1934 - 2018
William “Bill” Benz of Merritt, BC born January 07, 1934 in Murrayville, B.C. passed away February 21, 2018 at the Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital at 84 years of age.
He is survived by his loving wife Eleanor, of 58 years of marriage, and his two sons Timothy (Collette) Benz and Daniel Benz; Grandchildren Mathew, Joshua, Rebecca, Mercedes and great Grandchild Scarlett. Bill is also survived by his sister June Noble and many nieces, nephews and caring friends and relatives.
Bill was predeceased by his Brother Russel Benz, and Sisters Shirley Johnson and Patti Loosley.
Bill was always busy building things and farming. He had a work career beginning at the age of 14. He had experience working with; sheet metal and plumbing; general stores even weighing gold, underground mining becoming a blaster, steel foundry, sawmill work, logger, BC Hydro & Power Authority (gas), Truck Driver, Canada Post (Mission BC), Public Works Canada (Mission Post Office BC) and Public Works Canada (Osoyoos Border Crossing). He was truly amazing and will be missed by us all.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Any memorial donations, if so desired, can be made to the “Nicola Valley Hospital Endowment Foundation” with reference to the Emergency Room and memory of Bill Benz or any health charity of your choice.
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