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REVELER-BUTLER, Norma It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Norma Reveler. Norma passed away on Wednesday, July 21st at the age of 46 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of William Butler, the cherished daughter of Dwight and Margaret (nee MacNeill, formerly of North Rustico) Reveler and dear daughter in-law to Edith Butler and friend to Leah Butler. Norma was a loving sister to Doug (Jennifer), Ian, and Elaine (George), and a loving aunt to Ben, Kimberly, Alanah, Ryan, Brianne and Brett. She will be greatly missed by her family and multitude of friends including Donna, Emily and Lorna. Norma graduated from Carleton University with a degree in journalism and received her Bachelor of Education at the University of PEI. Her joy was travelling. She spent seven years living in Japan, and she travelled for pleasure, to write freelance articles and with her work. Her last job was with the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Sunday, July 25 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, July 26 at 1pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation for cancer research.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Jul. 24, 2010.
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32 entries
December 20, 2018
Still thinking of you, Norma-san. The baby you once held in your arms in Tokyo is now 23 years old and working her first real job. My daughter Minnie (Minako) graduated college last March. Wish you could see her. Like you, she's sweet, friendly and easy-going. You guys would get along great.

Merry Christmas, Norma.

Art Amor
November 30, 2015
Just going through my work done for the Yomiuri about 20 years ago, digitizing it, and it brings many fond memories of working with Norma. Gone but not forgotten
Graham Dwyer
July 25, 2013
Loving you always.

July 23, 2013
Gone yet not forgotten,
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within me,
Forever in my heart.
Missing you. ox
Donna Miller-Shukys
December 12, 2012
First, my apologies for intruding on your grief. I have been looking for a Norma Reveler who attended Merivale High School. I was her teacher. I have a scrap book that she made and I wanted to return it to her. Have I found the Norma that I taught? If not , please excuse me for this intrusion. If so, would you like to have the scrapbook.
Ken Buck 819 360 2057
Ken Buck
September 4, 2012
Love you always.

Mom and Dad
November 23, 2011
Nice to hear from you, Joanne.
I talked to Mary Ann near the anniversary of Norma's death.
I have some pictures of you with
Norma at the time of the graduation
from Carleton. It was good to see you
and Mary Ann at the funeral.
Norma always said that she had had a good life. It was friends like you that made it that way.

Peggy (Norma's mother)
November 22, 2011
I was in Europe this past summer. Norma and I travelled through Europe together after journalism school. I found myself remembering great times shared and really missed her.
Joanne Milner
July 24, 2011
I can't believe it's been a year. I still miss her every single day,.. still shed a few tears here and there,... she was such an amazing person, her contribution to this world, on so many levels, was huge.
Tomorrow is her birthday, I love you and miss you, Norma.
July 22, 2011
Norma-chan, I still can't believe you're gone. I miss your smile and your sweet, laid-back attitude. Thanks again for all the kindness you showed me, all the happy times.
Art Amor
July 21, 2011
Peggy, Will and family: It's tough to realize it has been a year since we lost Norma. She was a great friend and inspiration to me and so many others who knew her both in Canada and Japan. I can't forget how she combined an easy-going manner with an unshakeable commitment to her work as a journalist. She is greatly missed, but lives on in our hearts.
Drew Gibson
April 16, 2011
After meeting Norma at Toastmasters, I always enjoyed running into her at CRTC hearings and conferences.
Andrew McRae
December 11, 2010
I shared a 2007 visit to the Yukon Quest with Norma, and remember her as a wonderful journalist and traveling companion. I'd been thinking about her for the last couple of days and was so sad to learn of her death.
Joy Rothke
August 24, 2010
Norma at the Rizal Shrine, Manila, c 2000, with my wife and son, and a friend.
Graham Dwyer
August 24, 2010
While working with Norma at the Yomiuri, I saw a woman who lived with purpose and determination to squeeze the most out of every day. Visiting her in the hospital during her first brush with cancer, I was impressed to find her engrossed in watching films, reading, and completely upbeat about her prognosis and treatment. She was a strong person. And I'm profoundly saddened that cancer cut her life short. May you rest in peace! To Peggy and Billy, you have my sincere condolences.
Joy Onozuka
August 24, 2010
Graham Dwyer
August 23, 2010
My deepest condolences to you Peggy and Will.

