BUTCHER: Barbara Ray

BUTCHER, Barbara R. Passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in her 90th year at Parkview Meadows Christian Retirement Village, Townsend, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband Murray (2000). She is survived by her son Lawrence (Colleen), Port Dover, grandsons Jeffrey (Angela), Jarvis and Daniel (Amanda), Kitchener as well as her bright eyed, very busy great grandkids Owen, Aubrey, Kieran and Iyla. She was a long time active member of St. James United Church in Simcoe having worked hard over the years in the UCW, CGIT, Sunday School, Bible Study and committee work. Barbara was a very busy writer, having written thousands of cards and letters to family and friends, always with perfect spelling and grammar and lots to say. She was an avid reader with special interests in religion, women’s issues and politics, and enjoyed engaging conversation about any of them. Barbara’s family would like to thank the staff , medical team and Dr. Medve along with her “Special Friends” at Parkview for their dedication, great care and patience especially over the past difficult months. Honouring Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place. TRANQUILITY BURIAL & CREMATION SERVICES 276 St. Paul Avenue, Brantford (519) 757-1654 in care of arrangements. A private graveside service will take place.For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Barbara’s memory they are asked to consider Parkinson Canada,316, 4211 Yonge St, North York, ON M2P 2A9. Online condolences can be left at www.tranquilitycremation.com

5 replies
  1. Larry Butcher
    Larry Butcher says:

    Many thanks Jo for your kind thoughts and donation to the Memorial Fund. The UCW was an important part of Mom’s life for many years. She found great fellowship and many wonderful friends at St. James.

  2. Larry Butcher
    Larry Butcher says:

    Thanks Jarri. The Therapy Dog service you folks provide is terrific. Mom always looked forward to your visits.

  3. Donna
    Donna says:

    Dear family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost loved ones in death and what brings me comfort is the hope found in the Bible at Revelation 21:4. There it talks about how soon death will be no more and sickness and pain will be a thing of the past. For more information on hope for our loved ones please visit https://www.jw.org

  4. Jo Weitzel, Simcoe
    Jo Weitzel, Simcoe says:

    On behalf of St. James United Church Women we express our sincere condolences to Barb’s family.
    She was very highly thought of by all who knew her. She worked tirelessly for our congregation for many years. We will be making a donation to St. James Memorial Fund in her honour.

  5. Jarri Bezzo
    Jarri Bezzo says:

    Larry and family: on behalf of the Saint John’s Therapy Dogs please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother….I always enjoyed our visits….and will miss our conversations….Jarri Bezzo


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