William, Lloyd (Bud) Colbow


William Lloyd (Bud)

This past Saturday just one day before his 82nd birthday the Valley lost one of it’s more colourful citizens.

William Lloyd (Bud) Colbow passed away after a year and a half struggle to overcome ongoing complications due to his failing heart. For those who knew Bud or chanced upon him at his bi-monthly auction on Howard Road knew he loved to regale everyone with his tales of his early logging and farming adventures in Saskatchewan where he was born in Brooking in 1925.

After moving to Vancouver Island in 1947 Bud soon became the point man when it came to the movement of livestock on the Island. His CCC Auction Barns was a favorite hangout every second Saturday for the local farmers and the just plain curious. At the same time Bud was also making weekly trips hauling cattle to the auctions in the lower mainland and extended trips to the Cariboo buying horses that ended up looking over many fences up and down the Island.

Bud leaves a large family of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends to mourn his passing. He leaves behind his former wife and his best friend Anne Colbow, his sister Ann and her family, daughter Sharon (Wayne), grandchildren Wes, Toni, Dwayne, Cheryl, Darwin and Justin, and many great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by his parents William & Nina, his sister Mary and niece Nina, the greatest tragedy in Bud’s life was the early death of his son Dwight at the age of 28.

Plans are in the making for a memorial befitting this hospitable and gregarious man and will be announced in the near future.

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