James Robert “Bucky” Buchan was born in Barrie, Ontario on December 2, 1942, son of James and Novia Buchan, and grew up in Southern Saskatchewan.
Jim joined the army in 1961, and served with the Queen’s Own Rifles, and the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry until his discharge in 1972. He then worked with the Department of National Defence and as a Commissionaire until his retirement in 1995.
Bucky had a great passion for fastball, baseball, umpiring, curling and all sorts of sports trivia. He coached Victoria Budgets to a Gold Medal in the Pan-American Games in 1979, and then back to back Canadian Championships. He then moved on to Little League Baseball where he coached and umpired. After umpiring in multiple Canadian Championships, he went on to umpire in the Little League World Series in 1991. Jim was a dedicated member of the Legion and served for several years with the Poppy Campaign.
Bucky passed away on Thursday, 6 February 2014.