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.