It is with deep-felt sorrow we announce the passing of Ben Dobransky on Oct. 22, 2000 at La Verendrye hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Ben was born Jan. 24, 1949 in Stuttgart, Germany. Ben and his parents, Frieda and Josef Dobransky, immigrated to Canada in 1950, and settled in Fort Frances.
Ben is survived by four brothers, Peter, Donnie, Michael, and Will; and sister, Heidi.
Ben was married to Elizabeth (Betty) McQuaker on July 8, 1968. They have four children; daughter, Lisa Stone (Allan), granddaughter, Racine, step-grandchildren, Johnny (Sonya), and great-grandson, Christopher, and Michael (Lisa), and great-granddaughter, Jasmine; son, Shawn; son, Joey (Kari); and son, Benji (Myca), and granddaughter, Michaela.
Ben worked at Quetico Centre, commercial cleaning, the C.N.R., and was very active in electronics.
Ben was predeceased by his father, Joseph, on April 17, 1997.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 27, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Rainy River, Ont., with Pastor Pat White officiating.
Friends may visit Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Rainy River Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Granville Dyson, Allan Pennarun, Fred Foulger, Tom Kreger, Thomas Sinclair, and Garry Halverson.
Honourary pallbearers will be John Trenchard, George Hurnick, Stewart McNally, Jerry Hughes, Art Hughes, John Booth, Allan Stone, Allan Armstrong, Bill Hagarty, and Paul Halverson.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Easter Seal Society, 507 North Lillie St., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7C 4Y8.