MENDIUK, Benny (Ben)
August 6, 1938 – June 18, 2020
On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Ben Mendiuk of Lamont, Alberta, formerly of Delph and Andrew, passed away at the age of 81 years.
Ben is survived by his loving family, two sons Brian (Jennifer) and Warren (Crystal); grandchildren Nolan, Pearson, Joshua and Sara; two sisters Evelyn (Bill) Morris and Myra Schueler; two brothers Terry Mendiuk and Sylvester Mendiuk; sister-in-law Grace Stach; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ben was predeceased by his wife, Audrey; parents Nick and Anne Mendiuk; brother-in-law Hank Stach.
A Public Viewing will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Autumn Rose Funeral Home in Vegreville, Alberta. Due to covid-19 restrictions, a private Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lamont, Alberta with the Basilian Fathers officiating. Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church – Lamont” or to "Foothills Country Hospice Society in Okotoks."
Ben attended the country school of Sniatyn for several years and then graduated from the Andrew High School, Ben was a hard-working boy and was his dad’s right-hand man when it came to harvest, hauling logs for firewood, and chores. Ben was also the prankster in the family, always ready for a fun time! After completing high school, Ben went to the University of Alberta, and became a school teacher. He taught in Redwater, Bruderheim, Radway, Blue Ridge, Onoway, Willingdon and Vegreville, prior to retiring in 1991.
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