The 6th of eight children born to George and Maybelle Mooney, Inverness Quebec, passed peacefully at Comox Valley Hospital in the early hours of June 2nd 2021.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Norma on June 15th 2014, his siblings Doug, John, Mac, Dorothy, Bill, Doreen and Grace. Bud is survived by his children; Kathy Mooney of Campbell River; Jim Mooney of Calgary, Kelly (Gary) Woods of Courtenay, his treasured grandchildren; Jen Jones of Victoria, Jonathan (Amy) Woods of Courtenay, Lauren Paul of Calgary, his "wee men" great grandsons; Landon and Calvin Woods, Mason and Dylan Paul, his sisters in-law Grace, Barb and Peggy, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bud grew up on the family farm, receiving his elementary education in Inverness, then off to Quebec City for high school. In 1946 the family came West to the Fraser Valley, initially settling in Langley. He tried his hand at various lines of work, construction, Ranger at Yoho National Park, and eventually the propane fuel industry. His work took him to Terrace BC, then Courtenay and Duncan. After his retirement 1989 he and Norma returned to the Comox Valley. As he had wanted, Bud was able to live out his life in the home he loved, surrounded by his incredibly loving neighbors and in a word, his meticulous yard. His work ethic and standards were second to none, and admired and appreciated by all. Bud loved his family, gatherings, and was always quick with a smile, a hug, conversation, and a peppermint for all visitors. When health issues forced him to give up his boat and fishing, that passion was replaced by the greenhouse full of his famous Roma tomatoes, and time to sit and chat over a glass of red with his great friend and fishing buddy Suds. A per his wishes, private cremation, no service. In lieu of flowers or donations, hug a loved one, be kind, generous, thoughtful and smile!