Benjamin Walker
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Ben, we honor your memory. You were not only a talented broker, but an outstanding individual!
Jeralyn Sorensen, Colleague
Sep 12 2023 5:11PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2023 0:20AM
Each year I think of you. I didn't know you well, but you always helped me (I was a newbie).
Susan Tichinel, Colleague
Sep 11 2022 6:58PM
Always thought of at this time. RIP Ben!
Adrian Tinkler, Colleague
Sep 11 2022 9:59PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2022 2:16PM
I often think of Ben and Laura and their children at this time and no more so than now, 20 years on after that terrible event. As an old friend from school Ben, along with Laura was very supportive and welcoming when I moved with my family to New Jersey. Ben took it upon himself to show me around the area and we viewed a number of houses together. This was typical of Ben to give up his precious time for someone else despite his very busy life. I have set up a WhatsApp group with many of Ben’s old school friends and the messages of remembrance are flooding in. Our thoughts go out to Laura and the family today and every day. Luke
John Lucas, Friend
Sep 11 2021 11:01AM
Missing you today as much as ever, Ben. You were on this earth far too short. I can still hear your laugh! Best to Laura, Henry, Christopher and Samantha.
Lauri Hanson, Colleague
Sep 11 2021 1:47PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2021 0:45PM
Benny, 20 years seems like the blink of an eye...miss you my friend and will never forget.
Don, Colleague
Sep 12 2021 7:02PM
Ben, how we miss you. You were the life of the party. I think of you all the time. My niece who played with your daughter, Samantha, still remembers you. Gone, but not forgotten. RIP Ben.
Althea Sutherland, Colleague
Sep 8 2021 1:52PM
Sending my love & a big hug to Laura, Christopher, Henry & Samantha as we approach the 20th 9/11 anniversary. You are never far from thoughts & are much loved .
Dannielle Meredith , Friend
Sep 8 2021 3:51AM
Hi my friend. Just thinking of you today. Chris Colle
Chris Colle, Friend
Aug 28 2021 8:52PM
Remember Ben from his CT Bowring days in London as one of his client contacts. We travelled together to RSA in 1995 and I have fond memories of that trip. Sincere best wishes to his family. As an ex-Marsh employee myself very proud that MMC has honoured his memory along with all the others who died to ensure they will not be forgotten. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
Adrian Tinkler, Colleague
Sep 11 2020 9:10PM
Just thinking about all family and friends of Benjamin today. Sorry for your loss. God Bless.
Diane Lynn Wren, Colleague
Sep 11 2020 5:34PM
Thinking of you tonight Ben, God bless!
Don, Colleague
Sep 11 2020 4:06AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2020 11:20AM
Thinking of you and your family often. Sadness for what could have been, a smile on my face for the times we had together and the great friend you were.
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 11 2020 1:10AM
Memories of Ben as a professional and enthusiastic Insurance Broker who always gave his very best for his client.
Neil T Magee, Colleague
Sep 6 2020 0:24PM
Ben, we encounter so many people born after 9/11 happened especially in the military. Remember how anything before you were born was ancient history? But most know about it, the events, the emotions and the losses. So you continue to be remembered and to inspire.
Bob, Colleague
Sep 12 2019 4:14AM
People helping people out of the Pfizer meeting, people at the GM meeting in Detroit horrified they sent their colleagues to the Pfizer meeting at the Trade Center, all those that didn't go to the quality meeting, my friend that went down to smoke right before the elevators went dead, my friend that was working on the Ford renewal and didn't make the conference call, the NYC client screaming for a claims rep when they had all died, a colleague that tried to get a stranger out of an elevator, all the insurance people working on insurance claims when hundreds of their colleagues had died, all the spouses that had to do everything for the kids by themselves. Memories flood in. Rest In Peace, Ben and peace to Laura and the kids.
