Kay, Bennie

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Bennie was the fifth child born to Jacob and Pauline (Schrader) Kary on Sept. 6, 1930 at Hemaruka, Alta. 

Bennie married Shirley Caseley on July 4, 1956 and together they raised their two children, Weldon and Susan on their farm in front of the Nose Hills, seven miles north of Veteran, Alta.  

While on the farm, the family lived a healthy, wholesome lifestyle and enjoyed the fruits of their hard work.  

In 1984 they sold the farm to Susan and Howard Bye and moved into the village of Veteran into their new house that Ben built.  

Ben kept some land north of town where he raised horses for a number of years.  

Ben had a fantastic workshop filled to the rafters with tools he acquired over the years.  

He restored wagons, sleighs and harness.  He rebuilt antique tractors and made birdhouses for the kindergarten class.  

He was involved in the community and helped to build many things around the village over the years.  

Ben loved his five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and they loved him!  

Bennie passed away very peacefully in Coronation Hospital on March 25th, 2021 at the age of 90 years.  He remained in his home up to just a few days prior to his passing.  

Bennie leaves behind his wife of 65 years Shirley and his son Weldon as well as four grandchildren, Daniel (Jessica) Kary, Steven Kary, Julia (Paul) Denyer, Kyle (Robin) Bye; four great-grandchildren Eve Bye, Emma Denyer, Fletcher Bye and the newest – his namesake Jacob Bennie Denyer.  

He leaves behind one brother Richard Kary and two sisters Edna Caseley and Harriet Peters.  

He was predeceased by his father Jake in 1974; mother Pauline in 1936 as well as two brothers William and Herbert and two sisters Helen and Linda; his beautiful granddaughter Patricia Bye in 2002 and loving daughter Susan Kary Bye in 2008 and in 2017 his daughter-in-law Diana Kary.  

At Bennie’s request, there will be no funeral service.

Contributions in memory of Bennie may be made to the Veteran Cemetery Society or STARS.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Bennie’s family, please visit www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com 

Parkview Funeral Chapels entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements  For further information please call 403-578-3777.    

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