John Robert Butt

February 22, 1939 to November 26, 2016

Obituary

 

Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family at Pleasant View Towers on November 26th, 2016, John Robert Butt, Retired Chief Engineer with Marine Atlantic after almost 40 years at sea. He was predeceased by his parents James and Alma Butt.  Leaving to mourn 6 Children; Debbie Doyle (Chris) Wanda, Paul, Roger, Tamara Marshlack, Tanya Cushman (John). 8 Grand-Children; Laura (Shawn), Mathew (Tanya), Christopher (Rachelle), Chad (Sherry), Dylan, Rachael, Rylie and Mallory. As well as 5 Great Grand-Children; Colby, Keira, Kasadie, Emberlie and Hunter. Sister Freda Winsor (Ralph) and nephew’s Todd (Bev), Jason (Judy), Brother Tolson (Vina) and Nephews Greg and Steven (Daniella).  Also a large circle of other relatives, extended family and friends, plus a Special little Mutt named Chance. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. The family is accepting visitors on Sunday, December 4 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, December 5 at 1 p.m. Flowers gratefully accepted, or memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on December 4, 2016

7-9 p.m. on December 4, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

1:00pm, Monday December 5th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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I was sorry to see that your Dad had passed. I have fond memories of chatting with my Dad, and both of you at Pleasant View Towers while Dad was there. They surely enjoyed visiting with you and Chance. Your Dad had a great sense of humour, and I know you will miss him.

On behalf of the Marine Atlantic Pensioners Society (Central) I extend our condolences to the extended Butt families. Most of us sailed with his during our careers. On a personal note I first met John as a class mate when taking a Diesel Mechanics course in the old MUN Annex in 1957.

Debbie,so sorry to hear of your Dads passing,I can still remember having such a great time with him at your wedding seems like yesterday,,may he rest in peace

To Tolson, Wanda and Debbie:
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We are thinking of you all. God bless.

Aunt Sylvia & Uncle Bob
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

To TOLSON and Family. So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Have many fond memories of Joh over the years. Quite the character nice memories to hold onto. Rest In Peace John.

THE NEWS OF JOHN’S PASSING BROUGHT A FLOOD OF MEMORIES,I’D LIKE TO SHARE SOME WITH YOU

-JOHN SHOWING ME HOW TO SKIP ROCKS OVER THE WATER ON THE BEACH BEHIND AUNT DRUCIE’S HOUSE IN CARBONEAR –

TAKING ME TO AUNT DRUCIES TO HAVE HER SEW THE BOTTOM OF MY DRESS BACK ON- TORE IT TRYING TO JUMP THE PICKET FENCE LIKE HE TOLD ME -IT WAS ON A SUNDAY TOO AND JOHN KEPT SAYING ‘DON’T CRY I WONT TELL WHAT HAPPENED-

TAKING ME TO THE CORNER STORE FOR RAISIN SQUARES AND SPUR COLA-

HIDING THE COMIC BOOKS UNDER HIS BED-SO I WOULDN’T GET CAUGHT WITH THEM

GIVING ME RIDES TO MUN WHEN HE CAME IN OFF THE BLUE PETER SHIP HE BEEN OUT ON-

WHEN ONE OF HIS BOATS CAME INTO A TOWN WHERE WE WERE LIVING -HE’D SPEND SOME TIME WITH US-

AS WE GOT OLDER WE DIDN’T SEE EACH OTHER BUT WE DID TALK ON THE PHONE ESPECIALLY AFTER OUR PARENTS DIED SHARING MEMORIES OF TIMES PAST-

UNFORTUNATELY HEALTH ISSUES AND DISTANCE MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO BE THERE WITH YOU-BUT WE WILL BE THERE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS-
-GOD BLESS- LOVE TO ALL THE FAMILY

MARINA & CYRIL (BISHOP)

Well where do I begin… Knew this sweet man when his mom(Alma) and aunt Drucilla were residents on my floor… He would walk from Mt Pearl to Escasoni EVERY day both to visit and for his health. Had the pleasure of meeting his dght Debbie during this time and again while caring for her dad. We joked just a few nights ago that you know you are a legend here when you nursed your grandma, aunt and now your dad. A very sweet man and a pleasure to care for… From his seafaring stories to his “story” about the loss of his leg… He told every word as if it was gospel lol… To Debbie, Wanda and all his family… My deepest sympathies… Rest easy John …. You are on your final voyage…xo

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I met your Father when he lived in Deep Bight, A small town just outside Clarenville. We enjoyed many laughs together. God bless you all at this sad time! Hugs to all.

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I met your Father when he lived in Deep Bight, A small town just outside Clarenville. We enjoyed many laughs together. God bless you all at this sad time! Hugs to all.

To the Butt family Freda and Ralph: Condolences on the passing of your loved one John. I remember the Butts from many years ago in Placentia. God bless you all.

My deepest condolences are with Tolson, John’s brother and Vina. Also with all of John’s children and their family’s. John was such a wonderful generous caring man. It was a joy to see him walk in to Dougies. He would always lite up your day. He had a way with him that made you feel special. It was a privileged to have known him. He will surely be missed. RIP my friend!. Ida

Daddy we will all miss you incredibly, I know you are pain free now and in loving hands <3. To all my family sharing this pain ….Amen.