William Donald (Bud) Hamilton

28-Sep-1942 - 29-May-2020

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In Loving Memory

Hamilton, William Donald (Bud)
September 28, 1942, Red Deer, Alberta
May 29, 2020 , Calgary, Alberta

It is with an overwhelming sadness that we have to share the news of Bud’s passing. Bud’s memories and devotion to his family, will be cherished by his loving wife of 55 years, Donna; his children Jeff (Brenda) Hamilton and Jennifer (Carl) Mathews: grandchildren Nicole, Samantha and Devin: great grandson Jase; Bud’s sister Maxine Robertson, and many, many others…you know who you are.

Bud was employed for 35 years with the Maytag Co., opening the first Western Canada office in Calgary. Following his retirement, Bud followed the wind wherever it blew to become a well-seasoned world traveler, and an aspiring Ornithologist. We all knew Bud to brighten a room with his “Budisms”, and to offer direction or guidance when needed.

Special thanks to all the palliative health care professionals that helped Bud in his last days at home, and the staff and management of the Rosedale Hospice where Bud spent his final days.

Dad we will miss you every day, but we got this and we will look after Mom.
Peace and love fun seekers

A private family Service of Remembrance will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home, with the interment of Bud’s urn taking place at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to any of the following; St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Rosedale Hospice, or a Food Bank of your choice.

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Carolynn Liddy | 27-Jul-2020

So sorry to learn that Bud passed away. Many memories of sharing laughter and good times with both of you in our early days in Burlington and elsewhere. My condolences to you, Donna, and your family. Thinking of all of you.

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Posted by Warner Doell | 08-Jun-2020

I was deeply saddened to hear of Bud's passing. My sincerest condolences to Donna and family. Bud hired me at Maytag 30 years ago and quickly became my mentor and friend. As I continued in my career, his "Budisms" formed a core of who I am today, a senior business leader in Canada for a global consumer electronics company. I still remember when Bud asked me to move from Saskatchewan to BC and assume a larger sales territory. I was unsure as to uprooting my family from the place where we grew up and he said: "Warner, home is where the family is". I made the move and it was one of the best decisions of me and my family's lives. As George Bernard Shaw wrote: "A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out". Bud was a true gentlemen in every sense of the word. Rest in peace Bud, my mentor and my friend.

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