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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
Fax: 709-256-7606
Pastor Ralph Benson

Pastor Ralph Benson

Friday, June 10th, 1955 - Sunday, May 9th, 2021
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BENSON
Ralph
June 10, 1955 – May 9, 2021

On May 9th 2021 the Benson family, the Evangel community, and the town of Gander were rocked by the tragic loss of Pastor Ralph Benson. He was a pillar of the community, cornerstone of the church, and a role model Dad and Poppy. He adored his wife Paulette (Bonita) and was an exemplary husband. His love for his children Melissa (Craig), Adam (Natasha), Melanie (Jonathan) was only surpassed by his loving enthusiasm for his grandchildren Nick, Julia, Daniel, Gracie, Avery, Luke, and Jesse. When Poppy checked in on the grandkids with either a phone call or a visit it was enough to fill their little buckets to overflowing. He had an infectious energy and just a few moments in his presence could change the course of your day.

Ralph was born and raised in the small community of Come by Chance. As a young man laden with addictions he turned his life to Jesus and never looked back! Since then his love for Jesus has impacted thousands and he has left a legacy of love and grace for us to follow. He had a huge heart for people and it was unmistakable for anyone who had the privilege to meet him.

Ralph Benson was predeceased by his parents Daniel & Mamie and oldest brother George. Left to mourn along with his wife, children and grandchildren are sister in-law Tilly, Brother Frank (Dinah), Gordon (Corinna), Rex (Sandra), and his loving sister Judy (John), leaving also a large number of Paulette’s brothers and sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews and his church family.

Ralph’s heart for people and the impact he had is now being felt through all of the support pouring in to us as a family; from people all over the province and beyond.

In the words he spoke so often, “Life is precious; Jesus Christ is our living hope”.
You entered Heavens gates with a gleaming smile and until we meet again, Dad, we’ll have an extra piece of dessert just for you❤️

Evangel Pentecostal Community Church, Gander will be open to the public on Thursday May 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for anyone who wishes to come to pay their respects or see the family. Please remember that Covid-19 restrictions will be followed. Please visit the church page to register at evangelgander.ca and we ask for your patience during the visitation times and masks must be worn.

The Funeral service will take place on Friday May 14, 2021 from Evangel Pentecostal Community Church, Gander at 2:00 p.m., with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy donations can be made in Pastor Benson’s memory to Evangel Gander’s Community Furniture Ministry, e-transfer give@evangelgander.ca and indicate Furniture Ministry in the message and full name and mailing address for a year-end tax receipt.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 10:00am - 10:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 10:00am - 10:00pm
    Location
    Evangel Pentecostal Community Church
    Address
    130 Magee Road
    GANDER, NL A1V 2R3
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    Notes
    Evangel Pentecostal Community Church, Gander will be open to the public on Thursday May 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for anyone who wishes to come to pay their respects or see the family. Please remember that Covid-19 restrictions will be followed. Please visit the church page to register at evangelgander.ca and we ask for your patience during the visitation times and masks must be worn.
  • Service

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 14th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Evangel Pentecostal Community Church
    Address
    130 Magee Road
    GANDER, NL A1V 2R3
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    All Saints Cemetery, Gander
    Address
    Gander

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Joan L. Ellsworth

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A few years ago, I discovered a wonderful program on NTV called Heart Matters with music, stories, and "To the Point" sermons with Pastor Benson. My husband and I have been recording the programs and watching them when we get home from church every Sunday. Pastor Benson
had such a God-given gift of speaking the truth of the gospel in those few minutes and we will always think of him in such a way. He was certainly a man of God and he will be greatly missed. Although we did not know Pastor Benson or his family personally, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you and the church family. May God grant you His peace and comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

God bless,
Joan & Winston Ellsworth
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Marsha Powell-Winsor

Posted at 10:21am
Pastor Benson was a much love and respected pastor when he was with us in Victoria, Nfld. Everyone delighted in him and his precious young family. All good thoughts have stayed with them throughout the years. We are very saddened to hear of this news. The funeral yesterday was a reflection of how much he was loved. He has left us all with wonderful life lessons and numerous examples of pure love, kindness and grace.

Craig & Marsha Winsor
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