Kelly Peter Buyar

12/05/1962 - 26/08/2022


Obituary For Kelly Peter Buyar

May 12, 1962 – August 26, 2022

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that Kelly Buyar was tragically taken from us on August 26, 2022, at the age of 60 years.

Kelly was born in Fairview, AB, on May 12, 1962, to Walter and Isabel Buyar. Kelly along with his parents, sister, and brother lived in Hines Creek until early 1965, at which time the family moved to Valleyview. This would be home until he graduated from high school in 1980.

Having a love for cooking, Kelly decided to set out on his next adventure and moved to Edmonton to attend NAIT and take the Culinary Arts Program. Being the talented cook he was, he earned his Journeyman Chef Certificate and then he was off to practice his amazing new cooking skills and check out life's adventures. Jobs and adventures took him many places before he finally settled down in Grande Prairie.

Kelly met the love of his life, Linda, in 1999 when he moved to Grande Prairie. He surprised us all, as we had started to think that no lady was going to be able to tie him down, but Linda had the charm and stole his heart. Kelly and Linda were married in 2001, at which time he had the honor of not only becoming a husband, but a stepfather to Linda's two boys Cory and Tyler, who he loved dearly and later he had the joy of becoming Grandpa Kelly to five amazing grandchildren.

Kelly's warm friendly smile and heartwarming personality brightened any room he walked into. The kindness, generosity, dedication, and commitment he showed throughout his life made him a very special guy, who was an honor to know.

Kelly was blessed with having many amazing talents and skills. Whether it was preparing a meal, decorating a venue, planning an event, helping a friend/family/coworker, or just doing his job, you always knew he would give 150% and it would be done to his high standards. Kelly loved people and a new challenge or adventure was never out of the picture. His most recent adventure was retirement, which sadly he never got to enjoy.

Kelly is survived by his loving wife Linda, his stepsons Cory (Karrilyn) Robideau and Tyler (Stephanie) Robideau, grand children Blake, Layton, Lacie, Jaxon & Benjimen, father Walter Buyar, Sister Donna Ducharme (Brent Skelton), Brother Doug (Teresa) Buyar, niece Jamie (Mike) Carter, Nephews Cort (Crystal) Ducharme, Kent (Nadia) Ducharme, great nieces & nephews Lanie, Grayson, Isabelle, and Cameron, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many close and dear friends.

Kelly was predeceased by his mother Isabel Buyar, grandparents Peter & Jenny Buyar, Walter & Nancy Zarowny, brother-in-law Randy Ducharme, aunt Anne Zarowny, uncle Nick Petruschuk, and Cousin Tish Pilkey.

A Celebration of Life for Kelly will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 11:00 am, at the Tara Centre, at Evergreen Park, 55051 Township Rd 710, Grande Prairie, AB. Lunch to follow.

You can attend the service by live stream by clicking the link below:

Memorial donations can be made to: STARS 1441 Aviation Park NE Box 570 Calgary AB T2E 8M7 or a charity of your choice

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742


24 Sep

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM

Tara Center at Evergreen Park 55051 Twp Rd 710 Grande Prairie, AB T8X 4A3 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 10/09/2022

    Linda so sorry to hear of Kelly's tragic passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers, Raymond and Brenda LaCroix

  • 09/09/2022

    Linda, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing and want to offer my condolences. Marie Johnson

  • 09/09/2022

    Condolences to Kelly's Loving Family with many wonderful memories of years of friendship with the Buyar Family in Valleyview.........Sanderson Family

  • 08/09/2022

    Dear Linda I am shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Kelly. My heart aches for you as you go through this loss. My most sincere and deepest sympathy to you and your family and all the people that knew Kelly. Huge hugs my dear friend from Charlene MacPherson and family💞 ❤

  • 07/09/2022

    Dear Linda and family, we are so saddened for you and your family in your tragic loss. I never had the privilege of meeting Kelly but Linda your words of love for him resonate with me. My thoughts are with you. Chris and Stan

  • 07/09/2022

    My Sincerest condolences to Linda and family. Kelly adored you and would do anything to make you, and everyone he knew, happy. May you be comforted with all your cherished memories until you meet again. ♥️🙏🌺

  • 07/09/2022

    Dear Linda my sincere sympathy in the loss of such a great guy. I bet he is happy to be reunited with his mother. I will get in touch with you later. A big hug to you. Love Barbara Childs

  • 07/09/2022

    Dear Linda and family,What a tragic loss, gone from this world far too soon.Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way ,with added strength and courage as you face the days ahead. Blessings and hugs , Sharon , Richard Annis and family.🌹🙏🤗

  • 06/09/2022

    Linda and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. I will always look back at our conversations at work with a smile! Kelly was such a hard working professional, and had such a natural flair for food and wine and such an eye for the little details. He always had time for a chat, no matter what was going on. He was a very funny guy as well. I will miss him. Crystal and Family

  • 06/09/2022

    Kelly was one of the good guys ! Legend ,helpful and of course thoughtful. I will treasure my memories of his time with Sysco and at evergreen ! He was a mentor to many without even knowing it . Kelly rest up fella until we meet again ! Gavin Young

  • 06/09/2022

    Sending my sincerest condolences to you, Linda & your entire family. I really enjoyed working with Kelly at Evergreen Park & will miss seeing him there at the various events. Again, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Such a tragedy & gone far too soon. Wendy Rowe

  • 06/09/2022

    Linda and Family, I have so many great memories with Kelly and I loved him as a friend and officemate. He was a truly wonderful human being. I was honoured to be the one to photograph your wedding. You were a special couple and I am heartbroken for you. Thinking of you as you navigate such a tremendous loss. Suzanne Sagmeister

  • 06/09/2022

    Dear Linda, I am in Tears reading this obituary...I am so saddened to hear about Kelly but am forever grateful for the beautiful visit we had recently while out shopping....I feel your pain and hope that the beautiful memories will help you journey thru the difficult times ahead... HUGE Hugs from me to you!!! Marg Popkey

  • 06/09/2022

    My sincerest condolences to everyone. Hugs and prayers ❤

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