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845 Devonshire Ave
Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z4
Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849
Benjamin Van Galen

Benjamin James Matthew Van Galen

Wednesday, September 13th, 1989 - Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Van Galen, Benjamin “Ben” – Passed away suddenly on Tuesday December 4, 2018 in his 30th year. Beloved son of Hank and Deb (Rawn-Blanchard) Van Galen. Dear brother of Christina Van Galen, Candace Howden, Charity McArthur and Samantha (Bob) Symons and uncle to; Raven, Holly, Becca and Daniel. Loving grandson of Linda (late Gerry) Van Galen and Ada (late Gordon) Blanchard. Cherished nephew of Garry (Margie) Van Galen, Donald (Diane) Van Galen, Harold (Heidi) Van Galen, Michael (Debbie) Van Galen, Patrick (Sue-Ann) Van Galen, Jo-Anne (John) Twinem, Julia Stewart, Ron Blanchard, John (Susan) Blanchard, Catherine (Brian) Ellis, Lyn (John) DaSilva, Beverley (late Bruce) Lewis and will be lovingly remembered by Geraldine Middel. Friends are invited to join the family at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Friday December 7, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Teen Challenge or Fresh Start Support Services – Family Central Apartments. Online condolences at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 7th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, December 7th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Brock and Visser Funeral Home
    845 Devonshire Ave.
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, December 7th, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, December 7th, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brock and Visser Funeral Home
    845 Devonshire Ave.
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 8th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Saturday, December 8th, 2018 11:00am
    Brock and Visser Funeral Home
    845 Devonshire Ave.
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    Pastor Jeff Rockwell
  • Reception

    Brock and Visser Reception Lounge
    845 Devonshire Ave.
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Donations are being accepted for: TEEN CHALLENGE CANADA INC..


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Jane Hardisty

Posted at 12:43am
We loved Ben when he was with us at Zorra Highland Park Public School as a young boy. When he moved we made a book for him called The Ten Good Things About Ben. He was a sweet, playful boy and I am so sad to read about his passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Jane Hardisty

Josh Cunningham

Posted at 11:09pm
Ben is in my thoughts and you all are in my prayers. May god carry you this sadness. Dont forget what we know in our hearts to be true my old friends.

Sarah (Grogan) Adams

Posted at 10:34am
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for your family during this difficult time.

Beth Taylor

Posted at 09:22am
Deb and Hank
I was so sad to read of Ben's death. He was such a great kid, and it sounds as if he grew into a wonderful young man. The death of a child leaves a big hole in our hearts, and the world is a sadder place without them. I am sorry I couldn't see you at visitation. Please know I am thinking of you.
Beth Taylor

Deb Sulkowski

Posted at 09:34pm
My Thoughts and Prayers are with Twinem Family during this time And to Van Galen Family my Deepest Sympathy

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Ben and my daughter Alice ! Who he loved very much