Posted: July 7th, 2014

Benedict “Ben” Koch of Medicine Hat, passed away at the Carmel Hospice surrounded by his family on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of the late Alice Koch. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Brian (Betty) Koch, Brent (Louise) Koch, David (Cathy) Koch all of Medicine Hat, Darrell (Audrey) Koch of Richmound and Arlene (Jonathan) Aberle of Schuler; fourteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Tim (Marie) Koch and Tony (Georgina) Koch all of Medicine Hat; several nieces and nephews and his special companion, “Lady.” He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Simon Koch and his wife Alice on December 5, 2010. Ben was born and raised on the farm near Fox Valley Saskatchewan. He developed a love for the farm life and in 1956 he married Alice Hittle and began their own family farm West of Richmound where he farmed and raised his family before retiring to Medicine Hat in 1989. He enjoyed baseball, sports days, dances, camping, playing cards and visiting with friends. Ben was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He looked forward to morning coffee with his buddies and when he moved to the condo, enjoyed spending time with his new friends Ron and Louise. Dad will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers sympathy donations can be made to Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ben Koch, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence or you may visit www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

3 Condolences for “KOCH”

  1. Cathy Sehn says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

    Cathy, Becca, and Lukas Sehn

  2. Ron & Louise King says:

    Ben, you will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    So Sorry you had to go.

  3. Ron & Louise King says:

    we miss you already, so sorry you had to go.

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