We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Henry (Bud) Syverson on Sept.11 2022 in Medicine Hat, AB. Bud was born in Medicine Hat and lived most of his life in the city he loved. Bud was predeceased by his mother Dorothy (Becker) Syverson and his father Henry (Doc) Syverson, as well as his brother Gary Syverson. He will always be remembered by his loving wife Micheline (Prescott) Syverson, sister-in-law Donna Syverson, two sons Dean and Joey, and one daughter Tobie Syverson (Geno). He also leaves to mourn his beloved grandchildren Cleo and Jack Syverson, Alysa Pederson (Donovan), Shea and Kale Syverson, and Krystal Dyson (Jo).
Bud started work at a young age and continued to work into his 70’s. He worked at Northwest Nitro Chemicals in the Hat, the Medicine Hat News in its original location, and the Finnie Tire Shop. He was also involved in business ownership and management of the Ranchmen Motel and Park Lane Hotel. In semi-retirement he spent many years as manager of the Crestwood Mobile Home Park and completed his work career as a school bus driver.
An accomplished athlete in many sports, Bud will forever be remembered for his great love of hockey. He began the sport at a young age and excelled at every level. He played his junior career with the Medicine Hat Tigers, went on to play minor league professional hockey with several Canadian and American teams, senior hockey in both Medicine Hat and Drumheller, AB and retired after many fun-filled years of old-timer hockey in Medicine Hat. He also worked as a linesman in the WHL throughout the 70’s and received his fair share of bumps and bruises.
Always a devoted husband, father and friend, Bud will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, acceptance of others, strong work ethic, meticulous bookkeeping, and numerous other positive character traits. Bud always cherished time with family and friends and was always happy to visit with and accommodate family and friends from near and afar.
Bud will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him dearly!
We would love to invite family and friends to a warm gathering to celebrate Bud’s life and share stories. The gathering will be held on Saturday, September 17 beginning at 3:00pm at the Corona Hotel in Medicine Hat, AB.