I have fond memories of Bud who was customer, friend and above all always a gentleman. My fondest memory is when I attended the Paris Air show with Bud many tears ago, of touring Paris and a reception at the Eiffel tower sponsored by one of his suppliers.
In all the years that I knew him I can not remerging him saying a negative word about anybody.
Harry Hope retired Hope Aero.
I was saddened to hear of Bud's passing. My condolences to Jane and family. He was a kind, funny and personable man and will be missed by many.
We are so sad at Bud's passing. Our loving and heartfelt condolences to Jane, Francie and Patrick and all their families in their loss of such a shining example to all who strive to be the kind of person he was. We have such lovely memories of the times we have had in his company. Such a warm, kind, thoughtful, sensitive man, whose personality shone through to encompass everyone in his presence.
He will be sadly missed.
We are privileged to have known such a lovely man.
Thank you Francie, our long friendship brought Bud into our lives and made our life experiences the better for it.
Gwen and Mike Hook
Dear Jane and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. Although we haven’t seen you folks in a while, we have nothing but warm memories of Bud. Please know that our thoughts are with you.
Peter and Judy Dennis
My condolences to Jane and all of the family. Bud was a wonderful man, and I was proud to call him my friend.
Bud's open friendliness and integrity saved me from ditching my love affair with flying.
We were going to engage in a flight to see the Caribbean, but the Gods intervened.
I am sure that you appreciate your wonderful fortune to have had Bud as a member of
Ron Blair Duncan, BC
Jane and family
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Ted. The short time I knew him, was special as he was a fine person to speak with. My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you take this sad journey.
Dear Jane and family,
So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this sorrowful time.
Beautiful memorial video.
My heartfelt sympathy to all who knew and loved Bud. I have many fond memories gathered around Francie’s table sharing great food, drink and many laughs and stories. I am grateful to have been welcomed by such a kind, caring and inspiring family.
With great affection
Felt a bit guilty watching Bud's service in my shorts and sandals. He deserved a full dress funeral. It was a lovely tribute still, but wished we were with you as you are both a part of our family. Looking forward to celebrating him together when the time is right. We send our love to you and yours,
Neil & Helen
Dear Jane and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Bud's passing. He was a gentle giant and I have many fond memories of days spent with my dad out at Brant Aero and with the Field family. He had a huge heart and I know that he will be missed terribly by all that knew and loved him. He will live on in the family that he loved so much. Deepest sympathies. Leigh Ann Kirby xox
Dear Jane and family, we are so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Bud. There are so many fond memories of times we have spent with you all. Bud was the sweetest man and he will be missed.
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Heartfelt sympathies
Lori Kirby & Brian Wood
For dear Auntie Jane, and the rest of the family and friends who are mourning the loss of Uncle Bud... may peace and many good memories of times with Bud be with you in the coming days.
An odd memory that came back to me thinking of Bud the past few days is one of our old place, on a hot summer day, in the back yard pool. He was lying on our big floating mat, with his hat covering his face, and his arms laying out to the side, drinking in the sun. He knew how to relax just right in the off-hours, which is probably what gave him such a well of inner peace—much needed when dealing with all the daily things life throws at you to rile you up.
We'll miss you, Bud.
Wonderful video tribute to a wonderful man. Sincere condolences to the family.
My memory of Bud was his talk at a St Paul’s men’s breakfast many years ago about his company. So interesting and insightful. He will be missed by many.
Grant and Bev Brooker.
Dear Jane, Chris, Carin, Roberta and Catharine, I am awash with tears after watching the video presentation of Bud. He was such a warm human being who was always so thoughtful and loving. We will miss him terribly at our family gatherings but are grateful we got to share some of life's journey with him.
Through Mark and Pattie, we met the two of you many years ago. I always appreciated his sunny smile and loving warm embrace. He was so easy to be with and he always seemed genuinely interested in what you were doing.
