Born in Grand Banks, NL, he was a son of the late Gordon and Myrtle (Bond) Brown and Alex Banfield.
Ben worked at the Dartmouth Marine Slips for over 30 years. He loved baseball and hockey; enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved his music.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Probert) Banfield; children- Donna (Don) Foss, Ontario; Robert (Kathy), Stewiacke; Carol (Tony) Power, Lantz; Michael (Sherry), Rawdon; Mark (Carrie), Ontario; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister Ruby(Larry) Ogden, Kentucky, USA. He was predeceased by grandson, Joshawa Power, siblings Mary Lou MacDonald and Bob Banfield, several nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place, visitation will be 7-9pm today, Monday, June 12, 2017 at Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, from where a funeral service wil1 be held 11:00 am Tuesday June 13, 2017.
Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Benjamin may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com