With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bud at home, as he had wished, after his short battle with cancer at the age of 88 years.
Bud is survived by his son Scott (LaVonne), Aunt Bea Boyd of Kamloops, also by many loved nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. Bud was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Shirley, his parents Cecil and Ella Boyd, his brother Elwin Boyd and his sister Marie Radcliffe.
Bud was born in Euphrasia, Township Grey County, Ontario. He grew up in rural Ontario and slowly moved west, finally moving to Salmon Arm on June 16, 1963. At that time, Bud & Shirley bought a strawberry farm in Gleneden and from then on Gleneden was home.
A man of many talents, Bud had a variety of jobs during his working years, which at times interrupted his main career of trucking.
Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, playing pool and in later years, gardening. He also enjoyed being a part of the Gleneden community and helping where he could.
Still with a sharp mind to his last days, many people had the benefit of his sharing entertaining stories and history.
We would like to thank Doctors Hiscock, Trow, Venter, hospital staff and others for their on-going support through Bud’s journey.
Per Bud’s request, a celebration of life will be held at the Gleneden Hall, 4901-50 Ave NW, Salmon Arm, BC, at 1 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3.
Email condolences and sharing of memories can be done through Bud’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Home & Crematorium Ltd Salmon Arm, BC. (250)833-1129.