Whether or not Bud waited for Chris to arrive in Paris before he started his journey home or whether God orchestrated it all so Jane would not have to deal with the immense loss all alone we'll never know, but God's hand was certainly in it. We'll be with you in Spirit tomorrow and we'll be watching the live streaming of the service. May God be with you all as you lay Bud to rest and may you hear heaven echo the cry, "Well done though good and faithful servant." With love and prayers from Lynne and Jim Bullock and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Field family at this time. I always had a great relationship with Bud, Terry and Pat and now Blain. From engine, airframe or avionics problems on all 3 of my airplanes over a period of 32 years the FIELD FAMILY was always dependable and trustworthy to deal with. The Fields were always gentlemen to deal with both in business and friendship. We pray that God will shed His peace on your memories, healing for your loss and hope to know that one day we will see Bud once again because of what Christ did for us on the cross, promising us to be absent from the Body is to be ever present with the Lord.
Rick & Karen Pearson
Rudy Ramsey & I had a long standing Aviation Relationship over many years with Brant Aero ...& when I lost Rudy, Bud flew in to attend his Committal ceremony...with a fly-over & rocked his wings!
Bud was an all round exceptional Human being like the World could do a whole lot more with...& since I can only Virtually "Fly Over & rock my (ex) wings" ... our (yes, Rudy's too) thoughts are with you all !
Remembering our cousin
We knew his real name was Sinclair, but everyone called him Bud.
He was one of 12 cousins who spent their summers at Sunset Camp, a family cottage on Bass Lake near Orillia.
The Field family, Jim, Kay and children Terry, Frances, Bud and Pat came every summer.
Those were great times and shaped all of our lives.
The four oldest, the"big kids", were followed by Bud and his posse of 4 boys. My 2 little brothers John and Roy idolized Bud and looked to him for direction.
Compared to us, their family led an exciting life. They moved several times to wondrous places like Ottawa, Huntsville, Montreal, Cornwall, Burford and Brantford. This was driven by Uncle Jim's passion for flying and aviation. Auntie Kay supported and followed without complaints.
A float plane landing on Bass Lake and tying up at our dock caused a stir.
Then there was the Silver Bullet, piloted by Bud and Pat. It was a short trip to Bass Lake as they looked down on grid lock traffic.
When Bud and Roberta joined with Jane and her children Chris, Carin and Kathy, another generation of cousins spent time at Bass Lake.
WE will all miss Bud's big heart, big hands and big hugs and his optimistic look on life.He was special.
Condolences to Jane and all of us suffering the loss of Bud, " Uncle Bud" a wonderful cousin and family member.
Your visits to Bass Lake will be sadly missed, Cousin Nancy
I am very sorry to hear of Bud's passing. I met him several times over the past years when he would fly from Brantford to Tyendinaga to help us get our transponders inspected. Always had pleasant conversations with him, he was very friendly. Please accept my sincere condolences to the entire family!
I grew up without any brothers. When I married into the Field clan, I was so grateful to have an instant big family that welcomed me with open arms. My “in-laws” felt like my own flesh and blood as I was drawn into this wonderful and loving family! Losing Terry and Corky (Sharon) was devastating early on but we all pulled together. Bud was kind, loving, self-effacing.
He made one always feel special and treasured.
If he got interrupted during a conversation, he never showed any irritation or tried to jump back in, but allowed others to have their say, as if they were more important. He really was generous of heart and spirit, community-minded and proactive in any area where he was called upon to serve. He will always be remembered and sorely missed by anyone who was blessed to have met him! I miss you dearly, my brother!! Love you always.
I was very sorry to read of Bud's passing. I bought my first airplane from Bud many years ago. About four years ago, Bud went out of his way to hangar my plane for 2 or 3 nights, when I got weathered in at Brantford, even though it was a headache for him. I've always thought he was a grand gentleman!
I'll remember Bud as the kind of guy who would greet you with a hardy handshake and a smile. He would always ask how you were, was always interested in what you had to say and was definitely interesting to listen to. And he was always ready with great one-liners to fit most situations, like "slicker than snot on a doorknob". He will be remembered for being kind, honest and a real gentleman. My condolences to all of Bud's family. RIP Bud.
What a great guy. I always considered the Field clan and staff as family whenever I took the Beech or more recently the Cessna WREN to them for service. Both Bud and Pat always shared time to chat. I really appreciated the most excellent service.
I remember chatting with Bud about one of Ontario's better known aviation characters. It was ripe for a bit of a put down. As I started down the path Bud gently countered with something like "If I can't say something good about somebody, then I say nothing." I will always remember that and I am trying to follow that example.
