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Frederick Cordingley "Bud" Hadfield passed away peacefully at home on Monday with his family by his side. He had been in declining health for several months.
He leaves to honor his memory his wife of 50 years, Mary; daughter Katherine Denison and her husband, Pat; son James "Jim" Hadfield and his wife, Linda; grandchildren Shay; Tate; Reding; Katie, and Travis; and nephew, Rick Hadfield and his family. Members of the ICED family around the globe who he touched and inspired also mourn his passing.
Known by all, including his grandchildren, as Bud, he was a pioneer in the quick printing industry, starting with Kwik Kopy Printing. He went on to build an empire of franchises that today includes seven brands represented in 13 countries. Parent company ICED is headquartered at Northwest Forest, a bucolic 100+ acre conference center in Cypress, built in 1985, featuring a full-size replica of the Alamo that draws visitors year-round.
Bud pioneered many concepts that have evolved to become mainstays in the quick printing industry. Kwik Kopy Printing was a technology leader as early as 40 years ago with the advent of the duplicator press and the direct image camera
Born in Virginia, Bud and his family moved to Cranston, Rhode Island, in the late '20s. As a teen, he became a newspaperman, printing a neighborhood paper in the basement. After the good scholar became a rebel and was expelled from school shortly before graduation, he joined the Merchant Marines and spent most of WWII on the high seas. A brief career as an amateur boxer convinced the youthful Bud there had to be an easier way to make a living.
Bud drifted to Massachusetts, but a bitter 1947 winter drove him south to the warmer climate of Houston, where he eventually opened Bud Hadfield Printers.
A stint as an aide to Mayor Louie Welch gave Bud mayoral aspirations of his own until his spectacular defeat at the hands of Fred Hofheinz. Bud's philosophy of "stick to what you know" sent him back to printing - and thousands around the world benefited.
At a friend's urging, Bud reluctantly took the Dale Carnegie course, eventually becoming a salesman and instructor. He sold a course in 1958 to a young lady named Mary who became his wife and business partner; the two of them would remain best friends for life. Bud credited the Dale Carnegie course with changing his life, and he would remain an instructor for some 30 years.
After failing at nine diverse businesses - what he called part of learning - Bud found success in printing, morphing Bud Hadfield Printers into Kwik Kopy Printing, introducing new technology, and promoting the explosive growth in franchising. AWT; The Ink Well; Franklin's Printing; Kwik Kopy Business Centers; Parcel Plus, and Computer Explorers followed, with a few acquired or started and eventually discontinued along the way.
A highlight for the company, and for Bud, was the 1990 annual conference held at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Former President Ronald Reagan and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale were keynote speakers, and former astronaut Admiral Alan Shepard, a member of the ICED Board of Directors, gave a talk.

On March 23, 1993, the Texas Senate declared Bud Hadfield Day, citing his many contributions to the citizens of Texas, noting his involvement with civic groups and schools as he urged young people to further their education.
No award fulfilled Bud more than when he received his diploma from Cranston High School in 1987, some 47 years after he was expelled. He thanked the school for the honor by replacing the antiquated printing equipment he had used there nearly a half century before.
The dream has been realized, and the little boy with the big name became the big man with the little name, known around the world by thousands as a dream maker, and who himself, finally, lived his own dream that he always knew in his heart he would.
Visitation is Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W. Main St., Tomball, 77375, 281.351.7233.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball, 77377, 281.351.8223. Interment will follow at Klein Memorial Park, 32539 Hwy. 249 in Pinehurst.
Memorial donations may be made to Boys and Girls Country, 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley, TX 77447-9327, or online at www.boysandgirlscountry.org.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to The Hadfield Family, ICED, 12715 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 14, 2011.
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August 16, 2011
Bud was one of the finest men that I have ever met. He was a true mentor to me and I will never forget his passion for life and compassion for others. I will truly miss my friend.
Byrd Baggett
Byrd Baggett
July 14, 2011
I miss you
May 18, 2011
Mary - I was so sorry to hear about Bud...
I enjoyed working with you so much....May he rest in peace.
Gayle Norris
April 24, 2011
Bud was a great patriot, leader and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during their time of sorrow. Bill Blythe
April 22, 2011
It was certainly my honor to have worked for Bud. May God's touch provide healing for your family during this time.

