February 5, 1924 – November 12, 2016
David Earl (Bud) Lanyon passed away on November 12, 2016 at Campbell River Hospital. Bud was born February 5, 1924 at Waskatenau, Alberta to Paul and Sarah Lanyon. He was predeceased by long time friend and business partner Barbara Finch and is survived by his son Barry Paul (Lydia) Lanyon of Campbell River, grandchildren; Barry Kyle Lanyon, Benjamin Earl (Kirsten) Lanyon of Campbell River, BC, Melissa Lanyon (Emanual Jade) of Gatineau, Quebec, Lauren Mahala Lanyon of Campbell River. Brothers; Donald of Courtenay, BC, and George (Kathy) of Courtenay, BC.
Bud came to Campbell River in 1945 to work for the Consulting Engineer in charge of building the John Hart Generating System and then transferred to the Consulting Engineer building in the Elk Falls Pulp & Paper complex. On completion of the Elk Falls Mill he worked his way up from Mechanics Helper to a Heavy Duty Mechanic. During his employment at Elk Falls Mill he held many Executive positions with the local Pulp & Paper Mill union, eventually becoming President. During his time at the Mill he held many volunteer positions with local connections such as The United Way – The United Church Board – The First Evergreen Scout Group and served 6 years as a Director for the local Credit Union and 3 years as a NorIsle Coop Director. He was largely responsible for the organizing of the Quinsam Heights Waterworks District and was its chairman for many years, then resigned to take on the job of Water Commissioner for the Greater Campbell River Water District, both districts have been amalgamated into the District of Campbell River. About the mid 1970s he formed a partnership with his long-time friend Barbara Finch so they could found and operate the business known as the CR Office Shop. The business was sold in the early 1990s.
A celebration of Bud’s life will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Ocean Crest Community Church (Salvation Army) 291 McLean St. – Campbell River, BC.