Lorne Butler

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorne Butler on Sunday Sept 20, 2020 in his 80th year. He was a peaceful, soft spoken man that was much loved by family and friends. Born on April 04, 1940, Lorne was the son of a Salvation Army Brigadier. The family lived in several places across Canada as Lorne and his siblings grew. Lorne was a dedicated lover of music, playing many instruments, mainly the organ for several churches in Victoria. Lorne did volunteer work with the homeless shelter and would play for the elderly in nursing homes with his brass band combo. Lorne was an adoring husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather and Uncle.
The memorial service for Lorne can be viewed on this link: https://youtu.be/d3IOWTtFGog
The service will be live streamed on Tues Sept 29 at 11 AM, or available for later viewing using the same link as above.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lorne’s name to:
The Canadian cancer society at http://www.cancer.ca
Or the Salvation Army at: http://www.salvationarmy.ca

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  1. RIP Lorne.
    Your unselfish, lifetime dedication to the welfare of others will be missed.

  2. Marguerite Watson

    I have many happy memories of times my late husband Roy and I spent with Lorne in Toronto . Lorne was a kind caring man genuinely concerned for the well-being of others. My heart felt sympathy and prayers to all Lorne’s family.

  3. Although I never knew Lorne, I have known his sister Marion and her husband Gerry Webb since 1964. I am sure that in some of our conversations over the years Lorne’s came up. This is certainly a sad time for everyone who knew him but it so good to know that he lived a good and long life. My condolences.

  4. I feel so fortunate I was able to get to know Lorne just a little bit during our visit last month. I know he will be missed very dearly by the many that loved him.
    My heartfelt condolences.

  5. Brian & Donna Wood

    Donna and I knew Lorne for many years, I worked with Lorne at Burroughs, both of us as service technicians. Lorne was always a great person to work with, always friendly, quiet, gentle, and generous. I will miss his visits to Ontario and our conversations about the good old days, over lunch. Donna and I send sincere sympathy to all the family at this sad time.

  6. Cheryl Lee Anderson

    Sending our condolences to Lorne’s family.
    …. Cheryl & David Anderson (Barrie family)

  7. Im sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing. My sincere condolences to David, Jenny and Deb. Its hard to lose a parent. Take comfort in the memories you share.

  8. Sincere condolences.
    He will be missed by his children.

  9. I have fond memories of Lorne when growing up in Toronto and enjoyed our meeting out West a few years ago.

    • Jennifer Morales

      Thank you Ken, I heard the name Monk mentioned often while growing up. I know you and dad have a special connection.

  10. My sincere condolences to Ronalynn, Lorne’s brother Dale and sister Marion and their spouses and children David, Jenn and Deb, spouses and grandkids. As a cousin I remember fun family times together over the years. Lorne was always ready with a smile, a story and true caring. Always a gentle man, he will be greatly missed. Sandy and Terry Martin

    • Thanks Sandy, I’m so glad we had that visit together with Dad a few years ago at Deb’s house with Dale and Sharon. It was great to be together.

  11. Very sorry for your loss. Worked for your dad part time many years ago.
    Always very pleasant, nice to work with.

    • Thank you, Marisa, I remember when you worked in my dad’s shop. It’s very nice to hear from you. Hope you are keeping well.

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