Rosehart, Ben

Rosehart, Ben

July 18th, 2015

Surrounded by family on Saturday, July 18, 2015, Ben lost a long and brave struggle with cancer. He was a loving, devoted husband of 30 years to Bonnie. Dedicated and caring father to David Rosehart and Kendra English and son-in-law Dave. Predeceased by his wonderful parents Raymond and Lorraine (née Sinden). He was brother to Robert (Patti), Gary (Helen), Raymond, Mark (Deb) and Carolyn Ridley (Mark). Ben was happy to be uncle to several nieces and nephews:  Lori, Corinne, Jeffrey, Rebecca, Matthew, Mark, Thomas, Spencer and Tristan. Ben was an honours graduate of Western University and a retired CGA/CPA. A 28-year valued employee of TD Canada Trust, Ben ended his career at Ivest Properties as VP of Finance, a job he loved, retiring in November 2014. Ben took pride in all that he did and he did it well! He always held his head up and inspired others. The world has lost a special person. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH, 511 Cheapside Street, London, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Private inurnment at Tillsonburg Cemetery. Donations to LHSF – Cancer Centre would be appreciated. 

                           “I’ve had a wonderful life.  Thank you to all who participated in it."

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judith adamsBen was a wonderful man, sincere,caring for friends and devoted to his family. He always did the right thing and inspires us all to be better human beings. He will be missed but not forgotten and his strong legacy of dedication to work and family and his deep love and caring will live on in all of the lives he has touched. We are grateful and proud to have known Ben. Judith,Sarah and Bradley Adams
Naomi TaylorMy thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your memories give you peace and comfort throughout your grieving. Our love to all.
Karin and Peter HenningSo sorry to hear about your loss. You and Ben were always so kind to Scott during public school and again in high school, taking him with you every morning. I am sure Ben will be watching over his family from above . Memories of happy times will always be with you. Our prayers are with you.
Ric & Joan GriseBob We share with you and your Brothers family at the loss of your Brother. Be strong and be very brave and think only and of the good things, the wonderful years you and your Brother shared together. Those great memories will help to give you strength and peace as you go through especially the next few days. We will see you on Tuesday Ric & Jaon
Richard & Daphne BaileyBob, Daphne and I send you our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother, Ben. I know the sorrow and sense of loss you are feeling. I lost my older brother 5 years ago this October. The pain will subside and you will always have your memories of all the great times you shared.
Dennis & SherryBob, Sherry & I know your pain all too well also, as we both have lost siblings very close to us. Our sincere condolences to you and your whole family during this difficult time. Cherise your memories and remember to make new ones with the family now.
Lesley GibsonI didn't know Ben well personally, but during my audit days with CT in Vancouver, I had the opportunity to get to know him professionally. He was well respected and liked, considered to be a valuable resource by one and all. My sincere condolences to his family & friends.
Betty LippertBob,just wanted to let you know that you and yours are in my thoughts,,my condolence to all. When friends see you they will see your brother as you and him where joined at the heart.Bess your family.
John and Jacqui EmpsonWe did not know Ben, but Bob has spoken very highly of him. Our hearts go out to Ben and Bob family. We honour those who have gone before us by remembering what they taught us in life - in reading the tributes to Ben, it sounds like there are a number of great things he taught those around him.
Doug GibbingsBen was a trusted & highly respected friend and colleague during the many years that we worked together at Canada Trust. It was a very sad day for me when I learned of his passing. My heartfelt condolences to all of Ben's family.
Randy Keller and the staff at Van Camp & KellerBen was a quality guy and a good friend. We all share your loss.
Mark & Jacqueline EldridgeBonnie, our condolences to you and the family. It was my great pleasure to work with Ben during our time @ Canada Trust. Early on when both Ben and Bonnie worked in Comptrollers and I worked on FICS and later when Ben was Auditor for Global Banking. Ben would always bring a smile to my face and instilled a calm and confident demeanor even during stressful problem solving @ work. Ben always made time to chat. I respected his intellect and always parted feeling better for the encounter, a rare gift for an Auditor. Outside of work, our son Joey would play with David when Ben and Bonnie lived in White Oaks and I often saw Ben @ the Y after the TD Merger. I am privileged to have known Ben, he will be truly missed. Bonnie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mark FeekeryBonnie, my deepest sympathies. While we have been out of touch for many years, I share fond memories with you and Ben from our early days at CT, your courtship and nuptials. Ben was a fine man and outstanding person.