Rudy Ramirez
rudy ramirez
April 21, 2011
Virginia Harrington
April 21, 2011
I went to work for Bud around 1979. He gave me jobs withing the K-K Co., until I finally ended up in the typesetting dept. Bud gave me my career, He was a gentle, caring man. When I left the Co. my mother soon passed and I went back and talked to Bud, he consoled me. He was a great man that loved his family deeply. Thank you Bud for giving me the chance for a career! My heart goes out to you Mary as well as your children. Virginia Harrington
virginia harrington
April 19, 2011
As a fellow Congregatioinalist and one who received his first real job
from Mr Hadfield, I shall sorely miss him. We were colleagues and fellow staff members of Mayor Louie Welch an experience I shall never forget and one which shaped my thinking and one which saw me through and out of college. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. Reed Robinson
Reed Robinson
April 18, 2011
Mary, Katherine, Jim & Family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. You must feel very proud to have had him in your fsmily. Bud was a "one-of-a-kind", extraordinary man!
Doreen Gatewood
April 18, 2011
We have long missed the Kwik Kopy family in spirit and more especially Bud and Mary. Thanks for all the good years of friendship and leadership.

Clint & Judy Faulkner - Houston
April 18, 2011
Dear Mary, Jim, Kathy & families,

We offer our sincere condolences for your loss. We joined the Kwik Kopy family in 1984 and knew immediately he and his “Kwik Kopy Kids” were special!! Although we are no longer part of the Kwik Kopy franchise, we continue to have many fond memories of all the conferences, seminars, Women’s weekends, and dinners with Bud & Mary.

Bud always made us feel welcome, We learned many wonderful business concepts from him, and his book, “Wealth Within Reach” was very inspiring. Bud will be sorely missed by all.

God Bless Bud Hadfield and his family

Jim and Vickie Broyles, Premier Digital Printing (formerly KK934)
Jim & Vickie Broyles
April 18, 2011
Mary and family
The world has lost a great man. An inspiration to so many people to whom he provided the opportunity to break out and take control of their lives. A giving and caring person but with a strong vision and belief in his own personal values.
You and the family have lost a wonderful man - my thoughts are with you all.
Derrick J Simpson
April 17, 2011
Mary, Mrs Hadfield. I am so sorry for your loss. In the short time that I knew him he was such a great man. He always made me smile because he was oh so sweet even in his last days. I loved hearing his stories even if it got me behind in work. He was such a pleasure to take care of. I am so saddend by his loss and I think of you often. You can always count on me and many of the Kindred employees for support. Anytime. He will allways be one of my most memorable patients, I am happy that he was able to spend his last days at home. Im so sorry that I was not ther for his discharge from the hospital but he will be in my heart forever. He will be greatly missed.

Chloe Balboa, RN'
His favorite nurse :)
April 17, 2011
Mary, You know Larry's heart is broken over the loss of his life long, best friend and the fact that he cannot be there for and with you and the family.

How blessed I was to get to know you and Bud and share some very special moments while building wonderful memories.

You and the family are in our prayers.

Larry McKaskle & Helen
April 17, 2011
Dear Mary & family, I am sorry to hear the loss of my friend Bud. Within the last week I had thought to try to see if we could get together for lunch. We talked about hand typesetting his next book using a California job case together, I think he was impressed if not shocked to find out that I knew what that was. He was an inspiration and an icon in the print world that will never be duplicated. Rest in peace my friend.
Kevin R. Bonner & family
April 17, 2011
Mrs. Hadfield, Jim and Kathy,

We are very sorry for your loss. What an incredible man, who always had a kind word, and was full of encouragement. We know it is cliche` but they really do not make men like Bud anymore. He embraced, even celebrated his defeats and most importantly learned from them only to go on to teach so many. What a great guy!

Bill and Michelle Stuart
bill stuart
April 16, 2011
So sorry to hear Bud Hadfield has passed away. I have fond memories of him, and my time working at Smith & Hadfield Printing when they were located on Whitney Drive. It was my 1st job in about 1950, I was 14 at the time. I cleaned the presses, swept the floors, took out the trash, and Bud even let me run the hand press sometime. After work we played catch on the side of the building. My deepest condolences to the family and friends. Larry Culver
April 16, 2011
Dear Mary, Jimmy and Kathy,

Jenny, Daphna and I are sending you our heartfelt condolences.
I first met Bud and Hiram as far back as 1978. We joined the Kwik-Kopy family and our lives were entwined for a full twenty-one years. During the long years both Kwik-Kopy and Kall Kwik in the UK expanded and matured. We shared many happy and some challenging times. We became successful, older and sometimes even wiser.
We now share with you the pain of loss. Remember, Bud lived life to the full and somehow always managed to get things done his way. Bud would want you to remember his booming voice and twinkling eyes.
Celebrate the good times.
With fond memories,

Jenny, Daphna and Moshe
April 15, 2011
Bud aways had a positive word and a bright smile. I've missed him since leaving the Kwik Kopy family. Mary, I hope you and the family can find comfort and strength from the wonderful life you shared with Bud.
Pat McInnish
April 15, 2011
Thank you Mr. Hadfield for helping me so much...you inspired me beyond imagination...rest in peace, much love- Chip
ML Chip Routt, Jr, MD
April 15, 2011
Bud, you will be missed, but you're in a better place now. God bless you and your family.
David Scott
April 15, 2011
I had the pleasure of working for Bud and getting to know him. He was always direct and to the point. If he didn't like the direction you were taking he would let you know. He always pushed you to bring out the best in yourself, and made you realize that you really could accomplish anything you put your mind to. May God Bless You and your family.

