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Laurie Benjamin Mykkanen

Passed on: November 10th, 2012

Passed away suddenly of natural causes on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at his temporary residence in St. John’s, N.L. Ben was working in St. John’s as a Health, Safety and Environment Manager, with SubSea 7. Ben was born in Republic, Michigan (U.S.A.), the son of the late Ben and Ruth Mykkanen. He graduated from Republic High School and from Michigan Technology University in 1979. Ben married Sherry Khoury Mykkanen on September 22, 1979. He is survived by Sherry; two daughters and a son-in-law: Kristin, Katie and Arne Jakob Hidle; two brothers and a sister-in-law ; Dan, Jon and Mary-Jo; two sisters and a brother-in-law: Priscilla, Danielle and Kevin; along with twelve nieces and nephews; aunts and his mother-in-law Mary Khoury. Ben also leaves a large and international circle of friends and colleagues. Ben was a permanent resident of Stavanger, Norway where he worked for SubSea7 Corporate Headquarters in Aberdeen. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., St. John’s, Wednesday, November 14 between 12:30-3:30 p.m. A brief memorial service celebrating Ben’s life will follow at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Movember in memory of Ben at ca.movember.com/mospace/4717945.


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