Ben James Rooks


It is with great sadness, that the family of Ben Rooks announce his sudden passing on Sept 18, 2020, at the age of 40.

Ben was born on February 9, 1980 to Monty Rooks, and Kim Brown. He spent most of his formative years living between Fort McMurray, and Whitecourt, and settled in Edmonton, AB in 2011 where he met his wife, Amy. Then were married and had their son, Cohen, in 2015.

Throughout his life, Ben had a passion for sports and was an exceptional hockey goalie. He was voted MVP on numerous occasions. He was also an avid golfer and always strived to improved his game. Ben was an incredibly talented mechanic, and pursued a career as a heavy equipment technician.

In his personal life, Ben considered his greatest accomplishment of being a loving and protective father to Cohen.

Friends and family knew Ben for his hilarious wit, incredible energy and his great big heart.

Ben is survived by his wife, Amy Rooks and their son, Cohen Rooks; his father, Monty Rooks and step-mother Marcie; his mother, Kim Brown; his sister, Lacey Rooks-Turcotte (Daniel Turcotte); his brother, Britt Rooks; his step-sisters, Mavreen Anderson (Wayne Anderson), and Tara Mauch; his step brother, Tyson Mauch, (Erin Mauch); Grandfather, Joe Rooks; nieces Morgan Turcotte and Alesha Anderson; nephews Hunter Turcotte and Tyrell Anderson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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9 Condolences

Aunt Betty Lou and family.

On the heavens in shining stars, on the earth in tender flowers,the one you love will live forever.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Greg and Debbie Dizak

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Ben had a beautiful smile and was always fun to be around back in the hockey days. May happy memories help heal your hearts.

Candice Zemp

This is such sad news. Sending love to all those who feel this loss. Rest Easy Big Guy.

joe and bonnie landman

Our deepest condolences to you Amy and Cohen as well as Ben’s immediate family Ben was like one of our sons and will be missed Love Pappa Joe and Baba

Michael Yakubchak

My deepest condolences to the family. I knew Ben all through his hockey life. I coached him and was his goalie coach. Ben lived with us for several months. Ben was great friends with kids. He will be sadly missed.

Bo Langley

Bens been a good friend since junior high school , we had many great times and made even more great memories , I was blessed to have just played golf with him no more than a few weeks ago and it was a blast as usual , Ben will be dearly missed , rip buddy, god bless , my truest condolences to friends and family who’ve suffered from this loss

Sarah, Dustyn and Family

May Ben rest in beautiful peace and know how loved he was. Sending light to you, Lacey and your entire family, today and always.

Bastien Yvon Gaudreault Johanne

To the Rooks family we are deeply sorry to hear the passing of Ben. We knew Ben through our son Eric Plante as they were good friends. We want to give you and his wife and son our sincere condolences.

Sandra and Roland Forest

When I think of Ben, two things always come to mind; his big laugh and his beautiful singing voice, belting out the country tunes. He often brought a smile to my my face. Gone too soon. Our sincere condolences to all of his family.