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BOHDAN (BUD) KLUS
Born: May 24, 1935
Date of Passing: Oct 15, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
BOHDAN (BUD) KLUS
May 24, 1935 - October 15, 2020
"And when my journey takes me to the end of the road of life, beyond times hidden bend, I hope my fellow travellers can say with truthful hearts...a good man passed this way."
Leaving to mourn and carry on his legacy are his five children, Danny, Lorna (Gord Morrison), Keith (Theresa), Darrell (Pam) and Darren (Susan); also, his grandchildren, Brad Klus, Bryana Karsin (Nick), Lisa Brown (Dave), Garett Klus (Ashley), Stephanie Klus (Joel Lessard), Joanne Boileau (Rheal), Olivia Klus, Victoria Klus, Caleb Klus, Eliana Klus, Hannah Klus, Liam Klus, and great-grandchildren, Theodore and Josephine Karsin, Peter and Jack Brown, Ruby and Sloane Klus, James and Cameron Lessard.
Also mourning is Dad's special friend June Kopys, along with his many in-laws, nephews and nieces, and the numerous friends who knew and cherished him.
Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Viola Klus (Meilleur) in 1997, his infant daughter Joanne in 1962, his parents, John and Florence Klus, and his brothers, Edgar and Victor.
Dad was born on the family homestead three miles from Fisher Branch and lived his whole life in the community. Although his life was not always easy, he persevered to become a loving, caring and gentle family leader. Dad took great pleasure in participating in, and celebrating, the adventures and accomplishments of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always near to lend a listening ear or provide the wisdom a lifetime had provided him. Dad always made us feel special and would always go out of his way to support and join us on our special days when family would gather. It was at these gatherings that Dad was the happiest. He took great joy being with, and felt immense pride in, all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will forever miss Dad at the family gatherings and his presence at the kitchen table with a deck of cards and cribbage board at the ready.
Dad was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, and the solace and serenity that nature offered. In his later years he would love his country drives to look for wildlife, or simply sitting on the deck bird calling. It thrilled him that they would respond. Dad also loved sports and participated in many curling events, golf tournaments and avidly watching his hockey and football teams.
Dad believed strongly in community and gave of himself unselfishly all of his adult life, volunteering his service to many community organizations and projects.
Dad spent most of his work life at Manitoba Hydro where his career spanned some 25 years, all right in the community of Fisher Branch. Upon his retirement, Dad's focus changed to a dream he had for years - to provide the community with a place where family and friends could gather around the sport of golf. This came to fruition when the Fisher Branch Golf Course opened in 1991. From that point forward, to his final days, the golf course was a main focus in Dad's life. One that brought him great joy.
Dad left each of us with a giant legacy to follow, but he also provided us great examples of how to follow it. Dad's honesty, kindness, humility, civic duty, and gentle heart are lessons and examples he left for us to follow. His life efforts touched many and he truly lived a life of happiness and fulfilment. Dad had the ability to find joy in the smallest endeavours and in the simplest ways. He will be remembered fondly.
Private family funeral arrangements are pending with intentions of a Celebration of Life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Fisher Branch Golf and Country Club.
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved
we can never lose, for all that we love
deeply becomes part of us"
FISHER FUNERAL HOME INC.
In care of arrangements.
204-372-6271 or 204-372-6803
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 24, 2020
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Many, many great memories of Bud and Vi. Having been raised in Fisher Branch and living next door to them, we were always welcome into their homes. Our sincere condolences to the family in your loss of Bud. Words in this obit really show his love of family, friends and community. He will be missed. Harvey and Ada Vandersteen - Posted by: Harvey & Ada Vandersteen (Friends) on: Oct 25, 2020
Lorna and Gord, So sorry for the loss of your dad! Cherish your memories! Hugs! Karen & Colin Finnsson - Posted by: Karen Finnsson (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2020
Our most sincere condolences to Danny, Lorna, Keith,Darren & Darrel and to your spouses and your families and friends. Your parents will always be remembered for their welcoming house parties..always good times at Bud & Vi’s. Big Hugs and prayers to everyone! Aline & Claude Boisjoli - Posted by: Aline & Claude Boisjoli (Cousin and friends) on: Oct 24, 2020
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