Norma and I worked together at the Daily Yomiuri newspaper in Tokyo. I was there from 1994-1998.

She often helped me with the feature stories I occasionally contributed and was always there to help me when I got stuck laying out a page on deadline -- or with the perfect headline when the words wouldn't come together.

My wife and I always invited Norma to every party we ever had while living in Tokyo.

Always soft-spoken and smiling, she brightened the days of many. I lost touch with her 10 years or so ago but she was never out of my thoughts.

Knowing her, I think she'd want to stress that we should all get in to see a dermatologist each year for a checkup.

Godspeed, Norma.
Tom Diederich
August 23, 2010
I just received this heart-breaking news and it comes as a severe shock. Norma was one of my dearest friends and colleagues at The Daily Yomiuri Newspaper in Tokyo, Japan. We shared much laughter... too many good times to count. My heartfelt condolences go out to her friends and family, most especially her mother Peggy. Peggy, you had a most special and sweet daughter. Gosh... there is so much more I want to say on Norma's behalf... so much that I can say, but I feel compelled to keep it brief here. God bless you, Norma-chan. Till we meet again....
Art Amor
August 23, 2010
Norma was a great friend and colleague during my days at the Yomiuri and beyond. I will remember the many laughs we had together during that time and the way she helped me after I left, still feeding me work as a freelancer. She visited me in Manila in 2000 and sent me a beautiful book on Glenn Gould, which I will always treasure. RIP Norma
Graham Dwyer
August 20, 2010
We at number 6 are so sad to hear about Norma. Norma was always friendly to all of us, she always had a smile, and was a fabulous neighbour. She'll be missed. We send out our deepest sympathies to Will and her family and friends.
Joy, Paul, Noah and Tristan at #6
Joy Temple
August 11, 2010
Thanks to Everyone for all the
It helps to know other people are
thinking of Norma.
I hope that we receive many more messages.

Peggy (Norma's mother)
August 10, 2010
If memories bring you closer
Norma and I are never far apart
Not a day will I forget her
She will always be in my heart
Lots of love to you, Will, family and friends
Paulette Waddell
July 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
The Staff at Your Credit Union
July 27, 2010
We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, so sorry to hear of your loss. Norma was a great lady, she will be missed.
God Bless,
Woodroffe Chiropractic Clinic
July 26, 2010
Billy "B" Butler,
Terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting your wife, I am sure your strength and sense of ever-lasting humour kept her comforted and strong. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Dawna - (Thermoshell Inc.)
Dawna Larocque
July 26, 2010
I will always remember Norma from ORCC CTU. I enjoyed chats with her husband Will and seeing Norma with such a brilliant outlook on life. Please accept my condolences.
July 26, 2010
I had only known Norma for several months but in that time I grew to care for the sweet and wonderful woman she was.

My live was enriched with stories, smiles and kind words. I will truly miss her.

To her family and new husband, my deepest condolences and you will be in my thoughts at this time of mourning.
Shelley Featherstone RMT
July 25, 2010
Will & Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Rob & Lindsay Debransky
July 24, 2010
Will and family.
My deepest sympathy to you all at this time.
Alison- OFBHL
July 24, 2010
Dear Bill

Please accept my deepest condolenses on the loss of Norma.

Don, Gineete Shannon and Leeann Gauthier
July 24, 2010
Dear Peggy,
My deepest condolences to you and your family,my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jilberte Banks
Jilberte Banks
July 24, 2010
Dear Peggy,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. May your memories of Norma bring you comfort in the coming days.

Sherry Dash
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