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MCEWEN, Philip Keith Francis (Bud)

March 13, 1932 — November 11, 2018

Bud McEwen passed away peacefully while sleeping on November 11th, 2018. He is survived by his wife Audrey, his son Tom (Veena) and grandsons Nolan and Graham, his son Brett and his brothers George and Tom. He was predeceased by his first wife Lois, son Craig and his brother Robert. Bud had a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, a discipline that defined his character and personality – analytical, pragmatic and brilliant. He worked most of his career as an engineer and executive for Alberta Power which he thoroughly enjoyed.  He had many interests over his lifetime including racing boats, coaching hockey, carpentry and flying. However, he was happiest when spending time with his family or working on a project like the family cabin at Pigeon Lake, Alberta. Bud was very devoted to his family and he will be sadly missed by them and all who knew him.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be sent care of Eunice Schmidtke to Brookhaven Care Centre at 1775 Shannon Lake Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2N7, where he was fortunate to spend his last weeks under their competent and loving care. A private family service to remember Bud will be held at a later date in Alberta.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be sent care of Eunice Schmidtke to Brookhaven Care Centre at 1775 Shannon Lake Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2N7, where he was fortunate to spend his last weeks under their competent and loving care.




  • Carey (Twa) Houston says:

    Audrey, Tom and Brett, and your families: I’m so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. I will always think of him as “Uncle Bud”, and have many memories of time spent with your family at your lake, riding the boat, with Bud trying (in vain) to teach me to waterski. Sending you all hugs… Carey

  • Ken & Helen Hiebert says:

    Audrey, Tom, Brett and Family, Our deepest condolences on Bud’s passing. We were fortunate to know him. He will be missed!

  • Gary & Margaret Gorsline says:

    Audrey & Family: Please accept our Deepest Condolences on Bud’s passing. Gary had the honor of knowing him through work with Alberta Power. He will be greatly missed by all who had the honor of knowing him..

  • David Holly Marvin says:

    Aw Audie, so sorry to hear about the Bud Man passing. We have such fond memories of our time together at the Lake. Bud was one of the good guys. Take Care Audrey…………..Dave & Holly

  • Barb and Harvey Kerslake says:

    Audrey, Tom, Brett and families
    Our deepest sympathy to you all. I thoroughly enjoyed working with and for Bud. He was a super person except when he made me sleep at the Grey Nuns facility where the beds were made for very short people! Our thoughts are with you.

  • Gordon and Veta RInk says:

    Bud welcomed our family to Vegreville when I transfered there from Hay River in 1975. Lois and Bud even took care of our two very young boys while we were house hunting. Bud provided sound guidance in all our interactions. We think of him often and will miss him.

  • Tracy Callander says:

    Audrey, Tom, Brett…sending you and your family my deepest sympathies at this difficult time. Like Carey, I too, will always fondly remember Bud as Uncle Bud. Our families (particularly my mom and dad (Craighton & Irene) shared many great times with you and the pictures and memories will live on. Uncle Bud crafted a beautiful table and chair set for my girls and now my little granddaughter, Lily, uses it. He left a mark and his memory will live on.

  • Craighton Twa says:

    Audrey, Tom and Brett and family; My deep felt sympathy to all of you. Bud lived a good life and will be long remembered for many things:: his strong career at APL, his many friends,;his love of sports; his technical skills; his strength of character; his ability to tell it like it is and not beat around the bush; his hard work and drive at anything he puts his mind to; and his loyal friendship. Bud, Rest in Peace.

  • ashton sewlal says:

    A remarkable man with a very practical approach to living. Bud hired me in 1973. He asked where I was from. I said Trinidad.
    His next and last question was- do you ski? I said I didn’t what he meant. He smiled and said- you are hired. A genuine man and a great lost.

  • Tony Palladino says:

    I worked with and for Bud for many years at APL. I thoroughly enjoyed his mentorship and grew from his experience. I shall not forget his leadership. Thank you Bud. My condolences to the family.

