Meriam, Charles (Bud)
July 5, 1934 – March 25, 2016
Bud Meriam passed away peacefully on the afternoon of March 25, 2016 in Penticton, BC.
He was born on July 5, 1934 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. ?He lived in Creighton Valley until the age of 5, then his family relocated to Penticton. In 1948, he returned to Cherryville and spent his years logging, running his own sawmill and operating the Cherryville Estates Mobile Home Park. It was in Cherryville where Bud met his wife Liza Paul and where they raised their daughters Chantelle, Raquel and Ashley.
Bud was known for his storytelling, dry sense of humour and homemade spicy pickles. He was generous, always giving back to his community, loyal to his family and a reliable friend. Bud enjoyed old cars, going for drives, spending time in nature and spoiling family pets.
Bud passed at the age of 81 and will be missed by his wife Liza; daughters Chantelle, Raquel (Rylan) and Ashley; older sister Maude (Ron); granddaughters Rylee and Penelope; and nieces, nephews and close family. He was predeceased by his parents Charles Sr. and Delphine and stepfather Pat Flemming.
Friends and family are welcome to attend his Celebration of Life taking place at the Cherryville Community Hall, 158 North Fork Rd, Cherryville, BC on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 am. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.