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LLEWELLYN PERCY (BUD) HOGUE

Date of Passing: Nov 12, 2017

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LLEWELLYN PERCY (BUD) HOGUE 1926 - 2017 Bud peacefully passed away on November 12, 2017 at St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Unit, where he received kind and compassionate care. Born in 1926 to Percy and Margaret (Brownlie) on the Hogue homestead in the Rural Municipality of Lacadena, SK, Bud's parents instilled strong values of family, integrity and hard work that guided him throughout his life. His youth was shaped by the Great Depression. In later years, he talked often and fondly about friends and neighbours, and how important they were to surviving those difficult times. Bud began grain farming as a child, helping his father who farmed with horses. He left Saltburn School after Grade 10 to help support the family when his father's health failed. He continued to farm after becoming a grain buyer for Pioneer Grain (now known as Richardson Pioneer) in Mondou, and later, Sanctuary, SK. Bud loved the grain business. His strong knowledge of farming, grading and blending grains and his respect for farmers helped propel his career. He learned quickly how to make a wooden grain elevator run safely, efficiently and profitably. He never shied away from a job that needed doing. His mechanical know-how could coax the most stubborn elevator engine back into service. Bud was promoted to District Manager of the Eston territory in the heart of the Saskatchewan wheat belt. He was instrumental in introducing lentils to the province as a cash crop. As his career progressed, Bud covered the Regina and Swift Current territories before being promoted to the Winnipeg head office where he was Block Shipping Manager, followed by Divisional Manager and then holding the title of General Superintendent until his retirement. During his years in head office, Bud was involved in changes like the consolidation of small town elevators into larger inland terminals. Bud was loyal to Pioneer Grain and deeply respected the Richardson family and the company they had built. Bud loved meeting people and talking about the grain business. It didn't matter where he went, it seemed like he always knew someone connected to growing, buying, or shipping grain and was interested in what their experiences were. Bud married Irene Adele Galvin (born 1931- deceased 2000), a vivacious nurse who was the love of his life. They raised their two children Elaine and Gerald in Elrose, SK. No matter how many hours of work Bud had ahead of him when his family was young, he still found time to serve as a local school board representative, lead Cubs and Scouts, coach minor hockey and baseball, and help others. He gave his children educational opportunities he never had himself, and encouraged his grandchildren to find what they loved to do. Bud kept up with family members, near and far, young and old, collecting and sharing family history. His autobiography "Bud" documents the challenges and joys of a life well-lived. Bud's constant desire to always do meaningful work and help others was evident in his retirement years in Winnipeg. He was an active and committed volunteer at St. Andrew's (Woodhaven) Anglican Church. He served on the Vestry, was an enthusiastic member of the Men's Club, and found great satisfaction working in the church hall kitchen. He enjoyed playing cards at the Over 60 Club. Bud made many good friends at St. Andrew's Church and at the Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts where he enjoyed a strong and spirited community life, proudly accepting the 'most mischievous resident' award one year. Bud was known for his friendliness, perseverance, work ethic and high standards, resilience and dedication. Despite severe visual and hearing impairments in later years, he participated wholeheartedly in everything he was involved in, and was an inspiration to his family and others. Bud is survived by his daughter Elaine and son-in-law Robert Loney, Bedford, NS; his son Gerald and daughter-in-law Nancy Hogue, Englewood, CO; grandchildren, Robert (Christina) Hogue, Thorton, CO, Staff Sgt. Bradley (Shayla) Hogue, Fort Benning, GA, Stephen Loney, Halifax, NS, Daniel Hogue (fiancée Laura), Chicago, IL, Jeremy Hogue, Englewood, CO, and Hailey Hogue, Englewood, CO; sister Darline McAulay, Saskatoon, SK; brothers, Gordon (Gaye) Hogue, Gulf Breeze, FL, and Wayne (Susan) Hogue, Reno, NV; brother-in-law Kevin Galvin, Marwayne, AB, and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Ave., Winnipeg. Reception to follow. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, SK. Memorial donations may be made to the CNIB, 1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON M4G 3E8; 1-800-563-2642; CNIB.ca or a charity of your choice. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2017

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • What can we say about the Budster that wasn't said in the comments above. We only met Bud a short time ago and immediately knew this is the type of man that are few and far between. When you have the privilege of knowing a man like Bud you cherish every minute you get to spend with him. This is a very sad time for all that knew Bud but also it needs to be a remembrance of every time Bud made you smile or laugh. God Speed our friend. - Posted by: Chuck and Carol Cromer (Family) on: Nov 17, 2017

  • So very sorry to hear about the passing of Bud. I had opportunity to meet Bud on a number of occasions, and always had a great laugh over an adult beverage. One of the true character traits of a person is their willingness to listen, and Bud always made me feel like my story was interesting. He instilled that in his son who is a lifelong friend and mentor...Bud, you are in a better place, smiling down - cheers, Smitty - Posted by: Garth Smith (Friend) on: Nov 16, 2017

  • We have known Bud for many,many years, first as co-employees of Richardson Pioneer,where our careers were quite parallel, and later in retirement. Bud was a man of highest ideals who was always dependable, willing to listen, compassionate, fair in his decisions and very strong willed to carry them out. He touched many people in the grain industry and will be remembered. Socially Bud and Adele were great friends and associates. Many Friday nites involved dinnner, card games and even some memorable New Years eves. May you rest in peace, Bud. Our heartfelt condolences to family and friends. - Posted by: Marion and Ted Battrum (Freinds and co-worker) on: Nov 15, 2017

  • Thank you Lord for Bud, whose like a grandfather to us. He told many funny jokes with life lessons to learn from them. “Love what you do” his motto will keep us happy to do what we like to do along the way to discover our best. Bud's courage and spirit in life is truly an inspiration. Knowing Bud, who is such a positive thinking person for so many years, this is a remarkable life journey, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace and please accept our heart felt condolence. Bud will be in our hearts and memories. Pollen, Kim, Yolanda and Giselle (Halifax, NS, Canada) - Posted by: Pollen, Kim, Yolanda and Giselle Yeung (Very close friends) on: Nov 15, 2017

  • He was a great friend and a gentleman. He had a great way of helping take care of so many and still leave time for family and friends. The "Budster" was a person you could rely on, gave you support, gave you good advice and always had your back. He is irreplaceable and will always be in our hearts. Love always; Ken and Donna Lora Lynne John - Posted by: Ken Wardle and Donna Fileccia (Best friends) on: Nov 14, 2017

  • Never saw Bud without a smile on his face. We'll miss you old friend. - Posted by: Bob Barry (Old Courts of St. James Friend) on: Nov 14, 2017

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