Garth Benson

Garth Benson

It is with deep sadness that the family of Garth Benson announces his passing at the Golden and District Hospital on January 17, 2013 at the age of 78 years.

A celebration of Life service for Garth will be held on Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 2:00pm from the Golden Senior’s Centre. A reception will follow the service allowing family and friends to continue sharing memories.

Online condolences can be sent through Garth’s obituary at

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hindman/Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC


It is with sorrow that that the family of Garth Benson announces his passing on Thursday January 17, 2013 in Golden, B.C. at the age of 77. Garth was born in Arrow Creek, B.C. on December 01, 1935 to parents Doris and Rudolph Benson. Ben moved to Parson B.C. in 1953 where he then started in the horse logging business and met Clara. Garth and Clara married in 1955. They began their family in Creston B.C., relocating many times. Ben and colleagues purchased Bow River Logging Company in 1965, renaming it Reo River Logging Limited. Garth and Clara resided in the Blaeberry in 1979/1980. He began farming for his retirement; it was a full time job. Ben had a dream to have the fields green from the house to the river. He fulfilled those dreams, and beyond. He loved machinery, and he also loved people. He would talk with anyone who had time too. Ben loved to work and he also loved to have a good time.

Garth will be lovingly remembered by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Garth’s funeral was held at the Golden Senior’s Centre on Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. The family would like to thank everyone who has shown kindness and love to Garth over his lifetime. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.

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