for the late
will be held on
Saturday, October 28th
Kelvington Community Hall
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Kelvington Recreation Arena.
Bubs received his nickname as a baby as he was always blowing bubbles. This nickname stuck for the rest of his life.
Bubs attended Hill Peak School until Grade 8. Mr. Bolton, his first teacher, got him playing hockey in Grade One at the outdoor rink at Hill Peak. He attended Kelvington High School long enough to be eligible to play in the NESSAC Championships – which they won!
While always a hard-working farm boy, he had to start running the farm at age 15 when his father became ill.
Bubs married Anne Mary Dowhan in 1953, the result being five children in 10 years.
Bubs continued playing Senior Wheat King hockey for 10 years, at which time he felt he had better quit before he had a serious injury and would be unable to take care of the chores associated with an ever-expanding cattle herd.
As his children got older, he actively supported them in their many activities. He began coaching minor hockey and coached his “boys” from Pee Wee through Midget. He coached the Senior Wheat Kings from 1977 to 1983, winning his first Fishing Lake Hockey League Championship in 1983.
Bubs was very involved in getting our new rink built, headmanning the artificial ice project. He was also very active in getting our vet clinic built.
Besides the game of hockey, he loved hunting, fishing, his cattle herd, horses, and potatoes. He passed his love of cattle on to Darcy, Impy and Jed, which led to active involvement in the Kelvington 4-H Beef Club. His love of horses was passed along to Brenda and later to his granddaughter. Peggy was Anne’s house helper. He loved the chucks and chariots, holding for Ryan Peterson for many years.
Bubs and Anne built their retirement home in 1990 where they have resided since. Bubs became involved with gardening with Anne. He was very proud of the wonderful garden they had this year, particularly his potato crop.
Left to mourn Bubs are Anne, his loving wife of 64 years; children, Darcy (Emile), Peggy (Blaine), Brenda (Brian), Impy (Barry), and Jed (Shelly); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Maxine and Girlie; nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends.