Ben Tubman (1958-2019)
Ben passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Cindy (nee Boothby) of Bracebridge. Loving father of Johnathon (Amanda) of Bracebridge and Benji (Sophia) of Collingwood. Ben is the proud grandfather of Robert, Andrew, Steven, Isabella and a grand-baby on the way. Son of Anne and the late John Tubman. Brother to Kim (Don) of St. Louis. Ben spent his career as a funeral director at Reynolds Funeral Home in Bracebridge.
For over 38 years, he was a constant support for many families in Bracebridge and all of the surrounding communities. He was an avid golfer and curler at South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club. Ben will be missed and remembered by his colleagues and many friends. Ben was from the Ottawa Valley and hunted each year with long-time pals in Richmond.
Visitation was held at Reynolds Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Being from the Ottawa Valley, visitation was also be held at Alan R. Barker Funeral Home in Carleton Place, on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm. The funeral was held in the chapel of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home at 2:00 pm. Interment followed at Munster Union Cemetery.
Ben was born in Ottawa and grew up living above The Tubman Funeral Home where he where was introduced to the funeral business. He graduated from Humber College and obtained his Funeral Director's Licence in 1980. Ben then moved to Calgary for a short time before returning to Ontario where he joined Reynolds Funeral Home in July 1981.