It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Leighton George Budd of Kamloops, on Aug. 29, 2018, at 91 years of age.
Leighton is survived by his children Sonya Budd, of Salmon Arm, B.C., Barbara Budd, of Langley, B.C., and Lisa Budd, of Richmond, B.C., grandchildren Karra Farch, Riley Budd, and Bridgette Budd, as well as great-grandchild Dylan Thomson. Leighton was predeceased by Brian Budd, and Bertha Budd.
Leighton was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, and lived a long and interesting life. He served his country in World War II as a Merchant Marine for Canada, and saw much action in The Battle of the Atlantic. He married and raised four children with his wife Bertha (nee Gale) Budd. Leighton worked at several careers but loved his milk route best. He was a great musician and orator, who gave much joy to others through his music and poetry.
A memorial service for Leighton will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept.14, 2018, at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Father Fred Weisbeck, officiating.
Donation in Leighton’s memory may be made to naturetrust.bc.ca (Land Management), or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops.