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Ronald James Butters

January 22, 1933 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 84)

BUTTERS, Ronald James – of St Thomas passed away at St Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Rita Butters (nee Murray) of 63 years.  Dear father of Brian Butters of London, Marlene Slipp (Jim) of Red Deer Alberta and Kevin Butters (Faye) of St Thomas.  Dear grandfather of William (Brooke), Katherine, Kelly, and Patricia Slipp all of Red Deer Alberta and Patrick, Christopher, and Emma Butters all of St Thomas.  Dear brother of Gord Butters (Jackie) of Chilliwack and Bill Butters of Cottam.  Missed by sibling-in-laws Toady Butters of Edmonton, Sheila Butters of Windsor, Leon Murray (Rose Mary) of Toronto, Rose Costello (late Dan) of Kitchener, Mary Stapleton (Bob) of Kitchener, Patricia Murray (late Patrick) of London, Betty Murray (late Gilbert) of Ottawa and Don Coyne (Joanne) of Kelowna.  He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Ron is predeceased by siblings Allan Butters (Jean), Glenn Butters, Phyllis Morris (Jack), Betty Ann Coyne, Loretta Butters, and several members of the Murray family.  Ron was born in Dublin, Ontario to Thomas and Elizabeth (Hicknell) Butters.  He was a graduate of the Ontario Trade School of Toronto and managed the Wilson & Somerville Heating & Air Conditioning department for 33 years.  Ron was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and a founding member of St. Anne’s Parish.  He was a member of the Muskoka Highlands Golf Club and the St. Thomas Duplicate Bridge Club.  Ron enjoyed his summers in Bracebridge and winters in Florida.  He was an avid boater and snowmobiler, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He loved his music, especially the violin and piano.  Visitation will be held at Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne’s Parish, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Cremation to follow.  Private family interment of ashes will be held on a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Hospice of London or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at  “The smiles he brought, the way he spoke, and all he did for others will live on in our memories.”

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Joseph's Hospice
485 Windermere Road, P.O. Box 1449, Station B, London ON N6A 5M2
Tel: 1-519-438-2102

St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation
189 Elm St, St. Thomas ON N5R 5C4

 Service Information

September 29, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shawn Jackson Funeral Home
31 Elgin St.
St. Thomas, ON N5R 3L9

Funeral Mass
September 30, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Anne's Parish
20 Morrison Drive
St. Thomas, ON N5R 4S6

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