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BUDGEN, Rupert Thomas

BUDGEN, Rupert Thomas

Tom Budgen of Winfield, in Lake Country, B.C., Canada, passed away in Kelowna General Hospital on Thursday May 25, 2017, at the age of 91. Tom was predeceased in 2011 by Jean Budgen, his wife of sixty years, and later in the same year by his daughter Tracey Hotchkiss (Mark), children Brianna and Josh.
Also are his other daughters and their families: Vivien Dymond, children Richard and Christina; Marie Fontaine (Bill Humphries), daughters Teresa (Wes) and Melissa; Petrina Palazzo, children Nicholas, Mikayla and their father Tony. Tom’s five great-grandchildren are Darnell and Carson, Medea, Saphryn and Cole.
Born near Canterbury, Kent, England, Tom was the son of the late Thomas Edward and Ada Elsie Budgen of Petham. He was also predeceased by his sister Brenda Wood, sons Kevin and Malcolm and their late father Tony, and his sister Elsie Smith (Ron), daughter Wendy.
Tom’s other siblings and their families are Joe Budgen (Sheila), Andrew and David; Joan Gibbs (Frank deceased) and Gillian; Viv Craig, Michael, Susan and Lucy; Lorna Harris (Roger) and Deborah; Olive Fisher (Jeff deceased), Karen and Stuart; Kath Sinden (Steve), Lesley and Lisa; George Budgen (Christine) and David. The late Jack (Bessie) Budgen was Tom’s half brother.
Tom’s in-laws were the late Frank and Gladys Gambell, the late Moyra Fagg (Cliff) and Pearce Gambell (Penny).
In his final years at Lake Country Lodge, Tom dealt with Alzheimer’s disease. If you wish to give a donation to a charity in Tom’s memory, we would suggest the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada: http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/
Celebration of Life: There will be a celebration of Tom’s life in B.C. on June 24, 2017. More information will be available at a later date.
Tom made plans through Valleyview Funeral Home to rest with Jean at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Kelowna. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com.


Link: www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com
Condolence Messages
  • Jun 06, 2017
    Vivien and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Your dad and mom always made me welcome when I visited your home as a teen, oh so many years ago. My sympathy to you all.
    Cheryl Taiji
  • Jun 03, 2017
    Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We would see him at the Lodge when father in law in there this past 6 months. He sat at the same eating table with him. We'll be thinking of you guys over this time. Take care. Blaine and Debbie McFadden
  • Jun 02, 2017
    So sorry for your loss . I remember Tom from Vanguard Trailer days and in the later years he lived across from my Mom at the Lodge .
    Dave Ulvaan
  • Jun 02, 2017
    To the Budgen girls and family, sad to hear of your Dad's passing. I did see him down at the Lodge when my mom in law was there a few years ago, he was such a nice man. Your home was always fun to visit and your Mom was a lovely lady. Thinking of you all.
    Hugs Kathi Thompson (Hall)
  • Jun 02, 2017
    To Tom and Jean's girls,
    I remember your Dad and your mother very well. They were nice friends through the years and I have very fond memories of them both.
    Take care of yourselves and keep your memories of your lovely parents, close.
    Judith Wagner, Stephen, Greg and Leanne. xx
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