December 5, 1997 – April 5, 2014
Benjamin “Benny” Forrest Steiger of Calgary and Turner Valley passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age of 16 years.
Ben attended St. Williams Elementary and Willow Park School in Calgary and was in grade 10 at Oilfields High School. He worked at the Highwood Auction Market. Ben will be most remembered for his fun-loving spirit. He touched many lives in his short time with us. Benny enjoyed many activities like playing his acoustic guitar, writing and singing songs, skateboarding, dirt biking and water sports at the family cabin, hunting, basketball and loved hanging out with his friends. He would always inform those close to him to “Lighten Up Francis!” He had a deep passion for the rodeo life and bronco riding. Benny was one of a kind, he had lots of “try and not much quit”. Ben was very sensitive to the needs of others and always had your back. He will be dearly missed.
Ben is survived by his mother Kathy Groenen and Robert Groenen of Calgary; father Wayne Steiger of Turner Valley; brothers Chalmer Steiger (Val) and Chase Steiger (Rachel); grandparents Les and Betty Sardi; aunts and uncles, Les Sardi (Monica), BJ Schlenker (Karl), Terry Piercy (Brent), Brian Steiger (Joyce), Miles Steiger (Debbie), Lynn Hoffman (Len), Bev Carson (Terry), Jaynellen Richardson (Brent), Norma Fellgate (Bill); niece Cayla Steiger; cousins, Tatiana, Wyatt, Kate, Korrie, Kimmy, Kristina, Bence, Gregory, Brent, Mark, Kevin, Robin, Penny, Tannis, Scott, Sarah, Andrew, Nicholas, Nathan, Sean, Jonathan, Rebecca, Jason, Carley, Hailey and Lacey; and step-brothers John (Serena) and Marshall Groenen.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Art and Avis Steiger and great-grandmother Grams.
A Celebration of Ben’s Life will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.) on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Donations can be made to Ben Steiger Scholarship Memorial Fund at any ATB Branch care of Shield-Ben Steiger.
In living memory of Benny Steiger, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences