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David Buster Wigg

August 8, 1924 - October 23, 2012


BUSTER (David Ernest Walter) WIGG passed away on October 23th, 2012 at Kootenay Lake Hospital. His final days were spent surrounded by his family. Buster is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tiny (Chrystal), his daughter Valerie Johnson (husband Bruce), his granddaughter Andrea Rhodes (husband Scott), his grandson Scott Johnson and his two precious great granddaughters, Victoria and Caitlin Rhodes.

Buster was born in Nelson and was part of a large, well known Nelson family. His sisterJanie Seaby and niece Carolyn Zabawa still reside in Nelson. Buster will also be greatly missed by his brother Don Wigg, his sisterJoan McCluskey, his sister Gladys Redman and their extended families.

He was well regarded by his many friends and neighbours. Buster loved Nelson and enjoyed swimming, boating, fishing, prospecting, playing cards and drinking hot chocolate with his friends at the mall. Most people will remember Buster as a cab driver. He owned and operated City Cabs for many years.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: maureen bullock
Relation: Friend

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Pat Parker
Relation: Good friend of his daughter

I will be thinking of you on November 3. My prayers are with you.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Friend

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I just wanted to share that my first memories of Buster are from when I was a single parent many many years ago and without a car, I took a cab home from the grocery store….Buster was always willing to carry in my groceries so that I could deal with the baby and he either didn’t charge me or charged me way less than the meter said!! He was a very kind man!! We need more people like him around!!

From: millie & Bob Harper
Relation: Friends

To Tiny and Family – Our thoughts are with you

Millie & Bob

From: Bob Huth
Relation: An old friend

Buster you always treated me like a son. From the early days when I was only 11 or 12 walking back up to Silica street from Lakeside Park and you would pull up and ask if I wanted a ride uptown. He was always doing nice things for everyone and always had a smile for you. I wish I could share a moment of your time over a coffee once again. RIP Buster, Nelson won’t soon forget you. Tiny, my sincerest condolences.
Bob Huth

From: Christine McCandlish
Relation: Friend

I met Buster many years ago when working at Wait’s News: he was a fine man and lived a happy life. My condolences.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 3, 2012
Beginning at 10:00am

Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery
2600 Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada

Rev. Scott Simpson officiating, after the graveside service you are invited to a reception at The First Baptist Church at 611 5th Street, Nelson BC.

2600 Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada

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