Ben Epp died Aug. 11, 2007.
He was born July 4, 1928 near Swift Current, Sask. to Henry and Maria Epp. When he was 14, Ben's family moved to Abbotsford, B.C. Ben pursued various careers, such as truck driving and custodial work.
In 1973, while working as a custodian at Central Heights Church in Abbotsford, Ben became aware of his need for Christ in his life and accepted Jesus as Saviour. He was baptized a year later, joining Central Heights Church.
In summer 1983, he met Margaret Elizabeth Peters and they were married Nov. 5, 1983. They lived in Yarrow, B.C. and attended Yarrow MB Church.
In 1985, they moved to Abbotsford and joined Bakerview MB Church. In 1987, Ben and Margaret accepted the custodial work at Bakerview. After retirement 3 years later, they travelled. Ben enjoyed going for coffee, taking daily walks, and doing devotions.
In Oct. 2006, Ben began experiencing health problems and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Predeceased by 6 siblings in infancy and 2 brothers, he is mourned by Margaret; brothers Henry (Elsie), Frank (Ann), and Jake (Olga); sisters Mary Stobbe, Elizabeth (Henry) Lepp, Ann (Al) Penner and Helen (Walter) Nickel. The funeral was Aug. 17 at Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C.