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Bud Gilbert Edward Scarth

April 28, 1944 - March 24, 2016


It is with the greatest of sadness that our families announce the passing of “Bud”, a dedicated father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle, and loving friend, after a courageous battle with asbestosis and emphysema.

Bud was born in St. James, Manitoba, on April 28, 1944.  He began his career in the truck and trailer industry as a heavy duty mechanic, and worked alongside his father at Fruehauf and Dominion Bridge in Winnipeg.  In 1969 he married his wife Annette, and in 1970 they moved to Edmonton, Alberta, where they raised three children and made their home for over twenty years.  During this time Bud worked as a service manager for Western Trailer and Tandem Distributors, and was well respected and admired by his talented and hardworking crews.

In the early 1990s Bud moved his family to Langley, BC, where he worked at Brentwood Trailers, then Advanced Engineering, and finished his career as service manager at Stewart Trailers.  Upon a well-earned retirement, Bud moved to Mission, BC, where he spent his years enjoying the outdoors, boating and camping and spending his summers on Vancouver Island with a multitude of family, including grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces, all of whom loved and adored him.

Bud was predeceased by his loving parents John Rowland (Rolly) Scarth and his devoted wife Elsie.  Together they spent many wonderful years at their cabin in Beaconia Beach with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins, playing and working together in the summer months and forging life long bonds.

He leaves to mourn his daughter Tracy Carver and husband Burt, and their children Jordan, Ariel, Drew and Hazel; daughter Dione Dolan and her children Jacob and Reese; and son Clint Scarth and wife Jeanett.

Bud is also dearly missed by his older brother Ron Scarth and wife Elaine, and their children Dave, Carla, Shelia and Sandra; his younger brother Ken Scarth and wife Linda, and their children Crystal and Darlene; as well as numerous grand nieces and nephews who loved his chats and boat visits.

In his later years Bud had many close friends who loved him dearly and held a special place in his heart:  Brian, Gary and Pam, Craig, Colleen, and Gail, all wonderful friends whose treasured visits, phone calls and numerous letters and cards brightened his days and brought many smiles.

His best friend and loyal companion was his dog Sparky who was by his side always.  Upon relocating to Mission, Bud adopted Sparky from the local SPCA, a Pomeranian cross who was five at the time.  Bud said many times that “I thought I was rescuing Sparky, but in fact he was rescuing me.”  Sparky has found a loving forever home with Fred, Bud’s neighbour and friend, a man who shares the same delight and joy in Sparky’s companionship as Bud did for many years.

In his retirement years Bud fulfilled his life dream of boat ownership and acquired a 19’ Custom Weld craft (in his favorite colour blue, of course!)  The first thing he did was aptly name it “BudWeiser”.  He loved his tours in his boat, cruising and fishing with his family and grandchildren locally in Harrison and Cultus Lake, and spent many summers moored on Vancouver Island alongside family.  Eventually he sold his boat and began travelling with his motorhome, and spent many a weekend camping and basking in the glow of both campfires and the love of his children and grandchildren.

Bud’s wishes of cremation have been honoured, and his children will be having a memorial on Saturday, April 23, 2016.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Tracy Carver

Dad, I miss you more than words can say. You were my best friend, my confidant, the person I went to for advice and you always shared your life’s wisdom. We shared a lot of laughs and cried a lot of tears together, and made memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Jordan, Ariel, Drew and Hazel adored you, and your presence is so deeply missed by all of us. You were a true father to Burt, and loved him as your son. I just miss you so much, and love you so dearly; until we meet again, “toodles”.

From: Kathy Fecio

Knew Bud when he was a young and very handsome young man. He was part of our crowd. Always respectful, always polite, kind and kind of quiet. Very intuitive, very nice young gentleman. Always wondered where he moved to. My sincere condolences, he passed too soon.

From: Larry Scarth, cousin

I am a cousin of Bud’s. Our families used to get together for picnics and Xmas through the years. Bud had many aunts and uncles and cousins who all thought he was a great guy. Bud would stay out at our cottage when he was younger. One time he was on his way out to the cottage about 2 am and missed a turn and crashed his car. He somehow found his way to our cottage even though it was some distance. My Dad and his Dad put together tow ropes and tools and went back that night to tow his car out and back to our cottage. I remember waking up the next day and seeing a badly smashed car. Bud was okay but shaken up. The next day he spent most of the time just sitting at the dock. I remember Bud buying some neat cars like a 64 Impala conv. 67 Chevelle 396 and an Olds 442. Once he had them he would have to take them apart and change them. Uncle Rolly’s back yard was his repair shop. Motors, transmissions and loud mufflers! When I was a kid I looked forward to getting the his hand me down clothes as they were pretty neat coming from the older cousin. So long Bud and thanks for the memories!

From: Ken Hossack

So sorry to hear of Buds passing. Condolences to Ron and family.

From: Heather sheen

Uncle Bud,
May you rest in peace.
You were an amazing part of our family, we have so many great memories of all the times we spent together. We all love you dearly and your memories will always be in our hearts.
I love you so much xoxo

From: Sheila Wilson nee Scarth

We had many special memories and moments that have shaped and moulded into my life and history ! He will be sadly missed by all his Scarth family in Edmonton as he became very closely twined with us all in recent years ! As my son Chris would say is that he was a rare old gem! He always took the time to listen and never ever passed judgement . We enjoyed all our many memories with you on the boat on Vancouver Island ! Thanks for always being there and I will truly miss my text messages of “How is bizz” !!! Love you always and forever and may you and Gran and Gramps have a special spot found for us all to meet again !! R.I.P


My most heartfelt condolences to Tracey, Dionne and Clint. Uncle Bud, you will forever be in our hearts and I am so thankful that you were a part of my life as well as my children. We all loved you dearly and you will be forever missed by us all. I will miss our yearly camping trips and boat rides together. Till we meet again…..love you always and forever!


You will be ALWAYS loved and remembered by all who knew you. I will miss you, you were not only my Uncle but a good friend.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 23, 2016
Beginning at 2:41pm

Fort Langley Golf Course
9782 McKinnon Crescent
Langley, BC Canada V1M 3V6

9782 McKinnon Crescent
Langley, BC Canada V1M 3V6

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