In Loving Memory
Hubert Henry Buehner (Herb)
August 11, 1926- October 4, 2019
Hubert was born in Bordesholm, Germany on August 11, 1926 to parents Ella and Bernard Buehner. He was born a twin but his twin brother did not survive at birth. The doctor said Hubert ‘would not survive a week’. So we are blessed that Herb lead a healthy and happy life with us for a grand 93 years!
In 1930, Hubert’s mother came to Canada with Hubert and his brother Sandy to join Herb’s father in Claybank, Saskatchewan. The family resettled on an 85 acre farm near Maryhill, Ontario in 1936. As the eldest of six children, Hubert worked hard on the family farm while still attending school. He left the farm in 1948 and made his way to Calgary, Alberta by 1949. Herb helped to build projects such as the TransCanada Highway, Kananaskis and Spray Lakes power lines, runways at the Calgary Airport, and installed the first power pole in Drayton Valley. In 1961, Herb started his 30 year career at Kingsway Transport Company, achieving ‘Driver of the Year’ awards and earning his ‘2 Million Safe Driving Miles’. Herb retired in 1991 and is remembered as a very likeable and hard working man.
Throughout his life, Herb enjoyed his family and friends. As a younger man, he took his family on camping trips, trips to Disneyland, and they often spent summers helping out the family on their farms. He liked to golf, bowl, play darts, pool and win cribbage tournaments at the Legions. In his retirement, his priority was to spend time with his family, play cards, golf, garden, and watch Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, the Lawrence Welk Show, and Blue Jays
baseball. He always remembered family birthdays and special occasions, and took frequent trips to Ontario, Florida and the Okanagan.
Hubert will be lovingly remembered by his children and their families- son Ken Buehner and his children Carmen Buehner (deceased), Tom Buehner (Dawn) and their children Ruben and Denaya, Lahncey Buehner, and Shelina Buehner; daughter Rosemary Carre and her children Arone Carre and Melonie Carre and their father Stevan Carre; daughter Donna (Dave) and their ‘family of friends’; daughter Debbie Puppato and her children Michael Puppato and Hayley Puppato. Herb will always be cherished by his siblings- brother Sandy and Jean Buehner (both deceased) and their children Mark, Sharon, James, Jennifer, Allan and Melanie; brother Fred Buehner and his wife Angela (deceased) and their children Patricia Earls (Sam), Daniel Buehner (Suzanne), and Steven Buehner (Anita); brother Joseph Buehner (deceased) and his wife Joyce, and their children Wayne (Naomi), Gregory and Anne Buehner; sister Mary LaCombe (Russ) and their children Todd (Viki), Leslie, Chris (Erin) and Heather; and brother John (Leslie) Buehner and sons Michael (Roxanne) Buehner and David Buehner. Hubert was predeceased by his parents Ella and Bernard.
A Memorial Reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Chapelhow Branch #284 (606 38th Ave, NE) on Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm. Please bring along any stories, mementos, pictures, picture presentations for the projector, or anything else you would like to share.