Forrisdahl, Preben “Ben” Erling Harpoth

September 13, 1931 – August 22, 2020
at the age of 88 years

It is with great sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of Ben Forrisdahl of Celista, BC on August 22, 2020, surrounded by his wife and family.  
Ben was born on September 13, 1931 in Copenhagen, Denmark and emigrated to Canada in 1952.
He is survived by his loving wife Donna Jean, of 63 years, their children:  Susanne, Jeanette(Jim), Elisabeth(Danny), Kathleen(Cliff), Stephen(Monica) and Ted(Mandy),  grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends. 
A private graveside service will be held for Ben. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shuswap Paws Rescue Society or your local SPCA. 


  1. My condolences to the entire family. I went to school with Stephen and Teddy. I remember when we first moved to the North Shuswap we were poorly prepared for winter and Mr. Forrisdahl gave us a box of apples. I was 10 years old and thought “God he’s tall !”

  2. I was sorry to learn of Ben’s death. I will always remember him as a good man with a really great smile.

  3. Stu & I send our deepest condolences to Donna Jean and the family. Ben was a wonderful kind man that we met at bowling. We always enjoyed chatting with him. He will be missed.

  4. I’m so thankful to have had such an amazing grandpa! All the wonderful memories that I will forever cherish in my heart. I’m so grateful I saw you before this happened. To be able to talk with you and feel your warm hugs just one more time. You gave the best hugs! I will always love you grandpa. Things won’t be the same without you.

  5. Our deepest condolences to all of you with the loss of this amazing man.
    Take my hand and we will pray,
    until we meet again some day
    With love filled hearts stay strong and true
    remember me often as I am here with you
    Talk about the good times you hold so dear
    close your eyes and listen as I am eternally here…

  6. My my felt condolences to Ben’s family and friends. I met Ben through my Mom (Dot Doyle), Ben and Donna Jean, used to pick Mom up to go bowling, we had some great laughs together and enjoyed a few lunches as well.

  7. Our condolences to the wife and families of Ben’s relatives. We knew Ben and his family in Golden while we lived there.

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