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FLAHR, Ben Joseph

November 14, 1932 – October 28, 2011

Ben Flahr, beloved husband of Marcelle Flahr of Cochrane, passed away on October 28, 2011 at the age of 78 years.

Ben had a full and productive life. He was born in Kerrobert SK, but left the family farm at a young age to work in the oilpatch. While working in oilfield services, he and his family lived eleven years overseas in Norway, Australia, Scotland and England. After coming back to Canada, he switched vocations and embarked on several different business ventures in Creston, Fernie and Saskatoon. After this he returned to Calgary and primarily worked in oilfield services again with the addition of some business ventures. This he did until he became a business broker which he continued to do until his retirement in 2006.

Besides his loving wife of thirty years, Ben is survived by his two daughters, Sherry Flahr and Shelly Flahr; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Michelle Flahr and Rick and Glenda Flahr; three step-daughters and their spouses, Monette Bouvier and Christophe Albarracin, Nicole and Wade Cowie, Brigitte Bouvier and Glen Paradis; fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers and four sisters and their families.

A Celebration of Ben’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Services to follow at Cochrane Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. 620 Colborne St. Suite 301. London Ontario, N6B 3R9 1-800-265-5106 www.braintumour.ca

In living memory of Ben Flahr, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Monette Bouvier Albarracin :

    Ben was a part of my life for over 30 yrs as my step dad. His passing is a big loss in our family. He was much loved and we will all miss him dearly.

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  2. Marcelle Ridley :

    We are thinking of all of you, and send you healing thoughts Ma Tante Marcelle. Gros Becs de:
    Bruce and Marcelle

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  3. Louise (Monette) Senger :

    Dear Aunt Marcelle,
    I just want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers. I wish you peace.

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  4. Ma Tante Marcelle & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Ben was a kind and gentle man who will be missed by all.

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  5. Suzanne (Monette) Corey :

    Dear Aunite Marcelle and famille,
    My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Our sympathies and best wishes your way.
    Love Suzanne and Brian Corey

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  6. Pierre, Grace & family :

    Marcelle, Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family. Ben was a true gentleman and we will remember our too few visits we had with him. We will be thinking of you all tomorrow.

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