William Rich

William Rich

William John Rich Sr. (Bud)

March 18, 1928 – June 21, 2013

Survived by his children Buddy (Shelagh) and Siobhan (Matt), sister Cecile (Don), grandchildren Brandi, Glen, Oriah, Aven and great grandchild Alaina. Friends Grace and Phil, many nephews, nieces, their children and special great niece Jenna. Bud will be missed by friends and family across Canada, Norway and the USA.

Predeceased by his parents Gilbert and Mary Rich, brother Ross and niece June.

Bud was born in Mayo, Yukon. He grew up, raised his family and lived a true Yukoner life. Finally settling in Elsa, Yukon for the last 20 years of his career. Bud retired to Horsefly, BC in 1989. There he spent time with friends, gardening, canning, playing cards and hosting family visits which he loved. In 2002 the winters grew cold and Bud moved to his final home in Sicamous, BC. He enjoyed his family and friends, good food and his beloved grandchildren and great grandchild.

Dad was kind, generous, wise, brave, strong, honest, stubborn, proud, hardworking and fair. He had a great sense of humour. Dad was an amazing story teller. He loved the Canucks. He was a good cook and a great gardener.

Dad was always there for us. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel.

No service by request, in lieu of flowers please make donations to Vancouver Children’s hospital at


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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home

and Crematorium, Salmon Arm, BC

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