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Date of Passing: May 05, 2020

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1923 - 2020

Dad peacefully passed away at the Deer Lodge Center on May 5, 2020 with his family by his side.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Daryl), Robin (Burns), Mina (Guy) and Shannon; grandsons, Jesse (Margot) and Tanner; granddogs, Sadie and Lucy.
He is predeceased by his wife Berta; infant son James; brother Gordon; parents, Tom and Clara and son in-law Ron.
Dad served with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in the Second World War. He married our mom in January 1950 and they moved to Kenora, ON where they owned and ran a bowling alley. Eventually they came back to Winnipeg, calling St. James home.
Dad worked at the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission and remained there till he retired. He was a 50 year member of the ANAF 283. In his younger years, he was a high level English billiard and snooker player and actively participated in baseball, curling and golf. Dad was also a lover of animals which he passed down to us.
A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Deer Lodge Center Tower Six for the care you gave and compassion you showed. A special thank you to Abdu to whom our dad was very fond.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Thomas's memorial page at
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will honour dad's life at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 23, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Sad to hear about Bud's passing. Was Bud's neighbour in St. James since 96. Use to sit in the living room in Bud's place and listened to his war stories over a beer or two. His stories were always interesting and not sugar coated at all. Bud was a constant presence in the neighbourhood and kept us all apprised of any ongoing situations. He was a one man neighbourhood watch! Rest in peace Bud. - Posted by: Earl (Neighbor) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • Have known Bud prior to and including working at MLCC as well as many years at ANAVETS Assinioboia Unit #283 old and new club. I shall miss our banter. Bud and my father went overseas and fought together during WWII and were quite the characters (does the word discipline fit...nearly). Probably the reason I am one of the few who understood and enjoyed Bud's raw and rare sense of humour. You just had to adjust your ears. As an ACTIVE member of Unit #283 Bud participated in numerous sports events at the Command, Unit and league levels. After moving into our new facility Bud, Gord Sheppard and I formed a 'Senior Snooker League' for us more weathered players complete with adjusted rules of play. In other words, no big deal if you commit an error (foul) just play and enjoy. Some of the guys were in their 80+ years and were totally loyal to this new league. Bud and Gord as teammates kept us all amused by their continued and unique back and forth friendly advisory comments during play. From his years at Casey's Pool Hall Bud brought knowledge, skill and his verbal inventory which added greatly to the league. Snooker matches were never dull whether Bud was a participant or observer....was all good, never boring. On behalf of Unit #283 and especially the Senior Snooker members, we wish all the best to Bud's family, you are in our thoughts and God Bless 'you old fart' (as I usually called him) and save us a table so we can finish our match...I am up 1 frame. 'WE WILL REMEMBER THEM' Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada Rae W. Roberts 2VP/ Sports Officer ANAVETS Unit #283 - Posted by: Rae W. Roberts (friend) on: May 23, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss. Treasure your Memories. - Posted by: Shirley Lyon (Friend from 283) on: May 23, 2020

  • I was very sad to hear about the passing of your dear father. I have many memories of how kind your parents were to our family when we lived next door to you on Home Street. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Jane Gray - Posted by: Jane Gray (Old neighbour on Home Street) on: May 23, 2020

  • Bud is a man I will not forget. He always gave me a hard time with a smile. He will be missed. We are here for you at ANAVETS283 when you need us. Just call - Posted by: Donna Hartie (Friend ) on: May 23, 2020

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