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Michael Butters

Michael John Butters

Tuesday, February 29th, 1944 - Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Michael John Butters passed away at home on October 26, 2020. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Irene (née Kokotovich), his father Eric Butters and stepfather Gilbert Cross.

Michael was born in Detroit February 29, 1944 to Marian Jean Campbell and Daniel Eric Butters. Michael is survived by his mother Marian Whitfield and two children Christopher Butters (Trish) and Michelle Oros (Tim). He is also survived by his sister Peggy Bird (David) of Nova Scotia, Catherine O’Brien (Terry) of Kincardine, Stephen Cross (Bonnie) of Stratford, Barbara Tedesco (Ted) of Pennsylvania and his best friend Buddy.

He grew up in Kincardine but moved to Stratford at 16 and then on to Detroit. After School he went into sales which suited him to a tee because he loved to chat with people. He spent over 20 years with Seagram’s Distillery and when the company moved to Quebec he went to Royal Distilleries. His last 5 years before retirement he worked for 3M. During his working life he went back to school part time and got his degree. He majored in film and liked nothing better than watching a good movie followed by a roaring discussion on the plot and it’s characters.

Mike and Irene loved to camp, so after retirement they moved to Fisherman’s Cove and stayed for 31 years. Mike worked part time as a bar steward for the legion, for Home Hardware a few years and was a Mr. Fixit for family and friends. He enjoyed old cars and loved to show off his 1952 Willys Jeep at all the car shows until ill health hit.

Our family would like to thank John Van Lenthe, his wife Diane their sons Tommy and Ryan and their daughter Shannon for their 20 years of friendship, kindness and for tackling the monumental task of dealing with the paperwork. We would also like to thank Dr. Murray and his team for the constant care given to Michael over the last years. Steve Tiffin and his crew at Davey-Linklater have been invaluable.

Michael’s wishes were for him to be cremated followed by a graveside service where he and Irene will be interred together with family only attending.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or Lucknow Pet Rescue would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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Carol Andrew

Posted at 12:05pm
To Michael's Family - Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your brother, We of course met Michael through Irene, sharing some fun times like going to a Jimmy Buffet concert in Toronto. I enjoyed talking with Michael when he answered the phone on my daily chats with Irene. He is in a better place, free of health issues and with his beloved Irene.
Sincerely, Carol and Bob Andrew.
MW

Margaret S. Wilson

Posted at 03:49am
Friends since childhood...we laughed a lot.
Rest in peace.
Susie (youngest of the three MacDonald girls from Detroit)
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