Lauri, Colleague
Sep 11 2019 2:46PM
Ben - thinking of you today and everyday. You are so very missed and I hold of piece of you in my heart. What I would give to have you swear at me again. #NeverForgotten
Linda Abersold-BUrns, Colleague
Sep 11 2019 1:36PM
Ben, I never got the chance to meet you but, I know you & Craig shared some time together in the office. I always think of you, Laura & the kids as we approach this day. Sending love & light xx
Dannielle Meredith, Friend
Sep 11 2019 6:23AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2019 11:38AM
We love you in peace
Don Engle, Colleague
Sep 11 2018 9:31PM
Ben - We will never forget, thinking of you and your family today. xoxo
Linda Susan Abersold-Burns, Colleague
Sep 11 2018 5:32PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2018 7:24AM
Ben, you inspired loyalty and respect inside and outside of the business world. Sorry I missed paying respects last year but I could not get on the site.
Bob, Colleague
Sep 11 2017 5:42PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2017 0:38PM
Forever in our thoughts & in our hearts xx
Dannielle Meredith , Friend
Sep 11 2017 2:22AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2016 1:44PM
Having initially worked with Ben when he was based in London and subsequently in New York fondly remember his enthusiasm, humour and application to all tasks and responsibility throughout his career. He is sadly missed by colleagues and often think of Ben and his family.
Neil Thomas Magee, Colleague
Sep 11 2015 11:59 PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2015 11:39AM
Thinking of you and your family.
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 11 2015 8:16AM
Ben, thinking about you and your wicked sense of humor. I miss you and you are not forgotten. xoxo
Linda Abersold-Burns, Colleague
Sep 10 2015 6:05PM
Ben, for you and for everyone else lost that day: "...if time should heal the wounds, I would tear the threads away, so I might bleed some more...." - Gordon Lightfoot We must not forget.
Bob, Colleague
Sep 10 2015 1:36PM
Ben, we miss you as much as ever. I sure could use a British joke complete with British swearing right about now. We could use your talent as well. Continued prayers and thoughts to Laura and your children.
Lauri Hanson, Colleague
Sep 11 2014 11:09AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2014 7:27AM
'There is not a short life or a long life, there is only the life that you have, and the life you have is the one you were given, the life you work with. It has its own shape, describes its own arc. And it is perfect.' - Greek saying
Bob, Colleague
Sep 11 2014 12:47AM
Ben, sending my heartfelt thoughts & love to you, Laura, Henry, Christopher & Samantha on the eve of another 9/11. Love Danni xx
Danni Meredith, Friend
Sep 10 2014 7:37AM
Ben, miss you. See you again some day...
Don, Colleague
Sep 12 2013 9:58AM
Ben, despite a distance of nearly 50 miles, we can see the Freedom Tower from our local beach. Near sunset, it throws off reflected light of amazing intensity. This always makes me think of you and Craig, that it's fitting, the determination to rebuild complementing the determination you both brought to everything you did. Prayers to you both and to your families.
Bob, Colleague
Sep 11 2013 5:16PM
In my thoughts today. Will light a candle for Ben and his family in remembrance.
Adrian Tinkler, Colleague
Sep 11 2013 11:18AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2013 7:39AM
Ben, thinking of you today and always. I miss you dearly but know you are always with us in spirit. You are not forgotten.
Linda S. Abersold-Burns, Colleague
Sep 10 2013 11:32PM
Thinking of you and your family, time passes but your memory endures.
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 10 2013 12:28PM
Ben, I think of you, Laura & the kids often throughout the year but more so now as we approach yet another 9/11. With much love, Danni
Danni Meredith, Friend
Sep 5 2013 10:16PM
Always in our thoughts and prayers
Meg & Tom, Family
Sep 12 2012 4:52AM
Thank you all for continuing to think of Ben-those who knew him well would know that his massive ego would expect nothing less from any of us!!! We miss him every day; yet we know in our hearts he is always with us. Rest in peace Ben, NEVER forgotten; ALways loved.
Laura, Family
Sep 11 2012 10:12PM
Ben, you are always in my thoughts, I miss your voice, your humor, you are not forgotten.
