Mr. Benjamin Arthur “Bud” Gessner passed away peacefully at Osoyoos, BC, on Saturday, October 12, 2002. Aged 76 years. He will be lovingly remembered by wife Leonora of Osoyoos, daughters Karen ( Ray) Roberts of Groves, Texas and Teri Gessner of Armstrong; five grandchildren Lynsdse, Caitlyn, Kara Lea, Felicia and Michael. The last of his family Bud was raised in North Vancouver, then moved to California in 1948. He and Leonora were married at Armstrong in 1950 and lived in California until 1953 when they moved to Armstrong. Bud worked as a truck driver for the Municipality of Spallumcheen until retiring in 1991. They have lived in Osoyoos since 1997. Bud was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, enjoyed fishing woodworking and curling. A Celebration Of Life was held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15 2002, at Mountain View Chapel, Armstrong. Mr. Jim Sharman officiating. Following the service a tea was held at Teri Gessner’s home. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Sympathy messages may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements in the care of Mountain View Funeral Home, Armstrong. 546-8294.