Holly Christine Butt

December 25, 1953 to December 29, 2019


Heaven gained another angel.  Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family at the Palliative Care Unit on December 29, 2019, Holly Christine Butt, aged 66 years.  Waiting for her with open arms are her parents William and Susie Butt, parents in law William and Emma Butt; and brothers in law Walter, William and Keith Butt.  Leaving behind to cherish a lifetime of memories, the love of her life and husband of 46 years, Randy; son Geoffrey (Jamie); her 2 grandsons who she adored Tyler and Jaden; her siblings Wayne (Valerie), Rosalind (Patrick) McGrath, Randy (Jacqueline) and Glenn (Karen); in-laws Brian (June), Karen (Keith) Fry, Kurt (Tammy), Brenda Butt and Don O’Brien; nieces, nephews and extended family; her special friends Sue (who was just like her sister) and Garry Walsh, Bev May, Mary Snow, Rhonda and Pete Pierce, Holly Doyle, and her special buddies Grayson Snow and Chloe Ring; many other family and friends whom she cherished.  The family would like to send out a special thank you to her home nurse Tammy-Lee Joyce and home care worker Bobbi Snelgrove, Dr. Hurley, Dr. Rogers, Dr. Falk, Dr. Rourke, her angels at the Palliative Care Unit and St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital.  Their care and compassion during Holly’s courageous battle with cancer hasn’t gone unnoticed and the family are forever grateful.  The family will accept visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday January 1 from 12-9 p.m. and Thursday January 2 from 10-12 Noon. Funeral service will take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday January 2 at 2:00 p.m.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Holly’s memory may be made to Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Society or Cochrane Street United Church.

 “Too Loved To Ever Be Forgotten.”



12-9 p.m. on January 1, 2020

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on January 2, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday January 2nd

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Randy and Family
Holly was taken too soon…..in time I hope your will find the memories bring comfort. Soar with the Angels Holly and be free of pain.


Jamie,Geoff and family
So sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories help you through this difficult time. May she live forever in your hearts????

Randy, so sorry for your loss. Condolences go out to you and your family.

Randy and Family,
So sorry to hear of Holly’s death. It is so sad and words seem inadequate . Sending sincere condolences to you at this difficult time..
Joan Marie ( Harding ) Aylward

Sorry for your loss Randy.

Randy and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Holly’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tony and Kim Barrett

Geoff, Jamie, Tyler and Jaden,

So sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother’s passing. Losing a parent/grandparent is a difficult experience to say the least. Hold on to your memories as you progress through the times ahead, they will bring you comfort. Know that she will be there guiding and watching over all of you as you continue on without her physically by your side. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.

Rod, Susan and Michael Deir

I met Holly at bingo and for a short time knowing her I enjoyed her company. Her last months we knew she was sick but she never talked about her sickness. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Marie Power.

Geoff, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family

Linda and Bill Orr and family

my condolences to randy and family. i know the loss of your life partner , especially at a young age, is difficult , but your good memories of your life together and family and friends will give u comfort.

Jeff & family,
My condolences on your mom’s passing. May all your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Our sincerest condolences to Randy and family. We only knew Holly a short time – we sat together at BIngo. She was a beautiful, kind lady who we felt we knew a lifetime. We had many laughs together while playing bingo. Heaven has gained another angel – rip sweet lady.

Please accept my sincere condolences on Holly’s passing. I only met her at bingo a couple of years ago but felt I knew her forever. She spoke so highly of her family. It was indeed a pleasure to be in her company. We already miss her.

To Glenn and Karen, we were very sorry to hear about Holly. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly. We have chosen to donate to the Cochrane United Church in her memory.

To Randy and family, so sorry to hear of Hollys’ passing.please accept our condolences. God Bless. James and Dianna Somerton. Kitchener On

So sorry for your loss Marilyn and Ralph Sparkes

Randy I am so sorry too hear off your loss my deepest and sincere condolences to you & your family.

by John & Sharon O’Toole

Randy…my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. No words can express the pain you are feeling, ,always remember the happy and wonderful life you and Holly had together. My heart goes out to you at this very sad time. Juanita & Don Power.

