Bus Spaunburg

Obituary of Bus Spaunburg

Spaunburg Jr., Walter 'Bus'
89 years passed away peacefully with his daughter and step-great granddaughter by his side on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Erie Shores Healthcare.  Born in Michigan on May 1, 1928 to his parents Walter & Helen Spaunburg.  Beloved husband of the late Anne (nee Wahl) (November 2, 2017) for 50 years.  Loving father of Shirley Ouellette (Danny) and step-father of Cecil Somerset (Annette), Theresa Tetzlaff (Murray), Marge McHugh (Bill).  Proud grandfather of 3 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; and step-grandfather of 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.  Dearest brother of the late Mary Jane Amick (the late Jack).  Dear brother-in-law of Frances Wahl (late Frank), Mike Homenuik (late Mary) and the late Theresa Stefan (the late Frank), the late Fred Wahl (the late Mary).  Bus will be missed by many nieces and nephews and especially by his niece Carol. Bus retired from truck driving for H.J. Heinz in 1986.  He took pride in being a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 84 Leamington, Past President, Poppy Chairman, Public Speaking Contest Judge, Bursary Committee Member, and a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus  Council 4501, Leamington.  Bus and Anne were very involved and instrumental in bringing the Erie Shores West Power & Sail Squadron program to Leamington.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday from 2-5 &7-9 pm.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 324, Wheatley Service at 7 pm until 7:20 pm on Sunday (Visitation to resume after service).  Funeral Service to celebrate Bus' life will be held, from the funeral home, on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating.  Cremation to follow.  If you wish to donate in Bus' memory, donations made by cheque, to Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca