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Date of Passing: Mar 23, 2020

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Peacefully, and surrounded by loved ones, Richard (Bud) Warren passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at the age of 85.
Bud is lovingly remembered by his family: wife Lorna, of 62 years; daughters, Shannon, Kim (Nelson Madsen), Kerry and Deb (Howard Rybuck); grandchildren, Brett (Jenn), Kyle and Lyndsey; Mitchell (Sarah), Lukas, Devin (Lacie), Melissa (Jesse Paradis) and Dillon, as well as great-grandchildren, Silas, Millie, Fletcher, Blair and Charlie.
He was predeceased by his loving son Rick and parents, Roy and Kay.
Bud was raised in Swan Lake, Manitoba along with his brothers, Ken and Bob and sisters, Elsie and Shirley. There have been many stories told, and some maybe made up, of their times growing up, from having to go to school in a snowstorm in wool underwear to Ken and Dad almost making it into the NHL, they were that good.
Bud spent his entire career in the insurance business, both in Winnipeg and Toronto, where he was highly respected in his field. Bud was also an honoured member of the Charleswood Senior Centre for many years.
Family has always meant everything to Dad. From piling into the station wagon when we were kids to coming back home to Winnipeg for the summer to all of our hilarious "hell in a van" family trips. You were literally always the driver of our misadventures and we loved every minute of it.
Bud loved nothing more than watching his grandchildren together, from mini football games in the backyard at Papa Bud and Gran Bambi's, to watching his favourite Winnipeg sports teams: the Jets, the Blue Bombers and the Goldeyes, to playing in the Papa Bud Golf Invitational where he not only played the game he loved but was able to celebrate the day with family and friends. Bud was so excited this year to be able to cheer on his Winnipeg Blue Bombers to one more Grey Cup victory.
Just like his own dad, Bud loved to putter away for hours in the backyard. He took such pride in his yard and flowers and made sure they always looked their best. You could find Dad out in the early, sunny mornings pruning every bush and every flower till they were perfect.
His wife Lorna was truly the love of his life, she was always his number one priority and making sure she was happy is what brought him joy every day.
We love you and will miss you, husband, dad, Papa Bud and great-grampa. We are comforted knowing that you are now reunited with Rick and the two of you are together.
Bud's family would like to thank all the emergency personnel and the staff of St. Boniface Hospital for making our loved one's last few hours so peaceful. Your compassion and loving touch are so greatly appreciated.
To all our family and friends please know that we appreciate all your love and support.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society - Manitoba Division or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 25, 2020, Mar 28, 2020

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • I will miss you bud as I write this the tears are fallling from my eye's rights now rest in peace bud I'll see you when I get there in heaven someday bud you will be okay there god had to take you there now ok I do love you lots bud we all had lot's of laughs over the years I'am so sorry to Lorna And Kerry : Kim; Deb so sorry for your loss to husband and dad ; papa Bud Grandpa rest in peace Bud I'am thinking of you all of the Family Today love you Lots Lorna And KERY AND Family Love Scottie Cochrane. Today Was A hard day for you all. - Posted by: scottiecochrane (uncle scottie) on: Mar 30, 2020

  • We were so lucky to know Papa Bud. At all the family events we went to he was always so welcoming to us and very happy and friendly to all. We will miss him greatly as will everyone who every knew him. Our condolences to Gran Bambi and all the Warren Family. - Posted by: Shelley, John, Kelsey and Molly Smyth (Inlaws) on: Mar 28, 2020

  • Kerry, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Hugs. - Posted by: Stacey Erlendson (Friend) on: Mar 27, 2020

  • I feel very fortunate to have had an uncle like Uncle Bud. An easy-going, funny and passionate man. I say passionate when I think of his zeal for the Bombers, Jets, and the state of Auntie Lorna's yard (always immaculate). I got a great thrill last summer when getting ready to watch the Bombers play a home game. There, as part of all the pre-game blather on TV was my Uncle Bud handing the game ball out to the head referee! I was alone in the house but that didn't stop me from yelling out, "Hey, that's my Uncle Bud!" Knowing what a hardcore fan he was and seeing him serve such an integral role in another Bomber's victory made me smile and laugh. My very first thought when the Grey Cup game ended last year was, "I'll bet Uncle Bud is feeling pretty good right now." An amazing man, always quick with a joke or somehow always making you feel at ease. I look forward to that big Papa Bud Golf Tourney in the sky someday when maybe my back will actually let me play golf. - Posted by: Howard Warren (Nephew) on: Mar 27, 2020

  • Had not know Bud directly, but the wonderful stories Deb would share with me, it was almost like I did know him. Family & sports meant everything to Bud, and it certainly reflected on his children. You will be missed dearly, from your family and friends, and am sure you and Rick are together yet once again. - Posted by: Cheryl Fraser (Friend) on: Mar 27, 2020

  • Kim, I'd like to offer condolences to you and your family on behalf of myself and the rest of the Beaverados (Jeff Beckman, Jeff Dibley, Janet Thomsen and Mike Haddad). We are sadden to hear of the loss of your father. Although he can never be replaced, please take comfort in all of the joyful memories and stories he has left for you to look back upon. - Posted by: Ken Klassen (Friend of Kim) on: Mar 26, 2020

  • Lorna and family, I am so sorry to hear of Buds’s passing. You all always made me feel so welcome, one of the family. Bud was a wonderful person and I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Susan - Posted by: Susan Hopps (Friend from years ago) on: Mar 25, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of Richard's departure! Swan Lake presented many golden opportunities for family get-togethers and social events that included "Bud" this made us all better citizens of this world, Bud, you were a great part of this that lasted our lifetime, you will be missed by many who will realize, more than ever, in your absence, the valued contributions you provided. May the, LORD, welcome you into endless happiness. - Posted by: Cam Neirinck (Swan Lake Acquaintence) on: Mar 25, 2020

  • Bud was much loved in the Goodridge family. We’re so thankful and lucky to have had pleasure of his presence in our lives. For myself personally the greatest moment in sports history will always be watching Bud and Rick win the 1990 Grey Cup in Carman. The Bombers did their part but make no mistake, it was Bud and Rick that won the cup that day. - Posted by: Bruce Goodridge (In law) on: Mar 25, 2020

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