It is with heavy hearts and surrounded by his loving family by his side that we announce the passing of Ben Evers, 87, of Moncton, on March 30, 2018, at the Moncton Hospital. Born November 27, 1930 in Vught, Netherlands, Ben was the son of the late Cornelis and Bertha (Gerritsma) Evers.
Ben immigrated to Canada in 1951. A long-time member of the Knights of Columbus 1310, Ben was a Fourth Degree member of the Msgr. Roy MacDonald Assembly, a Faithful Navigator and former Master of the Fourth Degree for the New Brunswick District. He was also a past member of the U.C.T. 758, the Moncton Probus Club and member of St Bernard parish.
Ben was employed with and later became the Maritime representative for Casavant Frères Ltée. He was owner and operator of Maritime Pipe Organ Builders Ltd and Ben’s Music Store.
Ben is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jeanita (née Richard); his six children: Lorraine (Réal Daigle), Brian (Cécile Leblanc), Katheryn (Guy) Léger, Patrick (Janice Lirette), Louise (Bob Collette), and Richard (Angie Légère); his grandchildren: Nicole (Nicolas) Leblanc, Scott (Ashley), Justin, Jason, Marc, Brooke, Pierre, Julie, Jenny, Lynn, and Michael; his great-granddaughters: Véronique and Danica Leblanc. Ben is also survived by his brothers: Nick (Corry) of Moncton, John (Bep), Gerard (Hannie), and his sister Thérèse, of Holland; his sisters-in-law: Marie-Rose and Evi; his in-laws, the Richard family, his step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Ben is predeceased by his siblings: Frans, Maria Neervort, Catherina Schutt, Kees, and Albert.
The family would like to thank the staff of 3600 and palliative of the Moncton Hospital for the care and compassion given to Ben during his stay.
The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm only. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard R.C. Church, 43 Botsford Street, Moncton on Wednesday April 4 at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations can be made to The Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation, Diabetes Canada or to a charity of the donor's choice, would be appreciated by the family.