Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, February 2, 2013, John Gordon (Bud) Lee passed away in his 83rd year.
Beloved husband of Laura (Cammidge) for 53 years. Loving father of John Allan and Laurie Lee (Randy) Foster. Dear brother of Chere (Chuck) Bailey. Predeceased by his parents, John and Edna (Foster) Lee and sister Ruth Nancy Lee of Wallaceburg. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and his long-time friends Bill and Hazel Rhodes. At a young age, Bud followed his passion to work on Great Lakes ships, mostly as wheelsman on Imperial Oil vessels. After 11 years, his most told voyage was the Imperial Sarnia to New Orleans for retrofit via the Mississippi river route. Bud retired from Canada Post after 30 years of service. He loved fishing, gardening, a good suspense novel and NHL hockey on TV. Many thanks to the neighbours during and after Hurricane Sandy. Special thanks to Dr. Greensmith and the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. At Mr. Lee’s request, no services will take place. Arrangement entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/