Linda S. Abersold-Burns, Colleague
Sep 11 2012 7:31PM
Ben, Laura, Henry, Christopher, and Samantha, Through the years since 9/11/2001, you have all been in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget you. Never. God bless your beautiful family. John, Linda, Louis and John Rock from your Jawonio family
Linda and John Rock, Louis and Johnny
Sep 11 2012 6:14PM
Ben and Laura, Thinking of you both today (and your family.) I can't belive 11 years have gone by already. Every once a while we talk about Ben and Richard Dunstun (who was also lost that day). My colleage Sean and I had the pleasure of playing golf with them at Fiddlers Elbow. It was a beautifull day with a lot of laughs and we always remeber Ben's 'mulligan' on the 17th hole, and still smile. You will always be remebered. Maureen (Harrington) Naples
Maureen Naples, Colleague
Sep 11 2012 2:56PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2012 11:01AM
Ben, you are always in my thoughts. Q
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 10 2012 8:35AM
A prayer for God's blessing for you; a commitment to working to prevent another
Bob, Colleague
Sep 9 2012 8:52PM
Hi Ben - just wanted to let you know i am thinking of you & sending my love to Laura & the kids as we approach another anniversary of that horrific day. Your wife is just amazing & I am sure you continue to look down upon her with a very proud smile.
Danni, Friend
Sep 9 2012 6:32PM
Happy Anniversary Ben, 22 years. Our beautiful children inspire me every day. You are alive and well with them,xo
Laura Walker, Family
Sep 30 2011 7:10AM
Ben, you and your family are in my family's thoughts and prayers...always. Your Detroit Friend, Don
Don, Friend
Sep 15 2011 4:28PM
Ben, ten years yet all is remembered and nothing forgotten.... Your focus on your family Your fierce pride in your work The clarity of your position or thoughts on any issue The relationships you built in the market and the genuine affection those people had for you A thunderous boom overhead that pure blue sky morning The calls to you up on the floor that would not go through The hole punched high in the side of Tower One The recognition of loss.... Wishing all God's blessings to you and to your family, Bob
Bob, Colleague
Sep 11 2011 10:15PM
Thinking of you and your family.
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 11 2011 2:31PM
Last night, I had the honor and the privilege to attend a dinner for the 9/11 charity Tuesday's Children with Ben's wife, Laura, daughter, Samantha, and Frank Guerrerio from Guy Carpenter. I was so happy to be able to tell them how much Ben means to us at Marsh and how he is not forgotten. We laughed and cried talking about his raucuous laugh, incessant chatter, blue language in the true British style, love of his family and ability to nail an insurance deal home. Laura and the children are doing very well. I met Henry at the Marsh memorial service on Friday. He is 18 and starting his second year at Villanova. Samantha is a beautiful, poised, blond 14 year old who looks like her father. She is looking to be a lawyer or doctor someday. I did not meet Christopher as he had a football game in Suffern that day. Laura told me the story of how she and Ben met in 1986. I did not know they met at Guy Carpenter! They had a summer together here in NYC when Ben was on a summer exchange and then she was able to arrange an exchange for herself in London. The rest, as they say, is history. Laura and family are going to England at Christmas to see Ben's mother and family and they remain close. Frank has stayed close to Laura and still helps out however he can. This is as good a tribute as it gets, I think. Laura also mentioned how much it meant to her to receive and read the memory book we in the Midwest Region of Marsh put together for her 10 years ago. I was very moved to know that. Laura, Henry, Christopher and Samantha, we send our love and prayers to you on this day and always in memory of our dear friend and coworker, Ben Walker. Ben, we will never forget you. Until we meet again....
Lauri Hanson, Colleague
Sep 11 2011 8:36AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2011 7:07AM
Only just come across this site. Ben, we still miss you and think about you! We go back a long way and have so many memories: of our time at Bowrings together and our regular ' choir practices' at the pub, usher at our wedding and most importantly the time we spent together with you, Laura and the children and our family. You had so much energy and enthusiasm and could always rely on you to cheer us up if we were feeling down! You, Laura and your children are in our thoughts Love Lisa and Jim xx
Lisa and Jim Bristow, Friend
Sep 9 2011 3:59AM
Thinking of you guys as we always have.
