Passed at his home on January 26, 2021 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Butler (2015). Cherished father of Cheryl Koteles and companion Chris Howell, Ken Butler and Sheila Hattie-Butler, and Jim and Erin Butler all of London. Adored grandfather of Luke; Emily and Andrew. Fondly remembered by his several nieces and nephews. Dear brother-in-law of Lorne and Donna McGuffin of London, Lorne and Lynn Ardiel of Ballymote, and Marilyn McGuffin of London. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Tom, Bernie, Dolly, Edna and Betty and daughter-in-law Susan West-Butler.
A private family interment will be held on April 10, 2021 at St. John’s Cemetery, Arva. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Lucan (519-227-4211).
Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Private link for invited guests: https://www.haskettfh.com/register/
Sincere sympathy to the family during this time of deep sorrow. May your memories be a comfort to you. Fondly remembering Bill as the steady and reliable third baseman for the Arva fastball team.
Bob & Beth Ardiel
Bob and Beth Ardiel
We’re sad to hear about the passing of Uncle Bill. We have lots of good memories of family get-togethers with the Butlers. Some of the photos shown here nicely capture his sense of fun and the pleasure he and Aunt Ruth shared having little kids around. He will be missed by many.
Jeff, Margaret (McGuffin) & Jean Bryan
Our sympathies are with you at this time. We used to see Bill regularly at the North Star for lunch and at reunions with Ruth while she was with us. – Jeff, Margaret (McGuffin) & Jean Bryan
Ivar & Jane Andersen
Cheryl, condolences on the passing of your father. The end of an era is always a sad milestone.
May memories, of your father and family, make you smile and grant you peace.
Hugs, Jane & Ivar
Merrylee, Gord, Hannah and Jacob
We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill’s passing. There has never been a kinder more gentle man. His goofy sense of humour always brought a smile to everyone around him. I know he will be missed very much. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences.
Tom and Judy Bestard
We were sorry to hear about the passing of my uncle Bill. Although we have not seen him for a while, we were wondering recently how he was doing in this shutdown situation.
I remember the Christmas parties at grandma Butlers when I was very much younger. Uncle Bill and Uncle Tom really made the day special for me as a kid. Uncle Bill always got as excited showing me how new toys worked at Christmas, and seemed to be having as much as I was. He taught me to be curious about how things worked, even showed me how to take things apart so that understanding how it actually worked was possible. This curiosity served me well throughout my career in the engineering field. I still think of Uncle Bill often as a result.
Judy and I send our condolences to the family and hope to see you later when this shutdown is lifted.
Donna and Lorne McGuffin (Aunt Donna and Uncle Lorne)
Dear Cheryl, Ken, Jim and families,
May peace, love and hope be yours today and everyday in this sad time. Your dad, Bill, was a big part of all our family get togethers and we shall all miss him. He had a unique sense of humor and shared it willingly. I remember well his passion for playing games especially Euchre, and his desire to always be on the winning team. He was avid about the game of baseball too, and was always a valued team member. Your dad, Bill, and your mom, Ruth, were a great team and will always be in our hearts. We send prayers and God’s richest blessings to you along with our love.
Ted and Frances Bestard
Cheryl, Ken, Jim and family, We are saddened to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. We remember happily gathering for family reunions and heartily enjoyed visits from Uncle Bill and Aunt Ruth at the farm with Ted’s father, Lloyd. Uncle Bill and Aunt Ruth were a wonderful couple and we remember them fondly.
Kathryn Kozell Ardiel
Dear Cousins, Cheryl, Jim, Ken and family.
We send our deepest condolences to you and your children on hearing of Uncle Bill’s passing. Know that our prayers are with you all and that fond memories of him will bring you comfort and peace of heart.
Don and Kathy Ardiel (London) and family
Our sincere condolences to Bill and Ruth Butler’s family. We have many pleasant memories of times spent with Bill and Ruth at the Lucan bowling alley and also at the Lucan United Church.
Clarke and Grace Rollings
Sincere Condolences to Bill’s Family. I have many memories of Bill and Ruth being involved in the activities at Lucan United Church and I always enjoyed our visits every week at the Lucan Bowling Lanes when they bowled .Thinking of you.
