Albert Earle (Bud) Ings

Albert Earle (Bud) Ings

Served during the following dates: 1970-05-11; 1974-04-29; 1978-04-24; 1979-04-23

INGS, D.V.M., ALBERT EARLE “BUD,” veterinarian; b. 5 February 1926 in Mount Herbert, son of Henry Earl Ings and Evelyn Racham; m. 25 May 1949 Constance Margaret Mair, and they had three children, Jeanne, Joanne, and Jayne; United.
Ings, a Liberal, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1970 for 3rd Kings. He was re-elected in the general elections of 1974, 1978, and 1979. Ings served as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry from 1974 to 1978, and held the positions of Minister of Health and Minister of Social Services from 27 April 1978 to 3 May 1979. He was instrumental in launching the construction of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown. Ings was President of the 3rd Kings Liberal Association and was elected president of the provincial Liberal party on 17 September 1983. He served on the Montague Town Council.
“Bud” Ings, as he is known, received his elementary education in Mount Herbert and attended West Kent School and Prince of Wales College, before graduating from the University of Guelph in 1952 with a degree in veterinary medicine. He began a veterinary practice in Souris in 1952, but moved to Montague in 1954. Ings opened the Montague Veterinary Clinic in 1967 and served as its president. He served in the Canadian Army as a private from 1944 to 1946.
Ings was a trustee of the Kings County Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Montague School Board. He was a member of the Prince Edward Island Centennial Commission and the Holland College Board of Governors. Ings served as president of the Queens County Chapter of the Prince Edward Island Fiddlers Association. He has been a member of the Canadian Club, the Brudenell Golf Club, the Montague Curling Club, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Royal Canadian Legion. Ings chaired a fundraising campaign for the Friends of the Farm Centre in 1991. He also is a former president of the Montague Rotary Club. He is known for his fine photography, singing, fiddling, gardening, and for rebuilding Volkswagen cars. Bud Ings and his wife live in Montague.

References: CPG 1981; ECO 290/78; WWPEl p. 63; Eastern Graphic 16 June 1982, 19 November 1982, 27 August 1983, 19 September 1983, 31 July 1991; Guardian 12 June 1982. Guide to abbreviations

Photograph courtesy of PEI Public Archives and Records Office, Reference Number Acc3177/207