Roderick "Ben" Wells



WELLS, Roderick Benjamin "Ben"

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, Roderick Benjamin "Ben" Wells, on October 5, 2021 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Lillian Gertrude (née Capes). Adored father of Gary (Debby) and Lynn (Brian Johnson). Predeceased by his dear daughter Kim Taylor (Bruce), brothers Bill and Jim Wells and sister Dorothy Brooks. Ben was the proud grandfather of Aurora (Michael Bruder), Reina (Jim Kosluk), Kieron (Krista Shepley), Cameron, Darren Taylor (Dana), Justin Taylor (Susan), Tristan Taylor (Christine), Jesse Trussler and Annie Trussler, plus eleven great-grandchildren. Ben retired from General Motors after thirty-six years of service and enjoyed thirty-six wonderful years of retirement. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday October 7, 2021 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at the funeral home on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Cottam Cemetery. Due to Covid restrictions, appointments are necessary to attend the visitation and Funeral Service. Only those with an appointment will be allowed. Please make an appointment at Masks are mandatory. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and Cottam United Church. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at