Benjamin Derochie

Derochie, Benjamin John, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 11, 2019 at the Chatham Kent Hospice at 49 years of age. Ben will be profoundly missed by his sons Steven Rivard (Jessica Leach) and Simon Derochie and their mother Diana Rivard Derochie. Son of Lloyd MacDonald and Evangeline Derochie. Brother in law of Donna Rivard (Jeff Carroll)and their children Allyson Micheal and Elijah. Uncle of Kevin Peltier (Becca) and Lynn Derochie. Also survived by his chosen family Shawn Fulmer (Robyn), Maurino and Christine Caetano, Tim Kudroch and Jessica Miller (Bob). Ben drove transport truck for most of his working years which “he hated but couldn’t live without”. Ben loved his family, motorcycles, had a great appreciation for all kinds of music and was an avid duck and deer hunter. Ben’s family would like to express heart felt gratitude to Shawn and Jessica who were kindly present as Ben crossed over and to Dr. Sully at the Chatham Kent Cancer Clinic and Chatham Kent Hospice for their caring professionalism. In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Chatham Kent Hospice. A Celebration of Ben’s Life will take place at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at www.lifetransitions.ca

12 Comments on “Benjamin Derochie”

  1. Ben will always be remembered, by his funny little storey’s of misshapes , jokes and new gadget’s he just acquired. After a 51/2 battel a braver man would be hard to find.

    With our deepest of sympathy to Dee, Steven, Simon and dad Lloyd , Ben was blessed with a family that truly loved and supported him.

    In our hearts and prayers , Randy and Kellie O and ~Eva too

  2. Dee, Steven, and Simon,
    We were so sorry to hear of Ben’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. There are no words to make any of this okay, just know you are not alone, you have each other, and a very large group of friends and family to lean on. If you need us you know where we are.
    With Love,
    Mike, Lisa and Holly

  3. Dee, I remember when you first started dating Ben. You got scared & broke up with him, remember that? You then realized you really liked him & continued on your journey. This is what came to mind when I read your e-mail re: Ben today that young silly fun love that lead you to marriage & children. Good memories to hold on to for sure my friend xoxo Yes you have moved on but some memories are so worth keeping !!

  4. Sending our deepest sympathies to you all at this time of loss.
    May you all be comforted by the precious memories that will live on in your hearts.
    Sending love
    Tara, Pierre, Jasmine and Rhyan
    The Rioux’s

  5. Dee and family, we were so blesssed to have you all here for Christmas one year, and over the years for other fun occasions, Ben always had a smile and a joke to share, we will miss his laugh, may you and the boys remember together all your favourite and happy memories, hold each other, and comfort each other!
    Love Wade and Mars

  6. So sorry for your loss. You had such an amazing relationship. We never met him but knew the love he had for his family through Dee. We know life will never be the same, but hope you take some comfort in knowing he beat the odds for so long to have the extra time with everyone around him.
    Deepest condolences from Winn Family

  7. DeeDee and family, Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you all at this very difficult time. Your pictures showed the true love of family. May you find peace in your hearts with all your warm memories
    Mike and Kathy Bedard and family

  8. Lloyd and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear son. Please know we are thinking about you at this difficult time. Your cousin Joe Bouchie and wife Lorraine.

  9. Ben (BJ) will be greatly missed. I remember when I lived in Windsor with them, he was always just a jokster. Love him always and will always think of him with lots of love

  10. B.J Im so sorry to hear .It really saddens me to read how your first family seems left out or not acknowledged. Life takes people on different paths and family is important, they are your roots and made you who you were. Hope heaven is beautiful, Say hi to Glen for me and give him a hug 🙁 Miss you 🙁

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