Clayton Robert Bullick passed away at home in Olds, Ab. on Thurs. Feb. 15, 2018,with his wife Sylvia at his side.
Born in Coronation, Ab. on Dec. 10, 1936, Clay was the first-born child of Howard John and Mary Kathleen (Hanna) Bullick, the older brother of sister Cynthia and the first grandchild of Robert and Susan Bullick.
He spent his early school years at Pleasant Heights, a one-room country school near his family’s farm in Paintearth County.
The Bullicks moved to Coronation in 1948 and Clay and Cindy attended school there.
In August 1957, Clay married Bev Holladay. The couple had six children before divorcing 16 years later.
In 1977, he married Sylvia Fenella (Jenson) Smith. After to moving to Calgary in 1960, Clay worked with Gallelli & Sons Construction, later Lafarge, in the concrete division, as a truck driver, dispatcher and driver supervisor.
He retired in 1992 and soon after, he and Sylvia moved to Olds. The couple enjoyed golfing and camping in Sundre in the summers and in Arizona in the winters.
In recent years, Clay was an active member of the Evergreen Seniors Centre in Olds and a talented winemaker, sharing his vintages with family and friends.
Clay is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sylvia, daughter Terry (Sean Mahoney) and sons Scot (Pam Bulla), Craig (Shirley) and Troy (Nicole Prayag Bullick) and his grandchildren Amanda Bullick (Ian Phillips), Aaron Bullick, Harmony Hicks, Alexandra Hofmeister Bullick and Arielle (Danny) Motyka, James Mahoney, Ashley Bullick and Brandon and Meera Bullick.
He also survived by his sister Cindy Graham, niece Debbie Graham and step-sons Jeff and Brian Smith.
He will be fondly remembered by his surviving aunts, uncles and cousins in Coronation and central Alberta.
Clay will also be missed by many former co-workers, neighbours and friends in Olds, Calgary and elsewhere in Alberta.
He is predeceased by his parents and two sons Bruce (1969, age 10) and Randy (2003, age 43).
At Clayton’s request, no funeral or memorial service was held. His family held a private gathering to mark his passing.
Clay’s family is grateful for the assistance of Chief Mark Hoffman and the members the Olds Fire Department; the staff and physicians in the Emergency Department of the Olds Hospital and Care Centre and the staff of the Heartland Funeral Services in Olds.
Those so wishing, may make a donation in Clayton’s memory to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.