S: Bud Boulton April 13, 1927 – September 29, 2011
BC: In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, You suffered much in silence, You fought so hard to stay, You faced your task with courage, And kept fighting Until the very end. God saw you getting tired When a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you And whispered, "Come With Me." So when we saw you sleeping So peacefully free from pain, We could not wish you back To suffer that again.
FC: Bud Boulton April 13, 1927 – September 29, 2011
1: This book was made in loving memory of Grandpa. He will be missed by all who knew him.
2: “I can never be repeated, even when I sink and vanish. I shall have been. And never as long as eternity lasts can there be a recurrence of that condition of space and time that created me” George "Bud" Boulton, [no date]. This quote was written in Bud's handwriting and was found by his family amongst some letters on October 2, 2011
4: Here is the story of how George got his nickname: Great-Grandma Boulton had a maid that helped her with the housework. Grandpa Boulton was just a little boy at the time and he came into the house using some swear words. Great-Grandma Boulton apologized to the maid about the bad language, saying he probably heard it from the men around the barns. The maid said, “Oh, that’s OK Mrs. Boulton. He is just like a little rose bud”. And this is how the nickname Bud came to be.
5: Bud did not like to be called George. In grade one, Miss Nickel, the school teacher, tried to get his attention using his proper name. But he was not responding. Finally, Grandpa stood up and said "My name is Bud!" and sat down again. He has always been known as Bud to his family and friends. Many did not even know his given name.
6: Bud was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
10: I remember Tom used to come over to wake up Bud in the morning. He'd bang on the door hollering "bud... Bud... BUD BUD!...Budson...BUDSON! It's time to go milk!"
12: Bud lived life to the fullest. He didn't travel often, but really knew how to take it all in...
14: Grandma fell for Bud for a couple of reasons. He was very handsome and second they were both into music.
15: Grandpa got up and said, "Come on Frieda let's dance!" Frieda kept fighting it, but eventually gave in. There was always music in Bud's life and they were always talking about it. Grandma would sing, Bud would sing. There was always music. Music grounded them.
16: As his children grew older and moved away, Bud a man who was not known to travel, went as far off as Japan and Africa to visit.
17: He loved Hurricanes hockey, morning coffee with family and friends, vanilla ice cream, partying until dawn, hockey night in Canada, reading the paper, and making people laugh with his jokes. When asked how he was feeling he’d respond, “I feel with my hands, same as you”.
18: He taught Ashleigh and Chrysta to skate, coached Robert's hockey team, taught his daughters how to get calves to drink from buckets and drive a standard transmission. He cheered us on at our hockey, soccer and volleyball games, skating lessons, recitals, and swim meets.
21: In Bud's 1944-'45 Olds School of Agriculture yearbook, it states: " 'Bud' as he is known to all, emitted his first beller at Lethbridge on April 13, 1927. Bud makes friends fast and is a high scoring forward on the hockey team in which he takes great interest. He is also well versed in the art of fisticuffs and is well able to look after himself. Bud’s Ambition - To be a successful irrigation farmer." Given the success of the Boulton dairy farm. Family and friends can take great pride that Bud achieved this ambition.
23: A favourite saying of Bud’s was, “a little older and deeper in debt”. We can all agree we owe a small debt for knowing Bud.