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In Loving Memory Of

Benjamin Sutley


On Monday, April 25, 2016, a lifetime resident of Clarkson Valley, AB, passed away peacefully after a short stay at the QEII Hospital at the age of 92.

Ben was born December 15, 1923 at Mirror, AB and was the youngest of 8 children.

Ben moved to Clarkson Valley with his mother Jean and step-father Fred Griffiths in 1932. He joined the Royal Canadian Airforce in 1943. Upon his return, Ben worked with his step-father operating equipment building roads and oilfield leases. In 1948, Ben married Olive Thompson of Bear Lake, AB and they began their farm life on their Clarkson Valley homestead. 

Ben and Olive lived their life on their homestead and raised a family of seven. Ben was a “Jack of all trades”: Cat skinner, rancher, oil worker, farmer, loving husband and wonderful father.

Ben is survived by his children: Glen Sutley, Ken (Micki) Sutley, Don (Trellis) Sutley, Doug (Cindy) Sutley, Barb (Jack) Robertson and Jan (Gil) Sonnenberg;  fifteen grandchildren: Greg Sutley (Tara), Shelley Sutley, Michelle Sutley, Rick Sutley, Tanya Singer (Billy), Jeff Sutley (Terah), Desiree Owen (Sam), Lauren Sutley (Tim Speedy), Lyndsey Sutley, Jesse Sonnenberg, Kira Sonnenberg, Amy Sutley, Samantha Sutley and Katie Sutley; as well as 15 great-grandchildren.

Ben was predeceased by his son Greg (1972), wife Olive (2008), his grandson Dustin Robertson (2009), and his daughter in-law Linda Sutley (2014).

A Celebration of Life will be held at the family farm on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 2:00pm.

The family would like to thank the Pioneer Lodge and the QEII Hospital for their love and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Grand Spirit Foundation (9505 102 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 7G9).

In Loving Memory of

Benjamin Sutley


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Funeral Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, July 9, 2016
2:00 PM
Family Farm

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