Pioneer humanist and human potential advocate Bennet (‘Ben’) Wong died Wednesday September 25 in Nanaimo British Columbia, at the age of 83, from complications of a fall and Parkinson’s disease. Nanaimo is twenty minutes by ferry from Gabriola Island, home to the The Haven, co-founded by Wong in 1983 with his business and life partner Jock McKeen.
Bennet Wong knew from childhood that he wanted to become a psychiatrist and to help people. His life as a specialist in Adolescent Psychiatry and as an early advocate of holistic health and unencumbered authentic living makes him an important part of the theories and practices that have helped to define an entire generation. [Read more…]