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ZIP, Bohdan (Bud)
March 5, 1929 - Yellow Creek, SK
April 19, 2017 - Calgary, AB
We are sad to announce that Bohdan (Bud) Zip passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Bud was born on March 5, 1929 in Yellow Creek, SK, to parents Mary and Joseph and was raised with his four brothers and one sister. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he moved to Alberta and married the love of his life, Polly in 1954. They moved to Calgary in the late 1950's. Bud built a large circle of friends through his active involvement in St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He also served as a member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary Mountain View in the 1980's. After Bud retired, he continued to be active, pursuing his interests in current affairs, travel and being a hands-on Grandpa. He will be deeply missed by his family. Bud is survived by his wife Polly; children, David (Theresa) and Catherine (Michael); and grandchildren, Larissa, Erin, David, Christopher and Elizabeth. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (404 Meredith Road N.E.) on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Requiem Service will be held at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (404 Meredith Road N.E.) on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, We would like to thank the staff of Chinook Care Centre for their excellent care given to Bud over the past 17 months. In living memory of Bud Zip, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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Published in Calgary Herald from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2017.
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April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017
Dear Polly and family! It is with sadness that we learned of Bud's passing. Your support of Bud, on his many endeavors, certainly contributed to his success. Bud's family meant the world to him. It is never easy to say farewell to a loved one, but when it is your husband, it must be very difficult. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you, but particularly now at this challenging time. Sincerely, Frank & Lynne Hickey and Family, Calgary, Alberta
Frank & Lynne Hickey
April 21, 2017
We Have Been Honored to Know you , Thanks for All !
Edward Peebles
April 21, 2017
Polly, David and Theresa, Catherine and Michael, Larissa, Erin, David, Christopher, Elizabeth

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you on Bud's passing.

We enjoyed visiting with him immensely. He was a gifted story teller!

We will continue to have fond and special memories of him.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you continue your plans for Sunday evening and for the service on Monday.

Bill & Marlene Enns
April 21, 2017
I will never forget his amusing stories of life in Yellow Creek and the adventures he and his brothers got into. He will be missed.
Howard Zip
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