RAINIER, Ore. – Bud Plourde, 57, passed away April 8, 2013, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born May 25, 1955, in Caribou, to Gregory J. and Ada P. (Chapman) Plourde.
Bud grew up in Stockholm, and attended Stockholm Elementary School and Caribou High School. He received a two year degree in electronics from Northern Maine Vocational Technical College, NMVTI, Presque Isle. He met his beloved wife, Brenda, while at NMVTI. They were married and lived in Presque Isle for five years, then moved to Calais for 16 years. They moved west to Oregon in 1997. Bud worked up the ranks in paper mills from electrician to an electrical maintenance superintendent. In 2008 he went on the road working for an electrical contractor as an electrical maintenance superintendent. He and his wife traveled all over the northwest enjoying life. Bud enjoyed the great outdoors. He was an avid trapper, fisherman and hunter. You could find him camping and doing historical reenactments of the mountain man era pre-1840 with his wife.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Brenda (Boucher) Plourde; sons, Jesse Plourde of Rainier, Ore., and Matthew Plourde and wife, Tiffany, of West Linn, Ore.; and grandsons, Jeramiah and Hunter. He is also survived by three sisters, Colleen Newbegin and husband, Jeff, of Newport, Vt., Donna Campbell and husband, Tom, of Stockholm, and Elaine Haines and husband, Neal, of Caribou. He also leaves several nephews, aunts and uncles.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Theresa Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.