Passed away peacefully after a short stay in the Penticton Regional Hospital in January 12, 2007. Bud was born in Young, SK, on October 15, 1917. He was predeceased by his son David in 1993. Bud will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife, Louise, to whom he was married for almost 64 years. He is survived by his daughter, Diane (Barry) McGillivray of Kelowna and his grandsons, Dr. Cameron (Marge) McGillivray of Nanaimo, Scott McGillivray and Drew McGillivray both of Vancouver. He is also survived by his siblings, Eileen (George) Hagblom, Reg (Doreen) Currie, Larry (Lynne) Currie all of Saskatoon, Don (Valerie) Currie and Ken (Sandra) Currie, both of Young, Doug Currie of Vernon and Marilyn (Dale) Spooner of Calgary. Also remembering Bud is Louise’s twin sister, Marjorie Norris and her family of Calgary.
Bud had a successful career for over 42 years with the Bank of Nova Scotia. He worked throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. During WWII he served with the RCAF as an instructor. Following the war he remained with the Reserve Army as a captain.
He was a founding member of the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club and continued to enjoy golfing into his 80’s. He was active in The Chamber of Commerce in each of the communities where he lived. Bud was an accomplished pianist and an avid reader. He was reading The Globe and Mail the day he passed away. One of the greatest joys of his life was his relationship with his three grandsons.
After his retirement form the bank in 1977, Bud and Louise returned to Chilliwack. In 1998 they moved to Pentiction to be close to Dianne and her family. At Bud’s request there was no service. Arrangements are in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services in Penticton.