Uncle Ben turns 90
Founding father of Charlottetown and Carbonear native has quite a legacy
“His memory is all but faded, but he can still to this day recite this poem from memory word for word. Maybe love does transcend all.”
Throughout their marriage, Uncle Ben and Effie had nine children — Lewis, Lester, Sandy, Marie, Tony, Ramsey, Blanche, Ben Jr. and Irving.
Uncle Ben stands by the signs he’s erected on the trapline trail. Every year the family heads over the trapline to this spot at the foot of White Hill Mountain to honor him and ensure their children and grandchildren always know how hard he worked to pave the way for them to have a better life.
Uncle Ben Powell proudly stands with a lynx caught on his traplines.