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BUSH, Donald (Don) Fredrick

September 27, 1931 – May 17, 2012

Don Bush passed away peacefully at the Beverly Care Centre on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the age of 80 years.

Don was born in Brown City, Michigan but moved to Canada at a young age and grew up in Ontario. During his service with the Canadian Air Force, he met and later married Norma Pauline Thrasher, when they were both stationed at Summerside, PEI. Don and Norma moved out west to Calgary in the early 1950s. It was in Calgary that Don and Norma raised their six children. Don was an active member on the community. For many years he was involved with the Calgary J-C’s, the NE Hockey Association, the Calgary Federation of Communities and the Calgary Real Estate Board. Don enjoyed watching his children play their different sports but always had a passion for hockey, which five of his six children played. He was very proud of all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Don is survived by his children, Dale (Sherry) Bush, Cathy (John) Sahaluk, Donnie (Lezlie) Bush, Annie (Calvin) Wingert, Dianna (Dan) Adams; grandchildren, Trinity, (Garth) Ayers, Peter 9Heidi) Sahaluk, Lucas (Michele) Bush, Curtis (Courtney) Bush, Daniel Sahaluk, Samantha and Sabrina Adams; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Eliza Ayers and Madison Bush. He was predeceased by his wife Norma and son Douglas.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through The family would like to thank the staff at the Beverly Care Centre for their loving care and compassion that they showed Don in his final days. May God bless his path as his spirit moves on and his love and memories are left behind.

In living memory of Donald Bush, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Thinking of the family and hoping you find comfort in memories of your father.

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  2. Lyle and Dianne Schmidt :

    To the Bush Family: We would like to send our deepest sympathy with the passing of Don. Growing up in Bridgeland were great years of my life and the Bush family were a part of that especially Don and Norma. Don helped us through his honesty and caring buy our first home in 1975. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered in our hearts and minds forever. Don Bush may you rest in peace.

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