Meg & Tom, Family
Sep 2 2011 1:53AM
We started in the market together. You spread your wings but always called when you were back in 'Town' for a lunch. Much missed!
Duncan McKenzie-Smith, Colleague
Aug 30 2011 11:15AM
Thinking of you often. Q
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 12 2010 8:21PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2010 1:54PM
Ben, your energy and unrestrained enthusiasm are sorely missed. Nine years now and yet it could be yesterday. God bless on this day and all days.
Bob, Colleague
Sep 11 2010 10:12AM
Ben: I thhink of you and your family often. Dan
Dan Michaud, Colleague
Sep 3 2010 11:28AM
You never said I'm leaving You never said goodbye You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why A million times I needed you, A million times I cried If Love alone could have saved you, You never would have died In Life I loved you dearly In death I love you still In my heart you hold a place, That no one could ever fill It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn't go alone For part of me went with you, The day God took you home Happy Father's Day Ben, we miss you so much, xoxo
Laura Walker, Family
Jun 16 2010 5:37AM
rest well uncle ben i will never forget you
rowena, Family
Jan 15 2010 2:27PM
Thanksgivng's just not the same without you...xoLaura
Laura, Family
Nov 24 2009 1:39PM
8 yrs. later we still haven't forgotten. Laura and Kids, we send you our love and thoughts.
Will and Barb Purcell, Friend
Sep 11 2009 10:27PM
Another anniversary passes Ben. You will never be forgotten by myself and all the family. Rest well.
Gordon, Friend
Sep 11 2009 11:54AM
Near one of the tees at Morefar, the are two markers. One has Chineses characters. The other is the English trnslation, which reads 'The spirit never dies.' The time may grow longer but, Ben, you'll always be a presence among your family, friends, and colleagues. Bob @ 9/11/09
Robert Schneider, Colleague
Sep 11 2009 10:47AM
Thinking of you and your family. Q
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 11 2009 8:10AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2009 7:15AM
Will never forget you Ben and the famous laugh. RIP xx
Laura Bennett, Colleague
Sep 11 2009 4:29AM
Ben, Never far away from our thoughts...was in NY last year and as always wished it never happened...still missing the broker and friend. Teresa
Teresa, Colleague
Sep 4 2009 12:09PM
Hi Ben - I never got the chance to meet you although Laura assures me plans were being made. As another anniversary approaches you, Laura & the kids are in my thoughts. Craig sat next to you in the office - is it the same up there? Danni
Danni Meredith, Friend
Aug 19 2009 9:01PM
Dear All, I just came across this site-thank you so much for all the kind words and wishes for my family. My kids are doing well, feel free to email me at if you want to ever keep in touch. Ben is probably laughing his head off to see people speak so highly of him- we miss him more than words can ever say...xo, Laura
Laura Walker, Family
Jun 4 2009 4:07AM
Ben, I've been thinking of you often over the years. A few of your good friends are still in London doing our stuff and likewise remembering you and your love of the London market. Time makes your absence no less easy to bear. I will always remember you as one of life's great enthusiasts. In appreciation, Chris
Chris Barker, Friend
Oct 29 2008 10:21AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2008 6:41PM
Ben, yesterday evening, the towers of light were visible from our local beach. Our thoughts and prayers followed them up, to you. And then to the north, to your family. Bob
Bob, Colleague
Sep 11 2008 12:32PM
Ben, the property group thinks of you and speaks of you often. You are missed! Our prayers go out to you and and your family always. Lauri
Lauri, Colleague
Sep 11 2008 10:14AM
Thinking of you. RIP...
Jonathan Williams, Colleague
Sep 11 2008 10:06AM
My thoughts are with your wife and children. I think about you often and am a better person for knowing you. Q
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Friend
Sep 10 2008 1:56PM
Ben, You're always remembered. Every September, my niece Rhyanna, spoke of you and even asked about your daughter Samantha. They were playmates whenever they were in the office. You're a very good teacher and you will always be in our thoughts. We will never forget.
