1930 ~ 2017
Mr. Stewart “Bud” Shortt of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Betty Shortt passed away peacefully after a short illness on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the age of 86 years.
Bud was born to Stu and Lillian Shortt on June 23, 1930 in Calgary, AB. He grew up in Lethbridge, attending school until graduation. Bud started working with the PFRA in 1951 and met his wife while stationed in Cardston, AB. Bud and Betty married on December 27, 1952. He loved his career and worked in various parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. While in Saskatchewan they chose their 3 children and settled into Rosetown, Saskatchewan to raise them. After retiring from the PFRA, Bud and Betty made their home in the Crowsnest Pass for 23 years, moving to Lethbridge in 2009. Bud loved fishing, curling, golf – but most of all his family.
Besides his loving wife Betty (Leavitt), Bud is survived by his daughter Barbara Shortt-Hauta (Kim) of Lethbridge, AB; and his son Michael Shortt of Medicine Hat, AB; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Rob Hauta (Khole-Ann), Robbie Hauta, Sarah Hatton (Brett), T.J and Rory – Katie Tencer (Greg), Max – Dylan Shortt, Christy Pizzulo (Michele), Sammi & Tao; sister Ann Christian of Burley, ID; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Bud was sadly predeceased by his son Joel Shortt (survived by wife Mary) in 2004; his granddaughter Carla Larson of Calgary in 2006; his brother Frank (survived by wife Lorraine) of Monarch, AB in 2016; and sister June MacPherson (survived by husband Pat) of Morrinville, AB in 2016.
A Celebration of Bud’s life will be held at 11:00am on Monday, March 6, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Dr. Linda Ormson, officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects 1 hour prior to the service.
Interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Thank you to the Staff at St. Michael’s Palliative care for their compassionate care during Bud’s stay.
Donations may be made in Bud’s name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta -Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7 www.heartandstroke.ab.ca
In Dad’s favourite saying
“LET IT BE.”