It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the family announces the passing of August (Budge) Feller on Wednesday January 9th, 2013.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Cheryl, 3 children Budgie (Betsy) Feller of Fernie, BC, Donnie (Angelo) Fontana of Kamloops, BC and D’Arcy (Glenda) Feller of Barriere, BC. 5 amazing grandchildren, Marco (Jennifer) Fontana of Langley, Riis Fontana of Kamloops, Haley Feller of Fernie, Kara Feller of Fernie and Hannah Feller of Barriere. He will also be missed by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Budge was predeceased by his parents August and Yvonne (Billie) Feller, sisters Betty Flewin and Sharon Brewer.
Budge was born on May 19th, 1939 in Albert Park, Alberta. His family moved to Nelson, BC in 1943. After attending high school he worked with the Department of Highways surveying. In 1959 he started his machinist apprenticeship with Taylor Pearson Carson and moved to Kamloops in 1959, finishing his apprenticeship in 1962. In July 1962 Budge started working at Balco Mill as a machinist/mechanic. Budge remained there for 38 years until his retirement in 2001.
Budge and Cheryl called Heffley Creek home for 42 years. Budge’s love for his community showed in the effort he put back into it. He was a member of the Heffley Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Heffley Creek Community Club. He was on the Heffley Creek Waterworks for 33 years and was one of the founding members of the Heffley Creek Gun Club. One of Budge and Cheryl’s passions was black powder shooting along with their many friends within it.
Budge looked forward to his daily visits at 1:45pm to the gazebo at the Heffley Creek store where the Oldtimers of Heffley Creek gathered for coffee and discussions on how to solve the world’s problems. Budge had a lifelong love of the outdoors and passed this onto his children through the countless fishing, snowmobiling, camping and hunting trips.
Budge and Cheryl celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May 2012.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Colombo Hall, 814 Lorne St, Kamloops. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Society.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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