Born and raised in Jamaica, Ben arrived in Montreal in 1945 to study medicine at McGill and never left Canada.
His great intellect led to him being assigned the position of Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital while in Montreal (1970s), as well as to him creating surgical departments in the Ontario towns of Cochrane (late 50s, early 60s) and Kincardine (80s and 90s).
With his late, much-loved wife Barbara (nee Foley), he raised two children, Maureen and Greg. He died in his sleep shortly after learning that his beloved Montreal Alouettes had just won the Grey Cup.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Messages for the family can be left at www.turnerporter.ca.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity.