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Ronald "Benny" Martindale

April 25, 1933 - May 29, 2020


Benny passed peacefully with family by his side at the F.W.Green Home on May 29th 2020 at 87 years of age.

In December 1971 with his “Determined and Adventurous spirit” he ventured from his homeland of North Wales with his wife Ella and their six children to start a new life for his family in Canada.

His passions were family, pets, aviation and flying, even building and flying his own ultralight. He loved Traveling, Camping and gold panning with dear friends.

After a distinguished career as a certified Aircraft , Automotive and Heavy duty mechanic, he retired in 1998 from Cominco in Kimberley.

Benny will be reunited with his oldest son Alan who predeceased him in 2005

He leaves behind his wife of 67 years Ella, Children, Peter (Tara), Steven (Sherry), David (Brenda), Linda (Kevin), Esther ( Al), ( Jackie), 13 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren and family in Wales.

The family would like to thank Dr. Witten, and special Gratitude and Appreciation to everyone at the F.W. Green Home who showed Benny exceptional care, compassion, humour and kindness.

At Benny’s request, there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations in Benny’s name can be made to the S.P.C.A.


 “ Look up…..I’m flying high”


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

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

From: Pat and Wendy Tito
Relation: Friends of Dave and Brenda

Our thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends.

From: Jayne Martindale
Relation: Niece

I will cherish the times we spent together. Sending love to the rest of the family at this very sad time. Fly high Uncle.

From: Jean Blight
Relation: My best friend Esther - her dad

Benny you will be missed by so many of your extended family in North Wales. Jean, John, Brenda and Hazel – all their families will miss the humour and enthusiasm you had for a full life. Nos Dda (good night) from all us Welshies xxx

From: Marisa Pighin

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From: Doug and Jackie Hill
Relation: Friend of Family

Our deepest condolences to you upon the passing of Benny he was a wonderful person.

From: Doug Young and Kathy Butler
Relation: family friends

Our deepest sympathies to the Martindale clan. It’s never easy to lose the family patriarch. We value all the years we have known you and our hearts are with you at this difficult time.

From: Andrew John Evans
Relation: Nephew.

To my dear Uncle Ron, you were a great inspiration to myself and girlfriend growing up,” Go for it,” words you always said to me, we have and always think of you and the fantastic family you raised, Love to you and all family and friends in B.C. Andy and Rowenna.

From: Sue and Thomas Kilcullen
Relation: Niece

To Uncle Ron,we’re remembering and holding dear the fun and precious times we spent with you.
“Take the ride,live the experience,find your passion”,you did it all!
God bless,someone so special can never be forgotten.
Sending lots of love to Aunty Ella and all of the Martindale family.xx

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