Edward James “Bud” Reese

Edward James “Bud” passed away peacefully at his home on June 22, 2008 in Blind Bay, BC at 87 years of age.

He was born on January 16, 1921 in Vancouver, BC. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in March 1942 and served in Canada, United Kingdom and Continental Europe until January 1946. His decorations were: 1939 – 45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defense Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp.

He married the love of his life Eileen on April 17, 1948 in North Vancouver, BC. He was in the sawmill industry and then worked for many years for the Greater Vancouver Water District. In 1963 he moved his family to the Williams Lake area where he ran a resort/café at Skulow Lake and did odd jobs. In 1990, Ed and Eileen moved to Blind Bay. Over the years Ed did many different things, but his real passion was building houses. Ed also really enjoyed his greenhouse and having fun and a good laugh with his friends and family.

Ed was predeceased by his wife Eileen in 1994, his brother Ricard and also sisters Lucy, Holly and Rosabelle. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Marilyn (Joe) Gamma, his son Gary, his grandson Martin (Rachael), granddaughter Maria and great grandchildren Ellie, Grace and Myles also his sister Jacqueline Howard and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family would like to thank everyone that cared for Ed over the years: the neighbors, home support workers, and staff of assorted businesses in Sorrento who provided Ed with exceptional service. A special thank you to Bunny, Susan, Mary, Sandy and Joe.

As was his wish, there was no funeral service. A memorial tea was held on

June 26, 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ed’s name may be

made to the BC Lung Association, Box 34009, Stn. D, Vancouver, BC, V6J 9Z9.

When I quit this mortal shore

And mosey around this earth no more

Don’t weep, don’t sigh, don’t grieve, don’t sob;

I may have struck a better job.

Don’t go and buy a large bouquet

For which you’ll find it hard to pay.

Don’t stand around me looking blue;

I may be better off than you!

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129, fischers@sunwave.net.


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