It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Ben Odermatt, who passed away on March 30th at the Fernie Hospital surrounded by family.

Ben was born in 1941 in New Westminster, spent a few years in the Swiss army until he returned to Canada where he met and married Lisa in 1970. He was active during his life, as a member of the Lions club, the Legion and working for CP Rail.

He enjoyed his coffees with Robert and Dave, times at the Demo Derby and the Lion Auctions where he met so many people who became lifelong friends.

Left to deeply miss him is his loving wife Lisa; daughter Denika; brother Paul (Mauryke); Anne, Gordie; and family, numerous nieces and nephews that all have a loving or funny story of their Uncle Ben. He was predeceased by both parents and brother Titus.

We will miss Bennys bright smile, quick wit and adorable chuckle.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In Bens memory donations can be made to

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