Robert Norman Butcher
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1921 - 2012
On Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Devoted husband of 68 years to Eileen (née Hughes). Father of Ron (Kathryn) and John (Elaine). Grandfather of Liza. Son of Edmund and Louisa. Predeceased by brothers Harvey and John, and survived by sister Jean (Marchant). Robert was a Past Master (1961) of Wellington Lodge No. 635 AF&AM, a veteran of RCAF 160 Squadron in WWII, and a long-time member and active volunteer in Leaside United Church. He was a former Bursar and Purchasing Manager at George Brown College. A Memorial Service will be held in LEASIDE UNITED CHURCH, 822 Millwood Road, Toronto M4G 1W4 on Friday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation has already taken place. Special thanks from his family to the caring and capable staff at the Odette Cancer Centre and "K" Wing of Sunnybrook Hospital, Spectrum Health Care, and the residence of 921 Millwood. No flowers please. Donations in Robert's memory may be sent to Leaside United Church. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com . Arrangements under the direction of the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Chapel Limited, Toronto, 416-487-4523.
Published in National Post from May 26 to June 2, 2012