Obituary of Henry Busch
July 7, 1927 - Flint, Michigan
November 15, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta
Henry Busch went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the age of 95 years.
Henry was married to Helen (nee Lougheed) for sixty-eight years (1949-2016). He leaves his son Terry (Kathleen), grandchildren Troy, Victoria (Scott Schellenberg) and Matthew (Catie); as well as great-grandchildren. Also grieving his loss are siblings, Martha (Gordon Elhard), Marie Ginther, Victor (Sharon), Fred (Juanita), Freda Petterson and sister-in-law Donna Rose (George); as well as many nieces and nephews.
His parents, Henry and Elisabeth Busch left Russia to originally settle in Michigan. They moved to Alberta early in the lives of their first two children, Ann and Henry. Henry began his first, and only, job with the Canadian Pacific Railway at the age of seventeen in 1944. He worked for the CPR in several roles until his retirement on January 1, 1986.
Henry and Helen were part of Centre Street Church for decades and modelled a life of faith and service. Henry was devoted to his wife and family. When Helen's health deteriorated, he cared for her and showed the depth of love they shared until her passing. Henry lived his last years at St. Marguerite Manor in Calgary. He was cared for and loved by the staff. The family wants to express our appreciation for their wonderful care.
Perhaps Henry's greatest legacy was his faith and the example he set as a person who was completely content in all circumstances.
Memorial Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of The Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Busch’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. If friends so desire the family would invite you to consider a donation to the Ministry of Centre Street Church, 3900 2 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 9C1, Telephone: (403) 293-3900, www.cschurch.ca. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Henry Busch, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
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