GEORGE BUTCHER

GEORGE BUTCHER

BUTCHER,

GEORGE DOUGLAS

We are sad to announce the passing of our Dad and Grandfather Doug, as he was know to his friends and family, on August 10, 2011 at the age of 79. He is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his three daughters; Connie (David) Hack of Penticton, Brenda (Perry) Spence of Vernon, and Heather Butcher of Coquitlam as well as four grandchildren; Amy, Alex, Ian, and Jonathan, brother; Stan of Sechelt, and sister; Joan Blair of Truro, Nova Scotia. Doug was sadly predeceased by his wife Lois in 1996. Dad was born December 14, 1931 in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. He moved out west in his early 20’s for work and adventure. He worked in Kitimat when it was only a “hint” of a town and ended up in Vancouver working for Standard Oil where he met and married the love of his life Lois May Gedge. Dad worked hard for sixteen years as a salesman on the road for Massey Ferguson and ended his career with Bleasdale Ford in Penticton. During those years he raised three daughters and ended up settling in Penticton in 1967. Dad was an avid curler and enjoyed many a bonspiel. He was always actively involved in ACT during the 70s and 80s serving as president for some of those years. Dad was quick to tease and loved a joke. Even though he travelled for a living he loved to take us girls on long family camping trips all over Canada and the U.S. We want to thank the nurses on the 2nd floor, South Pavilion at Penticton Regional Hospital for making our dad’s days as comfortable as they could be these past four months. He thought you were all wonderful girls. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, August 29th, 2011 at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 1258 Main Street, Penticton, BC, with Pastor John Briscall officiating. Interment to follow at Penticton Lakeview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.


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