Ralph Butt

February 9, 1937 to May 1, 2020


BUTT Ralph Owen.  Passed peacefully away on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Palliative Care Unit, Dr. L. A. Miller Centre, Ralph Owen Butt, age 83 years.  Predeceased by parents Lionel and Marie Butt, infant sister Myra, parents in law Levi Gaius and Irene Smith.  Leaving to mourn devoted wife who remained at his side to the end, Marie (Smith), daughter Joanne Howell (Gary), daughter Betty Follett (Ross), son Roger (Laurie) and “his boys” grandsons Allan Howell (fiancé Megan) and Alexander and Eric Butt.  Left with loving memories are his sister Madonna Martin (Ross) and brother Irving (Janet Hicks) and a wide circle of family and friends.  The family would like to thank the staff of the Eastern Health Ambulatory Clinic and the staff of the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care Unit.  Cremation has taken place and due to the current situation, a celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at a later date.  Donations in his memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.  No flowers by request.  To send a message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com


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Marie and family,

We just heard of Ralph’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Some of the best stories I tell are about Ralph because of the good times we spent together. He will be missed.

Marie & family, so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences at this difficult time. R.I.P. Ralph

Roger & Family,
So sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Please accept my condolences.
Janet O’Brien

My condolences to the butt family .Ralph was a great guy who worked with me at Harveys oil in sales .He was a good fellow . He loved his trouting and Salmon fishing. .May he rest in peace Gerry Okeefe and Joan Maher

Sorry to hear of your loss

Roger and Laurie,

We are very sorry on your loss. All the great memories will certainly help you during this difficult time.

Thinking about you,
Lisa and Glenn

Marie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Memories last forever .

Marie and Family,
So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was always a pleasure to chat with in the Ambulatory Care Unit.. So positive and always had a chuckle. In May Bob Crutcher will be gone two years and he used to always look forward to seeing Ralph. Hopefully, they are still having a yarn. So sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Butt has passed away. He was my neighbor on Organ Place for many years. I was a single Mom with 2 young sons and Mr. Butt helped me keep the driveway clear in the winter time. He was always kind to me and did what he could to help me. May his soul RIP

Roger, Laurie and family – we are sorry to hear of your loss. Brenda and I want to express our sincere condolences. I’m sure there are many many wonderful memories to comfort you during this difficult time. God bless.

Roger, Laurie & Family,

So sorry to hear of Mr. Butt’s passing. He may be gone but will never be forgotten. You’ll always have the memories. Thinking of you during this difficult time.



I cannot tell you how saddened I was to hear about your dad’s passing.. Take comfort in your memories, and in each other.

Please extend my sympathy to your mom, Joanne and Betty. I will keep you all close in my thoughts and prayers.


To the Butt Family,
So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Many fond memories of him working at Harvey’s Oil. He was an exceptional salesman who loved his job. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time 🙏🏼💐

Aunt Marie, Joanne, Betty and Roger: So sorry to hear of Uncle Ralph’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time!!!! Love Walt, Cavell and family!

Roger, Laurie, Alexander, Eric, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Father, Father- in-law, and Grandfather.
I am certain the many wonderful memories of having him with you will be never forgotten.. His passing leaves a great void in your lives.
My sincere condolences
Aunt Agnes

We are deeply saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Phone, Marie and Derrick Hayes

Roger and Laurie

So sorry to hear of your fathers passing.

May all your fond and loving memories help you through this difficult time ..

My sincere condolences

Marie and Family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. I have many fond memories of Ralph during summers spent in Lumsden North in the 1950’s and many more recent as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you a this time.

Joanne, Gary, Allan , Betty Roger, and Mrs. Butt and extended family members, we are so sorry to hear about Ralph’s passing. We had the pleasure of meeting him many years ago, when we were visiting at Gary and Joanne’s house, and he sure was a friendly, down to earth man, he loved his family dearly. Keep all your fond memories in your heart and may the memories help you all get through this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Kathy (Howell) Hunt and Kevin Hunt

Roger, Laurie and family. I am sorry to hear About your father. Sincere condolences.

CarolAnne and Jeff Lutz

My condolences to Marie and family. I worked with Ralph for many years at Harveys oil. May he rest in peace.

My sincere condolences to Marie and family on the passing of Ralph. Salmon fishing will never be the same.

Donna, Betty & the Butt family
My condolences on the passing of your brother/father/husband. May the memories you have of him carry you through the difficult days ahead.
Jean King

So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing…..he was a good friend and fellow employee when we worked at Harvey’s Oil through the years….

Mrs Butt, Joanne, Betty, Roger & families…
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
I remember your Dad well.

Mrs. Butt and family My parents, Vic and Nita were your neighbours for many years and I remember dad telling me stories about ice fishing trips with Ralph. Dad certainly enjoyed Ralph’s company and the easy going and relaxed way he had. I and my sisters, Diane and Cindy wish to express our deepest sympathy.
Barbara Warren

Aunt Marie,Betty,Joanne and Roger sorry to hear of Uncle Ralph passing..Thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Aunt Marie, Joanne , Betty,Roger and families.
So sorry to hear of Uncle Ralph’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Please know we are thinking about you during this difficult time.
Ralph & Sheila

My thoughts are with you Aunt Marie, Betty, JoAnne and Roger. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you during this difficult time. My condolences to all of you❤️ Zena

Roger and Laurie we were very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Carl, Tracey and Cameron.

Condolences to the family, thinking of you all, Ralph was a wonderful man , I always enjoyed coming to your place, take care,

Aunt Marie, Betty, Joanne and Roger. We were so saddened to hear of Uncle Ralph’s passing today. Please know you are all in our thoughts in the days ahead. Take care
Love Eli and Annette

Sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. I’m going to miss our weekly calls. Our last call was last Friday, the 24th. We talked about our usual things, cod fishing, salmon fishing, and our time in Windmill Bight. Thanks Marie for calling me this morning. It wasn’t a call i wanted but I was expecting it never the less. I’ve been thinking of you and Ralph a lot these last few days, knowing that he was having a difficult time with his illness Now my toughts are with you and your family as you go through this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Ralph. You’ve been a good friend.