Obituary: Butler, Howard

web-obit-butlerHOWARD E. BUTLER

Howard Eldred Butler passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Royal University Hospital. Howard is survived by his wife Betty; son Gord (Karen) Butler; daughters Linda (Stan) Schneider and Michelle (Ron) Richards; grandchildren Jennifer (David) Price, Jessica (Geoff) Raycraft, Jenise and Kristina Schneider (fiancé TJ King), Shyla and Addison Richards; two great-grandchildren Aurora and Orion Price; brother Lawrence Butler (Teresa) and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Howard was predeceased by his son Joe Butler; parents Norman and Janet Butler; and siblings Florence, Gertrude, Janet, Art, Clarence, Harold, Ken and Pearl. Howard was born on the family farm in Bladworth, Sask., on April 2, 1932 where he farmed with his father until purchasing land in the Grasswood district south of Saskatoon in 1964. He married Betty in 1969 and they continued on with the family farm both in Saskatoon and Bladworth, until renting out the land in 1994. They fully retired in 2008 aside from a handful of cows that Howard kept in Saskatoon. He was a proud cattle and grain farmer and was always willing to offer advice. Howard enjoyed baseball, hockey and especially curling throughout his lifetime and was a member of the Nutana Curling Club for over 40 years. He would often be spotted behind the glass cheering on family and friends alike, eager to replay the 7th end over a coffee or a cocktail. Howard and Betty moved into Saskatoon in 2012 and recently to Luther Riverside Terrace. Howard will always be lovingly remembered for his welcoming smile and open home whether you were a friend for a day or a lifetime. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 7:00 -8:00 p.m. at Park Funeral Chapel (311 – 3rd Avenue North). A Celebration of Howard’s Life was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Prairieland Park, Hall B (503 Ruth Street West). Memorial donations in Howard’s memory will be accepted for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Fund. Condolences and to share your memories of Howard, visit www.parkfuneral.ca “Obituaries.” Arrangements entrusted to Derryl Hildebrandt, Park Funeral Chapel, 306.244.2103.

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