Obituary of William Joseph Bardutz
William “Bill” Bardutz was born in Regina, Saskatchewan January 10, 1925, and passed away March 11, 2022. He was the third of four children born to Anton and Julia Bardutz. He received his education in Regina, graduating with his Grade 12 diploma from Balfour Tech High School. He married Edith Barabas in 1952 and not long after started a family which would include seven children - Patrick, Alice, Ron, Kathryn, Karen, Linda, and Don. He worked for a brief period at the Regina Experimental Farm and later became a full-time farmer. A devoted husband and father, he spent much of his spare time with family and in later years with his grandchildren. He had many hobbies including reading, music, woodworking, metal fabrication, restoring/showing old tractors and creating Meccano projects to display at the Farm Progress Show to mention only a few. He traveled with his wife to Europe, Hawaii and Mexico as well as taking several cruises with their friends.
Bill leaves to mourn his death children, Patrick (Holly) of Regina, Alice (Ernie) of Saskatoon, Ron of Victoria, Karen (David) of Saskatoon, Linda (Gwen) of Saskatoon and Don of Regina; grandchildren Stephen (Brooke) of Regina and Emily (Taylor) of Vancouver, Erin (Jonathan) of Saskatoon, Mark (Hayley) of Ottawa, Matthew and Ellen of Victoria, Lucas of Toronto and Eric of Regina, Peter (Mathew), Kathleen (Alex), Anthony, Elizabeth (Derek), Rachel, Miriam and Isaiah of Saskatoon; great-grandchild Elliot of Saskatoon; sister-in-law Jean Meckling and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Edith Bardutz (December 22, 2021), daughter Kathryn, son (infant) David; daughter-in-law Lauretta (Ron); mother and father as well as sisters Julia, Ann, and Agnes; and brothers-in-law Joe, John, and Beryl.
A Funeral Mass and Private Graveside Service will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, SK, on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Richard Jasiak officiating. Masking and social distancing will be required. To view the livestream of the service please click on the link above which will be made available on the date and time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Regina Lutheran Home or the Palliative Care Unit, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 1A5.
The family of William Bardutz would like to thank everyone for their cards, flowers, phone calls and messages of condolence. A special thank you to Father Jasiak for the Funeral Mass and Graveside Service and to Speers Funeral Chapel for their professional services.