It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bud Brass, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Bud was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on August 31, 1926 and died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, B.C. on July 2, 2004. He is survived by his adored wife Elma; his children Janis, James (Patti), and Doug; his darling granddaughter Michelle; his sister Colleen (Ralph) Paul of Prince Albert; Sask. and family; his sister Lee Kennedy of Sooke, B.C. and family; and Elma’s extended family with many nieces and nephews.
Bud first left Nipawin when he enlisted in the Army while still in his teens and served overseas during 1943-1945. Then as a young man he moved to Nanaimo, B.C. and worked as a fisherman and a truck driver. During the 1950’s he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force serving in McDonald, Man., Holberg, B.C., Goose Bay, Lab., Gimli, Man., and finally Comox, where he retired. Bud loved camping and fishing. He and Elma spent many happy times at Atluck Lake and Muchaluht Lake; the sound of a crackling campfire was music to his ears. In recent years Bud could be found touring the walkway by the Air Park on his scooter; he was always happiest when out surrounded by nature.
Thanks to the wonderful staff of the 2nd Floor at St. Joe’s who cared for him during his final days, with a special thank you to nurses Donna Garvey, Ida, Charlene and Aleta. At Bud’s request we will not be holding services, his body will be cremated on July 6, 2004. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bud’s name to the Royal Canadian Legion, Comox Branch, where he was a member of longstanding, towards the purchase of equipment for St. Joseph’s.
He will be greatly missed.