ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - Laurie Benjamin Mykkanen passed away suddenly of natural causes on Nov. 10, 2012 at his temporary residence in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
Ben was employed by SubSea 7 as a Health, Safety, and Environment Manager.
Ben was born in Republic, MI, the eldest son of the late Ben and Ruth Mykkanen on Sept 21, 1953. He graduated from Republic High School in 1971 and from Michigan Technological University in 1979. Ben was a permanent resident of Stavanger, Norway were he was employed at SubSea7 corporate headquarters.
Ben married Sherry Khoury Mykkanen on Sept. 22, 1979. He is survived by Sherry and their daughters, Katie, and Kristin (Arne Jakob Hidle); his brothers Dan (Mary Jo); and Jon; his mother-in-law, Mary Khoury; sisters-in-law Priscilla Khoury and Danielle Khoury (Kevin Romitti); and 12 nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation may be made to Movember in memory of Ben at: ca.movember.com/mospace/4717945