In loving memory of Robert C.G (Bud) Bridal
Robert (Bud) Bridal was born May 4, 1922 in Kelvington Sask. and passed away September 6, 2014 at his home in Smithers B.C. with family at his side
Bud was predeceased by his loving wife Doris, sons Douglas and Dennis, granddaughter Stephanie Mega, great grandson Caleb LaMarche and parents Charles and Annie Bridal.
He leaves behind his daughters Judi (Fred) Hass, Lorna (Shane) Fuller, Dorothy (Roger) LaMarche, daughter in law Linda Bridal, seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Bud grew up in Kelvington Sask. As a young man he worked in the lumbercamps, as a farm hand, for the railway and on a dairy farm. Bud and Doris were married November 18, 1944 and resided in Kelvinton Sask. At a later date they moved to Melvle Sask. In 1957, they moved to Kitimat B.C. where Bud worked for Alcan. In 1961, the family moved to Terrace B.C. and shortly after Bud went to work for department of highways as a welder. He remained working there until his retirement in 1978 at which time Bud and Doris returned to Wadena Sask where Bud came out of retirement and did home renovations and as well as making wooden toys and assorted house hold items, which he sold at farmer markets and craft sales. In 1995, Bud and Doris returned to B.C. and moved to Hazelton where Bud resided until he moved to the Bulkley lodge in Smithers B.C. in the fall of 2011.
Bud enjoyed gardening, baking, wood working, welding and keeping his kids and grand kids on their toes.
The Family would like to thank Dr. Haskins, the staff at the Bulkley Lodge, the Smithers hospital and the Hazelton Hospital for the care and compassion shown to our father and grandfather while he was in their care.
We would also like to thank the Ladies auxiliary for the wonderful job they did catering the memorial tea.
YOUR SMILE HAS GONE FOREVER
AND YOUR HAND WE CANNOT HOLD
WE HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES OF YOU DAD,
AND WE CHERISH THE STORIES YOU HAVE TOLD
WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU