|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 2005|
Bud is now safe in the arms of his Saviour after a courageous battle with cancer. Bud passed away peacefully at the Chinook Hospice, surrounded by his family and in the loving arms of his sweetheart "Irene". Bud's love for life and music will live on in our hearts forever. Bud is survived by his wife Irene; their six children and spouses, Loney and Murray Scharnatta of Midale, Sask., Murray Beaton of Calgary, Penny and Vern Marks of Calgary, Bette and Jim Foreman of Calgary, Robert and Bernice Beaton of Sherwood Park, Joseph and Dawn Beaton of Calgary; as well as twenty grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; one brother Charlie Beaton of Cranbrook, B.C.; and two sisters, Florence Bell of Calgary and Irene McLaren of Vernon, B.C. Bud is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loyal friends. Bud was predeceased by his parents Malcolm and Margaret Beaton; two sons, Malcolm Owen in infancy and Morrice Bruce in adolescence; as well as a special granddaughter Marie "Mia" Louise Foreman in 1983. Bud is also predeceased by four brothers and three sisters, six half-brothers and two half-sisters.
Bud was a "Prairie Boy at Heart". Bud loved cattle and horses and all that goes along with being a cowboy. Bud always had a story to tell about the "Good Ole Days". We laughed until we cried listening to his exaggerated stories, but we loved them all and he could tell a joke like no other. Bud was born in Maple Creek, Sask. and raised in Moose Jaw, Sask. Bud met and courted his sweetheart "Irene" Gladys Bell from Moose Jaw, Sask. Bud enlisted in the army in 1941 and after his short service in Vernon, B.C. Bud and Irene married November 7, 1942 and had sixty-two inseparable years together. Bud and Irene moved to Outlook, Sask. where they started their family and lived for twenty-six years. While living in Outlook Bud worked for the CPR for many years and after that was a jack of all trades. Bud was Worthy Past Master of The Masons and Worthy Past Patron of Eastern Star at Outlook, Sask. He was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a strong voice in the United Church Choir as well as volunteering his talents at various fund raising events in the community while living in Saskatchewan and Alberta. After moving to Calgary in 1969 Bud was employed by the Calgary Herald in the Maintenance Department until his retirement in 1986.
Bud's musical career started in Moose Jaw and Outlook, Sask. and blossomed after moving to Calgary. Bud was a well known entertainer in Alberta and surrounding areas as well as throughout Canada and the USA. He was fundamental in the organization of The Calgary Fiddlers Association. Bud was also a member of the Saskatchewan and Alberta Fiddlers Associations. Bud won the Western Canadian Fiddle Championship many times and has a collection of trophies as proof of his many well deserved accomplishments. Bud also judged many fiddle contests in Canada and the USA. Bud was a fabulous singer and guitar player. Bud also took great pride in manufacturing and marketing some of his own fiddles that we named "The Budavarious". Bud played with some of the best fiddle players and musicians in the country. Bud and his daughter Penny sang and performed with the popular senior groups, Senior Performing Arts and The Silver Stars Musical Revue. Bud was devoted to his music and always said "Music Comes From The Heart." Bud was a mentor to many young up and coming musicians who appreciated his many skills and talents, but mostly loved Bud for the person he was: fun, loving, kind, compassionate and humorous. Bud will be missed by all who knew him and by all the lives that he influenced and touched.
From obituary published in the Calgary Herald on 06/14/2005.
*Sincere thanks to Pamela Sitler for her generous sponsorship of this memorial.
Mountain View Memorial Gardens
Calgary Census Division
Created by: Milou
Record added: Dec 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16899711
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