“Promoted to Glory”, peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 of Lucan at the age of 97. Leaving 56 years of wonderful memories and love behind for wife Annelies. Proud father and supporter of Peter and Carole, Joyce and David French, Doug and Martha, Lynn, Abner and Penny, Wendy and Donald Hiscox, Ray and Kimberly, and Coby and Robert Nie. Terrific grandpa and opa of 27 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Peter and Aafke, Reindert and Marieke, Coby, and Nicoline. Uncle of Marlene and Rick Thornton and many nieces and nephews in The Netherlands. Predeceased by his first wife Nicoline (Krul) Butler (1966), and his siblings Harold, Elizabeth, and Peter and brother-in-law Hans.
Ed was very proud to serve his country in World War II, serving in Italy and The Netherlands. It was in The Netherlands that he met his first wife, Nicoline.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, LUCAN on Sunday afternoon from 2 – 4 PM. Registration is required and appreciated. Please click “Register Now” below, to register.
Ed’s funeral service will be held at Living Hope Church, 120 Main Street, LUCAN on Monday, January 23rd at 11 AM. Interment Ausable Cemetery.
For those unable to attend the service in person, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh.
Donations to Living Hope Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
To Annelies God Zegen . Jesus es good alteid.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick;
and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
This Bible verse represents Ed Butler’s life.
To the entire Butler family May the comfort of the Comforter,
The Precious Holy Ghost be as a warm blanket of Love in the years ahead and at this time.
As all could see you truly had a wonderful Father and so many benefited from your Father’s kindness as he was a Father in the Faith too.
I remember his prayers in church having been asked to pray over the service and give a blessing and how all of heaven came down because he knew the One who gives to all who ask eternal life, His Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Continue on in the Grace of God that you have been given and go and do thou likewise as your Father did according to that old song :
Go tell it on the Mountain :)
Jim and Helen Hearn
Our sincere sympathy to all of Ed’s loved ones. Lucan has lost another pillar of our community. He will be missed.
Jim and Helen
Margaret (nee Eizenga) and Donald Stiller
It was nice to be able to watch Ed’s funeral service online and to hear him honored in such a special way.
Our prayers are with you, Annelies, and with the whole family as you grieve the great loss in your lives.
Dave & Linda Barr
Our condolences to the Butler family. Both Ed and his son Peter did jobs for our company. It feels like Lucan has lost a huge part of it’s history now that Ed is gone. He will be missed.
Pete, Jackie & Tracey Martens
Annelies and the Butler family
Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of Ed. He was a true pillar of the community. May your memories help you through this difficult time.
Dear Annelies and Butler family,
My sincere condolences on the Homegoing of Ed. He has left an incredible legacy.
Remembering our times together, many years ago now, in Bible study, and church fellowship.
Praying that all of you will know the comfort that only our God can bring, and experience His Sufficient Grace for each day ahead.
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve and also celebrate Ed’s promotion to Glory 🙏💕
George and Sue Wilson
Marlene and Rick, heartfelt condolences on your loss of your Uncle Ed. Cherish your precious memories. Hugs and prayers.
Clive and Marilyn (nee Hearn) Bowden
We are sending deepest condolences to all of the Butler family. Ed lived such a full life, and gave so much to his family and Lucan. A life well lived and a lasting legacy!
Dwayne and Lynn Smith
Dr. Butler and family so sorry to hear of your father’s passing thinking of you all at this time in our thoughts and prayers.
Dwayne and Lynn Smith
Don and Ruth Ann Cunningham
To the Butler Family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Ed. Such a good long life. He will be missed by many. Treasure the memories.
Don and Ruth Ann Cunningham
Karen Davenport (Mason)
Loved the entire family. Spent a lot of my childhood and teen years with the Butlers in their home at church and celebrating many family weddings. Such a generous family! My deepest condolences to a life well lived.
To all the Butler Family
Sorry for your loss, hold your memories close to your heart.💟
Annelies: Sending thoughts of heartfelt sympathy to you and your families. Blessings of comfort and peace in your journey ahead.
Port Alice BC
Dear Butler family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa. May our God of all comfort be with you as you mourn this loss. May His peace and joy be with you as you remember Mr. Butler’s life and celebrate his legacy. Thinking of you and praying for you.
To the Butler Family my sincere condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. John Riddell and Family
Our sympathies and prayers go with your family. We remember fondly the times the Canns and Butlers spent together. We look forward to joining you at “Uncle”Ed’s funeral as we honour his Christian example.
Don and Chris Jolly and family
Annalies and the entire Butler Family.
