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BUDAI, Joseph "Joe" Gordon

Joseph "Joe" Gordon Budai, 1936 – 2018. (via Drake Cremation and Funeral Services)

Sept. 17, 1936- July 18, 2018.

Joe passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side in Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC. He spent most of his life living and working in and around Kamloops. He was employed most of his working life in the forest industry as a faller, trucker, millwright and sawmill supervisor. He loved camping, fishing, gardening, sausage-making and his Labrador dogs. He even learned to love cats as he mellowed with age. He was a favourite uncle to many of his nieces and nephews.

Joe is survived by Helen, his wife of 49 years, his daughter Della (Kent) Rogers, granddaughter April (Allan) Feildel.

Special thanks to all of his caregivers at Royal Inland Hospital, especially the peritoneal dialysis unit, and family physician, Dr. F. Kruger. In lieu of flowers, donations to Royal Inland Hospital would be appreciated.

A gathering to celebrate Joe’s life will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 1:30 p.m, at St. Andrews on the Square, Kamloops. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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