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Bernd "Ben" Podewils

January 19, 1957 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Bernd "Ben" Podewils Obituary

With deep sadness and broken hearts, the family of Bernd “Ben” Podewils announce his sudden passing that occurred on Saturday, January 27th, 2024. Ben was born in Alberta on January 19th, 1957 and was the son of  the late Walter and Freda (Lynn) Podewils.

Ben was a kind and gentle man who was well loved and respected by those who knew him. His title was “The Camero Doctor”. He was a talented and skilled welder and fabricator. Passionate about designing and rebuilding cars. He  owned and operated Ben’s Custom Auto, a successful business and enjoyed designing and finishing classic and fancy cars. Friendships were made at the garage, and it was always open for neighbors and friends to gather. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Seaview Community Club.

Ben is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Marion (Maguire) Podewils of Black River, NB; brothers Hardy Podewils (Erika) of Kelowna, BC, Guenther Podewils (Helga) of  Coldwater, ON; sister Judy Podewils of Calgary, AB; brothers and sisters-in-law Alan Maguire (Barbara) of Wasaga, AB, Ken Maguire (Sandy) Minesing, ON and Ron Maguire (Sandra) of Minesing, ON; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces & nephews and many friends from Ontario and Black River.

Along with his parents, Ben was predeceased by his mother-in-law and father-in-law Bob and Pat Maguire.  

 Following cremation, visitation will be held from Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (506-646-2424) on Friday February 2nd, 2024, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in the spring, to be announced.

Donations in Ben’s memory can be made to the Sea View Community Club at 17 Bayview Road, Black River, NB E2S 1Z8 (Etransfer can be accepted at (

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February 2, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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February 2, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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