Obituary of Bun Giroux
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William Albany “Bun” Giroux, long-time resident of Assiniboia, SK, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at the Dr. F.H Wigmore Hospital in Moose Jaw, SK with his loving family by his side. Bun was born on June 22, 1929, in Grande Prairie, AB and moved with his parents to Indian Head, SK and after the war to Dumas, SK. Bun later worked in Regina, SK where he met his soulmate, Edith Stephenson. They were married on April 4, 1953, in Wapella, SK and moved to Assiniboia in 1955, where Bun spent the majority of his career as a carpenter with Leeville Construction. They raised five children: Mary-Ann, Janet, Patricia, Garnet and Barbara. Bun took pride in his community and was part of the group that started the Assiniboia Regional Park. He was actively involved with minor hockey, the swim club, and was a member of the Kinsmen. He was a very passionate Montreal Canadien and Toronto Blue Jay fan. He enjoyed spending time in his yard and was passionate about intarsia woodworking, creating beautiful pieces of art. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, playing cards, playing ball, golfing, and lending his kids a helping hand with their renovation projects. He will be forever loved and dearly missed by his family and friends.
Bun is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years Edith; daughter Mary-Ann (Randy) Fisher; daughter Jan (John) Cooper; daughter Pat (Clint) Sira; son Garnet (Tasha) Giroux; daughter Barb (Greg) McInnis; 14 grandchildren and their partners; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters-in-law. He is predeceased by his parents William “Bill” and Bertha (nee Deschamps) Giroux; brothers Don (Beth) Giroux and Clay (Estelle) Giroux; son-in-law Clint Nicholson.
A Celebration of Bun’s Life will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023, 2:00 PM, at Piche Hawkins Grondin Funeral Chapels, Assiniboia, SK. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bun’s memory may be given to the Assiniboia Regional Park and the Kidney Foundation of Saskatchewan.