December 16, 1929 – May 2, 2011
Bud Clarke, beloved husband of Vivian Clarke of Calgary, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the age of 81 years.
Bud was predeceased by his parents Roberta and Len Clarke and his brother Wilbert Clarke. Bud is survived by his wife Vivian of fifty-nine years and his three children, Colleen of Toronto, Brad (wife Debbie) and Alison all of Calgary along with Bud’s grandchildren Jonathan and Tyler of Calgary, Matthew (wife Leila and great- granddaughter Coco) and Ryan (fiancé Kristy) of Vancouver.
Bud was born December 16, 1929 in Dinsmore, SK. Bud spent his youth helping in the family general store until he graduated from high school. Bud then moved to Camrose and apprenticed in pharmacy. After which he studied Pharmacy at the University of Alberta. Bud began his career as a pharmaceutical sales representative with Warner Chilcott, then moved to Frank W. Horner Limited, and then to Charles E. Frosst. He finished his career with Merck as the western Canadian marketing representative for Light Cast and then later the Nuclear Medicine division. He retired at the age of 65. Bud was very active, outgoing and entertaining. He enjoyed travelling, tennis, curling, skating, skiing, golf and swimming.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society of Calgary www.alzheimercalgary.com. Special thanks to the nursing and care staff at Bethany Care Calgary and to Bud’s personal care givers, Kaylan, Diane, Jodie, Joanne and Koreena.
In living memory of Bud Clarke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences