Elizabeth Mary Butler

June 10, 1935 to September 8, 2018


Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  Born on Monday, June 10, 1935 in St. Johns, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Winnifred (nee Duff) Stapleton.  Beside her parents Elizabeth was predeceased by daughter Brenda Butler.  Leaving to mourn with loving and precious memories are her husband Raymond; daughters Patsy (Gerard Ryan), Janet (Robert Kinsella), Juanita (Kenneth Meyers); son, Alan (Margaret); grandchildren Brenda, Rick, Melissa, Natasha, Mark, Shane, Wesley, Daniel-Alan; great-grandchildren Joshua, Emma, Nathan, Charlie, Issac, Hudson, Sophie, Owen, Kaydan and brothers George (Delores), Peter (Eleanor), Art (Betty), Tom (Judy).  Cremation has taken place. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, located at 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Holy Family Catholic Parish Church, located at 69 St. Thomas Line on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:00 am.  In lieu of floral donations, donation to a charity of donor’s choice greatly appreciated.  A special note of thanks to the doctors and staff of the Health Science Centre Emergency Department and 5 North A for their exceptional empathy and compassion during our families very difficult time.




10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on September 11, 2018

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Patsy,Gerard and family,So,so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.Sweet woman, loved her sense of humour!Sincere condolences to all her children and grandchildren but most importantly your Dad.Go rest high on that mountainMrs.Butler,your work here on earth is done.God speed!

Ray and Family
It is with our sincere regret that we learned of the passing of Elizabeth, your wife and friend. We will always remember her wonderful personality and her quick and easy smile and laughter.
Michaeline Evans and family, Calgary, Alberta.

Ray and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Elizabeth death, she was a good friend to my mother Louise. Please accept our sincere condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John & Sheila Rafuse
Windsor NS

Ray and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Elizabeth death, she was a good friend to my mother Louise. Please accept our sincere condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ray and family
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Elizabeth. She was such a wonderful part of our community and made a difference with her volunteerism.
You are in our prayers.
Carmel, Teddy and the Sharpe family.

Dear Alan & Margaret,
We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.. Our sincere sympathy to you both at this sad time.
Everett & Theresa

Our sincere condolences to Elizabeth Butler’s family on her passing. My husband, Bill Tulk, taught school with Elizabeth at Immaculate Conception School in St Thomas many years ago. May her gentle soul rest with the angles.

So sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers to Mr B , Allan , Patsy Janet and Juanita . She was amazing woman to all kids who had the opportunity to meet her or be taught by her. Thank you Mrs . B for being the woman everyone looked up too . May you Rest In Peace

Alan and Margaret our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family as you celebrate your Mothers life . Love you both .
Richard and Mae Gorrill

Dear Janet & family
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. May she rest in peace and may treasured memories ease your sorrow in the days to come. God bless you all during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Ron & Glendora Boland

Our deepest sympathy to you Alan and Marg and family at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

My deepest condolences to Mrs Butler’s family. I had the privilege of being her student for Grades 2,3 and 4. I have wonderful memories of those early years of school and of growing up in Immaculate Conception School. She was a fabulous role model throughout her life.

Rest In Peace Mrs Butler.

My sympathy to you and your family Janet so sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you on this sad day. Love and hugs

Ray and Family
Sincere Sympathy at this very difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with you all, God Bless.

Ray Sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Pat & Catherine Ryan

So sorry for your loss Patsy, Juanita and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy, Ken and Pretty Family

sorry for your loss of your mother my heart goes out to her family and her friends at this time please keep all the good times you have with your mother she is with god . REST IN PEACE NOW


I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I know that it is hard and I pray that God will give you, your father and the rest of your family to get through this. She was a wonderful woman and I am sure that she will be missed by many.
Hugs to you my friend. XO

My sincere condolences to Ray and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time for you. Elizabeth was a wonderful person. She taught all my children in Elementary school. May she rest in peace.

Ray, Patsy, Janet, Alan, Jaunita & Families,
With deepest condolences we share in the loss of your Mom and to Ray in the loss of his wife Elizabeth.
Your family was like an extended family to our family in our younger years. We were privileged to have shared many fun wonderful times and remember Betty for her smiling face and great sense of humor. She would always welcome us to her home and she always made us feel like we were part of her family.
We know the pain in the loss of a Mom and send of deepest condolences to you all and to Ray for the loss of his wife.
Thinking of you all may many sweet memories of Elizabeth comfort you in the days ahead.
Vina & Jack Ronan

Janet my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom, hold tight your memories & treasure them forever, hugs.

Ray &family I am so sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s ,,passing this is a very sad time for u all,,,my deepest condolences to you all re membering better times!!!Love Mary Stapleton

Juanita and family so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My deepest condolences.

Donna Sheehan

I was saddened to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. Many years ago she was my teacher at Immaculate Conception School in St. Thomas and I have many fond memories of her in that role. She touched many lives as a teacher and I’m sure that there are many former students, like me, reflecting back on the lessons we learned from Miss Butler.

So sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your mom from our visit to Newfoundland. She was so welcoming and kind. Find strength in all your precious memories.

Marilyn ❤️

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all, 💕💕💕💕

To the family, I knew Elizabeth professionally and personally, quite a remarkable woman. Loved long chats and hearing her wise philosophy. So sorry for your losd

To all the family
I was surprised and very sad when I saw the recent obituary for Mrs. Butler. Mrs. Butler was like a member of our family. We were very close to Elizabeth and Ray…… Mom (the late Anne Lawlor and Dad (the late Leo Lawlor) I will fondly remember my teacher for grades 3 and 6. I am so very sad to hear this news today and on behalf of my husband Paul and myself please accept our deepest condolences. Sending prayers and hugs to you all during this very, very difficult time.

My heart felt condolences to uncle Ray and all my cousins Patsy, Janet, Allan, Juanita and their families on the loss of a loving wife, mother and grandmother!! Rest In Peace Aunt Elizabeth you will be missed by many people who’s life you touched! Love you! Your niece, Geraldine

our heart goes out to all the family & friends at this sad time in there lives ..R.I.P.

Alan and Marg; Peter and I send our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Keep those precious memories tucked close to your heart and she will always be with you,

Ray and family,
Our family is so sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. For as long as we can remember, Elizabeth and Ray would stop by our store for their goods but most importantly, we would look forward to the chats and laughs we would have afterwards. Elizabeth was a very special lady who will be missed by many. May the memories you all hold comfort you in the days ahead.
Thinking of you all,
Reg, Ruth, Nancy, Kelly & Jane Taylor
Taylor’s Fish Market

Juanita, Shane & Wesley so sorry to her of your Mother/Grand-Mother’s passing. Carl and myself send our condolences.

Dear Ray and family,
we are truly saddened by your loss. She will be greatly missed by many! our .love and blessings to you.

Judy Duff and Duff family sends our deepest
with love,