"Unfortunately, My Dad's wife (Gladis) organized the services in grim haste. She also demanded that his death not be made public until the 29th of September as per my sister. Even Peter Cole and George [Downing] did not know. "Additionally the services was a closed circuit event to say the least (Her demand). Quite frankly, my Hawaii relatives are very upset regarding her actions (understatement). His ashes were scattered at point panic on the 29th of September 2006. "Back in 1987 on Christmas day as we watched "Big Wednesday" on my VHS, My pops told me how much he loved makaha. He Insisted (to my Wife and I ) that he wanted to have his ashes scattered by George Downing and Uncle Buff at Makaha point to include a party on the beach. "What frustrates us regarding this woman is her refusal to understand and appreciate who my father was and is to the world of surfing. "Amidst the emotions, I'm sure Dad's remains are flowing towards the Westside enroute to Makaha. Please feel free to print. "Respectfully, Ivan Trent"
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I received the following message from Buzzy Trent's son Ivan, with his permission to print; it explains why many of us did not know what the funeral arrangements were or how to observe his passing out of respect for all he did for all of us who surf. While it is not my intent to insert myself into a family disagreement, I feel the following is important to know, not only as the final chapter in the incredible life of Buzzy Trent, but as a lesson for us all, too.