Benjamin (Ben) L. Coan

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ben on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the age of 24 in Kamloops, BC. He was born on February 4, 1991 in New Westminster. Ben is survived by his mother and step father Petronilla and Ivan Croker, Penticton, BC; his dad Ronald Coan, Penticton, BC; sister, Gina Coan, Edmonton, AB; many Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, 2nd Cousins and a Goddaughter Evalina Burechailo, Vancouver, BC. Ben always referred to his cousins Michelle, Allen, Melisa Godin (Kamloops, BC) Matt Robinson (Kamloops, BC) and AJ Anderson (Williams Lake, BC) as his brothers and sisters. He expressed on many occasions his gratitude he had towards his auntie and uncle (Marcelle & Rick Godin, Kamloops, BC) He was an amazing uncle to Joey Weisbeck, Lucas Godin and Evalina Burechailo, any chance he had he took the opportunity to visit and play with these children. He valued family life and always wanted to be a part of what was happening. Ben learned to treasure his relationships between family and friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved to celebrate the social side to life and enjoyed the adventures of the outdoors but most of all he loved to fish. Please join the family on February 20, 2016 at Kamloops Yacht Club, 1140 River Street, Kamloops, BC at 3:30pm to Celebrate Ben’s Life. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you consider a donation in memory of Ben to the New Life Community Kamloops. Envelopes will be available at the Celebration of Life or you can use their website at: newlifekamloops.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to:

First Memorial Funeral Service, Kamloops

250-554-2429

Condolences may be left for family at

www.firstmemorialkamloops.com