After a courageous battle with cancer Don Bugera of Louis Creek passed away at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, Kamloops on February 17, 2008 with his family by his side. Don was born in Arran, Saskatchewan on October 18, 1934, moving to Kamloops in 1956 where he started working for CNR as a pile driver, and married Carol (Seevers). Don and Carol moved to Louis Creek in 1967 where they started their Company – Bugera Logging. This is where they raised their two children. Don loved the outdoors. Hunting was a passion for him; especially when he took his Granddaughters out to teach them how to hunt. Don logged in the North Thompson Area from Adams Lake to McBride. Touching the lives of so man, Don leaves behind loving wife Carol, daughter Kathy (Brad), son Randy (Gail); granddaughters Ashley (Trevor), Kyra (Clayton), Charlene and Loranne, great grandsons Cameron, Jeremy and Corey, sister Mona (John) Flint, brothers John of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Fred (Georgina) of Pelly, Saskatchewan, brothers in law Dennis (Evelyn) Seevers, sister in laws Shirley (Barry) Gaines, Lillian (Dave) Ewerts and Bella Bugera, numerous nephews and nieces and
a legacy of friends who became a part of Don’s family.
He was predeceased by mother and father Metro and Nellie, brothers Percy and Orest, inlaws August and Hulda Seevers, sister in law Lucille Knudsen.
He loved playing cards, winning numerous gold medals in the BC Seniors Games. Curling was also a passion of his.
A Celebration of Don’s life was held on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the North Thompson Fall Fair Hall on East Lake Road with Pastor
Lloyd Strickland officiated.
Stories of Don are welcome. A tea and open house will follow at the Seniors Centre, 4433 Barriere Town Road.
The family would like to thank Doctor Claire and staff at the Barriere Health Centre, Dr. Tynan and nurses on 3 West and the special angels at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home who gave his final days meaning. We will never forget your compassionate care.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops,
telephone 250 374 – 1454.
Through tears we watched him slipping, we watched him fade away; our hearts were almost broken, he fought so hard to stay. When the end came peacefully, and he was finally free from pain; we could not wish him back, to suffer that again. So keep your arms around him, Lord, and promise to give him special care; as we will always hold him very dear.