Dianne Smith
April 14, 2011
I will always remember the time Narelle and I got to spend with Bud, he was a great man and will be misses
Brett Ainge
April 14, 2011
Although no longer members of the “Kwik Kopy Family” Ruth and I have very fond memories of our time in the family (22 years) and still enjoy the company of the very good friends we made. None of this would have been possible without Bud’s entrepreneurship, leadership and boundless energy in his “Pursuit of Excellence”. Ruth and I had such an inspiring time conversing with the great man during our training back in 1986 and thoroughly enjoyed his humour and philosophies.
He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Our condolences to Mary and his Family.
David Deahl
April 14, 2011
For a great man who touched my life and made it the better for it. You will be missed.
Eddie Hardin
April 14, 2011
Bud, you were big, no.....you were a Giant!!
You soared higher than many eagles, you touched thousands who will now miss you deeply...
Go well mate...
My sincere condolences to Mary and family.
Ko Buisman
April 14, 2011
I, and my wife Peggy-Ann, were very sorry to hear of Bud's passing.
I met Bud in January 1984 at training in Houston and his charisma and energy had an immediate affect on me and our subsequent success in Kwik Kopy. Over the ensuing years we were privileged to enjoy Bud's company both in Australia and the USA on several occasions and he always made us feel that we were amongst the important people in his life. When we launched the Reg Waite Award (now defunct) he and Mary donated a considerable sum to kick off that initiative. When Mary asked me to do a presentation and work shop at a New Orleans conference he picked up all of our conference costs. When I left Kwik Kopy in 1996 he sent me a personal note of thanks for having been part of the success of the Kwik Kopy franchise.
He was a genuinely generous man who gave freely of his experience and success; he certainly had a huge impact on my life.
Our condolences to Mary and his family; Peggy-Ann and I remember Bud with great affection.
David Horton
April 14, 2011
I guess I always knew this day would come when I would hear that my friend, my mentor, & my chief would pass away. I am so, so, sad, he was like a dad to me and though it's been years since I answered the phone and heard that Churchillian voice say "JOEY!", and I would do good to just say, "Yes Chief!" and he would continue. It was such an honor, such a privilege, such a blessing, and such an example of excellence itself, to have Bud's friendship, his love, and his spirit in my life, that I shall always thank God himself for our time together. To Mary, James, and Cathy I wish you to know that you are and will be in my prayers as you face the passing of Bud, one of God's greatest Men. He was awesome to us, for you as his precious family, he must have been beloved,cherished, and tremendous. Take comfort in the knowledge, that many, many times, he told me of just how much he respected, adored, and was so proud of you. Truly, he loved you unconditionally. If there is anything whatsoever that I can do for you or his extended Kwik-Kopy family, know this, ask and I will come running. The eight years I worked for him were so much of what was right about my life. Bud, will always be a special part of my life, I loved him then and I love him now. God bless the "Chief"
Joe Jaime
April 14, 2011
Bud was an inspiration to so many people. In his special way, he helped us all to feel a power within. He was magical in his ways. He was a gift, a blessing! I'm so glad I was among the lucky to have worked with him at KKC. There are memories of him too numerous to write here....but know this....I will always remember and love him. My heartfelt condolences to Mary, Jim and Kathy and the grandchildren.
Becky Gillis
April 14, 2011
Bud Hadfield was a special man to all kwik kopy people around the world he will truly be missed.
Our condolences to Mary, Jimmy and Kathy
Craig, Sharon, Stephanie & Taylah Plancke Knoxfield Victoria Australia
Craig Plancke
April 14, 2011
Mary and Family,
I was so sorry to hear the news of Bud's passing today. He truly influenced my life in many ways!
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time!
Lori Castro
April 14, 2011
Madge and I have been the Santa and Mrs. Claus for the past several years at the Northwest Forrest Breakfast with Santa event. It is so easy to understand why everyone loved Bud. I feel blessed to have met Bud. He was a special man and will be missed.
Santa Jim and Madge Fletcher, Cypress, TX.
Santa Jim Fletcher
April 14, 2011
Mary and Family,
You are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. I'm happy that I got to know Bud and work with him. He was a great motivator, and always had time to talk and ask how I was doing. I remember some of the interesting Partners meetings we had and other events at the Forest. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Sandy Cooper
April 14, 2011
Bud Hadfield was a special man in my life and will truly be missed. Growing up with Bud in my young adult life was a blessing. He was there when I needed him and I will never forget my memories of this great man.
Donna Hyland
April 14, 2011
Bud was a great man. I knew him when I was a little girl & my Mom worked for Kwik Kopy. Although I was very young the last time I saw him, he left a huge imprint on my life & I am thankful to have known him. My thoughts & prayers are with Mary & his family.
Lisa Holmes
April 14, 2011
Mary, Katherine and Jim, my Prayers and Love go out to you and your families.The World has lost a good man and I have lost a GREAT friend that I owe much to and will truly miss.
David Lawrenz
April 14, 2011
Texas will never be the same without Bud.

