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WARD, Robert James “Bud”

April 15, 1929 – March 14, 2012

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 we said goodbye to a great man. Bud’s journey through this life ended and he was called by God to his eternal reward.

He was an active member of the Masonic Temple/Shriners for fifteen years. He worked in the drilling branch of the oil industry for numerous years. His work took him to many parts of Canada and throughout the world and provided him with a wealth of exciting and interesting experiences. Loyal, kind, and loving, Bud and Evelyn enjoyed life to the fullest from their many road trips, many wonderful cruises and their friendships forged through their offshore drilling experience. Bud was a dedicated and committed volunteer to the Shriners that was dear to his heart and was always willing to assist those who were less fortunate. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A wonderful husband, a great dad and proud grandfather, he was predeceased by his parents Steward and Helen Ward; as well as his siblings, John and Margaret (Matt).

He leaves to mourn his passing and remember him fondly, his beloved wife Evelyn; daughters Sharon (Richard), Mary Jean (Ziad); and sons Douglas (Maureen), Thomas (Nora); grandchildren Brad, Matt, Brandice, Brandon, Omar, Jasmine; and great grandchildren Lucas and James, brother George (Irene); sisters Helen (Joe predeceased), Pauline (Don); and sister-in-law Margaret, with special appreciation of his twin sister Josie (Wally) and numerous extended family.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Shriner’s Hospital For Children, 5225 – 101ST St. N.W., Calgary AB T3L 1S4 Telephone: (403) 239-0030.

In living memory of Bud Ward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Lloyd Seymour :

    To Auntie Eve and Family
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Bud. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I remember with great fondness Uncle Bud, He always had a story to tell and always had a smile to share.

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  2. Marie & Tobi Stolson :

    Evelyn & family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your visits to the family farm. Bud was always ready to welcome us and to tell us a story. We are unable to make the funeral because of work, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  3. Marie & Tobi Stolson :

    Dear Evelyn and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember your visits to the farm with fondness. Bud always had time for us whenever we met, and always had a story to tell. We are unable to make it to the funeral, but our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

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  4. Hello Evelyn:

    We are so sorry to read in the paper that your beloved husband Bud passed away. I can’t even imagine losing your life time partner.

    Our deepest sympathy and our thoughts are with you.

    Sybil and Murray Nicol

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  5. David Wilson and Ingrid Kuenzel :

    Bud was a great man and a warm neighbour. He was a fixture on Hampton Crescent for so long and always a source of great stories. I enjoyed his regular visits to our door on behalf of numerous charities – the visits often turning into wonderful 30 minute conversations. We share our heartfelt sympathy to the whole extended family.

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  6. Frank Poissant :

    Dear Evelyn, I am so sorry to hear of Buds passing. He always had a big smile and handshake for me when we would see each other, either in my store or at a Shrine event. Bud was the one who encouraged me to join the Al Azhar Shriners 12 years ago when he decided I should do so, and there was no saying maybe. I enjoyed his continued friendship and will always remember him fondly. My wife Silvana and son Andre will always remember him from the Shrine Circus’s we all worked together. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.

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  7. Ken & Ann Baker :

    Evelyn, Our sympathy to you and your family. We always enjoyed your visits to the office during tax time!

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  8. Dear Sharon: I am sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father. I know how much he meant to you. I know that he will be greatly missed; but take comfort in all your wonderful memories of him. I send my heartfelt sympathies to the entire family and especially to your sweet mother.
    Sherrie

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  9. Tom & Frances Wood :

    Ev and family!

    We are saddened by Bud’s death. We have fond memories of working with Bud in the drilling business.
    Tom first met Bud 56 years ago. As a family, we fondly remember lovely get-to-gethers on Sundays in Richmond. Bud was always pleasant and friendly and benevelent. He will never be forgotten. We wish the family well.

    We apologise for not being at the funeral, but we only heard about it today (20th) and since we live in Las Vegas we were too late.

    Tom & Frances Wood and family

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  10. Denzel Family :

    Dear Sharon and Family
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. May you all find peace and healing during this time and after.
    Love always
    Monique, Rob and Milene

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