Dean Haddon ‘Bud’ Bolivar

August 18, 1927 – February 6, 2021
Born August 18, 1927 in Surrey BC passed away peacefully on February 7, 2021 in Kamloops, British Columbia at the age of 93.
Dean’s forefathers arrived in Canada in the year 1751 and settled in Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by his father Haddon and mother Laura as well as his sisters Merle, Bernice, Gerry, Audrey, Myrna and his brother Earl.
Survived by his loving wife Leona, sons Rodney (Ursula), Brian, Michael, David and daughter Lisa (Harold).
Growing up he worked in the family business Bolivar Hatcheries and later along with his dad and oldest sister Merle built and operated Florence Nightingale Hospital. In 1963 he sold his interests in the Hatchery and Hospital and bought Fawn Lake Ranch Resort located in the Cariboo District. He worked hard to make the fishing resort a favorite for anglers around the world.
He moved his family back to Surrey where he became a successful commercial contractor. He finally retired in 2007 and bought a beautiful place at Sun Rivers in Kamloops, BC. Bud enjoyed playing golf, building and flying radio controlled planes, always enjoyed a good game of cards especially bridge and cribbage. Wherever he lived he was well liked by all his neighbours and was always a willing community contributor.
He was a kind, honest, hard-working man, never asked anyone to do a job he wouldn’t do himself. His word was his bond. He will be greatly missed.
Outstanding Husband, Father, Friend
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