I will always cherish his friendship and goodness of heart.
Eva Santangelo
April 14, 2011
I remember going to Hadfield Printing as a little girl with my grandfather who owned Siemco Hardware. Bud will be greatly missed.
Susan Siems Hathcoat
April 14, 2011
Dear Mary and Family,
I will miss Bud, but when I see an Eagle soaring in the sky, I know he will be looking down on all of us with great spirit.
Judy Stillman
April 14, 2011
What a great man, his wisdom, joy and enthusiasm touched so many lives. He believed in people and had a gift of helping people reach their potential, he was an ambassador of hope! I am so thankful for his influence in my life.
Carol Milder
April 14, 2011
Anyone that had the opportunity to meet Bud knew he was a great man and leader!

I met Bud at Dale Carnegie, he truly helped structure my life for the future.

Rest In Peace, Bud!
Ed C
April 14, 2011
Rob Schmidt
April 14, 2011
Bud will bee missed greatly. My heart goes out to the family. Bud was truly a special person and touched so many people. I can still hear him say.."Hey Kid". My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. God Bless.
Donna Gordon
April 14, 2011
Bud was quoted in Franchise Times 2007 after being asked about retiring. Will Hadfield ever retire? “If you don’t have someplace to go on Monday, you’re in trouble,” Hadfield said. And, for him, work isn’t work. “Everyday is the best day of my life,” he said.
Anyone that worked closely for/with Bud was blessed with more knowledge for future endeavors. Bud was a GENTLE GIANT even though he could be stubborn and set in his ways. My sympathy to Mary, Kathy and the rest of his family. Bud is at peace now and Lord knows now many franchises he's already got lined up.....May his soul shine on forever!
Gina Chepely
April 14, 2011
I will always remember Bud's kindness to me. He was an inspiration and I respected him enormously. My condolences to Mary and the family.
Sue Waite
April 14, 2011
As I sit here and think what I have achieved with our little Kwik Kopy business in South Australia, I can't help but think what Bud achieved with his little Kwik Kopy business. It was an inspiration to have met Bud and I will do my best to carry on his legacy. My thoughts are with you and your family Mary. Garth Anesbury, Hilton, South Australia, Australia.
Garth Anesbury
April 14, 2011
We have very fond memories of Bud and his gracious hospitality at Northwest Forest during our training in Oct 2000. Maria and I would like to pass on our condolences. God Bless.
Garry & Maria Folcarelli Kwik Kopy Alexandria
April 14, 2011
An eagle sits on the high shelf in our KK Centre - Gosford, Sydney Australia. Peter & Jane Clarke.
Peter Clarke
April 14, 2011
We are sorry to hear of Bud's passing. His presence is the lasting memory of our time at Northwest Forest back in 1995. The special walk along the corridor of eagles to his office, the one on one time given freely, the meal at his family home (I still remember his incredible study!) but most importantly of all the wonderful gift of inspiration offered to all his Kwik Kopy family.
David & Pamela Barry
April 14, 2011
Great people have a knack of making you feel as if you are the most important person in the world to them.Bud had that knack .I met him only once and he made me feel I could walk on water ! My condolences to Mary, Jimmy and Kathy you have lost a truly unique person. Kind Regards. David Bell CEO Kwik Kopy Australia.
David Bell
April 14, 2011
I attended a training course in Texas in 1996 and was fortunate enough to meet Bud and enjoy a meal at his family home, with Mary. Bud had what I respectfully would now call the 'Bill Clinton' factor. They walk into a room and it lights up. I learnt many good lessons from Bud, both personally and professionally.
Love and best wishes Mary, and Bud, we miss you.
Denby Frew
South Melbourne, Australia
Denby Frew
April 14, 2011
Mary and Family, Kwik Kopy Management and Staff,

