Ben Voth


Ben H. Voth died Apr. 1, 2010 after a battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 6, 1926 in Plum Coulee, Man. The family moved to Manitou, Man., to continue farming in 1932. In 1935, his father and brother founded a hardware and farm machinery business, where Ben learned to work. His family moved to Chilliwack, B.C., in 1945. Ben married Catherine Unger in 1947. They lived on the same property 40 years and then spent the last 23 years in Abbotsford. Ben had a successful career as a general contractor and real estate developer. He was a leader and visionary who helped build the credit union movement locally, provincially, and nationally. He served with the credit union from 1954–1996, then was named chairman emeritus. Ben enjoyed watching hockey, playing golf, travelling, camping, and fine dining. He took his Christian faith seriously and served on church and Stillwood Bible Camp boards. One of his most memorable endeavours was his involvement with the Jesus Film projects in Costa Rica and Mexico. He made eternal contributions to the lives of family and friends. Ben is mourned by Catherine; children Don (Elma), Ken (Betty), Lorraine (Don), Rod (Febe); 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters.

  • Birth: August 6, 1926
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  • Death: April 1, 2010

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