Steven "Butch" Butler

Died: Mon., Apr. 30, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., May 02, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., May 02, 2018
Location: Hillside Funeral Services Ltd.

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., May 03, 2018
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Church

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Butler, Steven “Butch” (1998-2018) - It is with heavy hearts that the family announces his passing on April 30th 2018 at the Montford Hospital in Ottawa with his parents by his side.

Butch is survived by his parents Steven and Nicolle Butler and his 4 siblings Alex, Sarah, Bradly and Brady. He will be sadly missed by his grandparents Memere and Pepere (Victor and Gail Savard), Nana and Poppa (Linda and Marc Paquette) and Grandma and Grandpa (Lillian and Alex Butler) and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Butch was a gifted child growing up, his intelligence was noticeable at a young age, he had a love and respect for all living creations especially animals. He was a happy person, having overcome so much adversity in his life, he reminded his family on a daily basis of his strength and determination to live each day to the fullest. Butch would greet you with a smile even on hard days, he will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

The family would like to express special thanks to Michelle Tache child care specialist at CHEO hospital as well as palliative nurse Jackie for the exceptional care they provided Butch during his life.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday May 2nd 2018 at HILLSIDE FUNERAL SERVICES from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus church on Thursday May 3rd at 11am.

Donations in Butch’s memory can be made to the CHEO/Child life services hospital. 

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Danny and Marleen Savarie
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Our prayers are with the family at this sad time. We know how much he is loved and will be missed. xoxo

Michèle-Child Life Specialist - CHEO
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
BUTCH and family....The exceptional privilege was for me to accompany and support Butch throughout his journey at CHEO.... Brilliant walking encyclopedia,creative,dreamer,nature and animal lover,bacon and chocolate milk connaisseur.....he taught many of us at CHEO lessons of courage,resilience,optimism,acceptance,caring and loving....Another adventurous journey is starting somewhere else Butch.... Thanks for your contributions on CHEO's Youth Forum and for your unique presence with all of us all these years.....Hug ....Michèle

heather and emily harris
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
to the butler family, we are sad to hear of stevens passing. may he go with god and be blessed. we are truly sorry and will be thinking of your family and steven during this time. god bless

Albert &Sonya Pellerin
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the family during this very difficult time.

Brian OConnor
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Butch. He was a very kind boy. Kind to all living things. I consider myself to be an animal lover but Butch put me to shame when he would share with me his enthusiasm for his pet rats, lizards and snakes. As he grew to be a man his horizons were always expanding. He was always learning. Always trying to be a better human being. During my last visit with him he spoke with pride about his First Nations heritage and was eager to learn more. All the while his - year after year - his body was being ravaged by this terrible illness. Yet I rarely heard him complain. And always, always that smile. And that big heart. So full of love and acceptance for those he engaged with. i miss him already.

Sending my love to the Butler family and to all of Butch's family and loved ones.

   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Nicole, I was very sad to hear about Butch. He was a very special and kind young man. I always enjoyed hearing about his stories. I would always learn a little something from him, especially about animals of course! Please extend my condoleances to the rest of your family. May his memories soothe your sadness. My thoughts are with you Nicole.

Reg Drummond
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Ahh I am so sorry for your loss. Butch was a great joy to teach here at CHEO and he was truly gifted! I loved to see his love of learning. He had a beautiful positive energy and natural inquisitive mind. He had a kind and warm soul and enjoyed every minute I spent with him.

Butch is remembered with great fondness by all here. Karyn and I often speak of him as teaching colleagues.

My sincerest condolences,

Reg Drummond teacher at CHEO

Tracy Teasdale
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dear Steve and Nicole,
My deepest sympathies to you and your families, I hoped this day would never come but Butch was ready and now he is an angel watching over us.

Pierrette Vezina
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dear Steve and Family
Thinking of you during this difficult time. I had the honor to get to know Butch he will always have a special place in my heart. No one could light up a room like he could.

   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dear Steve + Family: Wishing you strength and healing during this super difficult time. I have put down tobacco for Butch's transition to the Spirit World. Your family is in my thoughts.

   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dear Steve and Family,

My deepest condolences to you and your family with the loss of Butch. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Vanessa Cyr
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
My deepest condolences to butches family at this time. I am honored to have had the chance to know such a wonderful and remarkable young man. Butch showed such strength and will be truly missed by his peers here at Wabano. Rest in Peace my friend......

Dr. Stephen Feder
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Allow me to offer my sincere condolences on Butch's passing. Working with him over the past 1-2 years was hard in terms of seeing just how ill he was but always uplifting in terms of his personality and frame of mind. He was engaging, always saw the positives in any situation and had the most amazing smile. He was close with his family and he was close to his heritage - he loved to talk about his indigenous creations.

Butch is a young person that will always live on in my memory.

Dino Vigliotti
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
May God bless Butch's kind soul and watch over his family during this sad time. The staff at Immaculata High School in Ottawa have great memories of Butch. And we are very sad this week. We will always keep Butch in our hearts!

Linda Heritage
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018

My condolence to you and your family, know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Susan Eldridge
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dear Nicole,Brad and the Butler Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Butch's passing. It has been my pleasure to know him.
Butch was such a unique soul who bore his burden without complaint and enriched those around him. Please accept my sincere condolences , God Bless, Sue Eldridge

Melody Morrison
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
To Steven , Nicolle and family, my deepest sympathy. And heartfelt thanks for allowing me to share some precious time with your beloved son. Butch was an extraordinary young man, kind and generous with a quick mind and a big heart. I felt very privileged to know him and to learn from him. Like his strong name, he faced every day with enormous strength of character , humour, love and courage. My dear friend, it is time now for you to soar free and know the gifts you gave us will live on in our hearts for all time and will help make the world a better place. With much love, Melody

Priyanka CHEO PT
   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
We were all very sad to hear about Butch. My deepest condolences to your whole family. I'll never forget the first time I met him: my first shift at CHEO, and we talked about birds, and drives to North Bay and nature... he was incredibly bright, ambitious and that carried him well throughout his life. I pray that you can all find some peace during this difficult time with many lovely memories of Butch.

David Cleroux/Tammy
   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
Nicky & Family,

Our deepest condolences to you Nicky, Steve, Bradley, Brady
& Family
We were so saddened to hear about Butchy's passing.
Your all in our thoughts and prayers.
You all have a "Special Angel" watching over you.!

R.I.P. Butchy..

Manon, child life @Cheo
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
It’s with a heavy heart that I write these words tonight. Sorry to hear about your lost. I had the privilege to work and be part of Butch's Cheo journey. He was always entertaining with is various conversation subjects, he would always make us laugh. Never a dull moment when Butch was around. He had a very positive vibe to him and was a kind soul always ready to help and cheer on other patients. May all the memories you have of Butch keep him forever alive in your hearts

Lauren Plantinga
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
I met Butch when I was in a bad, kind of miserable state when I was in the hospital. Somehow he was able to perk me up, someone so positive despite being in a similar situation. I couldn't believe it. He proved to be a good friend and was so extremely kind to everyone he knew. There's nothing that can replace someone like you and it breaks my heart to see you're gone. You were well loved and you'll be missed.

Dana Bell
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
I only knew Butch for a little while in high school, and he always managed to make me smile and laugh in my hardest times. I am so sorry for your loss, he was an amazing person.

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