FARRIS, Byron "Bud" - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Byron (Bud) Farris at the age of 81. After a brief stay at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Bud passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013, with his loving wife Terry and his family by his side. Bud was known for his unwavering integrity, strong moral compass and his passion for volunteering within his church and community. Bud had a tremendous love for his entire family and will be forever missed by his sons, David (Michele), Kevin (Cathy), Steven (Heather). Cherished grandfather of Stephanie, Jennifer, Connor, Christopher, Taylor and Morgan, and GG (great-grandfather) to Carter. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Janet (Jaffray Rice) and Audrey (Charles Thomas). He is also survived by his many sisters in-law, brothers-in-law and, nieces and nephews. Bud grew up in Fairhaven, NB and graduated from Acadia University. He was employed for many years by Sears Canada until 1988, when he embarked on a new career in real estate. Friends will be received at Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 454 Rebecca St. Oakville on Thursday, February 7, at 11:00 a.m. If desired, donations can be made to Ian Anderson House, 430 Winston Churchill Dr., Oakville, or Prostate Cancer Canada, or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to all the staff at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital. Email condolences through www.koprivataylor.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 5, 2013