Sad news about Ben Viccari

Ben passed away this morning, peacefully, at 4:00 a.m. at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He had been struggling with pneumonia for a couple of weeks. The condition turned out to be more than his 91 year old body could handle.

And so he’s gone, and the April issue was the last of the many monthly editions that Ben has been writing for more than a decade. The archives here reflect the output stored since we began to use WordPress. The first articles appeared online back in 1998.

For a more complete outline of Ben’s career, let me refer you to his Wikipedia page, here.

For my part, I would just like to say that I am going to miss my old friend, whom I didn’t meet until he was nearly 80 years of age. I’m grateful to have known him for as long as I did.

— Bill Andersen

One Response to “Sad news about Ben Viccari”

  1. Ace Says:


    Gie and I share your grief and many others, whose lives were touched by Ben Viccari during his lifetime.

    I lost, not only a friend, but a father-figure to me for the last 11 years.

    Eternal rest grant unto Ben’s soul and let perpetual light shine upon him.

    – Ace