Our sincere condolences to Bill and Ruth’s family on the passing of Bill
Paul and Carolynn Hodgins
Paul and Judi Lankin
Janine Butler and Denis Bolohan
To cousins Cheryl, Ken , Jim, and your families,
We were saddened to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing, but know he will be together with your Mom and all the aunts and uncles once again. Our love and thoughts go out to you all,
Janine and Denis
To Bill’s family our deepest sympathies. I met Bill and Ruth threw the Hertage Commitee, then introduced them to my parents Willie and Jeanne Hassall. We have many fond memtories and your laughter will ring in our ears when we think of you. Happy at the thought you’re back with Ruth.
Donna Spencer, Willie and Jeanne Hassall, Lancaster, Ontario
Sincere condolences to Bill and Ruth’s family. We have wonderful memories of their presence and activities at Lucan United Church and then at Villages United. Blessings, Dot and Gord Duncan
Lee Ann B
Sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts & prayers are with you. LeeAnn
Dale & Linda Froats
Cheryl, Ken, Jim and families, Was looking forward to our pop-in visits again with Bill when covid was done. Stories of ballgames were shared and he enjoyed showing us what he was puttering around doing in his workshop. Bill always seemed content when we visited from the doorway this past year but it had to be lonely with his beloved Ruth gone and not being able to go to his favourite restaurant for an outing. They are together now and we send our condolences to you; they were so proud of their family and you were so loved.
Karen & Dan Lemanski
To our cousins: We were very sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Bill. Be comforted knowing that we all had great fun together. Your dad a was gentle, kind, generous of both his time and talents, funny, and a musical person. He taught us many things while we were growing up together. (driving, I will never forget my first lesson, it was awesome!!)
Now, I’m giving each of you a virtual hug. Love to all, Karen and Dan Lemanski
Sorry to hear about your father ken
Bob and Sylvia Reeve
Jim, Erin, and family, so very sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Leif, Tanya & family
We are so sorry to hear of this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, Erin, Emily, Andrew, and the rest of the family. May each of you find comfort in this time of sorrow and loss.
Wayne & Pam Hall
Cheryl & Chris, Ken & Sheila, Jim & Erin and families; I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Pam and I would like to send our condolences to all of you. I have many great memories of Bill when Ken and I were in high school and our baseball playing days. Bill and Ruth were very kind and allowed us to use their backyard chapel for our wedding photos almost 30 years ago. Over the years, whenever we crossed paths Bill always had time to stop and chat. He will be sadly missed but now can rejoin Ruth in heaven. Hugs to all of you.
Please accept our deepest condolences. We were neighbors of your parents for many years and have fond memories of them both.
Harry & Judy Bond
Brian & Clara
Dear Ken, Sheila and Family,
Deepest sympathy to all of you during this very sad time in your lives. Cherish the fond memories of your Dad; these will help you get through the difficult days ahead.
Brian & Clara
Vae & Bob Hammett
We have fond memories of Uncle Bill, the ultimate entertainer for Bob and our kids when they were young. We also remember when he and Aunt Ruth were the frequent visitors for Bob’s mom, Edna.
These warm memories and more will be in our grateful hearts until our time comes.
With love and our warm condolences,
Bob and Vae
To our dear cousins:
Sending you love, hugs and our deepest condolences. We are truly sorry for the loss of your dad. Please know we are keeping you close in our hearts and prayers.
Rest in peace, dear Uncle Bill.
Love, Vickie and Corey
I’m sorry to hear this sad news. Bill always had a friendly hello whenever I encountered him by his house or at the restaurant. You have my condolences.
Bonnie and Rick Carey
Rick and I are both very saddened by the passing of your dad. We send our condolences to you all, and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Many, many fond memories of the Butler clan. They are together once again. We will gather when we are able. Love Bonnie and Rick
Laura Gower & Dwayne Needham
Dwayne, the boys and myself would like to send our condolences on the passing of your dad. He was an amazing man and great neighbour . We will miss him dearly.