Benjamin David Braun of Abbotsford passed away on December 22, 2009.
Ben was born on July 20, 1942 to Ike and Anne (Reimer) Braun and lived his early years in Chilliwack. He was baptized in Greendale on September 3, 1960.
He attended Chilliwack Senior High where he met Mary Luella Hildebrandt. They were married on August 2, 1963. Ben took an Industrial Electronics course from DeVry Institute and ended up computer programming in Toronto. Daughters Karen and Janice were born there.
In 1980, the Brauns moved to Langley, then transferred back to Toronto in 1987. Ben and Mary Lue returned to Clearbrook in 2001 to be closer to their aging mothers.
Ben was an active member at Bakerview M.B. Church and was also heavily involved with the Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. His hobbies included genealogy, computers, digital photography and exploring through Google Earth.
Ben is predeceased by brothers Walter and Ken, and sister Julie. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lue; daughters Karen (Dan) Westrup of Ottawa and Janice (Steve) Arndt of Nelson, BC; and grandchildren Natalie and Ashley Westrup and Justin and Bethany Arndt.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2009 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mennonite Historical Society, 211 – 2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, B.C., V2B 6S3 would be appreciated.
Online condolences can be left at www.mem.com