William Butler
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Obituary of William Butler

Passed away on June 23, 2017, after a lengthy illness, William Harold Butler, at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Center, Botwood.  He was 86 years of age. 

Bill was born on March 1, 1931 to William and Elsie Butler.  He came into the world a fighter.  He was so tiny, that his mother’s wedding ring fit his wrist.  Doctors relayed to the family that if he survived he would not live past 21.  He lived life to its fullest for 86 years.

In February, 1966, he married Dorothy (Lidstone) and had one daughter, Rhonda.

He worked at several jobs throughout the years, but spent most of his career with Irving Oil.  He received a Safe Driving certificate for being accident free for 31 years.  He spent the last ten years working as a Broker for Seaport Transport.

Bill loved laughter, a good joke, music and dancing.  He had a talent for gardening and enjoyed nature and camping.  Those who knew him knew they could count on him for just about anything.  He loved his community and was a dedicated fire fighter for 27 years.  He was a member of the PC Association for 50 plus years.

He was an active member of the Botwood St. James Anglican Church and gave many hours as church Warden, Vestry Member and Cemetery Caretaker.  He was a part of the Brothers of the Anglican Church and his love for cooking produced many pots of gravy for the BAC dinners.  He loved his extended Church family and had an unwavering faith.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Elsie (Hemeon) Butler; brothers John, Garfield, Ronald, Ernest and Lawrence; sisters Mabel, Alice and Mary.  He leaves to mourn his wife Dorothy (Lidstone); daughter Rhonda (Gregory) Byrne; sister Kathleen Parsons and a circle of other relatives and friends.  Reverend Larry Chatman will conduct the memorial service from St. James Anglican Church, on Monday, June 26, 2017. Interment to follow at the Anglican cemetery, Botwood.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home, Botwood.  Unrbearer will be Greg Byrne.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the St. James Anglican Church, or the Heart and Stroke foundation.

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