October 15, 1930 – January 5, 2015
Lorne Alvin Weldon Budd passed away at Comox Valley Seniors Village on January 5, 2015. He was predeceased by his father John A., mother Elizabeth (Hay) Budd and brothers Earl (Evelyn) and Stuart (Joy). He is survived by his wife Judy; sons Richard (Cindy), Lorne (Janice), Chris, Kevin (Donna), Adam (Tracy);daughter Sandie (Richard); grandchildren Dayne, Darian, Daylan, Meghan, Chevy, Tyler, Justin (Natalie), Jonathan (Melissa), Stacy (Jeff), Jessica (Josh), Chelsey (Keith), Cameron, Ashley; great grandchildren Eve, Isabel, Daniel, Keira, Ryder, Kevin; brothers Kenneth, Norman D. (Pat), Harvey J. (Kara) and Earl W. as well as his sister Doris.
Lorne was an active member of the Crofton Volunteer Fire Department in the 50’s. He worked his way across Canada at an early age from Miramichi, New Brunswick, worked on the Deas Island Tunnel in Vancouver, eventually settling in Crofton, B.C. Lorne had multiple work interests once he established roots which included logging and operating the Crofton garage and tow truck and taxi service. Lorne eventually found his calling in Commercial fishing and continued this until retirement.
Lorne was an outdoorsman in every way. He enjoyed fresh water fishing and hunting. His yearly hunting trips to the interior of B.C. with close friends for moose and elk, and breaking trail with the Willys were some of his favourite memories. He enjoyed reminiscing on his hunting and fishing exploits in his later years.
Lorne will be remembered as a loving, caring and generous husband, father and grandfather. He was always willing to help others when needed and expected nothing in return. Stubborn to a fault. He saw the better side of others. His handshake was his word.
Special thanks to the staff of Casa Loma: Tammy, Lynn, Cheryl, Amada, Molly, Dr. Dawes and other staff.
A celebration of Lorne’s life will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Florence Filberg Centre (Evergreen Room), 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay, B.C., 12:00pm to 3:00pm.