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Remembering Del Budd

From: Lois Anthony
Dearest Colleen: 
Started looking online after your recent internet connection.  Just found out today (8-1-2023) that your beloved Del had passed away. So sorry for your loss. Please accept my much delayed condolences.  You really had a good one with Del - he was a sweetie.

From: Roy Ratnavel

Dear Colleen, It was with deep regret and sadness that I learned about the passing of Del. I join you in your grief and want to take this opportunity to extend to you and your loved ones my sincerest condolences. I met Del in 1989 at Universal Group. He left a lasting impression on me. May his memory be eternal. Roy

From: Annette Edgeworth

Mr. Del will be forever missed by his Passport America (Magic River) family in Long Beach Ms. We love him dearly! Love you Ms Colleen our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Annette

From: Craig Cornish

I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to Wayne , Pam and all of the Family of the passing of your Father Delbert "DEL " Budd . He will surely be missed by all of the BUDD Family and Friends. He served proudly in the Royal Canadian Air Force to give his Family and Friends the peace and safety of a future better life. He will surely be flying proudly with his Squadron knowing he has fulfilled a great happy and rewarding life of 98 yrs young All my love to the Budd Family Craig Cornish

From: Jill McFadden-Bartley

I met Del through the Billy Bishop Museum when he was one of our "Honoured Veterans". Indeed he was charming, humble, always wore an infectious smile and looked dapper. I enjoyed conversations with him and my life was made richer by knowing him and other incredible WWII vets! Thoughts and prayers as you celebrate his long, purposeful life.

From: Emily Vandonk

Dear Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss. I send my sincere condolences. I fondly remember you & Del from the earlier days. Your love for each other was so beautiful! I pray you will experience God's comfort in your sorrow and that your heart will be warmed with precious memories.

From: Walter Peckham

To family and friends of Delbert Budd I send our prayers and condolences on behalf of the Ontario Group of the RCAFA and all its members. RIP Del

From: Vern Steel

Dear Colleen Please allow me to offer my sincere condolences at this time. Vern

From: Bill Cobbledick

Del and I had a mutual friend, Bob Sandow, but we lost touch after Bob went back to England and Cyprus. I was sorry to hear of Del's death and send my condolences to his family.


From: Jane and Bernie Beleskey

Colleen, Wayne, Greg, Melanie and families please accept my condolences on the loss of Del. He truly loved parties and gatherings and was always up for laugh, a good story and meeting friends. We have known him for 41 years and enjoyed square dancing, RV ing and trips with Colleen and Del. He will not easily be forgotten.


From: Shirley and John Weltz

Colleen, Wayne and Pam and family: Sorry to hear of Del's passing. He will be greatly missed.

From: Kathy & Ron Donaldson

Our heartfelt condolences to all of Del's family at this time. I always considered Del one of my closest friends, he and Colleen were there in good times and in bad. His positivity and caring nature made all who knew him never forget him - he had friends everywhere he went and always had a story to share. Our cross country skiing adventures (remember the Loppet?), our sailing and RVing formed the fabric of a friendship that lasted nearly fifty years. He shared his family celebrations with us too and we know he was very proud of you all. We are all better for knowing him. We will miss him but are so much better for having known him. Del, your struggles are now over, may you rest in peace.


From: Anne & Terry Hardman

RIP dear Del! We will miss you!!


From: Kathy Lancaster

Colleen and Family Our heartfelt Condolences from the Comrades of Branch 464. LEST WE FORGET


From: Jeff Bartels

Dear Colleen, I send my sincere condolences on the passing of Del. I always looked forward to seeing you both on Remembrance Day at the Polish Legion and again at the 404 Wing. Del always had a smile and a new story to share with my friends and family that day, and I looked forward to see if Del was still shooting "lower than his age on the golf coarse", He is playing boogie free golf on beautiful greens now. Wayne , Greg, Melanie and families, please accept my families condolences on the loss of your mentor, father, grandfather and great grandfather, friend and comrade. He always lived life to the fullest with a hearty laugh, big smile, and pride in his loving family. He will be missed, but not forgotten.


From: Terry McKay

Del was a true gentleman and greatly respected at the legion, he will be missed and we thank him for his service


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