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Donald Andrew Benedik

July 7, 1946 - September 10, 2016


On the evening of Saturday, September 10, 2016, Donald Andrew Benedik passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital with his family by his side after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on July 7, 1946 in Melville, Saskatchewan, the only child of Andrew and Rose Benedik.  He moved to Cranbrook, British Columbia, with his parents when he was 3 years old and has made it his home ever since.

Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife of 32 years, Wendy; his daughter Patti Pocha and her two sons Andrew and Nicholas; his son Bob Falys (April) and his three children Tyler (Shay), Riley, and Chloe; as well as two great grandchildren Lucas and Dezraii-May.  He is also survived by his father Andrew.  Don was predeceased by his mother Rose.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Don and Wendy’s home at #22,  2424 Industrial Road No. 2 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gail Johnson
Relation: worked together at Acklands

I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of the time that I worked with ‘Benny’ at Acklands.

From: Doug and Geri Guse
Relation: Neighbors next door

Our condolences Wendy and to your whole family. Doug and I are so sorry to hear of Dons passing. We had some of our best visits over the fence through the years. Don was a gentle soul. Our sincere sympathy for your loss Wendy and to your family. Hugs & love from Doug and I.

From: Roy and Audrey Mayne
Relation: Former neighbor

What a nice man he was, Wendy. You two were so devoted to one another, and we’re so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. For an only child he certainly left a bountiful legacy. We know all the kids and babes will be there to ease you through this tough time, and our kindest thoughts are with you as well.

From: Laurie and Steve Emann
Relation: Friends

Sincere sympathy to you Wendy and your family. We were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was such a nice man. We enjoyed getting to know you both sitting next to you at the ice games. Don was an avid Ice fan. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this very difficult time. We are thinking of you. Take care Wendy.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 10, 2016
Beginning at 11:55pm

22, 2424 Industrial Road No. 2

Cranbrook, BC Canada

Cranbrook, BC Canada


Date & Time:
January 1, 1900
Beginning at 11:55pm


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