January 21, 1922 – January 18, 2020
Fil (Bud) Coy was born in Invermere, B.C. on January 21, 1922 and passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Fil was predeceased by his wife of 70 years Nona. Fil will be lovingly remembered by his four sons Jack (Darlene), Jim (Sandi), Bill (Yvonne) and Bob (Dixie). He will be greatly missed by his eight grandchildren: Beth (Greg), David (Colleen), Nicole (Ron), Michael (Jenn), Stacey (Shane), Brad (Devon), Lindsay and Allison (Nathan) and his 18 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
He was known as Fil to all and Bud to some. Every picture tells a story and this picture of Fil tells it all. As a teenager he had a summer job working on the Marples farm and always knew that was what he wanted to do. He served in the Canadian Air Force during World War Two. After the war he returned home and decided to not follow in his father’s footsteps as Dr. Coy. He and his wife Nona purchased the land south of Dutch Creek. In the early years he farmed and worked as a carpenter. He and Nona built Dutch Creek Ranch and then Coy’s Par 3.
He always said that he didn’t see farming as work. He loved it and enjoyed being on the farm every day. At the age of 91 he was still driving a tractor on the farm he so loved. It has been said that to be happy you only need three things – something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to. Fil always had those three things in his almost 98 years. He was a gift to the world and the legacy he left us is priceless.
Fil will be missed by many and never forgotten by anyone who ever met him. We loved him and he loved us all even more.
We would like to thank the staff of Columbia House for their kind and compassionate care of Fil for the last four years. Fil appreciated all that you did for him.
There will be no memorial service at Fil’s request. In lieu of other tributes, gifts to the charity of your choice, in Fil’s memory, are sincerely appreciated.
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