It is with great sadness that we announce that Bud Pasco of Grand Forks, B.C., passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of his wife and soul mate, Adele. He is loved and will be forever missed by his step-children, Audra (Derek) and Robyn; his grandchildren: Tyler, Kayla and Jared; his brothers, Carl “Junior” and Jim (Hannah); his sisters, Cecile and Alice; his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Ted Bauer.
Bud was a man of honour, integrity and quiet strength who will be greatly missed by his good friends and family. He was born in the former village of Boundary Falls (near Greenwood) to Katharine and Charles Pasco. He was a true ‘Renaissance man’, who owned a ranch in the Boundary, worked at logging, mining, road construction, and his favourite adventure, mining exploration. Over time he worked for several international companies – American, Swedish and Japanese. At the age of 23 he was the youngest timber cruiser in Canada. Bud was very interested in and knowledgeable about local history. His phenomenal memory for historical details and people made him an excellent raconteur, and he really did love to tell stories. He was an accomplished musician playing in two bands in his younger years. Bud’s exceptional talent and skill at being able to fix anything that required hands-on experience will be greatly missed. Bud’s celebration of life will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 7252 7th Street, Grand Forks, at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, August 21, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations to wildlife, fish or nature conservation would be greatly appreciated. Hanson’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.