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SEAGER, William “Bud” Harold

February 13, 1923 – Edmonton, Alberta
November 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

William Harold Seager passed away peacefully on November 14, 2018 in his 96th year.

William or “Bud” as he was commonly known, was born in Edmonton and spent much of his life there. He attended the University of Alberta graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1949. He is predeceased by his wife Marilyn June Seager, to whom he was married for 65 years. They enjoyed a long and very happy life together raising their three sons, William (Christine McKinnon), Robert (Julia) and Donald (Catherine Ranger), and enjoying ten grandchildren and two great grandsons. William was also predeceased by his sister Frances Bird.

William was a successful Professional Engineer and business man, President and owner of a respected engineering consulting firm. He distinguished himself in the field of corrosion control, primarily for pipelines and other buried structures. In 2002, he was made a ‘Fellow’ of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers for his work on northern pipelines and the development of significant new techniques for corrosion control in cold climates. He received the Engineers Joint Council Directory for Engineers of Distinction, The APEGGA Certificate of Appreciation, APEGGA Life Membership and was recognized as a North American Engineer of Distinction. He received numerous speaker awards in Canada, The United States, Russia, China, Mexico and Australia.

William enjoyed a variety of interests throughout his life including travel, cars, golf and hunting.

A family gathering will be held in the spring. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Father Lacombe Care Foundation,

In living memory of William Seager, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. Dear Seager family,
    Please accept my very deepest sympathies, and know that my thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Bud was a very kind, funny and generous person and will be sincerely missed.

    Best wishes,

    Pat Ranger

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  2. Doreen Teape (Prior)

    Though saddened by his passing, we are moved by Uncle Bud’s obituary, the record of a notable life well-lived. His niece by marriage, I enjoyed his presence very much in my youth. Our condolences to the family.

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