  • Andrew Bentley says:

    RIP Bid. You will be always be in our thoughts. Andrew, Tracy, Jack, and Allison.

  • Alice Major says:

    To Bud’s family — I am very sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. I met him often when I was editing the Alberta Power staff magazine, The Transmitter. Beyond all his contributions to the company management, he was cheerful, positive and funny. You will miss him.

  • Randa Kachkar says:

    Aud…I have no words to describe the impact Buddy had on my life. All men I came across after I met Buddy were measured against that yardstick. He was one of a kind…and can never be duplicated. That knowing grin…the generosity of spirit and pocket…the wisdom…the sarcastic humour…I treasure the moments when I was privileged to be in his company. The world has lost a great man. I will always treasure the memories we made together …The Rooster, you and me! Sending all my love your way in your time of grief. Randa

  • Heather Ramirez says:

    Audrey, I am so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. I always enjoyed coming to your home to help him with his exercises he always tried his best and was so dedicated to complete them.

  • George Nater says:

    Dear Tom and family! our deep sympathy to you and your family Thinking about you George Nater and Gabriele

  • Karen (nee Trenamna) and Ralph Dittmann says:

    Tom and Brett you may not remember me, but I was the peacekeeper (Not Sitter) sometimes when your parents went. have memories of both your Parents. It’s never easy to see them go, but they will always be part of your heart and soul. Take care
    many Hugs to you all
    K (nee Tenaman) & R Dittmann

  • Dave and Agnieszka Bentley says:

    Audrey, Tom and Brett – Uncle Bud had a profound effect on all of our lives. We have many many fond memories of Family Gatherings at the lake and quiet meaningful conversations with Bud. Lots of Love from Dave and Nish in Edmonton

  • Jen Kickham says:

    Audrey, Tom and family: we are so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He was a kind man and we are grateful for having known him. Much love, from Jenny, Dan and the boys. Xo

  • Bill & Jane Perry says:

    Audrey & Family We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you. We did not know Bud that well, however, when we did visit with you we enjoyed his company. We are happy that we were able to see him on our last visit to Kelowna. He will now be at Rest. Take care.

  • Hazel Taronga says:

    Audrey, my deepest condolences to you! Oddly enough, I was just thinking of you and Bud the other day. Sending you all of the love. – Hazel, Kyle, and Leonard the pup.

  • Tom and Teressa Crawford says:

    Although it was expected, we were sad to hear of Bud’s passing. We spent several enjoyable evenings at supper at Robert and Louise’s with you and Bud. He was always an intersting conversationalist, even at the end. We loved his quirky sense of humour. He will be missed.
    Xoxo Tom and Teressa

  • Sandy and Mike Polvere says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Buds passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. Keep his memory close to your heart.

  • Dave and Polly Walker says:

    Our Condolence’s to Bud’s family. Both Dave and I had the privilege of working for Bud. Polly as Bud’s Secretary when he moved to Vegreville and Dave worked with Bud in several locations thru out APL. He also worked with Dave’s Dad Ron Walker. He was a great mentor, supervisor and I am sure family man. Rest in peace Bud with lois and the rest of your family and friends.
    Dave and Polly Walker

  • Ruth and Walter Baumer says:

    Dear Audrey and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He will be missed by all at IVV. With deepest sympathy to you Audrey and your family, Ruth and Walter

  • Tony & Joyce Squires says:

    Audrey and Family, our sincere condolences on Buds passing. I worked with / for Bud for most of my career with Alberta Power. We shared some interesting times, especially in our younger days. We also shared something that I remember most , a truly valued friendship.

  • Walter and Ruth Baumer says:

    Dear Audrey, we are so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He will be missed by all at IVV. We wish you strength and courage as you move on without your beloved Bud. With deepest sympathy to you and to your family. Walter and Ruth

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