Robert (Bob) BUTZ
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BUTZ, Robert (Bob)
July 18, 1938 – March 15, 2018
After a courageous, short term illness, Bob passed away surrounded by his family.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Katie Butz, his three brothers, two sisters and his son Blair in 1966.
Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Eleanor of 63 years. He is survived by his children, Debbie (Bruce Dean), Barry (Yvette), Charlie (Kim), Kelli, Tim (Michelle), Jay, Casey (Carol), his 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Bob loved his life with horses, worked hard in the oilfield since the age of 14 and was a big hockey fan. He travelled to many countries and spent several winters in Arizona. For the past 36 years he has loved his annual fishing trip with his boys.
A memorial service will be held at Evergreen Funeral Home – 16204 Fort Rd., Edmonton, AB on Thursday, March 22 at 2 p.m. with interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens at 1 p.m.
The family is sincerely grateful to the doctors and staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital (ICU).
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Published in Edmonton Journal from Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2018.
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March 11, 2019
Bob was the best horse partner ever. We enjoyed all the wonderful horse adventures with Bob and Eleanor to Phoenix, Oklahoma, New York, California, Edmonton, Seattle and Kentucky. Randy had so many great times with Bob. He is truly missed. ❤❤
Randy and Virginia Howg
April 18, 2018
To Eleanor and family, I was so sad to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Myrna Parish
April 11, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Bob. Please know that I am thinking of you and I hope you get comfort in your wonderful memories with your life with Bob over the years.
Take care
Lorraine Mykitiuk
March 27, 2018
We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our condolences to all of the family
Stephen and Monika Jettkant
March 25, 2018
Saddened to hear about Bob.He was a good man and a great neighbor.He will be missed by all that knew him.Our condolences to the whole family
Dennis & Linda Jettkant
March 25, 2018
Sorry to hear about Bob . He was a nice man and a good neighbor. Will be missed.
Dennis & Linda Jettkant
March 22, 2018
Such sad news of Bob's passing. I will always remember from all our conversations his humility & humor. Such an inspiration that Family comes first. My condolences & prayers go out to Eleanor & Family. Great man, he will be missed.
Sean Sutcliffe
March 21, 2018
To Eleanor and all of your family...such a sad loss for all of you. He was an awesome husband, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will leave his infectious smile in the hearts of many.
With our sincerest sympathy,
Val Hallet and Barry Synuiga
March 21, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the entire Butz Family.....your Husband, Dad and Granddad was truly a nice man.
Ray & Dorraine Nault
March 20, 2018
Bob was the very definition of a good man, the love he had for his family was obvious and was well respected by all he came in contact with. He always had cold beer in the fridge and a genuine interest in your life. Love and condolences to Eleanor and the whole family during this trying time.
March 20, 2018
Randy and I were saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We enjoyed the years we spent together sharing our love ❤ of horses. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers prayers are with you Eleanor and the whole family. May God grant you peace.
Randy and Virginia Howg
March 19, 2018
I'm very sorry Eleanor, Bob was a great man , and will be missed . Robertino
Robertino Diodoro
March 19, 2018
Eleanor and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your husband, father, grand father and great grandfather. Cherish your lifetime of memories together. Please know I am thinking about you at this time. Hugs, Connie Toporowski
March 19, 2018
Eleanor and Family
Our heartfelt condolences to you
John and Betty Wronko
March 19, 2018
Eleanor and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Sending my deepest sympathies and thinking of you all.
Erin Fischer (Walker/Davies)
March 19, 2018
Eleanor I am sad to hear of your loss. Take Care. Jim Mullins
March 19, 2018
Eleanor and Family
Our heartfelt condolences to you.
John and Betty Wronko
March 18, 2018
Eleanor, Debbie, and the Butz family, So very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I hope each of you can find comfort in the many memories you have made.
Roni Sue Coulter
March 17, 2018
Eleanor, Debbie and Families. So sorry to hear the sad news. Thinking of you with sympathy, love and prayers.
Jean & George Holman
March 17, 2018
Thinking of you and your family, my thoughts no words can express Eleanor and Debbie.
Marilyn Hunter
March 17, 2018
Our thoughts are with the Family of a GREAT MAN. Wherever Bob has arrived, let's hope he can lay his hands on the back of a great race horse & maybe loose a dollar or two.
Jackie & Harold (who is waiting for him) Harke
March 17, 2018
Bob was an incredible man. We were so lucky to have known him. Eleanor & family we are so sorry for your loss.
Pete & Kathy DONNELLY
March 17, 2018
Eleanor, Debbie and families. I am sorry for the loss of Bob. He was a real gentleman
Kathy Conklin
March 17, 2018
So sorry to hear the sad news. Bob was an awesome person. Love and hugs to you Eleanor, Debbie and all the rest of your Family.
Ray and Gayle Christman
March 17, 2018
Dear Eleanor and family. So sorry to hear this. My sincere thoughts, prayers and sympathy to you.
Ellen Johnson
March 17, 2018
Auntie Eleanor,
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will miss the presence of this truly jovial, lovable and kind Uncle. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Barbara, Bobby and Janice
Barbara Pluciennik
March 17, 2018
Eleanor, my heart is broken for you and your family on the loss of this great man.
Colleen Scott
March 17, 2018
Charlie/Kim and entire Butz family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all !!
Bob/Kim Walker
March 17, 2018
Our thoughts go out to your entire family. Remember the good times

Bob and Judy Worden
Bob and Judy Worden
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