Pat’s for the rest of elementary. Ben also attended Alexander Forbes and the Grande Prairie Composite High School for the remainder of his education.
Ben’s first job was with his dad, Ted at W/R Reinforcing. He learned many different things through his career, from working with rebar and concrete to scaffolding and roofing and then production testing in the oilpatch with Lyons.
Ben will always be remembered for his knack of getting away with many things that most would not. His never-ending love for fun and his efforts to always make someone smile will be forever missed.

Friends would describe Ben as a 50/50 kind of guy. He was either 50% going to wreck it or 50% going to fix it! His hilarity could get him through almost any situation that he encountered.

Ben loved his children from the bottom of his toes. He fought his fight for them and with everything that he had. He was always, all of their biggest fan. Jessica, Sydney, Damion, Jackson and Aspen, your dad loved you with everything that he had from the bottom of his heart and soul.

Ben is survived by his mother Ruby Prince (Willie Howard), sister Becky Prince, brother Gerry Prince and his children Jessica, Sydney, Damion Jackson and Aspen.

He was predeceased by his grandparents on both sides, his father Wilfred Forrest, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life for Ben will be held on August 20 at 11am at Bear Creek Funeral Hone 11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie.

Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association 9713 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie AB https://alberta.cmha.ca/get-involved/donate/ or Northern Addictions Centre 11333 106 Street Grande Prairie AB T8V 6T7

Son, Brother, Baby Brother, Dad, Cousin, Nephew, Uncle, Friend…You will be forever missed and loved.
Never forgotten.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

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  • 08/20/2022

    Always made me feel at home and like a family member all through life. - life long friend from east side GP.

  • 08/10/2022

    Many blessings on your journey home. Cyndi ❤️

  • 08/10/2022

    it seemed that i only seen ben when he was getting into trouble, he always seemed so remorseful, i will miss him dearly. he was such a scrawny kid then he grew into a huge man

  • 08/09/2022

    Will be forever loved and missed

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