William "Bud" Ellis
August 11th, 1934 - Sunday, August 11th, 2019
William “Bud” Ellis, of Okotoks, Alberta passed away suddenly on August 11, 2019. Born on August 11, 1934 in Vernon, BC, he was pre-deceased by his mother Mabel Hale Ellis Johnson (nee Tomlinson) in 1980. Bud attended Vernon Sr. High School and joined the RCAF in 1952 at the age of 18. He was stationed in Canada and Europe as a mechanic including 406 Sqdn in Saskatoon in 1953, and Grostenquin, France from 1956 to 1960.
After retiring and moving to Kingston, Bud worked at Dupont, Canada from 1962 to 1976 and was an avid volunteer with the Kingston Township Fire Department. After moving west to Red Deer, he worked with Haliburton Services from 1976 until he retired in 1992.
Bud was pre-deceased by his first wife Alma (nee Shaftoe) in 1984, and his second Anita Pauline (nee Ambrose) in 2013.
Bud will be lovingly remembered by his 3 daughters Debra Ann (Rod) Fraser of Bath, ON, Kimberly Mae (Gord) DeLaval of Estevan, SK, and Tracy Dale (Jeff) Wanner of Okotoks, AB. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Lindsay Lee, Trisha Lynn, Toyia Denise, and Rory Dean, and his great grandchildren Hailey, Izzabella, Mila, Sophia, Mason, and Emelyne. His stepdaughter Laura and his stepgranddaughters Lily and Emily will fondly remember him too.
Bud had a quirky sense of humor as you saw daily on his Facebook account, and he enjoyed his life in Okotoks with his pub friends. Donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation
or a charity of your choice in memory of Bud would be greatly appreciated by his family.
To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Bud, please visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.