On November 10, 2012, Richard Franklin (Bud) Short softly slipped away in his sleep at St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose, AB. Bud was born August 2, 1933 in Calgary, AB to Harold and Mable Short. He lived most of his life in Elnora. His various careers included trucking, cat skinner, cream truck driver, salesman for farm equipment, bulk fuel dealer and a hobby farmer. Bud was a volunteer for many organizations in his community such as The Elnora Fire Dept., LDC, Legion, Elks and the cemetery committee. In retirement, Bud travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Canada, Tennessee, Alaska, Phoenix, Hawaii, United Kingdom, Wales, Scotland and France. He is survived by six children Sandy Craig (Doug), Bill Short (Wendy), Wendy Currier (Roch), Pat Watson (Randy), Kevin Short (Melinda), and Kerry Short (Marj), fourteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, his partner of 15 years, Sandra Macgregor and numerous members of his extended family. Bud was predeceased by his wife Joyce and his parents, Harold and Mable. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Funeral services for Bud were held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Elnora Community Hall, 2 p.m. Lunch followed after. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Elnora Cemetery, Elnora Museum, Elnora Volunteer Fire Department or charity of choice.