Passed peacefully away on February 7, 2021, Baxter Butler Jr., at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Center, Botwood. He was 76 years of age. Mr. Butler retired from Ultramar Canada. He was predeceased by his parents Baxter Sr. and Mary Agnes Butler (Granter); brothers John and Allan.
Baxter was born on July 17, 1944. He grew up in a house full of love and brought that to his own family. At 17, Baxter joined the Canadian Army and served with Princess Patricia’s Infantry where he was a paratrooper. He shared many stories with his friends and family. Baxter got out of the army and married Edna Reid, the love of his life. They raised two daughters and his grandson Kirk, who was his pride and joy. Three more grandchildren followed Pepa, Nick and Brandon who he loved and cherished. He was also blessed to have a great granddaughter Sophie who kept him on his toes and gave him days filled with laughter. His nephew Paul also had a piece in his heart and he loved him dearly. His sense of humor and his stories were like no other. The joy and laughter he brought to people was a special gift and he will be deeply missed.
He leaves to mourn his wife Edna of 55 years; daughters Wendy (Sherif) Karaoglu, Denise (Rick) Hemeon; sisters Mary (Jim) Temple, Ann (Ray) Phair, Gladys (Alonzo) Saunders; brothers Harold (Dorothy) Butler, Mike (Marie) Butler; grandchildren Kirk (Josanne), Pepa, Nicholas, Brandon; great granddaughter Sophie many other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank the Nursing Staff in the Palliative Care Unit at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Center for your kindness and care that was a great comfort to the Family, Dr. Kirby for helping with his comfort, Dr. Smith at the CNRHCC, we were blessed to have you as dads Doctor. Your care for him was exceptional. Natalie, his great niece in the ER, what would we have done without you, and to Vanessa Carrol his niece who did everything in her power to get the best of care.