McChesney, Allan (Bud)

Allan Douglas (Bud) McChesney of Edmonton Alberta, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

Bud was born May 10, 1942 in South Porcupine Ontario and grew up in Timmins Ontario, the eldest of 4 children.

At the young age of 16, Bud joined the Canadian Armed Forces and proudly continued his Army career until he retired as Warrant Officer in 1979. After retirement, Bud moved the family to Edmonton, where he began a second successful career with Alberta Transportation. Bud also continued doing contract work with the Armed Forces bases in Edmonton.
(Once an army man, always an army man).

In August 1965, Bud married the love of his life Margaret (Peggi) Behie, and this was when his real adventure began. Bud and Peggi were married for 52 years when Peggi passed away in 2017.

Bud’s memory will be lovingly remembered by his children: Sean (Caroline) McChesney, Brenda (David) Zimmel and Meg McChesney; his grandchildren: Zach (Zachary), Stephen, Kyle (Chrissy), Dalton (Nicole), Dylan, Kirsten, Kendra, Mackenzie and Adrianna; his great grandchildren: Jayce, Oakley and Hudson; his sisters: Shirley (Claude) Martel, Donna-Lee Conley; sister-in-law Sharon McChesney and many life-long friends.

Bud was predeceased by his loving wife Peggi McChesney; parents: Don and Norma McChesney; brother Jack McChesney and brother-in-law Wayne Conley.

Bud had a kind and generous heart, and was loved by all who knew him.

Heartfelt gratitude to the amazing staff at Kensington Shepherds Care
LTC and Vanguard Shepherd’s Care for the wonderful care and compassion dad received in his final years.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Kensington Shepherd’s Care Chapel, (3rd floor) 12603 135 Avenue NW in Edmonton.

If friends and family so desire, memorial contributions may be made in Bud’s memory to Kensington Shepherd’s Care Long Term Care or Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta.

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel
780-477-7500

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Vance Johnson

My condolences to the family and friends. Bud was always happy, friendly and willing to help. He will be missed and fondly remembered forever

Bill MacLean

Rest in Peace Bud. My condolences to the McChesney family. God Bless.

Terry and Clare Meindl

I met Bud in 1959, he was my senior in the Artillery Apprentice Training Battery, Shilo. We later served together with 1SSM Bty Germany, where my wife Clare and I became friends with Bud and Peggi. Our friendship continued for many years. Rest in peace friend. Stand Easy. End of mission.

Ross Campbell

I served with Bud in 1 SSM Bty RCA in Germany. A good soldier. My condolences to the family.

Jim & Ann Edwards

We first met Bud and Peggy in 1966 in Germany, we were instantly friends. We had many good times together. When we were both in Edmonton after retirement our families enjoyed Christmas, birthdays and football games together. Bud will never be forgotten as his smile is always with me.

Meg J McChesney

My father was a proud, kind and funny man. He adored his grandchildren and always enjoyed every birthday party, tea party, pumpkin carving, Easter egg decorating and especially Christmas mornings. Rest in peace my pop’s, you will forever live in our hearts and memories. I love you.

Claude Shirley Martel

My condolences to all the family his in a bether place dire brother inlaw we will mist you . We will remember you very much ❤️ thank you for your survice to protect us . You had a big heart. R.I.P.

Joe Martell

Bud will be missed by all who met him as his sense of humour and generous personality left a memorable impression. He and Peggi watched over this young soldier and kept me on the straight and narrow. I very much enjoyed our dinners, lobster boils, Mess events, football games and especially our field work in AB & BC. It was a joy to watch this loving father raise his children. A great example to us all.❤️❤️❤️R.I.P. my friend.

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