On August 22nd, 2017 at Windsor Regional Hospital Oulette Campus at the age of 33. Jerad “Bud” Wade Elijah of Wallaceburg. Jerad is survived by his father Darryl Blackbird of Wallaceburg and predeceased by his Mother Alanna Blackbird (nee Elijah). Bud is also survived by his siblings Samantha Elijah of Sarnia, Harmony Blackbird of Wallaceburg, Darryl Blackbird of Ottawa, Cody Bressette of Kettle Point and Allison Sinopole of Kettle Point. Bud will be sadly missed by his Grandma Beulah. Bud will be remembered by Aunts and Uncles; Melody Jackson of Kettle Point, Jack Henry of Kettle Point, Brent (Becky) Blackbird of Walpole Island, Michelle (Billy) Soney of Walpole Island, Brigitte Blackbird Walpole Island. Nephews Trent and Trevor Elijah. Bud was a social guy who loved being around people. Visitation will take place at the Kettle and Stoney Point Community Centre on Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 4-9pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Community Centre on Saturday, August 26th at 1pm. Interment to follow at Kettle Point Cemetery.