Althea Sutherland, Colleague
Sep 4 2008 3:26PM
Benny, Just thinking of you this morning - not sure why. You and your family are in my prayers. Don
Don, Colleague
Jan 3 2008 7:27AM
Thinking of you so often at this time of year, and wishing the best to your wife, kids, family and friends. You were a great broker and and an awesome guy! Funny and personable! I am so glad I met you. You added life to my life. Thank you. Sally
Sally, Friend
Oct 5 2007 5:19PM
You're always remembered.
Meg & Tom Kenney in NZ, Friend
Sep 16 2007 3:45AM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2007 8:59AM
Ben, I think of you and your family often. I'm still coaching soccer and spend more time with my family. A lesson you taught me. This is never an easy time of the year and I hope your children know how many lives you touched and that makes it more bearable. Until next time. Your friend Quentin.
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Friend
Sep 11 2007 8:18AM
Having known Ben since the day he was born, being a friend of his family, I would like to say how inspiring it is to see so many of his work colleagues remembering him. He was always eager to get on with life, never in fear of anything or anyone and enjoyed a party like no-one else I have known. Thanks for what you added to this world Ben. Gordon
Gordon Deas, Friend
May 22 2007 1:34PM
Ben, We first met longer than I care to remember when we both did claims in the London market. You were always fun and always funny and I really miss those meetings we had over many years, every one would be tense, tired and you would joke us back to sanity. Richard
Richard May, Colleague
Sep 12 2006 10:43AM
Ben, We first met many years ago in South Africa whilst you were working in Global Markets. We did many deals together and kept in touch. Last time we met in London before you went to NY you were full of life as always and looking forward to the future. Be assured of my prayers for you and your family. Teresa
Teresa Gomes-Maduro, Colleague
Sep 12 2006 1:23AM
Ben, You taught me to be a family man. I think of you, your kids and your wife often. You'd be happy to know I am coaching my daughter's soccer team this year and am teaching them to 'kick with the laces.' I miss you a lot. Q
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 4:51PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 12:50PM
Ben is in my thoughts today as is his family. I had known Ben since 1993 when he was involved with the Altron (South Africa) reinsurance broking side and we kept in touch from time to time thereafter. He is greatly missed by many. Adrian Tinkler
Adrian Tinkler, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 6:39AM
Ben, My recollection of your helpfulness and humour is still vivid and I remember especially your visits to South Africa when I was working there. Andrew Telfer 8 September 2006
Andrew Telfer, Colleague
Sep 8 2006 4:45PM
Ben, it's been nearly 5 years since you were taken away. We have not forgotten you. We will never forget who you were. We will hear the truth. Love always, Tom & Meg
Tom & Meg Kenney, Family
Aug 23 2006 7:22AM
Ben, I met you once, talked to you often, and think about you and your family all the time. Sally
Sally, Colleague
Sep 15 2005 9:11PM
Ben, We will never forget. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2005 11:29AM
Ben, I think of you often. I remember your laugh, your great stories, how much you cared about your family and how proud you were of your children. I miss you. Quentin
Quentin van Marcke de Lummen, Colleague
Sep 11 2005 9:58AM
Ben, You are always in our thoughts. You and your family are in our prayers forever. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2004 11:04AM
Ben, I won't forget. We continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Friend
Sep 11 2003 6:24PM
Ben, It's been a year, and I still think about you. That's never going to change. I so wish you were able to answer the phone that morning. You and your family are always in my prayers. Tom
Thomas Cechini, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 1:02PM
No one had a laugh like Ben and no one could drive you up a wall like him either. We worked together in Global Broking and shared many a frustrating time and tons of laughter. He was a hard worker, a devoted family man, a really nice guy to work with and boy did he love a bit of gossip. I think of him often and fondly and my prayers go out to his wife Laura and his children.
Cathy Fortune, Colleague
May 10 2002 10:18PM
Benny, you were one of a kind. I do not know how I will get my deals done without you....You can be assured of my prayers for you and your lovely wife and three children. GO JETS!
Don Engle, Colleague
Apr 27 2002 11:48PM