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It is with heavy hearts that we share the sudden passing of John Butty on November 18, 2020. Broken-hearted is his loving wife of over 30 years, Alexandra and his beloved sons, Andrew and Nicholas. He will be sadly missed by his close friends, Ed, Angelo, and Steve as well as by extended family and friends. John will be remembered for his dedication to his family and friends; he was always available, with tools ready, to lend a helping hand. Born and raised in Hamilton, he spent his last seven years volunteering with the Neighbour to Neighbour food bank. Due to COVID restrictions, a celebration of John's life will be through invitation only. Funeral arrangements will be done through Bay Gardens in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hamilton Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank and/or Chedoke Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated.


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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 29, 2020
Alexandra and boys,

John and I were saddened to hear about the passing of your John.
We have many memories of John and his kind, gentle manner and remember with fondness, the easy, friendly conversations we had back in the day.

Thinking of you and sending our sympathy,
John and Melissa Fitzgerald
November 26, 2020
I've known John for the last few years from my wife and my Wednesday morning shift at Neighbour to Neighbour. Always a pleasant and friendly person to talk to. I am very saddened to hear of his passing.
Harry Bogle
Coworker
November 25, 2020
I worked with John at N2N on Tuesday mornings. Our group always made time to chat and have a laugh. John was a big part of that. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Susan Miller
Coworker
November 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of John. I worked with John at N2N on Tuesday mornings and our group always had time for a chat and John was a big part of that. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Susan Miller
Coworker
November 24, 2020
I have known John since childhood, and have so many memories of him. We can all agree that John was a good person, but there was a sweetness that John brought to endeavours that went beyond good. It is the spaces between the words that are the most meaningful when it comes to knowing a person; their focus when working with tools, their spontaneous laugh. I am grateful for the time I spent with John and will forever carry a part of this presence in me. It will join the sparks of all the other beautiful souls I have had the honour to know.
Sandy Marincic
Friend
November 24, 2020
My condolences to John's family. I so enjoyed working with John during our Tuesday morning shift at Neighbour to Neighbour.
Mary Walihura
Coworker
November 23, 2020
Dear Alexandra and boys
Words cannot begin to express the sorrow I feel for all of you.
You will all be in my prayers
Carol Thomas
Carol Thomas
Acquaintance
November 23, 2020
On behalf of fellow volunteers and staff at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, we wish to express our heart-felt condolences to Alexandra, Andrew and Nicholas. John volunteered twice weekly at N2N and we will miss his special way of contributing to the camaraderie and work of the Tuesday and Wednesday morning teams.
Marija Kupina
Coworker
November 23, 2020
Such bad news have come from over the sea. We are deeply saddened by John's loss, and very sorry for the Butty family. Our special thoughts go to Alexandra, Andrew and Nicholas. We are thinking of all of you in these difficult times, and will keep John in our memories as the smiling and curious little boy next to Mary.

With love,
John's Aunt Paula,
his cousins from Hungary: Laci, Ági, Józsi, Andi, Jáni
& their families
Nóra Peth
Family
November 22, 2020
We’re so very sorry for your loss. John was such a good friend to us and especially to dad. Always smiling, John was as authentic as it gets. A true giving spirit and wonderful soul who will always be remembered as our dear friend.

Kattie & Co. from Grosvenor St.

Kattie
Friend
November 21, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was always so kind to help and lend us his tools. John always had a smile on his face.
Michelle Johnson
Neighbor
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