It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Albert Joseph (Bud) Bieganski at St Boniface Hospital on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the age of 66, after a brief illness. Bud grew up on the farm at Rossendale until the family moved to MacGregor in 1969. After attending MacGregor Collegiate Bud started out in the construction industry working with Uncle Leo Bieganski and then moving on to Mac’s Rentals, and Arnason Industries. Wanting to be closer to home and family, Bud, with the help of Uncle Leo started up what was the beginning of Bieganski Construction. In 1996 he purchased his first new excavator. In the spring of 1997 he worked on the dyke that was built to protect Winnipeg during which was called “The Flood of the Century”. Business was booming and he purchased his 2nd excavator. It was shortly after that he became a sub contractor with Maple Leaf Construction. Upon retirement Bud felt the need to do something so he took up casual trucking for Jarrett Nicoll. With Bud’s quiet, gentle manner, warm heart, and dry sense of humour he made many lifelong friends. Bud is survived by the highlights of his life daughter Bonnie (Patrick) and son Mathew, and his pride and joy, grandson Reed. Bud is also survived by the love of his life and best friend, Penny, partner of 29 years. Bud is the first link to leave the chain of siblings Mary Anne Gates, Betty (Doug) Pennell, Wally (Rosalie) Bieganski, Judy (Jack) Bieganski, Debbie Bieganski, Dean (Shirley) Bieganski, Cyndi (Lennie) Wallace, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Bud was predeceased by his dad Walter Bieganski (1986), mom Irene Bieganski (2009), brother-in-law Raymond Gates (2012), nephews Mark Gates (1980), Andrew Bieganski (2005), Steven Gates (2006), and nephew-in-law Gilles Bourque (2019).
Special thank you to the Emergency and ICU staff at Portage Hospital and to the ICMS Staff at ST Boniface Hospital for their exceptional medical care and their compassion to the family.
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