LARSEN: Benita (Pries) Larsen of Grand Bend passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the age of 69. Loved daughter of the late Irene (Bonas) Pries (2015), the late Johannes Pries (2019) and step-daughter of Heidi Pries, sister of Corina Pries (John Plestid) of Georgetown, Eric Pries (Diana) of Guelph and the late Angela Pries (1976). Fondly remembered by Patrick (Senaa), Ryan (Leanne), Brendan (Sarah), Meaghan, Skye, Alyssia and J., as well as by her aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbours.
After many years of working as a computer programmer and systems analyst in Toronto, Benita settled in Grand Bend. She was drawn to the beauty of its beaches, sand dunes, and shining water; all reminding her of the island of Sylt, Germany on the North Sea, where she had resided as a little girl.
Cremation has taken place at the family’s request. Should you so desire, memorial donations made directly to One Care Home & Community Support Services (Stratford) or The Arthritis Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. A Celebration of Life will be held some time in the future. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.