Sgt William “Bud” Fairs, CD (Ret'd)

    • Sgt William “Bud” Fairs, CD (Ret'd)
    • CME Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant William “Bud” Fairs, CD (Ret'd) on 22 May 2017 at the age of 82 years at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK.  Bud was born in St. Thomas, ON and served in the Canadian Army as a Field Engineer with the Royal Canadian Engineers.

    Among other postings during his career, Bud was an Instructor in Recruit Training Squadron (RTS) in the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC, with the Field Squadron in Germany and with 1 Field Squadron in Petawawa, ON from which he retired in 1970. Bud was recruited for his second career by fellow RTS instructor, Richard Ahenakew, who had become a First Nations Chief (and later Grand Chief for Canada). Bud was hired to be his Saskatchewan First Nation assistant in a senior capacity.

    At Bud’s request, there will be no service. Bud has requested that his ashes be cast to the wind over his favourite fishing hole in British Columbia.{khJun17} [zsp]