Passed on: August 3rd, 2014
Mr. John Bugera, age 84 years, of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan passed away at his home on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
John was born in Arran, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1930. He left home at a young age and made his way to Ontario, where he worked at various jobs. He married Marie Lizun on April 30, 1955. They resided in Kitchener, Ontario until 1969, when they moved to Barrier, British Columbia. They resided in Barrier until 1974 and then moved to Shaunavon where he worked for Greenslade’s. Shortly after, he started his lifelong career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. John worked at various elevators in the Shaunavon area. In 1976, the family moved from Shaunavon to Instow, Saskatchewan. John operated and managed the Instow grain elevator until his retirement. John enjoyed Masters Bowling for many years. He enjoyed building 3D puzzles, playing cards, going to old time dances and having coffee with the guys. He greatly enjoyed spending time at the farm in his garden.
John was predeceased by his wife Marie in 1999, his mother Nellie in 1993, his father Metro in 1985, his brother Orest in 1932, his brother Percy in 1989, his brother Don in 2008; his in laws Jacob and Eufronzyna Lizun, his brother-in-law Michael Lizun and his sister-in-law Olga Tomaka.
John will be dearly missed by his children Michael (Kyle) of White Rock, British Columbia, Stephen (Courtney) of Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Theresa (Mark) Johnson of Richmond, BC, James of Edmonton, Alberta, Timothy (Tawna) of Swift Current, Saskatchewan and Melanie (Robert) Peskleway of Shaunavon. He will be also greatly missed by his grandchildren Shawn Thoreson, Tanya (Kane) Schmidt, Paul (Kristan) Bugera, Drake Bugera, Ivan Bugera, Quintina (Clayton) Watt, David Bugera, Axel Bugera, Alana Bugera, Colton Bugera, Cody (Deondra) Peskleway, Clayton Peskleway and Cayla (Tyler) Peskleway; his great grandchildren Alexander Schmidt, Scotty Bugera and Jayden Bugera; his brother Fred (Georgina) Bugera of Pelly, Saskatchewan and his sister Mona (John) Flint of BC.
Funeral Services were held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Christ the King R.C. Church in Shaunavon with Reverend Father John Mock officiating. Interment took place at St. Mary’s R.C. Cemetery at Shaunavon. A tribute was presented by Robert Peskleway. Binkley’s Funeral Services of Shaunavon (www.binkleys.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers were Cody Peskleway, Clayton Peskleway, Colton Bugera, Paul Bugera, Drake Bugera and Ivan Bugera.