It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family announces the tragic death of Benjamin Jacob Tillapaugh at the tender age of 13 years.
Benjamin is survived by his mother, Tracy (Brett) MacDonald; father, Jeff Tillapaugh; brother, Thomas; half-brother, Brandon; and stepbrothers, Tanner, Ty and Trace. Benjamin was predeceased by his Uncle Joe Palmquist.
Many happy moments were shared with all of his family and friends, including great-grandparents, grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A young man with many dreams and goals, he shared with his family that he hoped to be Premier of Alberta and to win a Nobel Prize. He certainly had the skills, talents and drive to achieve these goals.
The Celebration of Benjamin\'s Life will take place Friday, April 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 4820 Meridian Street, Edmonton, located next to Our Lady of Peace Cemetery (Must be heading South on Hwy 216, the access is 1 km South of the Sherwood Park Fwy).
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Benjamin\'s name to the Edmonton Humane Society.