Kelvie Andrew Buckboro, born in Winnipeg on May 30, 1924, sadly passed away after various health battles on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 93.
Kel was a Navy veteran with many tales to tell and he worked as a geophysicist for the remainder of his career. Kel and his wife Christie had four children who were raised in northwest Calgary. They retired to Summerland and then to Penticton where he enjoyed golfing and going out on the boat fishing. Kel was also a Canadian champion swimmer who coached many young swimmers. He was always admired for his beautiful yard and took great passion in his home football team, the Calgary Stampeders. He was affectionately named Grumps by his first grandchild, due to his red-headed temper, and it stuck! He loved and enjoyed every moment with all his grandchildren, whether it was playing crib, tobogganing, fishing, telling stories, or teasing. He was often told that he was the one who was responsible for the big family, to which he would say “I’m sorry” in his humorous way. Kel will always be remembered by his children Sandi (John) Magnusson, Dallas (Ken) Loschuk, Deane Buckboro, Sallee (Boyd) Williams; grandchildren Kristie (Eric) Magnusson, Shauna (Mike) Weckl, Becky (Paul) Johnston, Bret (Fabby) Loschuk, Kelsey (Sam) Williams, Riley (Charmaine) Williams, Vikki Buckboro, Megan Buckboro, Brandon Buckboro, and his great-grandchildren Tamsyn, Bryony, Aidan, Lilly, Vailynn, Cohen, Dean, Reese, Ryder, and Lennon.
Kelvie was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Elsie Christie in May of 2016. He was also predeceased by his parents Blaine and Christian Buckboro, brother Norm, and sister Jean Victor.
Funeral Services will be held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 – 4th Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Veteran’s Food Bank, 1 – 4539 6th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: (403)265-6304, www.calgarypoppyfund.com or to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 MacLeod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Carewest Colonel Belcher for their amazing care.