Ryburn "Roy" Leslie Budden
Passed away in Fredericton, NB, on May 31, 2020, at the age of 79. Son of the late Lubert and Grace Budden; step-son of the late Mary Budden. Husband of Phyllis (O’Connor) Budden. Dear father of Elaine (William), Toby Lee (Paul), Danny (Marlene) and Jacqui; "Poppy" to grandchildren Amanda, Anne-Marie, Matthieu, Alicia, Renée, Michaela and Jacob. He also leaves behind his sister, Joan; brother, Smith (Lillian); sisters, Elizabeth (Daxter) and Ruth; nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Roy was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn, and brothers, Ronald and Ted.
Roy was a proud and stoic man. Some of his favourite things to do were fishing, picking berries, and watching his beloved Toronto Maples Leafs. Up until last summer, he always had a vegetable garden in his back yard. He would talk about how he was getting too old to do that every year but the next year, he would do it all over again. From that garden, he would bottle up beets and make jars of rhubarb jam, enough to do him and a fortunate few for months.
Due to the current health situation there will be no visitation. A private Celebration of Life will be held from St. Dunstans Church, Fredericton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McAdams Funeral Home, Fredericton. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to New Brunswick Right to Life, P.O. Box 113, Station A, Fredericton, NB, E3B4Y2.