Mary May Butler (nee Bishop)

April 15, 1929 to April 5, 2024


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We lost a beloved mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Mary May Butler on Friday April 5th, 2024 of St. John’s, formerly of English Harbour West, age 94 years.

Predeceased by her husband, Gordon; children, Lela and Roger; grandson Darrell.

She is survived by her children Eric (Betty), William (Marjorie) and Charles; sister Emily; plus, grandchildren Erica (Mark), Tammy, Christopher (Georgina), Jason (Amanda), Kurtis, and Kevin (Gill); greatgrandchildren Megan, Sean, George, Zachery, Mark and Joshua; also, a large circle of friends and other relatives.

Special thanks to Dr. Kieley, Dr. Coleman, the S. A. Glenbrook Lodge and all who helped with Mom’s care these last few months.

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10th.

Funeral service on Thursday, April 11th, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


Her family was the center of her life and world, and she treated all with pride and unconditional love, that will be missed.



2-4 p.m. on April 10, 2024

7-9 p.m. on April 10, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday April 11th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow in The Anglican cemetery, Kenmount Rd.


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Eric, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. God Bless.


On behalf of all the staff, directors and members of the NL Association of REALTORS, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom.

To dear Eric, Bette and Family,
Our hearts are with you as you grief the loss of your mom, Mary. May you always cherish her memories and celebrate her life!

Aunt Mary there are no words to describe the feeling we have in our hearts💔Everyone who had the privilege of having you in their life at some point knows how much you loved your family and what a generous,kind and loving person you were to all.Gone but not forgotten, you will remain in our hearts and memories forever.We love you Aunt Mary ♥️♥️

Eric and Betty – please accept out deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Mom – you are in our thoughts and prayers

It was a pleasure to have cared for your mom. We had such a special bond in such a short time. Sending the most sincere condolences.

Eric, Bette, Bill, Marjorie and Family,
Sending sincere condolences upon the passing of Mrs. Butler. Your love for her was evident in the support and care and you gave her. Thinking of you as you gather so many memories.

Judy(Gard) and Bob Puddester

Dear Bill, Marjorie, Eric, Betty, Charles and family..
We send our sincere condolences to you all. Aunt Mary will be missed by all who had the honour to know her. As you move forward try to find peace in the many wonderful memories.
Take care. Xxx Dianne (Rolfe) and Dan Devin

Our sincere condolences to all the family. She was beautiful through and through. So loved. Our aunt, my namesake. Much love to all hugs ❤️

So sorry to hear of the loss of this lovely lady, whose kind heart touched all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Butler family at this difficult time

So sorry to hear of the loss of this lovely lady, whose kind heart touched all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Butler family at this difficult time

Eric, Bette, Bill, Marge, Erica and Mark and family: Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom and Nan. We did not meet Mary but heard many stories about her and know how deeply you all cared and loved her. May your treasured memories comfort you in the days ahead. Hugs to you all.
Geoff & Bev

I met Mary late in life but immediately fell in love with her. She was kind and welcoming, with a wonderful sassy side and I will miss visiting with her.

Mary was such a wonderful person – kind, loving, inquisitive and quick witted. I will really miss our weekly calls and loved visiting her when we were in St. John’s. Our deepest condolences go out to her extended family.

What a wonderful life aunt Mary had . She enjoyed her family and friends . all her wishes came true and she is at peace now . I will miss visiting her !.
my sincere sympathy to all the family .

Eric & Betty & Family:

Our Sincerest Condolences on the passing of your beloved mother Mary. May she have eternal peace.

Keith & Anne Peddle

Your angel has come to take you to where you wished to be.You have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. You have bought me much joy, we have shared much happiness.To love is to grieve ..You were such a caring, gentle soul and I am a far better person for having had you in my life. and I will truly miss you dear gentle lady

It is with the most heaviest heart that our most beautiful Nanny is gone. We know she is at peace and with Poppy, Uncle Roger and Aunt Lela. We will be there in thought while she is laid to rest with our family surrounding her. We love you Nanny … thank you for all of the wonderful childhood memories and love. ❤️