Ernest “BUD” Wellman
July 4, 1947 – June 25, 2015
Bud Wellman was born on July 4th 1947, in Botwood Newfoundland. After receiving his high school diploma there, he met the love of his life, Pansy Green, in Grand Falls. They got married at Harry’s Harbour on October 25th 1968. Later that year, he received his light and heavy duty journeyman automotive mechanic certification, which he happily dedicated his life to. Throughout the years, while starting a family and moving across Canada, he worked hard for his scuba diving certification, as well as his float endorsement. He found his personal form of freedom, and his second love in the air. His first solo flight was in Cranbrook, British Columbia, on October 5th, 1993.
Bud passed away in the comfort of his own home on June 25th 2015, surrounded by the warmth of his loved ones.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pansy, his 3 children: Paul, Tammy, and Renee (Blake), 5 grandchildren: Kyle, Scottie, Melyssa, Allysha, and Logan, his sisters Peggy (Dave McGaw), Carol Anne (Scott Roberts), Norma (Reg Champion), Marian (Melvin Stockley), Bonnie (Wayne Parody), and Debbie (Terry Whitt), his brother Barry (Laura Wellman), sisters-in-law Wavey (Eric Penny), Evelyn (Newbury), Shirley (Otto Morey), Daisy (Bob Payne), Betty (Bruce Butt), Roxanne (Green), Tina (Green), and brother-in-law Bryan (Sharon Green), as well as many nieces and nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents Cyril and Gladys Wellman, his parents-in-law Edward and Nellie Green, brother-in-law George Newbury, and grandparents Bennett and Alfrida Wellman.
He touched many lives throughout the Elk Valley, much more than his family had ever known. Everyone knew the love he had for his dog, Seneca, and as per his wishes, their ashes were spread together during his celebration of life at the Sparwood Airport on June 30th 2015, following his service at the Mormon Church. All will remember how intelligent and knowledgeable Bud Wellman was, continuously sharpening his mind watching his favorite television show; Jeopardy.
He leaves behind a family full of respect, love, and strength. He touched many lives throughout the Elk Valley, much more than his family had ever known.
God saw as you were getting tired
A cure was not to be
So he wrapped His arms around you
And whispered ‘Come with Me.’
With tearful eyes
We watched you suffer
And saw you fade away
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands laid to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bud’s memory to the Elk Valley Thrift Store. Memories & condolences shared at cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.