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BAUTZ, Larry Donald

Born Sunday, September 14, 1947 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Humboldt, SK
Died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at South Health Campus, Calgary, AB

Larry’s sudden passing is mourned by his wife, Sandy, and family, Tina Bautz, Janalee McBee (Shawn, Tyson, and Dominick) and JBaarrad Nabholz. He is survived by his siblings Arthur, Edmund, Alvin (Rita), Marianne (Henry deceased), Daneda Gaillard (Edward), Eldon (Marie), Ewald, Annette Stewart (Brian), Elsie Schaefer and Lorne (Elaine); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; his friends, old and new, in Saskatoon and surrounding area and the ‘Hood’ – a wonderful close knit group of friends in Lake Chaparral. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Gustav and Emma, his sisters-in-law, Ruby and Vivian, his niece, Carla, and his brother, Harold. More recently, the Bautz family has borne the sorrow of the passing of Larry’s brothers Henry and Elmer(Fuzz), his former brother-in-law Elmer Schaefer, and his niece Terrie Stewart.

Larry was a truck driver at heart and although he held dispatch and supervisory positions at Siemens Transport, Saskatoon, and TriCal Trucking, Calgary, he identified with the ‘boys’ – the drivers of rigs, big and small. He was a life-long fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Saskatchewan Roughriders – both teams providing hours of enjoyment and anguish as they faltered or won throughout the season.

Wherever he went, Larry made family of the friends he met and his jokes and stories were memorable – indeed, truth was often stranger than fiction when it came to fun when the Bautz Family got together to celebrate a special occasion or to simply enjoy the moment.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:00 P.M at the Faith Lutheran Church, Middle Lake, SK.

Larry’s cremated remains will be interred in the Middle Lake Country Cemetery. Larry’s little buddy and best boy, Joey his French Bulldog, will be interred alongside him.

Larry’s Annual Birthday BBQ will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Details will be provided at a later date.

Larry’s family wishes to thank Calgary EMS Service, the caring and professional staff at South Health Campus ICU, and McInnis and Holloway Fish Creek.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Middle Lake Multiplex Fundraiser, Box 119, Middle Lake, SK, SOK 2XO. Forward condolences through

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

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  1. Sandy and family, our deepest condolences on Larry’s passing. We will never forget him and our great memories of the times we shared with him. He was one of a kind!
    Garry and Natalie Doepker.

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  2. Fidelis and John Reutlinger

    Sandy and the Bautz family
    We are so sorry to lose such a dear lifetime friend. We will always remember Larry’s humour and the fun we had when we were together…all memories that we will cherish. Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Fidelis and John

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  3. Ron and Donna Scott

    We are sorry for your loss, a loss that will surly be missed in Chaparral Close. When we first moved into the Close, Larry and Sandy, were hosts of an annual block party, through their generosity and good humor we enjoyed Larry,s friendship. May he and his family take comfort in the fact Larry and his “Buddy Joey” will rest together in peace. May God bless you all and provide comfort to you as you share your fond memories of you, Larry your Husband and Father

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  4. Larry & Karen West

    Sandy and the Bautz Family:
    Our deepest condolences go out to all of you. We really enjoyed spending time with you at the Middle Lake reunion last year and will always remember the fun we had! Our thoughts are with you at this time.

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  5. Brenda Winter and Dave Bishop

    Sandy, our condolences on the loss of your partner and friend. What a great guy he was. He will be missed. Enjoy his memories.
    To the Bautz family: You have had so much sorrow and grief in recent years, words are shallow support to express how we feel about your loss.
    Brenda and Dave

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  6. Phyllis & Wade

    Sandy and the Bautz Family;
    Our condolences on the loss of a truly great man.
    Larry was an amazing man, an amazing friend – an all round great guy.
    Our thoughts are with you all. We miss him already.
    Phyllis & Wade

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  7. My sympathy to all of the family. I grew up in Middle Lake, as neighbours of the Bautz Family and went to school with Larry. Latter we kept in touch from time to time, but lost touch after I moved to B.C., and he with his family to Calgary. I did have the opportunity of seeing him again last year at the Middle Lake reunion, as well, and enjoyed the visit we had. Larry had a great sense of humour and will be missed by all who knew him.

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  8. John & Veronica Winter

    To Sandy and the Bautz Family
    Our deepest sympathies to you all. It is so sad to lose such a special man who brought so much laughter and happiness wherever he went.
    May you find comfort in your many memories and love from those around you.
    John & Veronica

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  9. Trevor & Diana Hebig

    Our deepest condolences to you, Sandy, and family. We were saddened to hear of Larry’s passing but will always remember the laughter he brought out in everyone and the memories we made together years ago. We are sorry that we were not able to attend his funeral. We were out of town, but thinking of you all on that day.

    Trevor and Diana Hebig and family

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  10. Roger and Adel Zimmer

    Our sincerest condolences to you, Sandy, and to your family. May your memories of Larry always bring you special comfort and inner strength. {{Hugs}}

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  11. Mike McGuire jr.

    Sandy and Tina,
    I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I shared more than a few laughs and wood working tips with him in the garage on Chaparral. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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