I am sorry to hear of Buds passing and feel for you all at this time. It was a pleasure to meet Bud in person during my Kwik Kopy training at Northwest Forest in 2006, to see the legacy of his work, the institution that he created, and witness his positive attitude really left a lasting impression.
Nick Tuit
April 13, 2011
I consider myself fortunate to have known such a wonderful man who taught me so much. He will be greatly missed but he will be forever remembered because he touched so many lives. Our loss is truly Heavens gain.
Kim Faircloth
April 13, 2011
Mary and family,
we are as humble in our sorrow in passing of Bud, your husband, as we know you to be.
Fred & Hedda Meyer
April 13, 2011
So sorry to hear of Bud's passing. I have fond memories of Bud & Mary and Northwest Forest during my training in 1987. Bud had the gift of making every franchisee feel special.
He was a good friend to Kathleen & I, during our early years and our subsequent visits to Northwest Forest always seemed to us as if we were returning 'home'.
His influence will be sorely missed.
John Benfield
April 13, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Bud's passing. What a larger than life character that always thought of the needs of others. He has left such a legacy with his good work, children, grandchildren, inspring marriage, and a company than provided many jobs. Bud's life left a mark on this work and changed lives for the better. We will miss you Bud!
Laura Nevarez Fox and family
Laura Fox
April 13, 2011
Dear Mary, Jimmy and Kathy,

thank you for being my friend both in childhood and in business. Bud was so inspirational and good to me by giving me a chance. I will always cherish his book he autographed for me a few years ago, and who could ever forget his famous saying, " If there' s ever a fight in the neighborhood guess who' s going to be on the same side ". My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Sam Ruffino
April 13, 2011
so sorry for this great loss. Many lives have been touched by Bud and ... so much could be said. Love you Mary.
JoAnn Blackwell
April 13, 2011
From my wife Mary Jo and I, please know our heart, thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy and his family. The world has lost one of the finest men I've ever known. There is no better person of warm heart, the loving gift of making everyone he met a friend, and gracious benefactor to so many.
C.J. Harper
April 13, 2011
Mary & family -So sorry to hear about Bud -the "Forest" will miss him terribly.
Pamela Mitcham
April 13, 2011
Dear Mary, Jimmy, Kathy and the entire Hadfield family,

John and I, and the entire Croes Family, grieve with you, the loss of our beloved friend, Bud. He was truly one of kind. He embodied the American Dream. I am comforted in knowing that he is in Heaven with Dad(Roe), Orange Blossoms in hand, celebrating a life well lived. We will miss him very much...
Susie Croes-Barone
April 13, 2011
Dear Mary, Jimmy, Kathy and families. Christel and I, and the rest of the Hildens, are sorry for your loss. Bud made a difference in all our lives and we will never forget his friendship.
Christel and Rolf Hilden
April 13, 2011
Mary and family, Bud was a great inspiration in my life. He inspired me in business and in life. He was a true mentor to me. He will be missed by many people. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Here is a poem Bud wrote years ago and I have always treasured it.

Please come into my life -
But don't try to take over.

Please help me to think -
But don't try to think for me.

Please help me to find a better way-
But don't expect me to do it your way.

Please help me - even if I'm wrong.

Help me to stand again -
But don't carry me.

Please help me to move forward again -
Even if we move forward in different directions.

And - Last of all-
If you can't help me to be what I want to be,
Then please don't hurt me by trying to make
me what a you expect me to be.

. . . Bud Hadfield
Carol Vierus Barber
April 13, 2011
My deepest condolances, Katherine. Big hugs to you, my friend.
Susan Terry-Wilhelm
April 13, 2011
Mary, Jimmy and Kathy, Joyce and I would like to offer our condolences to you during this time of sorrow. Bud was a inspiration to several people during his life. I'm thankful that I was one of them that had the opportunity to share some of my life with such a man. May God bless you all.
Clyde Averitt
April 13, 2011
My heart goes out to Mary and the family. Bud was a great man and he will live forever in hearts of all the people he touched.
Kenny Misner
April 13, 2011
Mary & Family
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I feel great comfort knowing that Bud truly "Soars with the Eagles" and watches over us all.
Debbie Clendennen
April 13, 2011
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. Bud was very good to my daughter, Debbie Clendennen, while she was one of his employees. I will always be greatful for his kindness to her.
Fred Walschburger
April 13, 2011
My Condolences to hole Hadfield Family
John Phillips
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