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"BUD" 2007 Obituary


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BUDD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
BUDD, Arthur Edward Gilbert
Artist, blacksmith, father, husband, farmer, mechanic, welder. Born October 2, 1914, in Edmonton. Died April 10 in London, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 92.
By Marian PORCHAK, Page L6
Arthur was the first child of Mabel and Albert BUDD. He was born in Edmonton, shortly after his parents had moved west. But in 1922, Arthur's parents returned to Southern Ontario to farm.
Farming was undergoing a change from horse-drawn to tractor-pulled equipment. With Arthur's love of mechanics, he learned to repair "whatever needed fixing," creating new parts as needed. When tractors became scarce during the war years, Arthur and his dad built one using an old car.
In 1937, Arthur met Madge, a teacher at a local elementary school. Arthur serenaded his intended bride by flying over her boarding house in an airplane. They married in 1940.
In 1942, Arthur was called to serve his country, leaving his wife and two small children. He joined the Ordnance Corps, but later was assigned to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. In December, 1944, Arthur and his corps headed overseas. While in England, he continued using his mechanical skills to repair jeeps and ambulances.
Arthur and Madge were blessed with six children. They instilled in them the values of honesty, fairness, education and teamwork.
Arthur believed in "living off the land." The family worked hard to manage the animals, care for the pets and to plant, hoe and harvest a very large garden and maple sugar bush.
Arthur was known locally as the one to have the spare parts for collector machines and cars. He could fix anything and, until he was too old to do it himself, he did all of the household and car repairs. He also maintained full-time employment in the manufacturing of industrial machinery for 40 years.
Arthur's retirement gave him time to rekindle his passion for blacksmithing, which he had apprenticed for while in the Forces. He had his own anvil and forge, but he also did demonstrations at local heritage days and worked the blacksmith shop at Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario, for several summers. He was among the 15 founding members of the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association.
Arthur lived 48 years on his 10-acre hobby farm. After Madge passed away, he lived there alone before moving to the veterans' wing at Parkwood Hospital in London. There he worked in the arts workshop creating pieces such as silk scarves and ceramic items. While there, his favourite line for phone messages to his eldest daughter was, "All's quiet on the western front!"
The western front will be even quieter now. Arthur's memory lives on in the hearts of his loved ones who treasure his creations.
Arthur's daughter Marian PORCHAK submitted this on behalf of herself and her three sisters.

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BUDGE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-05 published
KIRK, Beatrice Matilda (née MOULTON)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday morning, January 4, 2007 in her 88th year, Beatrice Matilda KIRK (née MOULTON,) the beloved wife of the late Elmer Duncan KIRK. The loving mother of Betty Lou (Mrs. Bruce HOWLETT,) Anne and her husband Douglas ASHCROFT, David KIRK and Paul KIRK and his wife Susan. Grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary (Mrs. Roy HERSHBERGER.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Mervyn MOULTON and by two sisters Dorothy (Mrs. Mac BUDGE) and Jean (Mrs. Ivan DOWNEY.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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BUDGE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-09 published
KIRK, Beatrice
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday morning, January 4, 2007. In her 89th year, Beatrice Matilda KIRK (née MERVYN,) the beloved wife of the late Elmer Duncan KIRK. The loving mother of Betty Lou (Mrs. Bruce HOWLETT,) Anne and her husband Douglas ASHCROFT, David KIRK and Paul KIRK and his wife Susan. Grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary (Mrs. Roy HERSHBERGER.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Moulton MERVYN and by two sisters Dorothy (Mrs. Mac BUDGE) and Jean (Mrs. Ivan DOWNEY.) Friends called at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BUDGELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-30 published
JENKINS, Peggy (HETTY)
Retired Owner/Operator of Camsport Trailer Sales and Sandaraska Trailer Park and past employee of Dunlop - Whitby.
After a life well lived and and a courageous battle with cancer, Peggy, beloved wife, mother, Nana, great-grandmother and aunt, passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Centre on November 7, 2007 with her husband by her side. Loving and adored wife of David JENKINS for 48 years. Cherished mother of Lindsay (Marge) of Oshawa, Kim BROUGH (Doug) of Pontypool, Rhys ('Osk) of Peterborough and Glyn (Cindy) of Orono. Much loved, kissed and hugged Nana of Angela, Troy, Jenna, Amy, Iain, Nolan, Hannah, Tara and Kari and Great-grandmother to Taylor and Kaylee. Special Aunt to Gordon (Lauren) RICHARDS of Toronto. Sadly missed by many Friends and past customers, especially long time friend and support, June BUDGELL. Peggy will be remembered for her selflessness, gentleness and her caring, thoughtful nature. She was extremely dedicated to her family and Friends. She was well loved and will never be forgotten. As per Peggy's wishes a funeral service was not be held. As expressions of caring and sympathy Peggy requested donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Centre. Her family wish to thank and acknowledge the caring and compassionate nurses and staff from the Palliative unit, who provided exemplary care (respectful and supportive throughout her 2 month stay). The wonderful, cheerful staff made this difficult time for Peggy and her family easier to bear. Thank you also to the Community Care Access Centre front line staff who were there every day for her.

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