Ben Meisner Honoured With Respect
Prince George, B.C. – A man who found a community he loved and used his professional and personal abilities to fight with passion for its people was honoured by them today.
A celebration of life and funeral service attended by people from so many different walks of life was held for Ben Meisner Saturday afternoon at the Prince George Civic Centre. Ben’s wife Elaine, his children and their families, his siblings and their families, brother-in-law Gordon MacDonald and many, many friends gathered to celebrate Ben’s life.
And to give some indication of the level of respect and gratitude in which Ben is held, the service was attended by Members of Parliament, Members of the B.C. Legislative Assembly, Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall and members of City Council, District 57 School Board, members of the Carrier-Sekani Tribal Council, the RCMP, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Prince George medical community, University of Northern BC, College of New Caledonia, the business, labour, hunting, fishing communities, media friends and competitors, people from numerous parts of B.C. and Canada and, no doubt most important to Ben, the folks of the city he loved, Prince George.
Indicative of the esteem in which this man is held.
250 News will provide a complete, detailed report on today’s service for Ben Meisner as soon as we “get ‘er written and put ‘er up”.