OBITUARY

Earle Robert Bunten

June 29, 1957November 19, 2012

Bunten, Earle Robert 1957 –2012 It is with great sadness that the family of Earle Bunten, MD, announces his sudden and unexpected passing on November 19th, 2012. Earle was an ER Physician at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and a loving, devoted father. He touched the lives of so many people with patience and grace. He will be sadly missed by his loving children, Natalie and Steven, their mother, Patty (Ken), his parents, Beverly and Robert, his brother, Garth (Sue), his sister, Patricia (Darcy Walberg), nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Earle was predeceased by his sister, Pamela (Bunten) Vellieux. A Celebration of Earle’s Life will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A reception will follow in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room. Cremation. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Earle will be laid to rest beside his sister, Pamela, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Earl may do so to the charity of their choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Shawn Webster

January 4, 2013

I worked with Earle as a first year Resident at the Royal Alex in Edmonton. We were on a 1 in 2 rotation for a month in CCU together as well as other rotations. He was just a fantastic person to work with. Funny, hard working, helpful, enthusiastic and very caring. He was the opposite of a slacker.

My wife Debbie and I were looking forward to seeing Earle this fall at the reunion but we will still have a lot of great memories of him.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies. He was a great guy.

Dr. Shawn Webster
Vulcan Alberta

Joanne Koole

December 21, 2012

Rest in peace Earl...you will be greatly missed by all.

Randy Fedorchuk

December 13, 2012

Earle was a good doctor and wonderful man. He will be sadly missed.

Peter MacDougall

December 5, 2012

I knew Earle from university days and cannot believe that he has passed on. My sincere condolences go out to his family. We spent many evenings talking about everything and nothing, but Earle was always a pleasure to be around and a friend to be counted on. He will be missed by all that he touched in this world.

ROB ASHFORTH

December 4, 2012

I WAS UPSET AND SURPRISED TO HEAR ABOUT EARLE'S RECENT PASSING. I KNEW EARLE WELL FOR THE FOUR YEARS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL WE SPENT TOGETHER AND I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WE WERE CLOSE. I REMEMBER THE BUNTEN FAMILY FONDLY, AND GRIEVE WITH THEM AS I HAD OCCASION TO ONCE PREVIOUSLY ON THE SAD EVENT OF THE LOSS OF THEIR DAUGHTER IN THE LAST YEAR OF EARLE'S MEDICAL TRAINING. OBVIOUSLY SINCE THAT TIME LIKE SO MANY OTHERS WE HAVE DRIFTED APART. I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW SORRY I FEEL FOR YOU ALL. YOUR SON/BROTHER/FATHER HAS MEANT A LOT TO ME EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NOT SEEN HIM IN MANY YEARS. I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.

Ian Jenkins

November 30, 2012

My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Earle's wife, children and other family members. It is a real shock to learn about this very sad event.

I knew Earle during our time together at the University of Alberta, and we were roommates for three years when he was doing his internship at the Royal Alex hospital in Edmonton and I was studying engineering.

He was a great guy and a lot of fun to be around, we shared some great laughs together, and the odd glass of scotch. I will always remember him as a very intelligent and very level headed guy.

It is indeed a sad day to loose such a wonderful person.

Ian A. Jenkins
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

garrette and pritam vliet

November 29, 2012

Our family would like the entire Bunten family to know how deeply sorry we are for your loss of an amazing dad and son..we are shocked to hear the news.Natalie and Steven your dad will always guide you wherever you may be with his adoring love

carmen kowalchuk

November 28, 2012

I send my deepest sympathies to Earles children Natalie and Steven and the entire Bunten family. I was shocked to hear of Earles death and so sad to have lost such a compassionate man. I lost my husband and mother to illness 10 yrs ago and Earle was there for me in so many ways. I will never forget you my friend.

Carmen Kowalchuk Vernon, BC

November 28, 2012

To the Bunten family. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Sander and Winquist families.

November 27, 2012

My deepest sympathies to MR. & Mrs. Bunten, Garth and Pat.I have fond memories of the times spent at your home and with your whole family,when hockey was our life.

Randy Chew, Ashburn Ontario