December 8, 1937 – February 25, 2017
Uncle Ben is o to greener pastures where the air is clean & the wildlife is plentiful. Born In Vita, Manitoba to Else & Bernt Vinje, he was one of 11 children. He is survived by 3 sisters; Sonja Klyne, Williams Lake, BC; Crystal Marney, Mameobeach, Alta; Anne (Don) Hornes, Renton, Washington, USA; daughter Mindy (Ian) & grandsons Travis, Jessie & Josh, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 16 nieces, nephews, 20 great & 23 great great nieces & nephews (give or take) from Minnesota, Washington, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia & he also had some very good friends! Uncle Ben was a navy Petty Officer 2nd Class who travelled the world, across the equator where he received a certificate as a “Shellback”. Once he was discharged he came “out west” to join his brothers Ray & Robert. Here he stayed spending many years in Clinton, High Bar & Williams Lake. There will not be any services by his request.