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Philo (Bud) Harrison Englesby

Englesby Philo Harrison (Bud) died peacefully with family at his side on January 03, 2012 in Nelson B.C. Always loving a challenge, Bud entered this world stranded in the middle of a snow storm somewhere off a Saskatchewan range road on December 18, 1936. His early years were spent riding horses with his older brother Ralph, helping with chores on the farm and developing his endearing mischievous charm. Moving into the Okanagan he grew up loving to play sports, listening to music and having fun with his friends and relatives. Living throughout British Columbia, he enjoyed a long career in the Forestry. While in Merritt, he met Karen his devoted wife of 37 years. In 1979 he set his roots in Nelson, employed at KFP as the Superintendent of the plywood plant. Bud took great pleasure in a night out dancing or playing a round of poker, pool or golf with some of the many friends made over the years. Throughout his life Bud had a vivacious involvement in many sports including baseball, curling, basketball, and basically was a fan to the end of anything athletic.

Bud was generous in his time and hospitality with all his family, friends and his many grandchildren. He will always be remembered as a man who could never make a joke without a certain twinkle in his eye. Even throughout his long battle with Parkinson’s he was still able to retain his unique ability to find a humorous remark in any situation. Ask anyone of his exceptional caregivers at Mountain Lakes; he was loved by all. Bud is predeceased by his Father (Philo), Mother (Lena) and Brother (Ralph). He is survived by his Wife (Karen), five children Willie (Elaina), Wade (Christina), Brenda-Lee, Corey and Tami, 12 grandchildren, a great granddaughter Aimee – Rae, Sister-in-law Mary, as well as many nieces and nephews.

His loving family will be having a memorial service to celebrate his life on the afternoon of May 19, 2012. in Nelson and extend an invitation to all who knew and loved him. Details will be announced at a later time but online condolences can be forwarded to In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Society 600 – 800 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC V6C 1J9.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
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