passed away on Sunday, April 26 at the age of 53, at Lady Minto Hospital, from Lung Cancer. He is survived by his wife Margo, daughter Madison, step-mother Joyce Greggains (West Hill), sisters Sarah Newberry (Ajax), Fiona Greggains (West Hill), Brigid Elmay (Toronto), nieces Meaghan and Caitlin and nephews Jeffery and Aidan. He is predeceased by his father, Brian Greggains and mother Marie Greggains.
Many things were invaluable to Ben. First and foremost was his daughter Madison, whom he adored. Ben loved living on Salt Spring Island and in Banff, Alberta, where he resided for over 20 years. He loved skiing, golfing, tennis, diving, boating, crabbing, beer, exploring SSI, and taking his dogs, Sasha and Nikita, to the beach. His thirty-nine year friendship with Carlos was important to him, as were his friends on SSI. Thank you to everyone who visited and cared for Ben, to the amazing Doctors, hospital and staff and for the sun, which cheered him in his last days.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the SSI Golf Course on Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life by going to www.cancer.ca, clicking Relay for Life-Salt Spring Island and finding BEN’S TEAM, or a charity of your choice.