SHELLEY, Gilbert Arthur (Bud)
February 5, 1937 – October 28, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing our beloved Bud on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Kelowna General Hospital. He was surrounded by family and friends and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him. Bud is survived by his wife Joyce of 31 years; daughters Violet and husband Gary (Qualicum Beach), Shelby and partner Maning (Westbank); two great grandchildren: Ashley and partner Blaze; grandson Skylar; great grandson Brandyn; brothers: Duffy and Jacci, Melvin and Mary Anne; sister Audrey and Rick; sister-in-law Verna; his beloved Aunt Gwynn; brother-in-law Dr. D.A. Brown, his wife Priscilla and their family; many nieces, nephews, many special friends. He was predeceased by his sisters Pat and Doreen and his brother Gerry. He also leaves his beloved dogs Billie and Sheba; cats Bubbles, Spas and Bailey; his birds and fish. Bud was born and raised in the Okanagan. He had a great mind for the history of Kelowna and he could tell you the road name of where people lived. Bud was an avid fisherman, gardener, canner, woodcutter and a hard worker. He was a member of the Army and Navy Club, Unit 376 and member of the Okanagan Historical Society. He was an outdoor enthusiast with a great passion for life. Bud was a caring husband and friend who will be forever missed. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Kelowna General Hospital for the wonderful care and attention Bud received during his courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Army and Navy Club, 270 Dougall Road North, Kelowna, BC on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4M7 or the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.