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Francis Martin (Bud) Pals

Born: Thu., Oct. 21, 1926
Died: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Funeral Mass

2:00 PM Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Location: Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

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Bud passed away peacefully October 17, 2018, with Margo his wife of almost 70 years at his side, at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in Castor, Alberta, at the age of 91 years 361 days.

Bud was born October 21, 1926 the second child of Casey and Johanna Pals.  He attended school at Willow Prairie until grade 9.  For high school Bud went to Theresetta School in Castor.   After graduation Bud attended Olds College and then S.A.I.T.

In 1948 he married the love of his life Margaret (Margo) Whitnack.  To this union 7 children were born.
Bud is survived by his loving wife Margo and his children: Terry (Jim) Perry, Larry (Judith) Pals, Judy (Calvin) Bishell, Karen (Frans) Bouman, Philip (Shelly) Pals, Tim (Natalie) Pals and Russell (Audrey) Pals; 21 grandchildren and their families; 32 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson; his sister Dianne (Ed) Bond; sisters-in law Esther Pals and Dorothy Whitnack; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins and a host of friends.

Bud was predeceased by his parents; older sister Dorothy; brother Ken; sister Pat and infant brother Donald.

Bud was dedicated to his family, his community and his beliefs.

Funeral service
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Castor, Alberta
2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Donations in Bud's memory may be made to: Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation - Palliative Care Unit, Our Lady of the  Rosary Hospital Auxiliary - Handi-Van Fund or a charity of one’s choice.

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Valerie Vanderberg
   Posted Thu October 18, 2018
With the deepest sympathy to Marg and family. I still remember many times that I spent out at the farm with Terry, some of the best times of my life.

Sylvia Wold
   Posted Thu October 18, 2018
Bud was a good man and made a difference in the Castor area and I believe one of the most influential Board Members making Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital the excellent and honourable institution that it continues to be He kept Castor on the map in the provinces health care realm as well. Involved with his family, community, church, and friends. It was a pleasure to know him.

brent hoffman
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
I'm saddened to hear of Bud's passing to Margo< and all his children. Bud was my friend, my teacher. Bud and Margo have been my salt of the earth. Their memory is rich, and lasting in my heart forever. Brent

Bill and Betty Banwell
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the Pal's family's in Bud's passing!!

Victoria Sheehan
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna & Frank Murphy
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
Terry & Jim and Family and Judy & Calvin and Family,
Our sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of your Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Cherish the memories and hold them close to your hearts. The stories shared will bring smiles and warmth as you remember and share them with your family. You have been blessed.
Sincerely Donna & Frank Murphy

Laurie Wiart
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all the Pals Family. He will always be remembered as a wonderful family man dedicated to them and his community. My prayers are with you all.

Lila (Mabbott) Kobi
   Posted Sat October 20, 2018
To the whole Pal's Family: I am sending you Deepest Sympathy from the Herb Mabbott Family. I am the second oldest and remember how kind you and Mrs. Pals were to a bunch of kids that had our Bus stranded in a Blizzard. You took us in, gave us meals and a bed. I have never forgotten your kindness and I am sure my Brother Dale remembers. My parents are both gone but I am sure you were wonderful neighbours to them. Lots of prayers. Lila (Mabbott) Kobi and Dale & June Mabbott

Ken Dorland
   Posted Sun October 21, 2018
Russ, Audrey and family...our condolences on the passing of your dad.

Marilyn & Gerry & Machum
   Posted Sun October 21, 2018
Our deepest sympathies, Margaret to you and your family. Bud was such a nice, gentle man with a friendly smile on his face. He will be missed by all of us.

Bill & Elsie Matthews
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the whole family.

Laurie Boons
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
Margo my thoughts and prayers will be with you on Tuesday as you say your final goodbyes to Bud. I know he will be looking down on you. I remember Bud as always being a kind and loving man, with always a smile on his face.
Love and prayers for you all

June Perreault
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Many, many good memories were spent at the "Pals" farm. I will always remember Bud with the wonderful smile he always had.

Alan, Joyce, Staci and Eric Whitnack
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
Aunt Margaret and Family, we are saddened with the passing of Uncle Bud. He was a great man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care ❤️

Cara Cross
   Posted Tue October 23, 2018


With deepest sympathy to David and family from your colleagues at Imperial Oil.

Don and Marlene Brown
   Posted Tue October 23, 2018
We were deeply saddened by the news of Bud's passing. Our heart felt condolences to all the members of your family.

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