CWO Benjamin Holterman "Benny" Bakken (Ret'd)

    • CWO Benjamin Holterman "Benny" Bakken (Ret'd)
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    • CWO Benjamin Holterman "Benny" Bakken (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin Holterman “Benny” Bakken (Ret’d) in Ottawa peacefully in hospital on 26 August 2003.

    Benny was born in Cranbrook, BC in 1929 and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers in October 1948. Upon completion of his basic Engineer training, Ben was posted to the Army Survey Establishment in July 1949, and remained for more than 34 years. Ben was involved in all phases of the Topographic Survey, was on survey field parties throughout the country, and was a computer programmer for a number of years. Ben was the Army Survey Establishment Regimental Sergeant Major from 1979 to 1982 before he retired in October 1983.

    Visitation will be at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, Hunt Club Road, Ottawa on 29 August followed by the funeral service in the Chapel. Internment in Capital Memorial Gardens, Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Humane Society would be appreciated. {khAug2015}