Boyden, Samuel Albert (Bud)
April 7, 1927 – January 1, 2012
Bud was born on the family homestead near Lousana, Alberta, the eldest of eight. He was active in sports including baseball and hockey. In his day, a goalie was fortunate to have a baseball mitt to snag the puck.
He began a successful career with CN as a labourer and worked his way up to Road-master for the line between Tete Jaune Cache and Prince Rupert. Bud and Rose Wood married April 11, 1950, but sadly Rose passed away in September of 1957 leaving Bud a widower with three young children.
Bud remarried in 1958 and his then family moved from Edson, Alta. to McBride, B.C. then on to Prince George, B.C. He left the CN, owned a convenience store and gas station. He married a third time.
Bud moved on from Prince George and met up with Joyce Allan.
They settled in Mission, B.C., then moved to Princeton. They loved their home on the river in Princeton and enjoyed renovating, gardening, Princeton life and many friends.
Bud enjoyed the simple things in later years: a good game of crib, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, a good bowl of homemade soup, a Canuck’s hockey game on TV. He loved and doted on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was most upset when he could no longer walk to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Joyce passed away in February of 2011 and Bud’s own health began to fail. He was lost without his soul mate. Bud Boyden is survived by his brother and five of his six sisters, six daughters, seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
~ Bud is missed ~