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ZIP, Bohdan (Bud)

March 5, 1929 – Yellow Creek, SK
April 19, 2017 – Calgary, AB

We are sad to announce that Bohdan (Bud) Zip passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Bud was born on March 5, 1929 in Yellow Creek, SK, to parents Mary and Joseph and was raised with his four brothers and one sister.

After graduating from the University of Toronto, he moved to Alberta and married the love of his life, Polly in 1954. They moved to Calgary in the late 1950’s. Bud built a large circle of friends through his active involvement in St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He also served as a member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary Mountain View in the 1980’s. After Bud retired, he continued to be active, pursuing his interests in current affairs, travel and being a hands-on Grandpa. He will be deeply missed by his family.

Bud is survived by his wife Polly; children, David (Theresa) and Catherine (Michael); and grandchildren, Larissa, Erin, David, Christopher and Elizabeth.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (404 Meredith Road N.E.) on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Requiem Service will be held at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (404 Meredith Road N.E.) on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. We would like to thank the staff of Chinook Care Centre for their excellent care given to Bud over the past 17 months.

In living memory of Bud Zip, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Bud had the most welcoming eyes and genuine handshake in the world.
    After a lifetime of hard work; giving to his community; and loving his family — he’s finally at rest now.
    He was always more interested in others than himself, so we might now say:
    God Bless YOU Bud.

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  2. Martin & Debbie Borsa :

    Sending our deepest sympathy to the family. Bud had a fun loving and energetic spirit and will be missed by all who knew him. Fond memories remain.

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  3. Andrea and Paul Upham :

    Sending you all our heartfelt condolences. Uncle Bud will always hold a special place in my heart,and will be fondly remembered.

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  4. Cecilia Lanno :

    Dear Theresa and David

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Steven and Melissa Zip :

    We are very saddened to hear of your loss. While we didn’t know “Uncle Bud” very well, he was certainly an inspiration to all the Zip family. I’m so glad my father and his brother, Michael Zip, was able to make the trip to Canada from North Carolina last year to visit with him.

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  6. Dear Theresa and David, I feel sad to read about your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bud Zip was a very kind man with a great smile and laugh…I am so glad to have met him. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

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