The Ben and Marjorie King Memorial Bursary was initiated by their son (Rev. Dr.) Harold and family on the occasion of Harold and Doreen's 50th wedding anniversary.

Marjorie Myrtle Lundy was born at Lundyville, Manitoba., 1902- died 1995. She attended Lily Bay School and Success Business College in Winnipeg before employment as a Stenographer. Benjamin Reuben King was born at Birds Hill, Manitoba, 1895- died 1980. He attended school in Birds Hill. He served briefly in the armed services during the First World War. As a young man he bought a steam threshing outfit which he operated for many years doing custom threshing.

Ben and Marjorie married in 1919 and homesteaded in Lily Bay, Manitoba, until they moved to Warren, Manitoba in 1925 where they farmed until retirement.

Ben was a community minded citizen who served in 1914 on the building committee of the Birds Hill Anglican Church; as a trustee on the Warren School Board; Chair of the Warren Memorial Hall for 21 years; Director of the Warren Agricultural Society: Chair of  Winnipeg Local of the Manitoba Dairy and Poultry Co-operative: President of District 6 of Manitoba Federation of Agriculture and Co-operation; Director, the Marquette Consumer's Co-op; Delegate to the Canadian
Co-operative Implements Ltd, Saskatoon; Board member, Warren Pool Elevator Association: and Councillor of Woodlands Municipality for 26 years.  He held life membership in the Union of Manitoba Municipalities and was a member of the Warren United Church.

Marjorie was active in every aspect of farming with a primary role in gardening and business recording and reporting. She was a support and consultant to Ben in his community work. She was the heart of family life and was viewed as the family historian within the many branches of the extended family. Family and friends appreciated her photographic memory; her excellent facility with the English language; her avid reading and openness to new ideas; her non critical listening; her encouragement and support. With her excellent quality of life, her gracious and generous hospitality, her sense of humour, and her love of learning, she bequeathed a priceless heritage to her descendants. Ben and Marjorie had nine children.

Ben 1921 died in infancy; Jennie (Horsman) 1922-2002; Myrtle (Smith)1925; Annie 1929-1931; Marvin 1931; Ronald 1933- 2006; Harold 1935: Elsie (Brunger) 1937; Doris (Hunter) 1945.  They had 24 grandchildren.

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