Obituary of Ben PALUBISKI

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April 14, 1948 – December 10, 2022


Ben passed away peacefully on December 10th, 2022 at the Shelburne Long Term Residence at the age of 74 year, with his loving wife Bonnie June (nee Thompson) by his side.  He will be greatly missed by his 3 loving sons, Steven (predeceased), John & David. 


Loving son to parents Genevieve & Leo Palubiski (predeceased), loving brother to Robert, Florian, Thomas, Albert & Janet (predeceased).  He will missed by sisters and brothers, Ursula (Tom), Basil (Annette), Vincent (Marg), Isadore, Margaret, Gregory (Kim), Christopher and their families.  Also missed by his in-laws June & Robert Thompson (predeceased), Donald (Marj), Brenda (Bruce), Betty Ann (Allan), Thomas (Cindy) and families.


Ben was born on April 14, 1948 to parents Genevieve & Leo Palubiski, in Renfrew, Ontario.  He was the oldest of his siblings. Ben and his family lived in many areas including Killaloe, Burke’s Falls, Amaranth, Orangeville & Laurel.  He met and fell in love with his wife of 50 years, Bonnie June, with whom he had 3 beautiful sons.  He worked for Nortel for 30 years before retiring.  Once retired, Ben and Bonnie lived in Bonnechere, ON where they opened a Chip Bus called Bonnechere Bonnie’s which they successfully ran for 11 years.  Ben was also a volunteer driver for Renfew Family & Children Services, and both Bonnie and Ben fostered several children thoroughout those years.


Ben had many passions including working as a Scout Leader in Orangeville and Laurel area, fishing and gardening.  He will be sadly missed by all the families and friends that he made along the way.


At Ben’s wishes, cremation has already taken place.  Donations in Ben’s memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.



Ben's Poem to Bonnie by Shane Edward Shea - 1995




The years have come and the time has passed;

our marriage has survived!

There were those who thought we were insane;

We're together, ask us why?

I have witnessed other couples,

as their marriages hit the rocks;

To our lucky stars I'm thankful,

for the happiness we have caught!

Our covenant is what binds us,

through the good times and the bad!

And to you Soulmate my love is yours,

to support you when you're sad;

The luster of our wedding day,

has not faded touched by time;

And when we sleep I know its you,

who holds this hand of mine!

A rough cut diamond paired with a gem,

an unlikely match but a team;

I am graterful for this life that we share,

through the good times and the lean.

Just where will all this lead to,

this bonding made for two?

Who cares lets live our lives to the MAX,

as long as I live it with you!



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