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SHERRIS, Keith “Bud”

September 20, 1934 — June 24, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Keith “Bud” Sherris at Spring Valley Care Center in Kelowna, BC on Monday, June 24, 2019.
Bud is survived by his loving and caring wife, Louise, his daughter, Wendy (Rick), and his son, Wayne (Mona), and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Myrtle and Henry “Harry” Sherris; his brothers Clifford and Wesley; his sister Norma; and his sister-in-law Betty and his brother-in-law Don.
Bud was born in the town of Minnedosa, Manitoba and attended Roseneath School.  He worked on his family’s farm until he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in March of 1958, and at the conclusion of his training in Ottawa he was posted in Edmonton, Alberta, where he met Mary (Louise) Hauca. Bud and Louise married on May 27, 1961.
Following his service with the RCMP, Bud worked for the City of Edmonton as the Director of Bylaw Enforcement until 1993.
It was always Bud’s dream to live in BC’s Okanagan and in 1996, he and Louise relocated to Kelowna, BC, where they became active members of the community.   Bud volunteered his time to the Okanagan RCMP Veterans Association.  He was a devout member of the United Church.  Throughout his life and retirement he enjoyed all sports, but favoured curling, golf and most of all 10 Pin Bowling.
Bud was a truly dedicated husband and father. He loved spending time with his family and close friends.  He was a kind and gentle man, who enjoyed the outdoors and was very fond of animals.
Bud’s family would sincerely like to thank Dr. Ron Gore and all the staff of Spring Valley Care Center for taking such great care of Bud during his last few months.  They would also like to thank the many family members and close friends for all their love and support over the years.
A memorial service will be held on Friday July 12, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Springfield Funeral Home located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be live streamed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC (www.alzheimer.ca) or the BC Cancer Foundation (www.bccancerfoundation.com).

Bud will be forever missed.

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Friday July 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for SHERRIS, Keith “Bud” is scheduled for Friday July 12, 2019 at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Bill and Jean Redmond says:

    Sending love to you and your family, Louise.
    We always enjoyed chatting with Bud.

  • Wendy says:

    Dad, you were an amazing man. Kind, gentle, you had a heart of gold, always putting your family and friends and all others you didn’t even know before yourself. You taught me patience, kindness and how to love unconditionally. I will miss your hugs, your smile, your soft, gentle voice that supported us through good and tough times. I am comforted to know, you no longer have pain or discomfort. Rest peacefully, Dad.
    I love you. I will miss you forever. I will hold you in my heart and remember my fondest memory of seeing you always looking back with a smile, to see if I was following you, I am Dad. I will always try to follow in your footsteps til I see you once again.
    With all my love always, your loving daughter, Wendy

  • John and Evelyn Timmer says:

    We certainly had great admiration for Bud, and just wanted to let you know Louise, Wendy and Rick that our thought are with all of you at this difficult time. We will always remember his calm, soft spoken way.

  • Jackie Gibbon says:

    Rob and I would like to send condolences to the Sherris family. Are prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Rob and Jackie Gibbon

  • Wayne says:

    Although I am sad to see you go, I am so grateful to have you as my father and to have you in my life for over 54 years. You taught me, in so many ways, to be the best that I can be and to follow my dreams. In many ways, my life has mirrored yours. We both made extremely difficult decisions and immense sacrifices in pursuing our careers. Although we lived miles apart, I always held you close to my heart. I thank you for raising me, protecting me, mentoring me and for showing me what; a true son, friend and husband should be. I will miss your smile and your humour. You were always a gentleman. Your strength, integrity, selflessness and kindness are qualities that few people possess. You touched so many lives and made this world a better place. You are and will always be my hero.
    I love you Dad.
    Your son, Wayne

  • Bernie and Joanne Bandur says:

    Dear Louise, Wayne and Wendy and family-
    Sending our sincere condolences to your family at this difficult time, as we recall our memories of Bud. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bernie and Joanne Bandur

  • Pat and Annette McNamara says:

    Dear Mrs. Sherris, Wayne and Mona, Wendy and Rick. Annette and I are offering our deepest condolences. Your whole family has a special place in our hearts and it always hurts when we lose somebody special. Mr. Sherris (Bud) always made us smile and feel good whenever we would meet up with him. He will always be in our memories,
    Love Pat & Annette

  • Clare and Donna Coxe says:

    Louise Wendy and Wayne. Please accept our condolences in the loss of husband and father. Bud and Clare enjoyed many years of friendship and Donna enjoyed his help in her 4 H days. He will be missed by all who knew him. May your memories help you during this sad time.

  • Harvey Douglas says:

    Louise, Wendy, Wayne and families, Please accept my deepest feelings at this loss of another cousin in law, so soon after Joyce’s passing. I am sure Joyce will be there on the other side, with her red hat along side Scott, waiting to greet Bud. May your memories of the good times and knowledge of Gods Love carry you through these dark times. God Loves You and so does the Douglas family. Harvey, Ian, James and families.

  • Sharon Spring says:

    Louise, Wendy, Wayne, Rick and Mona. We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Bud. Joey, Mitchell and myself offer our deepest condolences. I will always remember the great times at the lake and the time he and my dad had to rescue us on the lake while the wind was blowing us into the middle of the lake as we were on the small pontoon boat. When Bud and my dad finally got to us, the motor on their boat went capotes and now we were all pushed farther away. Then out of nowhere comes this huge sailboat to save us all. Of all the times been on that lake nobody had ever seen that sailboat and to this day, I don’t believe anyone else has seen it.

  • Brent Kulmatyski says:

    Uncle Bud was my God Father…I will deeply miss him. I remember Uncle Bud taking me to Edmonton Trapper games, and Edmonton Oilers games as well! As always enjoyed the family gatherings’ Uncle Bud was a kind person and will be missed,.

  • Margaret Spring and family says:

    Louise Wayne Mona Wendy Rick and families .We will always remember all the many times spent with Bud and you guys throughout the years.Whether it be family events or the visits all the times spent together will be cherished and will always be fond memories.Thinking about you all
    Through these tough times.

  • Amber Harris says:

    Mom and I are watching Uncle Bud’s funeral. Love to all of you.

  • John Makovichuk/June Hauca says:

    Louise, Wendy, Wayne and families
    Our condolences again and thank you so much for sharing the Service Streaming on line. We were able to watch it totally as if we were there ourselves. May He rest in Peace. God bless .
    John & June

  • Cora and Angel Cala and family says:

    Our sincere Condolence to you all Wendy , Rick, Louise, Wayne , Mona and family, and our prayers and thoughts are with you today and always and may He rests in peace.. May his fond memories help you lighten your sorrows. Thank you for sharing, God Bless..

  • Ian Parsons says:

    My sincere condolences go out to the Sherris family. I was stationed with Bud on Vegreville Highway Patrol in 1965. He was a pleasure to work with, always positive, always accommodating. He was a fine policeman who showed his compassion for people when they were in distress. He was a special human being.

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