Ed made a lasting impression on Becky and I when we were young pastors at the Lucan Revival Center which we will never forget.
Ed made a great donation into the lives of so many people throughout his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss, and celebration. Its normal to grieve the loss of your loved one but also especially, in Eds case, normal to celebrate a live well lived to the Glory of God. God bless you all.
Patti and Dan Murphy
Sincere condolences for your loss.
To Ray and Kim and your family, my sincere condolences. Your Dad’s history is amazing and I’m sure he will be missed. God bless.
Dale and Linda Froats
Annelies and family; we have always treasured your friendship throughout our many years in Lucan. May you all find peace this coming week as you gather together to share your love and wonderful memories of times spent together with husband, father and grandfather. We all have lost a true patriot and family man of Lucan.
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Praying for you and all of your family, asking God to surround you with his perfect peace and love. Please pass our condolences on to Annelies. She may not remember us, but we were in the same room when our babies were born almost 50 years ago.
Sending big hugs and heartfelt sympathy.
Rick and Dorothy Kay
Carroll (Bud) Thompson
Ray and Kim,
Our sincere sympathy in the death of your father to all the Butler family.
Bud and Kate
Bob and Nancy Rushton
Our sincerely condolences to Ed’s family.
Jane and Greg Keith
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. ❤🙏
Paul & Ginny McPhail
To Annelies and the whole Bulter family our deepest sympathy.
We have known Brother Ed Butler since 1954. I appreciate the Butler family history, Ed’s love for God, the church, his neighbours, and support of his sister Betty in ministry/missions.
Ginny and I pray that God will comfort you at this time.
Rev. Paul and Virginia McPhail – Chatham, ON.
Rien and Betty VanderWal send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
Dave and Karen Hill
Dave and Karen Hill
Our deepest sympathy to Pete, Annelies and the rest of the Butler family in the loss of a very special father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many.
To Annelies and The Butler Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Ed’s passing, he was A Blessing to me in every respect when I pastored at the church in Lucan many years ago. All of you have my sincere sympathy and I am looking forward
to seeing Ed on the other side… May God Bless everyone of You …
Dear Butler Family, I would like to express my condolences, Mr Butler is a wonderful man who loved and served the Lord with all his heart and he’ll be missed. May God Bless you all and may you find strength and comfort in Holy Spirit.
Dear Doug and family, our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Your dad was a wonderful man,
Peter, Ingo and Heike Nippa
Dear Annelies and Family.
Many memories of the Butler family through the years.
Our loss. Heavens gain. Home at last.
Pat (Sovereign) & Bob Hodgins
Annelies and the Butler family. Our deepest condolences at this time. I grew up in Princess Street and remember Ed well. My father had a great respect for him and made sure we knew the significance of your family history. I pray you take comfort in knowing he is remembered as a hard working honourable man, who is now with his Heavenly Father.
L Donna and Jeff Fawcett
We are so sorry for your loss. My childhood is full of memories of the Butler family. Praying for much peace and comfort.
Dear Annelies and the whole Butler family
What a wonderful long life he lived.
The Sovereign Family, Petes Uncles ,and his Grandfather, go way back, being neighbour’s and friends of the Butlers .
Sending my sincere sympathy to all the family at this sad time .
Robert and Alicia Holland
Ed was all about family and service to the Lord.
Our sincerest condolences to his family.
May God grant him eternal rest.
Linda Abbott Timmons
.My grandparents, Hugh and Pearl Birtch, and parents, Clayton and Velma Abbott were dear friends of Ed. I can only imagine their reunion in heaven!
My deepest condolences to the entire family, especially my childhood friend, Joyce.
So sorry to hear, condolences to all the family. He was a good man!
Butlers I am sorry for your loss.
Gord & Joanne Hardy
To the Butler family:
Sincere sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sorry for the loss of Eddie, this is more than just a loss to the Butler family but for the village of Lucan as well. We were next door neighbors for many years and also shared a garden.
The Youngs “Gord Jean & Pam”
Fam.Janneke van der Gaag
Dear family Butler
I have wonderful memories with uncle Ed.
My thoughts are with you during this sad time.
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Ed
Paul and Carolynn
My sincerest condolences for the Butler Family.
Wayne & Cheryl Carroll
Our deepest condolences to you Annelies and the whole Butler family on the loss of Ed. He truly was a kind and gentle man. I always cherished those times when Ed prayed. I want to add that I so admired all the selfless care you provided to Ed over the years. Once again, our deepest sympathy.
Wayne and Cheryl
Sorry to hear of the passing of Ed, many fond memories of many years ago.
