ALONZO ALBERT “BUD” BELANGER
With deep sadness we announce Bud’s passing on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at North Okanagan Hospice House with his wife Alma by his side.
Bud was born April 20, 1924 to Albert and Amy Belanger of Sunnybrook, Alberta. After completing grade 8 at age 15, Bud believed he had enough education and left school to help on his parents farm. A year later, when he was of age to get his driver’s licence, he decided driving truck looked like a better choice of employment. From that time on, he always seemed to have a truck except for the two years he spent in the Armed Forces, 1945 and 1946, serving with the Royal Canadian Provost Corps.
In 1956, Bud moved north to Fort Nelson and, along with operating his own trucking company, he was employed by Pacific Petroleum for 15 years, Keen Transport 5 years and Imperial Oil 10 years. While residing in Fort Nelson, Bud served on the Hospital Board, was a volunteer fireman, member of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He is a member of Columbus #12202 and a charter member of B.P.O. Elks #400.
Bud like sports and through the years participated in many; hockey, ball, curling, water and snow skiing, definitely golf were a few. After retiring in 1988 to the Okanagan, he spent many happy hours on the golf courses with friends. Bud was a kind, gentle man and believed that if you treated others with kindness and respect they would treat you the same.
Bud will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Alma, brother Raymond (Mary), daughter Alberta (Jim) Bird, son Allen (Karilee); grandchildren, Karen (Boyd) Patton, Paula Fisher, Scott (Janelle) Bird, Travis and Nicholas Belanger; great grandchildren, Ryland and Sydni Bird, Coleton and Taylor Fisher; extended family members and friends. Prayer Service to be held Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 P.M. and a Funeral Mass on Friday, January 20 at 11:00 A.M., both at Our Lady of the Valley Roman Catholic Church, Coldstream. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Okanagan Hospice House or charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.