Boyd, Stuart Alvin “Bud”

April 15, 1929 – July 3, 2017
at the age of 88 years

Celebration of Life:  Friday, July 14, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Gleneden Community Hall

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bud at home, as he had wished, after his short battle with cancer at the age of 88 years.
Bud is survived by his son Scott (LaVonne), Aunt Bea Boyd of Kamloops, also by many loved nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. Bud was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Shirley, his parents Cecil and Ella Boyd, his brother Elwin Boyd and his sister Marie Radcliffe.
Bud was born in Euphrasia, Township Grey County, Ontario. He grew up in rural Ontario and slowly moved west, finally moving to Salmon Arm on June 16, 1963. At that time, Bud & Shirley bought a strawberry farm in Gleneden and from then on Gleneden was home.
A man of many talents, Bud had a variety of jobs during his working years, which at times interrupted his main career of trucking.
Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, playing pool and in later years, gardening. He also enjoyed being a part of the Gleneden community and helping where he could.
Still with a sharp mind to his last days, many people had the benefit of his sharing entertaining stories and history.
We would like to thank Doctors Hiscock, Trow, Venter, hospital staff and others for their on-going support through Bud’s journey.
Per Bud’s request, a celebration of life will be held at the Gleneden Hall, 4901-50 Ave NW, Salmon Arm, BC, at 1 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.


  1. So sorry to learn of Bud’s passing. He and Shirley will be fishing in Heaven now. RIP Bud
    Doris Skippen Burlington Ont. (cousin)

  2. We are so very sorry for our cousin Bud’s passing. We enjoyed our last time together in 2014 when we visited from Ontario. Shirley and Bud were such great hosts insisting we take food with us for our trip back through the mountains on our way east. Wayne and Wilma Boyd

  3. I first met Bud in my home Town of Wiarton, Ontario , where my sister Shirley met Bud through common friends at the Propeller Club . I remember the Winter they were married , and digging 4 foot drifts of snow to our house in preparation for their wedding some 62 years ago. Bud was a master at seeing the bright and humorous side of stories he would relay of his adventures in life and sometimes those of others . Bud and Shirl had a very unique love for each other and supported each other through thick and thin. I will always have a smile when I think of Bud for the many bright moments in life he shared or brought to others as his way of making this world a better place to live. Cecile and I will miss his calls and stories . Shirl will be happy to have you home again Bud by her side. Rest in Peace.
    I want to say a huge Thank you to Jerry and Debbie for all your support and love you have given to both Shirl and Bud , not only through your lives in Salmon Arm but especially during their final days. Love Cecile and Tom

  4. So very sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. We have many fond memories of Bud and Shirl at both Sylvan & Shuswap Lakes. Bud was a great storyteller and lots of fun and will be remembered also for his generosity and hospitable ways. You are in our thoughts with sincere condolences Scott and Lavonne, Jerry and Debbie, and all Bud’s family.
    Sharin (Peters) Mackie and Leif

  5. Rest IN Peace Bud .. now with his love Shirley
    Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers

  6. So very sorry for the loss of Bud…..he will be dearly missed by his family, friends and community…..he is busy fishing with Shirl in heavenly places ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Jerry and I have a heavy heart with Bud’s passing.He will be missed but know Bud is in comfort now and has joined Shirl. Rest in peace dear brother-in-law.

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