In Loving Memory: Ernest Benson – Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Last Updated: June 14, 2023By

On June 8, 2023, Mr. Ernest Benson of Lac La Biche passed away at the age of 82 years.

He is survived by his sons, Gerald (Yvonne) Boostrom & Ernest Boostrom; daughters, Angela (Ernest) Pruden, Brenda Boostrom, Geraldine (Tony) Norman & Colleen (Donald) Pente; step-children, Lorraine (Ron) Whitford, Irene Berard, Lorraine (Jim) Lougheed & Annette (Winston) Peddle; brother, Solomon (Alice) Benson; sister-in-law, Francis Benson.

Ernest was predeceased by his wife, Marie; daughters, Audrey Benson & Diane Boostrom; sons, Cory Benson & Melvin Boostrom; grandson/Godson, Tigan Boostrom; step-daughters, Linda, Margaret, Brenda Berard, Marlene & Donna Boostrom; step-sons, Ernest Berard & Charles Boostrom; parents, Edward & Marie Jeanne Benson; loving lady who raised him, aunty/mom, Julia Piche; brothers, Gerald, Peter, Sam, Emile, James & Charles; sisters, Katie Leach & Mary Duchnyck

A Wake will be held on Friday, June 16 (leaving Grace Gardens at 10:30 a.m.) at Beaver Lake Cree Nation Community Hall. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 12:00 p.m. at Beaver Lake Cree Nation Community Hall with interment in Beaver Lake Cree Nation Community Cemetery.

To send condolences online, please visit

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677

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