March 29, 1929 – February 26, 2012
Stewart (Bud) Matthew Laitinen passed away in Kamloops, February 26, 2012 at the age of 82. Bud was born in Salmon Arm March 29, 1929 to Vera and Albert Laitinen of North Broadview. He spent his early career years throughout B.C. with the B.C. Forest Service and resided in Kamloops for the past forty-eight years. During his long retirement he enjoyed skiing, golfing, fishing, travelling and spending summers at Shuswap Lake. Bud was much loved and respected by friends and family alike.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Caroline; his children Maureen (Ron) Lefebvre, Sharon McBeth, Vicki (Roman) Gehring; his step-sons Rob (Nan) Robertson, Chad Robertson, Kenny Robertson, Ian (Kelly) Robertson; his sister Lois Cunningham; his brother-in-law Don Ross; 23 grandchildren; 6 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Marianne; his sister, Yvonne Ross; his nephew, Norman Cunningham and his granddaughter, Jamie-Lynn Robertson.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Valleyview Bible Church, Kamloops, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kamloops Hospice (72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 (250)-372-1336)