Covid distancing hugs to Jane, Pat, Nadia, Jennifer and the huge circle of saddened friends and family.
31 but they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
I am very sorry to learn of Bud’s passing. Always enjoyed sharing war stories with him and he was a true gentleman when conducting business. Trust was never a question and he always did the right thing. My condolences to his entire family and his extended family at Brant Aero. God Speed.
Bud was a true gentleman who exemplified integrity, kindness and wisdom. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to meet and know him.
So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. One of the great ones in our industry. Bud always had the time to talk, discuss aviation, teach and give sound advice. I recall myself flying a DA-20 coming back from Edenvale changing a tire on a 172 and being passed by the Bullet with Bud at the controls. We laughed about that later as at the time, he never knew it was me.
My sincerest condolences to all the family.
Mike Charters , Jetport
Dear Jane and Family
I was so saddened to hear of Bud's passing
He was one of my most favourite people that I have ever met
Thinking of you all at this time
Love, Ann and Bill Moore
I was surprised and shocked today (6/22/20) to hear of Bud's passing. I had no idea of his illness and the battle he fought..
I retired from 42 years of flying in March 2018, when I sold my Mooney, one of three Mooneys which I had flown for over 40 years and especially over to Brant Aero, where Jim, (originally), Bud and Patrick took care of my aviation needs.
Bud was the epitome of a gentleman, always polite, giving, and no matter how busy he was, he always made you feel special.
When I would fly over to Brant Aero in need of airplane attention for anything and everything, Bud and Pat were always right there for me and all my concerns.
Even when I was headed into the avionics shop with issues, I would stop by Bud's office to say "Hi," and Bud could be up to his ears in paperwork and phone calls, but he would stop everything he was doing and give me his complete attention, asking me how everything was going in my life, how my plane was doing and you-name-it. Bud was a generous and caring man whom I shall never forget. He made time for everyone and nobody was too small to him in any way.
When his brother Terry went missing over Lake Erie, with the love of his life beside him, I was devastated, because Terry had also become a kindred soul to me when he had first taken me up in 1976 for a test flight in the new line of aircraft he was selling. That event was the beginning of my lengthy association with Brant Aero and the Field family. The day of Terry's funeral I drove over for the funeral service from Kitchener and all I recall from that day is that Bud and I somehow ended up outside, after the service, sitting on the curb--in an empty street--in our Sunday "best," commiserating with one another.
Bud was truly a gentle soul. There will be a large hole in the lives of many who knew and appreciated this generous soul.
I--and the world--will forever miss him.
To Jane, Pat and family,
I am so sorry to have learned about Bud's passing and your loss. Bud was an incredible man and I feel privileged to have known him, to have worked with him for years as his customer, and more importantly, to have viewed him as a friend. . Please accept my sincere condolences and I wish you all strength and good health going forward in these difficult times. Most sincerely, Howard Honickman
Pat and Family,
I always enjoyed my trips to Brantford and the time I spent with you and Bud. I am saddened by his loss. Bud was always willing to spend a few minutes to speak to me as I wandered through your premises or slept on your couch waiting for my aircraft to be ready.I always had and still have the greatest of respect for both of you. My sympathies to you and your family. Regards, Brian Doyle.
Deepest sympathy to Jane and all of Bud's family in the loss of a wonderful husband, father and friend
Bud was one of the nicest men we knew ......... always with a smile, a kind word and a hug
Bud will be missed not only by his family but by everyone that knew him
Cherish the beautiful memories he has left you all with
Words cannot adequately describe how you affected my life. You welcomed me into your family with open arms. I’ll never forget when you allowed me to pilot a plane around Paris. It was the thrill of a lifetime and you made that possible. Thank you for raising a successful, responsible and caring Son - he is just like you. I’m so grateful Chris made it in time to tell you goodbye - it truly was unbelievable. Save us a spot at your table for Brontosaurus, wine and the best conversation ever. I love and miss you, Dad.
The photo tribute to Bud is lovely....so many images that capture his joyful spirit, love for life, warm smile and devotion to friends and family. Our thoughts are with you, Jane, and all the family and friends who knew and loved Bud best. Our hearts are heavy and we miss Bud, already, but feel so grateful to have shared the road with him on this journey of life. We are holding you close and keeping you in our prayers. With love and hugs from Libby & Tim Barrie (and family)