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Obituary | Harold Elliott

It is with heartfelt sadness the family of Harold (Bud) Elliott announce his sudden passing at his home on March 18, 2024. His 88 years were filled with love and laughter.

Bud was born on Dec. 20, 1935, in Innisfail, Alta., and lived in Olds, Alta., until he was 13, when his father passed away. The family then moved to Pincher Creek, which he called home the rest of his life.

At 15, Bud left home to start work and help provide for his family. In 1957 he married Louise Green, and within a few years they were blessed with  four children — Wayne, Arlene, Bruce and Joanne.

Always employed, Bud was a hard worker, working long hours to provide for his family. Bud enjoyed and excelled in driving truck and road maintenance equipment. He took pride in the quality of his work and his employment lasted for 63 years until he retired in 2013 from Volker Stevin.

Bud taught himself many skills and trades, including mechanics, carpentry, electrical work and plumbing, among many others. He could take on any repair and figure out how to get it done. This included extensions and many renovations to the family home.

Bud had many hobbies and pastimes over the years. He loved bowling and was on the 1967 men’s Canadian five-pin bowling championship team. He also enjoyed woodworking projects, fixing cars, racing his stock car (Ole 71), farming, treasure seeking with his metal detector, gold panning and playing his harmonica. Bud also enjoyed watching curling, Flames games and Toronto Blue Jays baseball. He also enjoyed gardening and growing roses, and his flower bed got his time and attention.

Family time was important, and often included picnics, fishing, and hunting trips, along with many family dinners. He regularly attended sporting events of his kids and grandkids. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Without having much time with his own dad, he had no guide to follow and wanted to be the best dad possible. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. He set the bar high for others.

Bud enjoyed being with others; striking up a conversation with a stranger was easy for him. He was regarded as being a friend by anyone who knew him. He liked to laugh and to make others laugh, always cheering up those around him. At a young age his father called him his “Little Buddy,” which suited him perfectly. Soon he was everyone’s “Bud,” and will be missed by all.

Bud is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise Elliott; children Arlene (Chris), Bruce, Joanne (Doug); daughter-in-law Janice Elliott; grandchildren Miranda (Mike), Randy (Paul), Mike (Dawna), Amy (Benj), Lonny (Brittany), Shae, Kirsten, Felicia (Mike), Acacia (Ryan), Kate (Will); along with 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his siblings Ken Elliott (Carolee), Carol Barclay, Doug (Eydie) Elliott, Karen (Ken) Tompkins, and by sister-in-law Donna Elliott as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Bud was predeceased by his son Wayne Elliott and son-in-law Garry Ouellette; parents William George Elliott, Elsie and Paul Paulson; brothers Roy, Theodore and Bill Elliott; sister Doris Bolton and her husband, Cliff; and sister-in-law Evie Chick.

A gathering was held to remember our Bud and reminisce with stories and chuckles on March 27, 2024, at Snodgrass Funeral Home Pincher Creek Chapel.


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