Our sincerest condolences. Thinking about all of the family.
Tracy and Greg Emmerton
Martin/Jo Anne Clarke
To The Butler Family:
Our sincere condolences to the whole family on your loss of Mr. Butler … including you in our prayers.
Martin & Jo Anne Clarke
My sincere condolences
Annelies and family, sincerest sympathy from the whole Bakker family. Ed was such a gentle man, very kind hearted. We have great memories from the years we lived near you. May he rest in peace!
Susan & Bob Gray
Our hearts go out to Annelies and we are sad at the passing of Ed but secure in the knowledge that he is at home with Christ.
We have many fond memories of ED. He was a kind, gracious man with a wonderful sense of humour.
Annelies and Family,
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time and remembering fond memories of when we all shared Princess street together. A life well lived and never forgotten.
Jen, Mike, Jack and Clara Campbell
Sorry for your loss.
Jeff and Kelly McFalls
Sorry to hear of the death of Uncle Ed, He was blessed with a long wonderful life and is nowwith the Lord. May he rest in Peace.
Marilyn Duncan (Daughter of Marguerite Butler)
Sorry to hear of the death of Uncle Ed, he is with the Lord now, May he rest in Peace.
Marilyn Duncan (Daughter of Marguerite Butler)
Kathy (Hopps) West
My sincere condolences to the entire family. Mr. and Mrs. Butler added much to my life helping to build the foundation of my current walk with Jesus Christ, my personal Lord and Saviour. Thank you.
TO THE HONOUR AND GLORY OF OUR FATHER GOD … I HAVE BEEN APPOINTED DEAN OF RING OF FIRE BIBLE COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL out of Nettleton, Mississippi, U.S.A.
The Butler family’s support along with the support and prayers of the saints of the Church in Lucan, Ontario, Canada will be greatly rewarded for their investments into my life and all that the now being birthed Bible College succeeds in doing. Thank you. I love you dearly. God bless you all.
William and Helen Delorme
Our condolences to the entire Bulter Family, Pete and Marlene..
We have many memories of Ed’s many accomplishment.
William and Helen
Coby van der Gaag
In our thoughts we are with you all, though we are in Holland.
Ed always has a special place in my heart. Love for all of the family especially Annelies.
Such a godly man and father, very glad to have known him and the family.
Jeroen van der Gaag
Dear Butler Family
Sorry for your loss and my condolences with Ed. He was a remarkable man and I’m proud to have known him.
I hope you will share all the memories of Ed with each other.
Jeroen and Maaike van der Gaag
Sincere condolences to Ed’s family, Rick and Marlene. A life well lived.
Muriel and Jeff Culbert
Our condolences to Ed’s relatives. .. Muriel Culbert and Jeff Culbert
Dave and Shannon Manders
Annelies and the Butler family,
So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. We have many fond memories of the years we were neighbours. Thinking of you all in the days ahead.🕯️
Dave, Shannon, Jesse and Blake Manders
To the Butler Family,
You have my deepest condolences.
Harry and Elaine Hardy
Sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts are with your families Our families purchased neighbouring farms the same year 1920 . so we have known them for a long time. I started school with them . we were friends, neighbours, and in business. Always honourable people. Good for the community.
My very sincere condolances to the entire family and especially to Annelies, Pete and Joyce. I remember growing up across the street from Ed and him being a very hard working and gentle man. They say only the good die young. Not in this case as he was the epitamy of a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our Sincere Condolences
The Staff at Excel Pharmacy
Eric and Sue Gerber
Dear Annelies and family,
We are sorry for the passing of Ed. What a privilege for us to have known him and hear his sweet prayers over the years. We are the better for having known him.
Annelies and family
Deeply sorry for your loss..may thelord uphold you during this time God Bless
Thinking of you all at this difficult time and rejoicing as we think of dad in his home away from home. We will miss him.
We where sorry to hear of Eds passing . He is with the Lord now ,he blessed him with a long and wonderful life . What more could you ask
Doug and Marty
I am so sorry for your loss
May he be with God and the Angels and fly high.
He will always be remembered by everyone that knew him.
Again sorry for your loss and God bless you and your families
So sorry for your loss the Butler Families . from Ron and Barb Densmore
So sorry for your loss the Butler Families .
Sorry to hear about Ed’s death. We will all miss him
Annelies, Peter and the Butler Family,
Sorry for your loss of a good man, Death gets us all sometime thanks to our first parents. Ed enjoyed a long life with many accomplishements. May he rest in Peace.
Joe and Henrietta O;Neill