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August 8, 1940 - September 4, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with deep sadness that the family of Bud Gruden announces his death on September 4, 2023 (Labour Day).
Buddy was born in Trail on August 8, 1940, to Fred and Martha Gruden. He met and married his loving wife, Bonnie Gruden in 1966, raising their family in Warfield. He was a loving father, grandfather, and friend to so many.
Bud worked at Ferraro Foods and Teck Cominco. He was a hard worker and a help to so many. Buddy was an active member of the Catholic Church, and he attended and helped at daily Mass.
Buddy leaves to cherish his memories his daughters, Rebecca (Stan) Stark and Kiersten (Mark) Harrison, grandchildren; Josh and Anna Harrison and Hannah Stark, sister Greta (Spencer) Simmons and brother Sam (Bea) Gruden. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Bonnie in 2013, his son Mark in 1989 and by his parents.
A Prayer Vigil will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Ben Buela, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Rossland. Bill Clark of Clark's Funeral Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Buddy's memory may be made to The Right to Life Society, c/o Carol Albo, PO Box 1006, Rossland, B.C. V0G 1Y0 would be greatly appreciated by the family.
A man who passed on the gift of faith and love to his family. You will be dearly loved and missed Buddy.
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