Book of Condolence
In Memory Of Bud Brewer
The Guild will be a poorer place. Bud will be much missed, to say nothing of the many tools he made for us to use.
A very talented man. It was a pleasure to meet you and receive one of your wonderful fids. Bruce & Linda Turley
Bud - you are missed right now and will continue to be missed for many years to come. I wish you great rest in peace. Lindsey
Saddened by Bud's sudden death. His contribution to the knotting world, especially on the Internet with Knot Heads Worldwide, is much respected. Jeff Wyatt
Felt I knew Bud through his tutorials, a generous man who got joy from giving to others. My heartfelt condolences to all of Bud's family. Alan Dagnall
Bud was a craftsman and I treasure the samples of his handiwork I have - even more now. Frank Brown
Bud what can I say? You will be missed but never forgoten. I will use the fids that you so kindly sent to me with even more care. And I thank you for friendship that we shared…
Thinking of you, Bud Dave (2dogs) Tyler
Some years ago I posted a message on the knottyer's Yahoo forum which was answered by Bud. From that brief reply (I'd put it here but this is a family show!) a friendship developed which I deeply treasured. Bud's generosity with his knowledge and his handiworks was matched only by his sense of humour and a well-masked kindness (he told me he aspired to be the Official State Curmudgeon Of Colorado) to even the most 'fimble-fungered' of knotters. Bud was, and continues to be, a true inspiration and source of knowledge…. he has left us at least thirty-five tutorials spread over several sites to help us carry on the traditions that he loved and many, many more examples of his skills are scattered about the world. His is a major loss, both to knot tying and to our lives in general, and I will sorely miss him.
Fair Winds, and a safe and calm anchorage, shipmate. Vince Brennan
My friend, my colleague, and my mentor in knot tying and leather braiding and in my life. Out of all the people I have conversations with on the net, Bud's is the only conversations where I can remember every talk and every phone call we ever had together. I just don't know what else I can say without some sort of sadness in my heart. I know that I loved him like not only my best friend, but like he was my dad. As he would put it, 'nough said… Brian Kidd
My heartfelt sympathies go out to Bud's family at this sad time. It was a pleasure to have been able to meet Bud at the 10th anniversary of the PAB in San Pedro. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all. Rest In Peace, Bud. Barry Brown
Bud will be missed. I was lucky enough to have Bud make a Spike for me that I will treasure forever. From now in will be referred to by me as the Bud Spike. When I hand it down to one of my three son's, they will all know that it is a Bud Spike. Thank you Bud for all you lessons! Andrew Jelesiewicz
I never knew Bud, what I do know, is that he was a great man who did beautiful work in all things, and I am very happy that some parts of his work, and therefore some parts of him, are still around, we can only hope, that someday there will be a museum, (or at least an exhibit), that shows all that he has done for the world, he will be missed like one of his marlingspikes dropped in the drink, because such a great work of art, and craftsmanship should never be lost like that. Fair winds and following seas my friend, Ian
I have been searching for Bud since 2000 when my wife and I left Fishkill, NY and moved to Memphis, TN. I was saddened to find out today that he passed away back in 2009. I knew Bud for about four years. We lived in the same apartment complex and worked for the same employer. At first, he would annoy the crap outta me, always telling me how to do things, letting me know that I was wrong, and smoking those awful smelling mini cigars.. but I grew to love him after a few months. He was the most generous man I knew. He treated me like his son and we would enjoy many days of beer drinking and talking about knots, guns, knives, and he loved showing me beautiful photos on his computer that he had taken over the years. I learned so much from him and use many of his tricks to this day. He was a great repair man and he said he worked for sears for a long time, where he learned how to fix so many things. I will miss him dearly and will always wish for one more beer with Bud.