“ Gentle Ben”
February 10th, 1925 – October 1, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great grandfather Ben (Bronislaw) Kutaj.
Ben was born in Poland in 1925. Ben was a veteran of the Second World War and was a member of the Polish Corps under the British Expeditionary Force. Ben was awarded the Medal for bravery for his actions during the Battle of Monti Cassino the Battle for Rome.
Ben immigrated to Canada after the war and met his wife Florence in Saskatchewan. Ben and Florence had 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Ben worked for Canadian Pacific Railway for 36 years before retiring to Ladysmith in 1979.
Ben is survived by his wife Florence, his daughters Maryann, Christine, and Stephanie and their sons Rick, Tim and Allan.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff at the Chemainus Health Center where Ben resided for the past year and to Dr. Manhas for his care.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11:00 a.m. October 9th, 2015 at The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #171, 621 – First Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Ladysmith Royal Canadian Legion.
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