Annora GilliamBonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. Ben was simply a wonderful man who set a continuous example of ethical behaviour in everything he himself did. As you know, I had the pleasure of reporting to Ben at Canada Trust for a few years in the 90s. When he interviewed me for the job, I wondered aloud if my then half-completed credentials would prevent him hiring me. He answered that ideal candidates must possess practical CT experience, and especially common sense - he hired me a week later! His respect led me to complete those credentials as well as a master's degree. Also my condolences to David and Kendra, who will also miss him deeply.
Larry KramerBen was one of the good guys. We were friends in high school so many years ago. I remember him fondly and was saddened by the news of his passing. Along with Peter McCready, Joe Stephenson, Eric De Leeuw, Don Carmichael and a few others, we spent many adolescent Friday nights roaming the streets of Tillsonburg, sitting/talking at the Glen-Mur Restaurant, or playing cards at Ben's place. I'm sure he lived life fully and well. That would be his way. My condolences to all his family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rob and CherylBob, Rob and I send you our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother, Ben. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family during this difficult time.
Brad & Deb WatsonCarolyn, Mark and the boys, we are so very sorry for the loss of your brother, Ben. I know that feeling of unbearable sadness when you wake in the morning and for one split second your mind forgets but then it comes back and the pain is unbearable. Take one day at a time, even one minute. Remember the good times and the bad we eventually fade. Take care love Brad, Deb, Kenny, Kody, Konner and Kaleigh
Scot and Karen SindenBonnie, our deepest sympathies to you and the rest of the Rosehart family. I have fond memories of Ben while growing around the Sinden and Rosehart clans he will be sadly missed. Sincerely, Scot, Karen, Chris and Matt
Betty WilcoxBonnie and Family, I want to express my deepest Sympathy to you all for the loss of a very special person and a long time friend and Co-worker from Canada Trust. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong. Love Betty
Brian and Martha TraceyDear Bonnie and Family, Brian and I were saddened to hear of Ben's passing. We always enjoyed our chats with him. May you find support from family and friends during this difficult time.
Betty EichenbergerBonnie, I was saddened to learn of the passing of your dear husband, Ben. Although I didn't work directly with you and Ben at CT, I have warm memories of our interactions over the many years. Ben was a lovely man. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. Betty
Dale PinciucBonnie, Ben will be sorely missed by all who knew him. I had the pleasure of working closely with Ben for 20 some years. Ben was a talented manager and a good friend. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Jim Hanlon Jr.To the Rosehart family: speaking for all your old friends in Tillsonburg, we are very sorry to hear about Ben.
Dave and Blanche LeudyBob, Blanche and I send you and your Family our very deepest sympathy with the passing of your brother Ben. Siblings that pass away have special meaning to us. They are often close in age like you and Ben, and their death may bring to mind our own mortality. Life is no longer taken for granted. Blanche and I have both lost a sibling and can relate to what you and your family are going through at this time.
Barbara Watson (Fabricland)I am ever so sorry for your loss. My sympathy goes to your entire family
Tom and Deb PatrickDear Bonnie and Family, We are very sorry to learn of Ben's passing. Ben was truly a great gentleman. He was a pleasure to work with at Canada Trust, always willing to share his knowledge and experience. We shared a special bond, with each of our families having our first child while living in White Oaks. He was very proud of his family and always put them first. He will be missed by all that knew him. Sincerely, Tom & Deb
Mary Keating-WoodDear Carolyn and Family So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear brother Ben. I still remember all the wonderful sleep overs at your house and having a Pepsi and chips and drawing on that huge chalkboard. Your five brothers were super awesome. I have so many happy memories with the Rosehart family and will keep you all in my prayers. My deepest sympathy from your childhood friend, Mary
Bob & TeresaBonnie & Ben you have been our dear couple friends. David and Kendra we watched you grow up. Thank you for all you have shared as family with us over the years. Robert, Raymond, Gary, Mark, and Carolyn, we are so happy that we came to know you, your families and your parents through Ben and Bonnie. We are so very sad to lose Ben and cry with you all. God be with you.
David WarwickBen was always a good friend to all he knew. I was glad he would think to include me, very much a loner, in the Friday night card games. He was very modest, but we all knew he was a math wizard. I am sorry I have never kept in touch with any of the gang since leaving the area in 1970, but know if we had met he would still be the good friend of long ago. His family were certainly fortunate as were all who had the privilege of his friendship.
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