Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
Joseph (Bud) Peter Shiaro
May 20, 1944 - October 10, 2018
It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Joseph (Bud) Shiaro. Bud passed peacefully, with family by his side at the age of 74 years, after a 9 year battle with lymphoma, at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre.
Bud leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 51 years, Marilyn; children Tim and Paul (Tasha); granddaughter Hannah; sister Valerie Desharnais (Ron); sister-in-law Laurie Miller (Andy); brother-in-law Len Kalinski (Mercy); nieces and nephews Michelle Desharnais, Raun Desharnais (Susan), Kristjan Thompson (Alexandra), Holly Harms (Steven); as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Joe and Helen Shiaro; parents-in-law John and Ruth Ezinicki; brother Terrance and his sister-in-law Margaret Kalinski.
The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Brian Lindenschmidt for his excellent care and compassion, to the doctors and nurses on the chemo ward, Selkirk for your jokes, teasing and excellent care of Bud. You made those long treatment days so much easier. Thank you to the staff on Medicine 2 for taking such good care of Bud and I.
Bud was born and raised in Selkirk, MB. In 1962 Bud joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. There he was trained as a fire fighter. After leaving the Air Force, Bud went to work for the City of Winnipeg for 19 years. Then he moved to work for C.U.P.E. Local 500 as a Health and Safety activist. After 5 years he went to work for C.U.P.E. National as a Health and Safety Representative for Manitoba and Saskatchewan and sometimes other provinces. He was an executive member of RTO for Local 500. He sat on the Manitoba Federation of Labour Health and Safety Committee, and C.U.P.E Manitoba Health and Safety Committee. He was a member of the board of the MFL Occupational Health Centre. Local 500 SAO Health and Safety. He was an honorary life member of C.U.P.E. Local 500. He was involved in establishing April 28 as a day of mourning for workers killed on the job.
He was an active member of the N.D.P. and worked on many election campaigns over the years. After retirement, Bud sat as Chair of the Board for the Interlake Regional Health Authority.
Family was very important to Bud and he enjoyed his roles as husband, father, father-in-law and gigi. He enjoyed retirement going to Junior A hockey games, especially the Selkirk Steelers games. He travelled to Bucerius, Mexico in winter where he made many friends. He was a volunteer at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and spent many years attending it. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage in the summer with family and friends.
Bud was always willing to help people in need, anyway he could. He was a builder, building his house, his cottage and helping with projects for his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Gilbart Funeral Home Reception Center, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 with doors open at 1:00 p.m. and speeches to begin at 1:30 p.m. the area is handicapped accessible, 309 Eveline St, Selkirk, MB. Interment will take place at a later date in the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Box 123, Selkirk, MB, R1A 2B1.
Condolences, pictures and videos may be left on his tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com.
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.