Daphne (Legge) Butler (nee Leslie)

August 22, 1943 to May 20, 2023


Died on May 20th, 2023, Daphne (Legge) Butler, nee Leslie age 79, Bishops College Retired Teacher.

Predeceased by son, George Legge (2013) and his father, Albert Legge (1968), and her parents Dr. George Drew and Joyce Leslie.

Leaving to mourn husband Dennis Butler; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Leona Legge; granddaughter, Stephanie Legge; brothers, George (Eleanor) Leslie and Andrew (Corinne) Leslie and their families; Dennis’ sister and brother and their families, Sandra Rowe and Bill (Dorothy) Butler; George and Douglas’ aunt, Sylvia Carew and her family. Also leaving to mourn her friends and colleagues.

Cremation has taken place. Inurnment to take place at the General Protestant Cemetery.

No flowers by request. Donations may be made to a charity of your own choice.



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So very sorry to hear of “ Mrs. Legges” passing. She was a very special teacher who held a very special place in our hearts even after we graduated from bishops college.She was such a kind , fun loving person who truly cared about her students . The trip she chaperoned to st. Pierre , will be a memory I will cherish , as well as the night of our high school graduation ,.
Sincerest condolences to all her family and friends

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Daphne. My brother Michael and I hold dear the memories of her , George and Douglas on their visits to Dewlaw Northumberland, where we enjoyed teas in the hay fields. I am sure she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Sincere condolences to you all.
Elizabeth (nee Leslie) and Richard Angus.

So sorry to hear the sad news about Dalhne. Fond memories of when we were children together visiting Elgin.
Our condolences to Dennis and Douglas., George Andrew-Gordon. and alll the family
Love Gillian & David

Such a special person A Loving wife ,mother and friend .Rest in peace …

Uncle Dennis, Doug, Leona and Stephanie:
So sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. Please know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Donna and Steve Parsons

Mrs. Butler (then Legge) was my homeroom teacher at Bishops in 1974/75. She was always so pleaant and treated her students with respect. I have thought of her often through the years

We are deeply saddened to hear of Daphne’s passing. Daphne was a dear friend and colleague. And I cherish our many years teaching together at Bishops College. Deepest condolences to Dennis and Daphne’s family. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
With sincere sympathy,
Ches and Mary Warren

Daphne was a great mentor and friend to me when I was a young new teacher at Bishops College. She gave advice support and many moments of laughter. We went to hordes of fitness classes together and shared a few confidences along the way. I will remember her ready smile and energy. Thank you for being a wonderful mentor to me.
Michelle Clemens

Our graduating class knew Daphne as ” Mrs . Legge”. So very sorry to learn of her passing. Many fond memories of this kind and well respected teacher. Mrs. Legge was one of the teachers who accompanied a group of us on a school trip to St. Pierre and Miquelon. It was there that we developed a special bond. My sincere condolences to her family.
May she rest in peace.

So very sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. I was lucky enough to have Mrs. Butler as a teacher at Bishop’s College, and she was also an acquaintance of my parents (Don and Jean Hillier). I fondly remember her connection with students – which is something that I carry with me in my own career. May your many memories bring you comfort over the coming days.

So sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. I remember her well from Bishops College as a teacher and then when she and my mother became good friends and she was such a comfort to mom prior to her passing. My sincere condolences to all the family.

Dennis and Family,

I was very sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. I always enjoyed her company and we had many good laughs together.

Daphne had a great personality and strength of character. She was very kind and giving of herself to others. I found her to be thoughtful, straight to the point, and well informed. In her outlook on life.

Cherish her memory as she will always be with you in spirit.

My deepest condolences to you all.

Mary Martin Rowe

I had the pleasure of working with Daphne early in my career. She was always very organized and efficient – very helpful to a young teacher returning to her alma mater. She was a proud and valuable member of the Bishops team. My condolences to the family.

Janet Vivian-Walsh

To Daphne’s family I send my condolences. I am one of her Delta gym friends. We shared many a story and solved all the problems of the world each morning. She also
Insisted that my parents picture had to be on NTV news for their anniversary and it was. I know you will miss her as we will. Helene McBay

To Daphne’s family:
The sad news of Daphne’s passing is tempered by the happy memories of our teaching together at Bishops College. My prayer is that your memories will also bring smiles through your tears.
Lloyd Gill

I taught with Daphne at Bishops College in the late 80’s. To be honest, I was a bit scared of her at the beginning. But I quickly came to value her no nonsense demeanour. She was the one who wasn’t afraid to say things out loud, and was right way more often than not. The more I got to know her, the more I thought she was absolutely wonderful, a person to emulate, and an inspiration. She was the person who kept all the retired Bishops teachers connected; I regret not being able to attend the socials because I was busy baby-sitting grandkids. This year they all went to school – and I was waiting for Daphne’s email with coffee arrangements. So sad she has passed, but so happy to have know her.

To Dennis and family. Even though I have seen or talked to you all in the past few days I have to say what having Daphne for my friend for over 30 years has meant to me. We traveled together, had fun together, laughed and cried together. I could always count on Daphne for an honest opinion, a very earlly morning call for water fitness, and genuine interest in my children and grandchildren. During covid shutdown and during Max”s illness we had a second home with Daphne and Dennis. She was always there for support and love especially in the past year. She understood grief. I will miss her always. (About now she would tell me this is far too long) So rest in peace my friend. Phyllis

Aunt Daphne to me and my brother Chris. I’m usually good with words (maybe Daphne had something to do with that over the last 52 years) – But here I’m at a bit of a loss. Not that she would mind. Daphne was and always will be a very full presence in the Carew family. Times, events, life may have seen us not spend as much time as we could have – nay – should have – but the times we all did spend with Aunt Daphne have been and will remain special to me. Her direct, yet sage, no “bullshit” approach I appreciated perhaps a bit too late. She knew I loved her – and I know she loved me. In the end – if thats what you have to show for a relationship – I’ll take it. From my heart for a beloved aunt, from Paul my husband who immediately connected with Daphne and Dennis on his arrival to Newfoundland 18 years ago – and with love from mom Sylvia (sister-in – law), Chris. Heidi, Sarah, Johnathan and Olivia. See? Turns out I’m not so much at a loss for words – Daphne would be the first one to note that ;). All my love to you Dennis and Doug and all the rest of the Rowe, Legge, Butler families. What a woman…. xo

Dennis, my heart is full. To you, her beloved husband and more, to Douglas, ,Fiona and her pride and joy, Stephanie…Daphne was everything. George and wee Andrew and your families, you have lost your champion, always strong and steadfast and full of love and irreverence. She was my dearest friend for 65 years, and all of you were a part of that..part of the Laings and _our own children. Carl and I and the three children loved her so much. Auntie Daffeney. , we will all miss you , and hold your family in our hearts. Carl and Pat.

Dennis and family we are so sorry to hear of Daphne ‘s Passing. Our thought and prayers are with you All in time of deep loss and sadness
With deepest Sympathy
Barb and Terry Whelan

Uncle Dennis, Doug, Leona and Stephanie,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Aunt Daphne was a special part of our family. We always appreciated her support and advice. We will miss her.
With deepest sympathy,
Stephanie, Kent, Ethan and Lauren

Dennis and Family. We are so sad to hear of Daphnes passing. During this difficult time we are thinking of you. Our prayers are with you Dennis.

Sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing.We had great laughs in our French classes at MUN.Over the years I often ran into her and we always stopped for a chat..Sincere condolences.

So very sorry to just read of Daphne’s passing. Her family and mine go back many years as her parents and mine were good friends .I met Daphne when she came to Horwood High in Clarenville to teach when I attended there in the late 60’s. I didn’t have the pleasure of having her as my teacher, but knew her on a more personal level as she often visited with my parents. To all her family, Andrew being the only one I knew in later life, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of this lovely lady.

Dennis, a sad time for you and your family. – you are in our thoughts.

Jennifer & Paul Sparkes

We send sincere condolences to Dennis and all the family at this time. Please cherish all your precious memories. We remember the times that we would chat with you both at Furey’s club.. Robbie remembers the times Dennis that you were all at the cabin having a wonderful time. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.. Dennis, please feel free to drop by anytime you are in Harbour Main.

So many wonderful memories of Daph. Head kerchiefs, lawn chairs and baby oil. Loads of fun times always when she would visit! Looking at her picture I can hear her chuckles.
She was dearly loved by our family. Condolences to all of you.

Denis and family, So very sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. . You will remember We last spoke at a funeral home not long ago when another old friend passed.. our sincere condolences to you. Bern and Sandra Adey

Very sorry Sir for you and your family.
Thinking on you Denis. Deepest sympathy.

Shawn & Rhonda

Dear Denis, I sympathize with your sorrow. and cherish the memory of the happy occasions spent in Daphne’s company..

Denis and family,

We were so sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. We shared many good times when we got together at our homes.. Daphne was very friendly and always had a laugh. Our very deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless.
Helen and Ed Woodrow

Daphne’s Family,
I was saddened to read of Daphne’s passing. We shared a room together at Emanuel House in 1959 while attending Memorial University. We had a great year. It was always good to see her and have a chat. She was a happy pleasant lady. May your memories help you in the days to come. Sincere sympathy to you all.
Mildred Tucker

Dennis, Doug, Leona and Stephanie
So sorry to hear of Daphne passing! Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time! RIP Daphne

Dennis and Family,
I am so sorry that Daphne has passed away.. She was a most loved member of our family in Bay Roberts and since. Mom called her “number 5”. What a great woman.
Love to the Family.
Heather Laing Barbour

Daphne was a good friend and devoted colleague at Bishops College.. Her dedication to teaching as well as her involvement in extra-curricular activities played a very important role in the life of Bishops.. Upon her retirement she organized, for many years, monthly luncheons for fellow Bishops retirees.. I speak for all attendees at these events – her presence will be deeply missed.

Dennis and family,
Deepest condolences on Daphne’s passing. She was a lovely lady and I’m glad for all the times we chatted over the years after I graduated from Bishops.
We used to laugh about her reputation when I was at school for being a cranky librarian. Her laugh and smile are in my heart.
Long live love.

So very sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. Another true friend received by the creator.

Abner & Fanny Tucker

So sorry for ur loss my condolences to the family

So sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. She was a mentor to me as a new teacher at Bishops. Always professional, very funny, and the most relaxed teacher I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She was also a wonderful gardener. My condolences

A long standing friend and co-worker. Daphne was one of those who made teaching at Bishops a pleasure and a joy. Always helpful and professional she could brighten you day and ease your load. at the same time.. Many are the teachers at Bishops who depended on her for assistance and courtesy.
Bless you Daphne.

Uncle Dennis, Doug, Leona and Stephanie.
I am so very saddened by Aunt Daphne’s passing. I’m thinking of you all and remembering the good times.
My deepest sympathy and condolences,

So sorry for your loss Dennis, you are in our thoughts.