Benjamin SELK

SELK Benjamin Carson Selk of Red Deer was called home to the Lord on April 17, 2005. Throughout his life Ben was a devout Christian who lived a life based on his Christian beliefs. Ben was born on February 14, 1924 in Woodley, Saskatchewan. He spent his childhood and youth on the family farm, where his love of the land was planted deep in his heart. In 1947 he married Agnes Miiller and together they farmed and raised their family in the Benson/Woodley district. Ben was active in the community and volunteered for a variety of boards including: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (Woodley), Estevan Trinity Lutheran Church, Lampman Union Hospital Board, The New Hope Board (Stoughton), Benson Culture and Youth, Woodlawn Regional Parks, and the Benson 4-H Beef Club. He also served the Woodley Wheat Pool Committee, was councilor for the Rural Municipality of Benson, sat on the Board of Directors for the Estevan Co-op Association, and was a Claims Mediator for Saskatchewan Government Insurance. In 1975 Ben and Agnes retired to Estevan, Saskatchewan. During these years they enjoyed many winter vacations together. Ben also loved to fish and was an exceptional carpenter. In 1990 Ben and Agnes moved to Red Deer. Ben is survived by Agnes, his loving wife of 57 years, three daughters; Elaine Carter of Saskatoon, Evonne Selk (Neil Munro) of Calgary and Tammy (Brian) Whitehead of Red Deer, five grandchildren; Nadine (Ted Sisk and sons; Devin, Keegan and Aidan) of Regina, Richelle (David) Trudeau of Calgary, Jason Carter of Saskatoon, Jenna Whitehead and Kyle Whitehead. Ben is also survived by one great-grandchild, his namesake, Benjamin Trudeau, one sister, Margaret (Frank) Huggins of Red Deer, sisters-in-law, Ethel Selk of Estevan, Leona Selk of Estevan, Irene Selk of Saskatoon and Agnes Selk of Ontario, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Herman and Hulda and his brothers; John, Arthur, Louis and Albert. A Funeral Service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (40 Holmes Street, Red Deer) on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ronald Mayan officiating. If friends so desire, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Society (480 D – 36 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 1W4) or to the charity of your choice. E-mail condolences can be sent to condolences and will be forwarded directly to the family.

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