Buck was born August 31, 1937 to Harold and Helen Scarf. After attending Cherry Ridge School, Buck ‘s career took him to many parts of Saskatchewan. He loved operating large machinery and spent many years building roads with the Department of Highways, RM of Torch River and various private companies. When the weather put an end to road construction, Buck would spend his winters cutting timber, both for a paycheck and to keep the house warm.
Buck married Gwen Love in December of 1959. Together they spent the summers traveling the province while Buck built roads and spent the winters on his parents homestead. In 1967 Buck and Gwen, along with their four children, moved to a quarter of land they purchased north of White Fox. This property was Buck’s residence until declining health forced him to move to Pineview Lodge in 2009.
Buck and Gwen spent many hours working on the farm. Breaking land to seed crops and pasture for livestock. Growing a large garden not only to feed their family, but there was always enough to supply their parents and siblings as well. And of course there was the never ending job of picking stones. Buck was determined to rid the quarter of stones. He spent many hours on the end of shovel or fork tossing stones onto a stone boat. He conscripted the help of the kids, much to their dismay. Regularly, when returning home early Saturday mornings after a Friday night of socializing, they would be greeted by Buck who was getting ready to go out for the day to pick stones.
Buck and Gwen’s home, that they built themselves from the ground up, was always a place where you could find a cup of tea and a story or two. Buck liked sitting around the kitchen table in the company of family and friends drinking tea and shooting the breeze. Sundays and holidays would always find their house full of family and adopted family. Buck was always willing to open his house and share a meal.
Buck enjoyed collecting and saw value in items that most people overlooked. His collections included old farm machinery and vehicles, firearms, and basically anything that he thought he could make use of or repurpose. He could tell you where he acquired each piece and a story about the previous owner. Buck’s favorite collection was his collection of family memories and he was always willing to share them with you if you were willing to listen.
Buck was predeceased by his wife Gwen, daughters Kristie and Kari, parents Harold and Helen Scarf, parents-in-law Wesley and Ella Love, grand-daughter in-law Michelle and his great-grand daughter Norah.
Buck leaves to treasure his memory : his children Harold (Melody), Kim (Kevin Isaacson), and Guy(Darlene); 10 grandchildren - Buck (Joye) Scarf, Aaron (Rhonda) Scarf, Chase (Marla) Scarf, Riley (Kathleen) Scarf, Amy Long (Aaron) , Korey Long, Silas Winterhalt, Braden Scarf, Tanner Scarf, and Kacie Isaacson (Scott); 13 great-grandchildren - Linda Scarf, Kiana Scarf, Haley Scarf, Rebekah Scarf, Jenaya Scarf, Jayden Scarf, Camden Scarf; Brooklyn Scarf, Georgia Scarf, Rain Voss, Cain Long, Colby Long, Adelaide Scarf; his brother Melvin; his brother & sister in law Eldon & Myrna Love, his nephews Chayne Scarf, Jason Love, his nieces Jamie Love (Lane), Stephanie Scarf; special friends Paula and Hunter.