Randy, Geoff, Jamie, Tyler, Jaydon and family…… Sending you our love and prayers.
Trevor and I are so very sad to hear that your precious Holly has left this world. She’s a beautiful angel now and passed into heaven surrounded by those who love her ???? She fought her cancer and was a winner! There are no lost battles for this horrible disease. She fought everyday and won every day that she lived since her diagnosis. She was and will always remain a Warrior and Winner!
If you haven’t watched the movie The Shack- in time you might want to do so. You’ll find strength and peace there. It might help the boys too… it did Travis.
Randy I remember your kind heart…. I’m sure it feels full of pain right now. We are so sorry ???? You will meet again. Watch for the beautiful signs that Holly will send you all. She’s close. Just beyond the veil. Not far. Geoff and Jamie, we pray that you can find some comfort in knowing she’s with so many that have passed into heaven before her. Hugs to all of you ❤️ Reality though….There are really no words. It’s just too soon. And that’s the hardest part. Sadly we understand. We hope that you find air to breathe through the grief waves…. and the reality waves….. and that in time they get weaker. They can be so hard. Breathe. God bless you all.

All our love
deepest condolences,
Tania and Trevor Fraize xo

Randy and Family:So Sorry To Hear Of Holly’s Passing. Our Deepest Condolences. Our Thoughts Are With You And All The Family. Sheila and Irvine .

Randy and family. So very sorry sorry to hear of Hollys passing. Keep your memories close. They’re what will help you through your loss. Hugs from Gail & Doug

Randy, Geoff and families. So, so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences at this most difficult time. May all your wonderful memories help ease the pain you are feeling. God bless you Holly. R.I.P.

Geoff….Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom…keep all your memories close to your heart

Randy and family, condolences on your loss R.I.P. Holly

Randy, Geoff and Family,
So incredibly sorry for your loss. May you find solace in the many cherished memories and the love of family and friends surrounding you, to give you strength in the days ahead.
In our thoughts and prayers.

Geoff and family,

So sorry for the loss of your. My condolences to you and your family. I hope your happy memories carry you through the sad times.


Rosalind (Pat) and Fmily,

So sorry to hear your loved one Holly’s passing, she is dancing with the angels now, my thoughts and prayers are with you,

Joe (Joey) Conway

Randy and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you – RIP Holly.

We are sorry to hear of Holly’s passing. Condolences to you and all your family.

by Mike and Karen McGrath

Randy & family! So sorry to hear that Holly has passed away. Christmas is especially hard for those left behind. Mom passed away last Christmas. Prayers for you & your family.

I’m presently in Nova Scotia with Terry and Carol.


Randy, Jeff & Family, so sorry to hear of Holly’s passing. Thoughts and Prayers to all of you during this difficult time. May the memories you made over the years bring you comfort at this time and the months ahead.

We are so sorry to hear of Holly’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Randy .

Randy, Geoff and family. I am so sorry for the loss of Holly. She was a beautiful lady, who was always so full of joy. RIP Holly

Mom and I are both so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. May she RIP God bless her and your family.

Love Lorraine and Christine

Mom and I are both so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. May she RIP and God bless her and you and your family

Love Lorraine and Christine

Randy, Geoff, Jamie and family
We were so shocked to hear of Holly’s passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish her memories. xo Hugs

Ronnie and Diane James

To Jeff Jamie and family so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time my she rest in peace

to Tammy and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that Holly’s memory will be a blessing to you. My sincerest condolences

So sorry for your loss Randy,

To Randy and family,
Our deepest condolences to you all. So sorry to hear of Holly’s passing. She’s not suffering now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love the Connors/ Gordon Family.

Randy , Geoff , Jaimie and Family , so sorry to hear about Holly’s passing . She’s finally free of all the pain . She was such a wonderful person . Many memories from darts and softball over the years . She will be truly missed by those whose lives she touched . Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow . R.I.P. Holly xo

So sorry to hear of Holly’s passing, our deepest condolences to you all at this very difficult time.

To Randy and family,
It was a pleasure to have been introduced to you and Holly over the past 2 years. Having Coffee at Tim Horton’s almost every weekend and enjoying all the stories and putting up with all of the crew that got together. I will cherish these memories of Holly and her sincere generosity and joyfulness she displayed. She will always remain in our hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sean and Susan O’Brien

Life in our neighborhood will never be the same due to the passing of our dear neighbor and friend Holly. The many meals and laughs shared at each other homes will never be forgotten. Her great sense of humour and love of gardening created a special bond within our circle of friends. There is a saying that death is like a ship disappearing on the horizon and while she is gone from our sight she will always remain in our hearts.

To Randy and family,
Sorry to hear of Holly’s Passing. May God comfort you and your family in these days.
Peter Tansley