Norman (Bud) Garrett

Norman (Bud) Garrett

August 20th, 1935 ~ September 27th, 2013


A memorial service was held October 12th in the Kaslo Legion Hall for Norman (Bud) Garrett. He was born in Kaslo August 20th, 1935 and passed in the Trail Hospital September 27th, 2013.

His working years were spent in Retallack, Toby Creek (Invermere), Trail and Kaslo. During his life he had many health challenges including diabetes. In his younger years he was a Kinsmen and volunteer fireman. In later years he became a member of the legion, senior citizens, united church, seniors exercise group and the fire department once again and headed the volunteer group, whom maintained the two cemeteries. He enjoyed playing jokes on others.He was very proud of his children and grand children.

Bud was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Gertie, brothers Doug and Bill, sister Irene, eldest son Gordon and in-laws Bob and Anne Gilker. He is survived by Roberta his wife for 57 years, his sister Dorothy Phillips, his children Debra (Bob) Reimer, Mark (Bev) Garrett, Diane (Jim) Coghlan and Pam (Glen) Walker, as well as ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He had many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed and remembered by his family and friends.

Those wishing to make a donation in his memory, may do so to the ladies auxiliary of the Kaslo Hospital, Box 607, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0 or the Diabetic Association at 1400-522 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2R5 which would be appreciated.

Thank you to everyone whom, sent food, flowers, cards, telephone calls, visits and donations after Bud’s passing. Thanks also to Lawrence Campbell for leading the memorial, grandsons Calvin Walker for making the urn and Peter Reimer for the slide show. I would also live to thank Dave Walker for the programs at the service, and legion ladies for the lovely luncheon. A big thank you to my family for being so supportive, and to anyone I have missed.