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He will be laid to rest at the Maple Creek Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at a later date.
In memory of
Keith Broderick
July 24, 1937 - March 26, 2021 - Age 83

Keith “Ben” Broderick of Maple Creek passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the age of 83 years, beloved husband of Effie Broderick of Maple Creek. He leaves to cherish his memory four children: Bill (Cathie) Broderick, Jim (Joanie) Broderick, Raymond (Ava) Broderick and Jean Broderick (Brad); eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Nicole (Harvey) Espinosa and their son Lucas; Diana (Jonah) Tan and their daughter Elizabeth; Jeremy Broderick; Matthew (Trapheana) Broderick; Jessica Martin and her son Landon; Ryan (Naomi) Martin; Jillian Broderick and Tiffany Broderick; two sisters-in-law, Gail Bruce and Donna Raymer. He was predeceased by his parents William and Pearl Broderick, his brother Blair and two brothers-in-law Tom Bruce and Arthur Raymer. Ben was born on July 24, 1937, in Collingwood Ontario and raised in Creemore. After graduating from high school, he joined the RCMP in December of 1955. He met Effie Raymer in Weyburn. They were married on September 24, 1960 in Star City, Saskatchewan. During his career with the RCMP he was stationed in Maple Creek twice, Ponteix, Consul, Pelly, Prince Albert and finally Kindersley. He retired from the Force in Kindersley and “went home” to Maple Creek. Ben was a fascinating person with many interests. After retiring from the RCMP he started a commercial bee business, Cypress Hills Honey Farm which his son, Raymond, continues to run. He worked at the Cypress Hills Provincial Park until he was 65. Ben was always busy, in retirement, he also served South West Saskatchewan as the Coroner for many years. Ben enjoyed metal detecting, collecting guns, model trains and Saskatchewan town commemorative plates. Out of his many past times, Ben’s favourite was to visit with friends and tell stories. His love of Maple Creek made him an avid amateur historian of Maple Creek and area. He enjoyed driving around the countryside, shooting gophers and talking about the history of the area. Another prominent hobby of his was building bird houses. He built thousands over the years and placed them along the countryside. Ben was a gregarious, humorous, and loving man. He will be missed by family and friends. He will be laid to rest at the Maple Creek Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at a later date. Those who wish to remember Ben with a donation, may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Ben Broderick.  

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Message from Judy Powroznik April 06, 2021
Sorry for your loss Effie, Ben was one of my favorite people.
Judy Powroznik
Message from Allan & Rae McLeod, Medicine Hat April 06, 2021
So sad to hear of Ben's passing. Since our time as roommates at 'Depot' we haven't visited often, but when we did Ben's gun collection histories, and everything else about southwest Sask, came through with clarity and colour. A man to be truly missed and our sympathies are with you Effie & family. Sincerely,
Allan & Rae McLeod, Medicine Hat
Message from Randall Burt April 06, 2021
Effie and family: My deepest condolences on your loss.

Take care
Randy Burt
Randall Burt
Message from Cindy Troendle Christensen April 07, 2021
So sorry. Thinking of you all.💓
Cindy Troendle Christensen
Message from Erin de Ronde (Dornstauder) April 07, 2021
Deepest condolences. I have so many wonderful memories of Ben. He truly was a special man. Blessings to your family.
Erin de Ronde (Dornstauder)
Message from Raymond and Isabelle Olson April 07, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Effie and family
Raymond and Isabelle Olson
Message from Ian , Noreen, Meghan , Andrew Frost April 07, 2021
Our sincere condolences. Ben was an amazing person and I am proud to have know him. Our time in Maple Creek was enriched by Ben and his many stories and knowledge.
Ian , Noreen, Meghan , Andrew Frost
Message from Gavin, Daxx and Ashley Graves April 07, 2021
Our sincere condolences to Effie and family.
Gavin, Daxx and Ashley Graves
Message from Ellen Johnson April 07, 2021
So sorry sending prayers
Ellen Johnson
Message from Shane and Betty Abbott April 07, 2021
Our condolences to the Broderick family. Shane enjoyed visiting with Ben. Ben always had a good story.
Shane and Betty Abbott
Message from Doreen Mapstone April 07, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family. May your good memories help see you through the tough days.
Doreen Mapstone
Message from Jack and Cindy Ziegler and Mary Shepherd April 07, 2021
Our sincere condolences Effie to you and your family. Sure loved to visit with Ben! Every time we see a bird house we are reminded of Ben.
Jack and Cindy Ziegler and Mary Shepherd
Message from Dawn Laubenstein (Shelstad) April 07, 2021
Dear Effie and family, I am so sorry you have lost someone so special to you. My heartfelt condolences to you. May the love of family and friend, happy memories and peace be with you all at this time. Much love to you all.
Dawn Laubenstein (Shelstad)
Message from Ken and Edna Ealey April 07, 2021
Dear Effie and family. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
during this difficult time.
Ken and Edna Ealey.
Ken and Edna Ealey
Message from Ross and Claire Pollock April 07, 2021
To all of you...you were such a huge part of our lives...from babysitting babies a wee boys to enjoying you all as you grew. Effie mentored me and Ben sponsored my Dad!
Thankyou all for sharing Ben with us! Hugs and Blessings!
Ross and Claire Pollock
Message from Rick and Jean Jones April 07, 2021
Our sincere Order to you and your family Effie. Been well be missed by so many. Always enjoyed a visit with him
Rick and Jean Jones
Message from Rick and Jean Jones April 07, 2021
Our sincere Order to you and your family Effie. Been well be missed by so many. Always enjoyed a visit with him
Rick and Jean Jones
Message from Dave and Vicki Manley April 07, 2021
Our deepest condolences to you Effie, and all your family. Ben was a good friend, a good human! May God hold you close as you journey this valley! With much love and prayers for comfort.
Dave and Vicki Manley
Message from Wayne & Yvonne browne April 08, 2021
Ben was one of a kind. Will be missed
Wayne & Yvonne browne
Message from Garry & Marlene Packard April 09, 2021
Dear Effie...Raymond & Ava and Jillian & Tyffany
Our deepest condolences 💐...with much love 💗
We loved 🥰 Ben dearly!
Love, Garry & Marlene Packard
Garry & Marlene Packard
Message from Ken and Michelle Marchand April 10, 2021
Effie, Ray and family,

So sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. He was an old school Mountie who made us laugh with his many stories and antics. As our coroner, respected retired member, show and tell archeologist happy to display his wares and genuine friend, we had a lot of overlap with him. He was always a welcomed presence with the members at Maple Creek Detachment. He was a card and laughter followed him wherever he went. Thank you for your service Ben. Rest easy! Passing along our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences.
Ken and Michelle Marchand
Message from Shane and Carmen Eremenko April 10, 2021
Remember working at the honey farm and meeting Ben, and later how he looked after all us boys as we we were growing up together and making sure we all behaved, he was a great person and will be missed by all, condolences to the Broderick family
Shane and Carmen Eremenko
Message from Jason, Laura, and Jaydon Sawby April 10, 2021
Deepest condolences to the entire Broderick family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May His Memory be Eternal.
Jason, Laura, and Jaydon Sawby
Message from W. J. "Robbie" Robertson April 12, 2021
Effie & the Broderick Family. I I was saddened to learn of Ben's passing.. I always enjoyed a visit with Ben to get a different slant on another bit of Mounted Police history during my many visits to the Maple Creek Cowboy Poetry Gatherings. Ben was indeed a "Living Legend". "Robbie" Robertson, - "The Mountie Cowboy Poet", High River.
W. J. "Robbie" Robertson