After many years coping with Parkinsons, it is with sadness to announce the passing of Emil Bulas, age 87 yrs, on June 20, 2024 at Neepawa Country Meadows Care Home.

Emil was the second child of four siblings born to John & Nellie (nee: Zuke) Bulas in the district of Alonsa, Mb on Oct.17, 1936.

After completing his early school days in Alonsa, Emil continued to Brandon College of Agriculture. In his early years he had a keen interest in wildlife, curling, hockey & all the surrounding community dances. It was at one of these dances where he met Carol Elizabeth Walker of Plumas, Mb whom he married on August 3, 1963. They carried on the Bulas family farm in Alonsa until 1966 when they moved to Plumas to expand the family farm with Carol’s parents, Philip & Natalie Walker. In 2002 Emil & Carol semi-retired to a home in Plumas but continued their involvement with daily farm activities.

Emil was baptized into christian faith at St. George’s Catholic Church by Alonsa & was confirmed in the faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Plumas. He was the volunteer groundskeeper of Tupper Cemetery for many years. Emil devoted countless hours to pruning his apple trees in their fruit garden as well as taking an interest in different rose varieties. He had a very giving heart & was always looking to share his fruit crops if he knew a person could make a pie or two! Apple, saskatoon or both, it didn’t matter. Family dinners were always treasured & only complete with a cookie or two even after dessert! He always enjoyed spending time with the four grandchildren & attended many of their special concerts or achievements. He was recognized as a hard worker but took time to enjoy a deep interest in nature & its creatures only to pass this love on to his family. He could strike up a conversation with almost any stranger & discuss mutual acquaintances. His sense of humor was displayed in his story telling, usually regarding his great fishing or hunting adventures.

Emil is predeceased by his wife of almost 53 years, Carol (2016). His parents John(1967) & Nellie (1972) Bulas. Beloved brothers Joseph (2003) & Walter Bulas (2001). As well as many other family members, in-laws, cousins & friends who have gone on before. He’s survived by Darrin(Christina) Bulas, Timothy & Ella. Twila(John) Schultz, Suzanne(Owen) & Carly-Jo. His remaining sibling, sister Darlene Moar as well as sister-in-law Diann Bulas. Also mourning his loss are many nieces, nephews & close friends.

Sincere thanks to the Drs. & staff of Country Meadows Care Home in Neepawa, Gladstone Health Center, Prairie Mountain Health, for their kindness & compassion. As well as the home care staff from years ago, who always brightened & uplifted the day.

Emil’s funeral was held June 25, 2024 at Zion Lutheran Church in Plumas, MB. His earthly remains are laid to rest beside Carol in the Tupper Cemetery where, through baptismal grace, await the joy of resurrection at the coming of Our Lord. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be forwarded to Parkinsons Society of Manitoba or Concordia Lutheran Seminary-Edmonton. Many thanks to Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone-MacGregor for their excellent service and compassionate care of arrangements.

Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone - MacGregor in care of arrangements