Donald “Ted” Budden, age 71 passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Gordon and Margie (MacDonald) Budden.
Donald worked for Devco Training Dept., teaching first aid & CPR until he retired in 1995. He was also one of the founders of the Industrial Amputees Association in the early 1970’s. Donald was also a member of St. John Ambulance and the Loch Lomond Fire Dept. for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Romona (Aucoin) Budden, son, Mark (Nancy), daughter, Julianne (Roddie) MacNeil, sisters, Ave Rongone, Mickey (Chris) Caldwell, brothers, John (Corinne), Gordie (Janet), Lorne (Pauline) and Billy.
Also surviving are Donald’s, daughter in law, Darlene Budden, brothers in law, Mike (Marie) Aucoin, Blaine Aucoin, Gordon Poth, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Donald was predeceased by his son, Donald, brother, Brian, brother in law, Ed Rongone, sister in law, Geri Poth, mother and father in law, Joe and Dell Aucoin and a nephew, Michael Aucoin.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 10 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Dan Boudreau is Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines followed by interment in the parish cemetery. All are invited to join the family for a reception at the Reserve Mines Pensioners Club.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca