(Gladys) Grace Butler, RN

April 5, 1929 to October 9, 2021


It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of (Gladys) Grace Butler (Hewitt) in St. John’s at the age of 92. Predeceased by husband Lloyd (d.1987), parents Brigadiers Joseph and Amelia Hewitt, parents-in-law Charles and Elsie Butler, sisters-in-law Elsie Hewitt, Florence Webster, Beryl Laite, Helen Laite, Joy Wellon, Stephanie Lee, Irene Lee and brothers-in-law Les Handrigan, Malcom Webster, Max Oldford and Alf Laite.

She will be loving remembered by brother Clyde; son and three daughters, Beth Thorne (Wayne), Les Butler (Kim), Janet Worsfold (Ed) and Ruth Gardner; six grandchildren, Carolynn Thorne, Genelle Butler (Gerard Hynes), Lindsay Thorne (Adam Warren), Ben Worsfold, Jessica Worsfold and Vincent Worsfold; two great-grandchildren, Brianna Hynes and Riley Warren; sister-in-law Kay Oldford; brothers-in-law Oliver Wellon and James Lee. Also fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends including nursing classmate and special friend Pearl Benson.

The family would like to thank the home care givers and the team at Chancellor Park who cared for Grace in her final months.

Grace was a quiet but caring person with a strong Christian faith. She loved her family whom she has left with many wonderful memories.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, October 15 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 16 at 3 p.m. from the Salvation Army Temple, 101 Torbay Road. Registration is required to attend the funeral service. You can register while attending the visitation, or, contact Carnell’s office at 722-2730. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road. The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. Please follow link below:


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Ches Penney Centre of Hope, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.




2-4 p.m. on October 15, 2021

7-9 p.m. on October 15, 2021

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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3:00pm, Saturday October 16th

Salvation Army Temple, 101 Torbay Road


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We are deeply saddened to learn of Graces passing as she has been a friend of ours for many years. She attended our Bible Studies under the leadership of Maj. Lorne Pritchett and she always brought her knowledge of the Bible to these studies. Always greeted us with a smile and she always had words of wisdom for me when I greeted her at the Sunday morning meetings. May God bless her. Jim and beulah Gruchy

To Beth, Wayne, Carolyn & Lindsay,
So very sorry to hear of your Mom, Mother in law and Grandmother’s passing., a beautiful soul indeed..

What a legacy she’s left behind, a beautiful Christian lady with so much wisdom, kindness and of strong faith..
We have been in her company often and it was always a pleasure to chat with her.
I know she had a great influence on her family and friends..
She was a big part of your family outings and loved to be involved in all family gatherings,. Always there for a fun and memorable time.
She will be missed, but your lost will be Heavens gain..
A faithful soldier, she died as she lived, Trusting God..
Our sincere condolences as we pray for strength and healing for the family.
God Bless you all,
Joan & Allan Hawkins

Sincerest sympathy to you all. I have so many fond memories of my summer visits with mycousins Beth, Les, Janet and Ruth. . Aunt Grace had such a wonderful sense of humor and an almost musical laugh. Her lovely smile and presence will be greatly missed.
I wish you much comfort in the memories you have and those stories you will hear from others during this time.
Holding you all in prayer.

We were so saddened by this news. Aunt Grace became my second mom when I lived with the family during university years. There was no hesitation to include another young adult to the already busy household. Aunt Grace was a beautiful, caring person with a lovely sense of humour.

Our families spent time together in the summers, camping, going on picnics and having fun. In later years we would meet often for our grandparent’s. birthdays. When I moved to St. john’s after getting married, we spent many a Christmas Eve carolling after church with the Butlers and other families.

Dad has told us many stories about his sister.. He will miss her greatly.

To Beth, Les, Janet, Ruth and families we send our love and prayers as you go through these difficult days.
Diane, Dwight and Clyde

She was the epitome of her name…full of grace, a gracious lady. I am sure she will be dearly missed but what a party in heaven! Our prayers are with you all. Lois and Norman Garcia (one of those many nieces!)

To The Butler Family: we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. We will keep you in our prayers. Howard & Pearl Mills

Ruth and family,

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was indeed an gentle, loving woman who loved her Lord.

Please be assured of my prayers during this time..

Theresa Antonietti

Les, Kim and Family,

Sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry Les to hear of your mom’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family.

Les, Kim and Family.
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing..

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Mrs. Butler. We only knew her for short while but she was indeed a wonderful lady.

Les, Genelle & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Moms/Grandmothers passing.. May the love and kindness of family and friends see you through this difficult time.

Sandi & Andy

Ruth, Janet, Beth and Les
On behalf of the Cousens family we hold you in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn.
June, Jewel and Barbara Cousens

She was a beautiful lady it has been many years since I saw her..But as a young child and teen..she always was so kind..polite and loving to myself and my siblings along with her husband..I carry many memories of her beautiful..gentle ways and smile in my heart…Expressing sympathy to the children…that I knew so many years ago..Go rest high on that mountain.. your work on earth is done…

Les and Kim: Sorry to hear of you’re mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God bless,

Fred Jardine

Les , Kim and family,,,,,So sorry for your loss. We are both sending our sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time,,,,,

Beth, Les, Janet, Ruth and families,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a kind, gentle lady who always had a smile for you. I have many fond memories of both your mom and dad as we grew up together. May your own memories of a life well lived help you through the days ahead.

Donna and Derrick

Beth, Wayne, Ruth and all family members: I was shocked and am saddened to hear of Grace’s passing. She was a member of my Home League group for many years and was eager to do anything required of her. Grace’s gentle, Christian spirit endeared her to all of us. Her pleasant personality and beautiful smile will be remembered.. You, her family, have been left with a legacy of love that will sustain you in the days ahead. As you go through this time of grief may you feel the presence of the Everlasting Arms lifting you above earthly sorrow to a place of peace. Laura

To the Butler and Hewitt families:
Ruth and I were saddened indeed to learn of Grace’s passing. I have known Grace since childhood as her parents Brigadier and Mrs. Hewitt were family friends of my parents. Her in-laws, Charlie and Elsie Butler, were also close family friends and spent many hours at our home. I am also old enough to remember her grandfather, centenarian Stephen Hewitt and grandfather-in-law, affectionately known as “Dad Butler”. We will miss Grace until we meet again. Be assured of our prayers at this difficult time. Your rich Christian heritage will sustain you in the days ahead.
(Rev.) Gerald & Ruth Benson

Ruth and family
Your Mom’s obituary surprised and saddened me, though her beautiful photo made me smile. I remember her well from our student days on OBS at the Grace;, a kind and respected “ senior” nurse to us greenhorns but also the friendly Mom of our classmate. I’m truly sorry for your loss, a loss like no other. Hold happy thoughts as you honor her love and her life well lived. In friendship, Loretta (Dawe)

The Butler Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Mrs.Butler’s passing. I had the privilege of working with Mrs. Butler at the Grace Hospital. She was such a lovely lady and wonderful nurse. We loved working with her. She always had a smile on her face and worked her shift with “grace”.
Soar with the angels Mrs. Butler!
Roma Quinton Class 1974

Our sincere condolences to the family. I knew Grace from my working days at The Grace hospital, being a graduate from there myself too. I also remember well how it was her who first brought my newborn son to me on the night he was born and encouraged me to let the nursery do one of his feedings so I could get some rest. Little did I know then that he would grow up and go on to marry her great Niece Jana Harding! Grace was a kind soul and I’m sure she is in a wonderful place on high now.
Debbie and Chris Thorne.

My condolences to the family. I was saddened to hear of Grace’s passing. I have fond memories of Grace when I was a Candystriper at the Grace. I was years later when I started my family and came to the temple that Grace and I came together again.. She will be deeply missed.

Our Sincere Condolences to Beth ,Les, Janet and Ruth. We have very lovely memories of your Mom from the Temple .I have also fond memories of working with her at the Grace. She was a beautiful lady ,So Kind and gentle .Sincerely, Paulette and Jim Stowe

Dear Les,
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May she Rest In Peace, amen.
Love Cathy, Keith, Maggie and Keegan Deering

To the Butler Family:
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a beautiful person both on the outside and inside. There are many memories to share and cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your loved one.

Sharing your loss,
Lin Greenham and Arnold Adey

To the Grace Butler family…
Saddened to learn of the passing of Grace, my dear friend and colleague in Christ, and herewith offer my profound condolences to the Butler family.
May the great God we love and serve, come along side and surround you all with his boundless love, in this your time of great sorrow.
May God bless you all!
Cec Thorne