Conrad was born in Edmonton, Alberta.  He spent his early years in Calmar, Alberta before relocating to Edmonton.  After grade 12, he attended Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and completed Survey Technology graduating with honours.  He worked as a field surveyor for several years in many remote areas and loved working in nature.  He soon moved into management and served as Vice President of McElhanney Surveying and Engineering for 18 years. Subsequently, he was Vice President and co-owner of Universal Surveys Inc. for 18 years.  Conrad was known as a dedicated hard worker and always strived to improve and be successful.  He retired in 2009 and relocated to Victoria, B.C. wintering in Arizona.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Verna Mae Zarowny, Daughter Cindy Lee Buday, Grandchildren William Buday (Colleen) and Kayla Anne Buday, five great-grandchildren, two nephews Glenn Fagnan (Karen) and Robin Fagnan (Adele) and many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Edna Zarowny, his beloved sister Lenore Fagnan and 2 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life and Tea will be held in the Sequoia Centre at  McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  If possible, please respond by email to, if you plan to attend.

If so desired, tributes in Memory of Conrad may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens or at


  • Trevor Schneider
    November 17, 2017

    Thinking of you Verna and Con, I’m sorry we aren’t able to be there to share in your Celebration of Con’s Life, but we are thinking of you
    Much love
    Trevor Schneider and family

  • Cecile Stapleton
    November 16, 2017

    Dear Verna and Family
    I was so sorry to hear of Conrad passing.We loved him like he was one of our family.
    He was such a kind and gentle heart.It is hard to think of you without him.
    You were the perfect couple, remember love lives on forever in our hearts.
    The memories and happiness you shared will live on forever.
    I hold so many happy time that we all shared.
    Love to you all. Cecile and Family

  • Kevin Jones
    November 15, 2017

    Dear Verna and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Con’s passing. He was a fine man. I always enjoyed our time together.

  • Esther White
    November 15, 2017

    My sympathy and heartfelt condolence to you Verna and Family. It was a pleasure to have known Conrad. and his smiling face was a welcome I looked forward to seeing at the Art’s group each week! May good memories of Conrad also comfort you at this time Verna. Esther White

  • Neal Yip
    November 13, 2017

    Verna, although it’s been many years since we’ve been in contact I was saddened to hear of Con’s passing. You and Con were always kind to me as I started out my career and I am grateful for that. My thoughts and condolences are with you.

  • Betty and Jody Yee
    November 12, 2017

    Verna, we are so sorry to hear of Conrad’s passing. Although it has been forever since we’ve been in touch I remember both of you as being such a generous and gracious couple. Con was a such a kind gentleman and was the first to tell me about the “honey-do” jar. Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with you and the family at this most difficult time.

  • John Kerkhoven
    November 12, 2017

    I knew Con during his time with Universal and enjoyed visiting with him over lunch @ La Paella and elsewhere. It was a pleasure to have known him. Sorry to hear of his having passed away.

  • bill dabbs
    November 10, 2017

    I was saddened to hear of Con’s passing. Although I had lost track of him as of late, I do remember the great times I had working with him. My condolences to all his family

    Bill Dabbs

  • Glenda and Garry Stahn
    November 9, 2017

    We will surely miss Conrad. God took home an angel. Verna we are holding you in our hearts and prayers.

  • Steven Bolger
    November 8, 2017

    Even though I knew Conrad for only a short while I found that he was a kind gentleman and I always enjoyed his company and beautiful smile. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

    Steve and Aurora Bolger

  • Jude vandenBroek
    November 7, 2017

    Verna, I wish you strength and peace in these hard times. My thoughts are with you and your family. Many hugs, always.


  • Anthony Hutchison
    November 6, 2017

    Dear Verna So sorry to hear sad news. We were very fond of Con. With our deepest, heartfelt condolences. Tony & Maryon

  • Judy Jones
    November 6, 2017

    I was saddened to hear of Conrad’s death. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time, Verna.
    I will miss his kindness and his smile.

  • Reg Abbott
    November 6, 2017

    Lorene & Reg Abbott
    November 6, 2017.
    Conrad was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. The two of you made a wonderful couple in our little community at Sayward. Our kindest & loving thoughts are with you Verna.

  • Brian Munday
    November 6, 2017

    On behalf of the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association, we want to express our sincere condolences.

    We will make a donation to our scholarship foundation in Con’s memory to provide scholarships to future land surveyors.

  • Linda Young
    November 6, 2017

    Dear Verna
    I was sadden and surprised to hear of Conrads’ passing. I am so glad that Norm, David, Darlene and myself were able to get to see him before it happened. He shall be missed dearly and our childhoods together held many memories. All our love to you all.
    Linda, Darlene, David and Norman

  • Sandra and Gil Tourigny
    November 5, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of Conrad’s death. He was always such a gentleman with a wonderful smile. Verna, you cared for him in such a loving way throughout his illness. We will all miss this charming man.

  • Bill Hunter
    November 5, 2017

    Verna and family:
    My most sincere condolences and sympathies about your loss. Very sad indeed. I always found him to be an honest, friendly, intelligent and happy man and looked forward to swapping land surveying stories with him. I trust you have fond memories that will help ease your pain.

  • Richard and Melissa Craig
    November 4, 2017

    Verna, we are so sorry for your loss. Conrad was such a sweet man with a lovely sense of humour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Much love,

    Richard and Melissa Craig

  • Dale Clements
    November 4, 2017

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes to you and the family. May your memories bring you much comfort.
    Dale and Grace Clements

  • Frances Krug
    November 4, 2017

    Our thoughts are with you, Verna, and all of Con’s family in this difficult time. Conrad was such a generous and kind man, always ready with a smile. He’ll be remembered fondly by all who knew him.

    Audrey and Frances

  • Susan Walter
    November 4, 2017

    So very sorry to hear this sad news, Verna.

  • Dave & Marilyn MacNaughton
    November 4, 2017

    Verna, sorry for your loss and the pain you must feel. Conrad will be remembered for being such a gentleman and being so in love with you. You both are respected for the grace you showed under the burden you carried.

  • Carolyn & Brian Swanson
    November 4, 2017

    Verna, we are very saddened to hear of Conrad’s passing. We will remember him as a kind, gentle soul. We send you our love, Carolyn and Brian Swanson.

  • ubalda pozzolo
    November 4, 2017

    My heart goes to you, Verna, and to Conrad’s family.
    May he rest in peace with the angels, he will always live in you hearts.

  • Al/Millie Krenzel
    November 4, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of Con’s death.
    We will always remember Con as a wonderful friend and neighbour. He was kind, gentle and always caring.
    Rest in peace dear friend.
    In our thoughts and prayers.

    Al and Millie Krenzel

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