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Benjamin Neufeld

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_0013_Benjamin NeufeldBen was a master carpenter. While farming in Disbury with Olga, he built granaries and farm buildings. They raised 4 children. Ben called his meeting with Lillian “love at first sight.” They lived in Penticton, Summerland and Oliver, B.C. In retirement, he renovated stepchildren Bill and Terry’s homes. In Hawaii, he helped build the YWAM University. When Ben prayed for healing, a stranger’s knee was restored. When he was hospitalized for 50 days, he toured the acute care for elders unit, ministering to the patients. Ben loved to laugh and hum. A positive attitude saw him through illness and adversity. He made many friends in Tabor Court, Abbotsford.

  • Birth: November 2, 1923
  • Birthplace:
    Didsbury, Alta.
  • Death: April 13, 2016
  • Parents:
    Cornelius A. & Margaretha (Giesbrecht) Neufeld
  • Married:
    Olga Derksen, Mar. 3, 1950 [d. Dec. 21, 1980]; Lillian Wilson, June 30, 1984
  • Family:
    Lillian; children Linda, Marjorie (Richard) McCue, Jerry (Charlene), Lyle; stepchildren Bill (Annelis), Terry, Sherry Wilson McEwen; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 6 siblings
  • Church:
    Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.