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COOK, Benjamin Lindsay

May 8, 1924 – February 7, 2013

With profound sadness the family of Benjamin L. Cook announce his passing on February 7, 2013, at the age of 88 years.

Ben was born in Inglewood, California, on May 8, 1924, to Gustav and Clara Schulz Cook. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific stationed out of the sub base at Pearl Harbor. After the war he worked in Japan for the U.S. Army Technical Intelligence Center before attending California State Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo. He came to Canada in 1952 and thereafter enjoyed his career in the oil and gas industry, retiring from North Canadian Oils in Calgary. While on assignment in Denver he met his wife Maxine.

He is survived his loving wife Maxine along with children Ben (Pauline), Ken (Judy), Kathy (Tom), and Tom (Jane), grandchildren; Carley, Jesse, Barbara, Sarah, Leo, Hannah, Oliver, and Elliott, and great-grandchildren; Caira, Cage, and Chayce. Also surviving is his first wife Norma Haig in Calgary as well as a nephew and three nieces in the U.S.

He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Evans and the staff of Unit 29 at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their compassionate care of Ben during this time.

A private celebration of life will take place at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www. mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Benjamin Cook, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. My condolences to the family of Ben Cook, from his first neighbours in Calgary in 1952. Ben and Norma lived at 3220 17th Avenue SW, in the main floor suite, and the Stonebridge family, immigrants from England, lived in the basement suite (until October 31 that year). I remember their baby Ben being brought home and shown to us, and how friendly Norma was to my sister and myself, little girls at the time.

    My message is for Norma: do you remember the Stonebridge family, in your lives so briefly? You invited Susan and myself, Judith, to lunch one day. I wanted to say hello to you after all these years. If you wish to contact me at jstonebridge@shaw.ca I would be very pleased.

    Sincerely,
    Judith Stonebridge Doyle

    My condolences to the family of Ben Cook, from his first neighbours in Calgary in 1952. Ben and Norma lived at 3220 17th Avenue SW, in the main floor suite, and the Stonebridge family, immigrants from England, lived in the basement suite (until October 31 that year). I remember their baby Ben being brought home and shown to us, and how friendly Norma was to my sister and myself, little girls at the time.

    My message is for Norma: do you remember the Stonebridge family, in your lives so briefly? You invited Susan and myself, Judith, to lunch one day. I wanted to say hello to you after all these years. If you wish to contact me at jstonebridge@shaw.ca I would be very pleased.

    Sincerely,
    Judith Stonebridge Doyle

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  2. Pat & Janet Stone :

    We are very sorry to hear of the news of the passing of our dear friend and brother-in-law Ben Cook.

    Pat and Janet Stone

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  3. I had known Ben for over 45 years. I first met him at a Crown sale when I lived in Edmonton. He used to buy me huge boxes of Sees Chocolates for years. Thanks Ben.
    Thanks for not buying them for my brother Hugh who also knew you well when you lived in Denver. Condolences on his behalf of him also.
    I also remember Maxine Cook very well. Please pass on our condolences from me and my brother Hugh.
    John O. Davis, Canmore, Alberta

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  4. I first met Ben in 1952 or 1953 when we were each representing our companies. His attention to detail was impressive but he was a pleasure to work with. Later, when we were both in Denver we had the pleasure of renewing our memories. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I have lost a long treasured friend.
    Hugh Davis

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  5. He was a good father. We miss him greatly.

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  6. Our deepest condolences to Maxine, Kathy, and the rest of Ben’s family from Peter and Camille Polivka in California.

    Ben’s zest for life, even in his later years, was always there for everyone to enjoy.

    He will be missed.

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  7. sandy cook barnette :

    The Cook sisters had so much fun with Uncle Ben. Especially at the beach. And that for me was 60+ years ago..Only wish we lived closer. But the picture of the family is my screen saver…he will be missed.

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  8. Uncle Ben was always good for a joke or a “funny” to tell. We’ll miss his humor and that smile. May his memory always be for a blessing.

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  9. We sang Irene Goodnight this weekend and I thought of you papa. I miss you so very much.

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