It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Professor Ben Bester, who passed away peacefully on 27 June 2021 at his home in Hogsback, with his beloved wife Diana by his side. He was born on the 17th of April 1944 in Leeudoringstad and left this world after bravely battling cancer.
Ben was an exceptional person. He was an agricultural economist with a sound grasp of practical matters and a wonderful cook. He was the epitome of what a gentleman should be, and also a generous and supportive friend. He was caring and kind to those around him and showed a genuine interest in everyone’s well-being. We will miss his wry, ironic sense of humour, and his ability to cut through pretense and deception to reach the heart of any matter.
His memorial wall, where messages and stories can be left can be found here: www.benbester.co.za