To view the funeral service for the late Denise Butler on Wednesday, September 21st at 11 a.m., please follow the link below:
Passed peacefully away on September 14, 2022, aged 98, our beloved and beautiful British war bride mother.
Born in Swansea Wales, Denise was predeceased by her parents, Glynn and Daisy Fuller, husband Gordon Francis Butler, sister Thelma and brother David. Her life is celebrated by her children, Wendy Phillips (Doug), Gillian Butler (David McKay) and Mark Butler (Sharon), grandchildren Geoff Phillips (Sheri MacDonald), Jason (Kim) Phillips, Rachel Peaker (Sean), Heather McKay (Brad Cheater) and Ian McKay (Nicole), her twelve great grandchildren Shaelyn (R.J.), Kyle, Joel, Jenna, Josh, Serena, Noah, Ava, Claire, Evelyn, Paige and Maria, sister in law, Heather Fuller and her children David, Elise and Nicholas, niece Denise Richardson, nephews Frank (Loretta) and Peter (Mary) Butler in Atlantic Canada as well as other nieces and nephews on our father’s side of the family in the United States. The family acknowledges our mother’s most special neighbours and friends, John Neville and Veronica Walker.
Denise dedicated her life to her family, church and volunteer activities. After she was widowed at 42 years of age she worked as the Executive Secretary for the Institute of Chartered Accountants where she assisted students in their advancement through the program. She viewed this job as an extension of motherhood and excelled at both. Denise received the designation of Honorary Chartered Accountant on her retirement.
Our mother was loving and inquisitive, courageous and determined with a wicked sense of humour. She lived her life with dignity and compassion for others and we have all learned much from her example.
Many thanks to Laura Morgan and the devoted staff at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre (particularly great grand daughter, Shaelyn) for their wonderful care of our mother over the last two years.
Cremation has taken place and at her request, there will be no visitation. All are welcome at her memorial service which will take place at Carnell’s Chapel on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at 11:00 am followed by a reception there and a private family internment at the Forest Road Cemetery later in the afternoon. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Reception following funeral service at Carnell's