Benoit Aimé Gosselin
Benoit (Ben) Gosselin was born 21 April 1939 in Saint-Paul-de-Montminy to parents Ernest and Lydia (née Chabot) Gosselin.
He died peacefully 21 January 2023 in Edmonton at the age of 83 after a long illness. Brother to seven siblings and four older half brothers and sisters, Ben grew up on the family homestead north of Guy, Alberta where he and his brothers took on the responsibility for the farm from a very young age. He later finished his schooling and completed his apprenticeship as a machinist/toolmaker. He took pride in being a skilled machinist and worked for machine shops in Edmonton and at the Boeing Company in Washington USA. He loved socializing with family and friends, was a golfer, a private pilot and loved to play billiards. He was always interested in politics and finance, and had a lifelong love of technology and cars.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Rollande Gosselin (née Bastien), his daughters Carolynn Gosselin (Jennifer d.) and Renée Sward (David) and his grand children Paul-Émile and Christian Lambotte, Océanne and Sonja Sward, his brothers Jean Gosselin (Lucille d.) and Guy Gosselin (Thérèse) and sister Madeleine Gosselin, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Jennifer Allaby, former son-in-law Eric Lambotte, his parents Ernest and Lydia, half-siblings Aimé Gosselin (Alice d.) and Cécile Poirier (Philippe d.), Eddé Gagné (Marie d.) and Archelas Gagné (Chantale d.), and siblings Roch Gosselin, Marie Van den Elzen (Théo d.), Lucille Beaudoin (Maurice d.) and Hélène Fournier (Léo d.) and brothers-in-law Rosaire Bastien, Gerry Dancause and Raymond Paquette.
His funeral mass will be held in Beaumont, Alberta at St. Vital Church (4905 50 St, Beaumont, AB) on 28 January 2023 at 10:30AM followed by a graveside service.
Luncheon to be held at Beaumont 50 Plus Club.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Avons appris le décès de Benoit Aimé Gosselin époux de Rollande Bastien. Toutes nos sympathies aux deux familles Gosselin et Rollande.
De famille Jean-Pierre Bastien
3420 Ch. Gauthier
La Plaine Terrebonne Qc
Sending my sincerest condolences , hugs and prayers to all of you. Uncle Ben will be missed. Cherish his memory and hold him close . You are all in my thoughts .
We have such great memories of living in Beaumont and having the best neighbors in Ben and Rollie. From lawn tips, to sharing garden produce, and enjoyable chats in the yard. Ben was a good example to our family of kindness and charity. He was a good man! Rollie, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love from the McCracken Family. John, Carolyn, Ryan, and Cole.
We are so sorry to hear of Ben’s passing . We enjoyed his company very much when he came to stay in Yuma. Had many great times and good laughs with Ben & Rollande 😍
Mes plus sincères sympathies Rollande a toi et a toute ta famille
Une amie de la Residence Ste-Rose a Falher…Paulette (Robert) Monfette
Sincere sympathies Rollande & family. Yvette & Rene
Nous avons eu plusieurs superbes belles visites très informatives à Yuma,Az avec Ben et Rollande et cela nous manquera toujours. ❤️❤️
Our deepest sympathy to all of Rollande’s & Gosselin’s families!
Mes sincères condoléances à Rollande et à la famille, et aux familles Gosselin et Bastien.
Very sad to hear about Ben’s passing. I will always remember him as a friend and great pool player My condolences to Rolly and family.