I have a different take: You should be celebrating Bud's life. It sounds like he took great pride in his craftsmanship and loved his work. He obviously had a good wife to share his life with as she was still with him after 60+ years of marriage. He got to do the things he loved like snowmobiling and spending time with his kids & grandkids on his boat. He must have had decent health for a long time to go until 88. I'm not sure it could be much better than this.
I'm sure his friends and familty will miss him but think of the great memories they have.
We all have to go someday, I would be real happy if I could leave under similar circumstances. I've seen so many people go much sooner and under much less happy circumstances.
Rest in peace Bud, you've set a great example for others to aspire to.
Randy Rosetta KDØKWX TLCA #19351 69 FJ40 "Meanie" & 1970 Boss 302 Mustang