April 15, 1938 – July 25, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Our beloved Dad and Papa passed away on July 25, 2023. Benjamin was fondly known as “Bing” or “Benny” by many.
Bing grew up at Cape Mudge Village on Quadra Is. At the age of 12 he became a commercial fisherman and at 13 he started logging. He fished for BC Packers with his father Sandy Billy Sr. and brothers Dan, Sandy, Joe, and Ernie.
Ben loved to tell us stories of the days when salmon was plentiful and the logging profitable. He made many friends along the BC coast.
As well as when playing the game of soccer, where he scored many goals as a Cape Mudge Tyee.
Bing was born to Sandy & Mary Billy (nee Price). He is predeceased by his sibling’s baby Billy, Ernie, Sandy Jr., Joe(sph), Gert(rude) and Hilda.
He is survived by his daughters Michelle and (Kevin), and Christina. His grandchildren; Jessie (Jonah), Keanu (Tanisha) and Kai. His brother Daniel and sister Virginia. And numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all staff at The Views in Comox for taking good care of our dad. Special thanks to Kaylee, Gail ,and Kaylie of KDC-Liǧʷiłdaxʷ Health for your loving care for our dad also.
Gilakas’la to Laverne Henderson for your
beautiful, comforting songs.
A private family ceremony will be held on the waters of Discovery passage where he was happiest.
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