December 7, 1939 – March 11, 2021
It is with great sadness that we said good-bye to a wonderful husband, father, grand father and great grand father on March 11th.
Bud was born in Ochre River, Manitoba and is predeceased by his parents Ethel and Ceil Jacobs. His family moved to McCreary, Manitoba where Bud completed his high school and went on to serve an apprenticeship with Manitoba Hydro.
He married the love of his life in August of 1960 in McCreary and by 1966 they had moved to Salmon Arm, BC where Bud continued his career with BC Hydro. He worked in various places in BC, settling in Port Hardy where he worked as the Line Supervisor. He eventually transferred to Courtenay as Line Supervisor then Manager where he retired in 1998.
Bud is survived by Eileen his wonderful wife of 60 years. He is also survived by two sisters; Shirley Bennett of McCreary, MB and Barbara Gamache of Ste. Amelie, MB . He is also survived by his three daughters, Angela (John), Jo-Dee and Terri (Jason); grandchildren, Matthew and Justin McCabe, Evan, Nicholas and Cara Hendricks, Zachary and Keisja Cox and his adorable great grand daughter Penelope Jane McCabe. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Bud was an active participant in both the provincial and federal Liberal Party of which he was the President of the Riding Association for this riding and loved a good political debate. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and a Port Hardy Alderman.
Besides politics he loved gardening, fishing, making wine and beer and travelling. Bud served as a mentor to many people. He was very social, loved animals, people and was an environmentalist at heart. He was also very passionate about his family.
The family would like to thank Dr. Nancy McFadden, Dr. Frolic and all the staff on 4A at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley. We truly appreciate the loving care given to Bud and his family.
We would also like to thank the Comox Valley Funeral Home.
“In life we loved you dearly, in death, we love you still …in our hearts, you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.”
In lieu of flowers if you wish please donate to either the Comox Valley Hospice Society or the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation.
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